Gary Lee Ireland

Gary Lee Ireland

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Country - Religious | Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,624   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: 2/19/2020

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Song Description

Early in life, (Spring) everything seems to be in sync and the passage of time and life's milestones, e.g., marrrage, children (Summer) are all taken in stride. In the Fall of life things change when the children leave and suddenly you begin to wonder what happened to the passing of time. You can feel the winds of Winter blowing but its hard to come to grips with aging. Reality is you need to embrace each day as a gift and do it before the Winter winds blow.

Story Behind the Song

The author, Gary Ireland, having just attended a 50 year class reunion in 2013, and preparing for his 50th wedding aniversary this year (2014) breaks down the passing of the past fifty years into each of the 4 seasons.


Winter Winds
Verse 1
There was a time in the Spring of my life
When the gift of youth just made everything seem right
Exchanging vows and a journey made for two
Happened long before Winter winds blew

Verse 2
There was a time in the Summer of my life
Early hopes and dreams still made everything seem bright
A child is born and life is renewed
Happened long before those Winter winds blew

Chorus 1
Winter winds blow and they take away your breath
The years have flown you pray it can't be your time yet
Your youth is gone but you still put up a fight
The problem is it's the Winter of your life.

Verse 3
It's in the Fall when the light begins to dim
The children leave but they soon come back again
They bring new life and a love you've never know
Happens right before those Winter winds blow

Verse 4
You can't be sure you'll see all seasons of your life
Your yesterdays become a beacon in the night
The gift of life will surely take its toll
Embrace each day before those Winter winds blow

Chorus 1

A chill in the air takes me by surprise
It's those Winter winds clouding up my skies

Chorus 2
Winter winds blow and they take away my breath
The years have flown I pray it can't be my time yet
My youth is gone but I still put up a fight
The problem is it's the Winter of my life.

Tag with: The gift of life has taken its toll
Embrace each day before those Winter winds blow
The problem is Winter winds

Associated Videos

Video - Winter Winds

Song Length
Country - General, Country - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Poignant, Moving

Subject Matter
Seasons, Age, Aging

Similar Artists
Alan Jackson, John Denver
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Gary Ireland
Music Credits Gary Ireland
Producer Credits Brad Engleby
Performance Credits Gary Ireland, Brad Engleby