When you played this song for me on the piano and I sang these lyrics with you for the first time, I couldn't help but laugh a little to lighten the heaviness of your breath and mine. To smile was almost all I could do to keep myself from shattering to pieces all over the cold hardwood floor of your home. In the stillness of the winter night, my heart was filled with a deep sense of love and loss; of wanting nothing more than to have been by your side in autumn just the way we were in summer... But it's winter now, and my heart is breaking. Spring will come soon; and it's a silent, gut-wrenching heartache not being there with you.