Yoko Ono - Winter Friend by Yoko Ono published on 2011/12/02 17:02:20 +0000 WINTER FRIEND Once a friend told me of his experience That he had loved somebody and in pain He had slit his arm and sent the blood to her And that he was glad that that was over He had talked and made love like an expert But I had never seen his soul And his eyes had a sort of dead smile As if he wanted me to believe That he was still alive. He was a winter friend to me We walked in the snow to Chinatown for noodles That was many years ago, in another life Why do I remember it now? When I'd heard his story, I'd heard it like a car accident That I would never be in myself He was a winter friend to me We walked in the snow to Chinatown to noodle Now that I see my car slipping down the cliff And I'm desperately looking for the brake... Don't let it happen to me Please don't let it happen to me I'm not ready to die Or live a living death I'm not ready to die Or live a living death I'm not ready to die... Taken from the Yoko Ono album 'A Story'. Yoko Ono: vocals and background vocals Ken Ascher: keyboards Gordon Edwards: bass Arthur Jenkins: percussion Rick Marotta: drums Hugh McCracken: guitars David Spinozza: guitars Michael Brecker: tenor sax Randy Brecker: trumpet Lewis Del Gatto: baritone sax, bass clarinet; Alan Rubin: trumpet George Young: flutes, clarinet A Story is an album by Yoko Ono, recorded in 1974, during the "lost weekend" sessions in which John Lennon produced Walls And Bridges. The album went unreleased until the 1992 box set Onobox, which featured material from A Story on disc six. It only saw proper release as an individual album in 1997, with the re-issuing of Ono's back catalogue by Rykodisc.