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Tori Amos – Winter lyrics

Snow can wait
I forgot my mittens
Wipe my nose
Get my new boots on
I get a little warm in my heart
When I think of winter
I put my hand in my father's glove
I run off
Where the drifts get deeper
Sleeping beauty trips me with a frown
I hear a voice
"Your must learn to stand up for yourself
Cause I can't always be around"
He says
When you gonna make up your mind
When you gonna love you as much as I do
When you gonna make up your mind
Cause things are gonna change so fast
All the white horses are still in bed
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change my dear

Boys get discovered as winter melts
Flowers competing for the sun
Years go by and I'm here still waiting Withering where some snowman was
Mirror mirror where's the crystal palace
But I only can see the myself
Skating around the truth who I am
But I know dad the ice is getting thin

When you gonna make up your mind
When you gonna love you as much as I do
When you gonna make up your mind
Cause things are gonna change so fast
All the white horses are still in bed
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change my dear

Hair is grey
And the fires are burning
So many dreams
On the shelf
You say I wanted you to be proud of me
I always wanted that myself

He says
When you gonna make up your mind
When you gonna love you as much as I do
When you gonna make up your mind
Cause things are gonna change so fast
All the white horses have gone ahead
I tell you that I'll always want you near
You say that things change
My dear



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    It's a sad song about never realizing your dreams. She goes from an innocent child who doesn't play in the snow because she forgot her mittens to old age where she realizes that she has never felt proud of herself and never made her father proud. Her father was the same. She put her hand in her father's glove. He warns her that the "white horses are still in bed." The horses are time. She still has a chance to ride with them. By the end, they have all gone ahead. She has lost her chance. There is a beautiful analogy here with the Sleeping Beauty story. First she sees a frowning, foreboding Sleeping Beauty in innocence. When it's her turn to compete for the sun, she doesn't win. Instead, she withers and turn into the witch looking into her mirror and seeing a drug addict. She never finds a companion to love. Her father is always there, trying to make her see her potential, but she can never see it herself. She has no control over her life. She let's it all slip away.
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