Hazy Shade of Winter Meaning?

"A Hazy Shade of Winter" is a song written by Paul Simon. I enjoy the melody of Hazy Shade of Winter, it's so well made.
The lyrics evoke the passage of the seasons, but as the title suggests focusing on the gloominess of winter.
What is the meaning of the song "Hazy Shade of Winter?" I know it talks about the cold season and such but what's the deep meaning behind it?

asked by Shane in Music | 6843 views | 12-17-2009 at 04:11 AM

Simon lyrics are pure poetry. Hazy Shade of Winter is just one of his masterpieces.
My analysis is that Hazy Shade of Winter deals with wasted time during "the springtime of my life". Perhaps, the point of view is of someone who is older (in the winter of their life) and is looking with some regrett on choices they made when they were younger.

Someone tell me if I'm way off base, but whenever I hear this I think of a homeless man regretting decisions he had made in the past that ultimately put him in that situation.

That's basically the meaning of the song.

answered by Ferrera | 12-17-2009 at 04:15 AM

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