Capo 3 to play along with the video.
Like most of Lightfoot's songs, this song transends the true meaning of the title. In other words, it's one of those songs that has a special meaning to each listener. When I listen to it, my mind grows back to the winters in Detroit where I grew up. My personal opinion of the song is, there are many things in life we don't have control over, and you must accept that and move on. This comes through in the line "The room is chilly, the building is old, that's how it goes." It's almost an "Oh well. . " attitude towards the situation. (author unkown, from a Gordon Lightfoot Forum)
A video for this song: