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Track 8

WHEN IT GETS COLD

Cut live in the studio with me playing the Guild D40 that my parents bust a financial gut to buy for me back when I was 15. It's ended up on a fair few very successful records since then, I think they'd be happy to know that - plus it gets mellower by the year, I guess its owner could learn from it. 

LYRICS

When it gets cold the nights get long
The axis tilts, the wind sings torch songs  
The shining green turned red and gold
You're on my mind when it gets cold 

Wings are beating, lamps are lit
The sun is hiding there'll be no chasing it
It's like we blinked and the year got old
You're on my mind when it gets cold 

Mist is hanging over town 
Silver tone, brilliance down 
This was your season, your time of year 
The world was warmer when you were here  

Kith and kin, fire and wine 
Old songs and stories sounding so fine 
Ain't this life something, something to behold 
You're on my mind when it gets cold 

We've got a world you might not recognise 
They tore the book up before our eyes
They made a lot of stuff just disappear
And the world was warmer when you were here

When it gets cold I keep these things 
I count the days and count the blessings 
Mine to have, not to hold
You're on my mind when it gets hold