What does Winds of March mean?

Journey: Winds of March Meaning

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Winds of March Lyrics

I covered you with roses, soft as an evening breeze, I covered you with love, as the wind rushed through the trees. I covered you with joy, to make your lifetime big and bright. You are my child, you came like the winds of March, with all your...

  1. anonymous
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    Aug 14th 2023 !⃝

    I immediately & have always interpreted these lyrics as a Father singing to his child, tears in his eyes, telling them of the unbridled Peace & love they have brought to his life, how they are his world, how he loves them with every depth of his being & will keep them always safe & forever TREASURED.

    That’s what makes it so interesting to me that so many have written here that they see it being about the LOSS of a child…

  2. Hernan
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    Apr 14th 2023 !⃝

    My daughter, a beautiful young woman of only 26 years of age.
    To her when she was a few years old I dedicated this beautiful song by this favorite group of musicians "Journey - Winds Of March - 10/6/1978"
    My daughter was born in March, my eldest brought us so much...
    Her dedication to studying at school and martial arts was amazing.
    She became a professional in biology with the hope of continuing her study with her passion and her love for animals and continue her studies to become a veterinarian,
    In her mind, she thought of having an animal shelter where they don't have to rest them. (Kill them)
    God had other plans for her...
    God gave her ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) My Daughter, my family and I fought hard to save her, but our sacrifices were in vain.
    My daughter had her boyfriend who loved her more than himself. He asked us for my daughter's hand in marriage so he could take care of her in our house, they got married.
    At her wedding, my daughter asked me to dance with her even though she could barely stand up. This was the song that she prepared to dance with me, her father.
    7 years have passed since her departure, her brothers, my wife, and I, we constantly mourn the destinations that God gave her.

    Since then, only three times I could listen to this song... Journey - Winds Of March 15 1988 My baby

  3. anonymous
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    Mar 5th 2023 !⃝

    Siempre me gustó esta canción. Solo fue cuando mi sobrina de 14 anios se suicidó, pude comprender la profundidad del dolor de esa letra.

    I always liked this song. It was only when my 14-year-old niece committed suicide that I was able to understand the depth of pain in those lyrics.

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 5th 2022 !⃝

    The loss of a child and never getting over it.the author of this song must have went through losing a child

  5. anonymous
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    Feb 8th 2020 !⃝

    I've always interpreted as the strong, protective bond one has with their child whim is just as new to their lives as vice versa for the child, and the great abundance of love, that they have brought to each others lives.

  6. anonymous
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    Oct 29th 2019 !⃝

    The first stanza is not listed. It is....
    I covered you in roses
    Like the stars at night.
    I covered you with love
    Like a blanket on a cold winter’s night
    I covered in joy
    To make your lifetime big and bright.

    The first two lines are about laying a grave blanket of roses on a grave. This is a song about the loss of a child and how the parents made this child’s lifetime, although short, big and bright.

  7. anonymous
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    Apr 14th 2018 !⃝

    This song is so about the loss of a child. If you have ever lost a child, there is absolutely no doubt. The unbearable sadness in the first part of the song and the chaos and agony you felt when you were told your child is dead,and inside everyday for the rest of your life, in the jam at the end. Trust me, the person that wrote it, lost a child.

  8. anonymous
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    Feb 10th 2018 !⃝

    This is a song about the loss of a child and how the writer loved him/her. The child was a powerful force in the writer's life because "the winds of march" are physically powerful.

    You would cover a child in roses if he/she is in a coffin. The rest of the first verse is in the past tense. It's morbid to sing this song to a living child.

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 28th 2017 !⃝

    I used to sing it to my now 16 year old daughter when she was a baby. To me, it's a song of a mother's unconditional, undying love for her child. <3

  10. anonymous
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    Aug 3rd 2015 !⃝

    A man lost his sweet child whom he loves so dearly; he will be forever greatful of the time he spent with his child. "I covered you with roses" and "you are my child, you came like the winds of March...you made my life big and bright..." Heartbreaking, isn't it? It makes me cry every time...!!!! )":

  11. anonymous
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    Nov 11th 2013 !⃝

    Neal Schon's father, Matt Schon, is listed as one of the song writers. I believe this song can be interpreted as being about a father's love of his child.

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