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My Love Is Winter

"Originally, it was written as a ballad. We actually played it live as a ballad, and it went over great. People loved the song. When they found out we were recording it, they wrote on my Twitter, 'Don't fuck it up!' But we just felt there wasn't as much potential in it as a ballad. It had what we call a 'shoegazer' vibe, like the band Ride or something.

"Again, this is a song where the uniqueness of the band's contributions stand out. Jeff plays some really cool, floaty, almost Echo & The Bunnymen-type lines. Nicole is super-active melodically, playing a nice counterpoint to the vocal. And Mike is a fantastic groove drummer.

"There's a few nods to Yes in the song. [laughs] Anytime you can give a nod to Yes, that's good enough for me. What a great band! I'm a huge fan. I think they've done incredible work.

"My guitar solo is triple-tracked. On stuff like Pinwheels, there's lead guitar work by Jeff and he's double-tracked. To me, if you're going to double or triple-track a guitar, it's got to be the same person, unless you're Judas Priest or Iron Maiden. There's a certain sound they get because they've played together, so their doubling works, even if it's not a perfect double. But there's an effect you get if it's the same person -- it gets really loud in the track." -BC, MusicRadar interview, 2012/06/13

 

Lyrics

Lonely draw
Sides grow dimmer
Spellbound all
I waste the hour
My love is winter
My love is lost

Silent fog
Let's pass and wither
From the cold that saws me flat
My love is winter
My love is lost

There is love enough for the both of us
There is more than prayers made to be with you
My love is lost

My love is winter
My love is lost
My love is winter
There is love enough for the both of us
There are more than prayers of you

Sacred hold in my mirror
Were you told there is no rest?
My love is winter
My love is lost

There is love enough for the both of us
There is love enough
There is love
There is love enough for the both of us
There is love enough
There is love
There is love, love, love...

Alt. Titles/Lyrics

My Love Is Winter   (2010 live version)

  Availability

Oceania   (buy [amazon.com])
Oceania 3D in NYC   (buy [amazon.com])

 

Notes

Oceania track, first performed during public soundchecks on the summer 2010 tour.



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