Coldest Winter
Kanye West Lyrics


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On lonely nights I start to fade
(On lonely nights I start to fade)
Her love is a thousand miles away
(Her love is a thousand miles away)
Memories made in the coldest winter
Goodbye my friend will I ever love again

Memories made in the coldest winter

It's 4am and I can't sleep
(It's 4am and I can't sleep)
Her love is all that I can see
(Her love is all that I can see)
Memories made in the coldest winter
Goodbye my friend will I ever love again

Memories made in the coldest winter
Winter, winter

Goodbye my friend will I ever love again
Goodbye my friend will I ever love again
Goodbye my friend will I ever love again

If spring can take the snow away
(If spring can take the snow away)
Can it melt away all of our mistakes
(Can it melt away all of our mistakes)
Memories made in the coldest winter
Goodbye my friend I won't ever love again





Never again

Overall Meaning

In Kanye West's song Coldest Winter, the lyrics speak to the pain of lost love and the struggle to move on. The lines "On lonely nights I start to fade" and "Her love is a thousand miles away" paint a picture of a person who is feeling isolated and distant from a former partner. The repetition of "Goodbye my friend will I ever love again" throughout the song underscores the heartbreak and uncertainty the singer is feeling, wondering if they will ever find love again.


The chorus "Memories made in the coldest winter" underscores the idea of a relationship that flourished during a difficult time. The metaphor of winter represents hardship and the idea that love can thrive even in the coldest of times. However, the repetition of "Goodbye my friend" also highlights the idea that the singer is mourning not only the loss of a lover but also the loss of a friend.


The final lines of the song - "If spring can take the snow away, can it melt away all of our mistakes? Memories made in the coldest winter, goodbye my friend I won't ever love again" - capture a sense of finality and despair. The singer is still grappling with the past and wondering if they will ever be able to move on.


Overall, through the use of the winter metaphor and repetitive lyrics, Kanye West portrays the pain and difficulty of letting go of a past love and coming to terms with the idea that love may never come again.


Line by Line Meaning

On lonely nights I start to fade
During lonely nights, I begin to lose myself.


Her love is a thousand miles away
The love of the person Kanye is talking about is very far and distant from him.


Memories made in the coldest winter
The memories Kanye has are from the times that were difficult for him, representing the emotional struggle he went through in winter, a metaphor to convey his sadness.


Goodbye my friend will I ever love again
Kanye says farewell to his friend and questions if he can ever love again, as he feels weighed down by his past.


It's 4am and I can't sleep
This line shows that Kanye is struggling with insomnia due to his turbulent emotions.


Her love is all that I can see
The love of the person Kanye is talking about is the only thing on his mind.


If spring can take the snow away
Spring represents a new beginning where the snow, symbolising the hardships, is melted away.


Can it melt away all of our mistakes
Kanye hopes that spring can also erase past mistakes and misdeeds that happened.


Goodbye my friend I won't ever love again
Kanye bids farewell to his friend once again and confirms that he won't ever love again.




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Written by: Roland Orzabal, Kanye West, Ernest Wilson

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On lonely nights I start to fade
(On lonely nights I start to fade)
Her love is a thousand miles away
(Her love is a thousand miles away)
Memories made in the coldest winter
Goodbye my friend will I ever love again

Memories made in the coldest winter

It's 4am and I can't sleep
(It's 4am and I can't sleep)
Her love is all that I can see
(Her love is all that I can see)
Memories made in the coldest winter
Goodbye my friend will I ever love again

Memories made in the coldest winter
Winter, winter

Goodbye my friend will I ever love again
Goodbye my friend will I ever love again
Goodbye my friend will I ever love again

If spring can take the snow away
(If spring can take the snow away)
Can it melt away all of our mistakes
(Can it melt away all of our mistakes)
Memories made in the coldest winter
Goodbye my friend I won't ever love again

Never again



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1. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

2. Late Registration

3. 808s and Heartbreak - Kanye really let his creative nature take over on this project. As we all know this album was a huge inspiration to everything that was to come after it (Hip-Hop wise). The atmosphere, the minimalism, the sentimental direction. A work of art man.

4. Graduation - I was contemplating putting it in a tie with 808s, but I feel 808s is a bit better. Still, Graduation is a fucking gem. Straight quality and creativity all throughout.

5. Yeezus - I listen to this album the most cuz production wise it's my number one favorite, but the lyrical direction has a lot hit or miss moments for me.

6. College Dropout - It's at the bottom because personally I don't think it is as good as its successors, but it is an amazing album and was a stellar debut.

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