Winter Coats – Song and Lyrics by Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties

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Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Winter Coats’ by Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

I saw my sister lay in bed
Chain-smoking cigarettes
Window open, November spilling in
I made a cross over my head
I dipped my fingertips into the calcified green holy water dish

I took pity on your battered soul
And never let you in
I feel like a lost winter coat
In a county church’s basement
Where I wept
I can’t believe that I’m here again

Waited til everybody left
I sat at the organ
And played myself a slow and quiet hymn
And then you sat up from the bench
You scared me half to death
I hadn’t seen you since you were a kid

I took pity on your battered soul
And never let you in
But if you feel like a lost winter coat
In a county church’s basement
I get it, I get it

Christ you got tall
You’ve got your grandfather chin
I guess you’re mom’s been pretty busy
Why don’t you sit with me a bit

If you like that song
Then I can teach you it
Come on over to the organ
It’s easy I promise, I promise

Put your left hand here like that
Line up your right and then it’s B to E, C Sharp Minor and back
And hey I’m sorry about your dad
I watched your [?] in mass
He’d be so damn proud of how brave you’ve been

You took pity on their battered souls
And never let them in
But if I’m just a lost winter coat
In a county church’s basement
I could be of use
If you’re cold I could shelter you
And maybe I could stick around a bit you know
If you want someone to talk to