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I understand every words but i am in the dark when they are put together. PLEASE HELP. TKS.
Q1: What is the meaning of the following sentences?
Glass and steel cut through the wind a lake storm sent this way

Q2: What is"dividing up the avenues"
Q3:make no contact with my eyes? What does it mean?=close my eyes? or the rain makes me see nothing? or what?
Q4:I weave through coats that hang on men? ditto
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Blowing trash in bitter wind, zip my sweatshirt to the top
Shoulders high and hands are hid in pockets not quite adequate
Sidewalk take me to the fire that will melt my frozen soul
Please don't let me stay this way, I'm so cold and all alone

Glass and steel cut through the wind a lake storm sent this way
Dividing up the avenues, I walk to give away the blues and take the day away

Walking quickly through the rain, I make no contact with my eyes
I weave through coats that hang on men, she is nowhere in my sight
People stand in corner crowds with eyes that point down to their wrists
Wishing they were warm inside, as they breathe into their fists

Glass and steel cut through the wind a lake storm sent this way
Dividing up the avenues, I walk to give away the blues and take away the day
I walk to give away the blues and take the day away
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I'm not sure if this is a poem or song lyrics but you need to bear in mind that sometimes their meanings are rather obscure. I can only guess at what images the writer was trying to create. they are talking about walking in foul weather, through a city?, miserable because of a woman.

'Glass and steel cut through the wind a lake storm sent this way' - this is a tricky line. I think the wind is so cold that if feels as though he were being cut by glass and steel. There is a storm coming (from the lakes? or an emotional storm?)

Dividing up the avenues - I imagine he is walking in an American city.

'no contact with my eyes' - he is miserable, looking down, avoiding eye contact with other people

'weave through coats that hang on men' in fact he doesn't even notice or look at the other people, just feels their presence as he moves through the crowd.
Dear Moderator,
Thanks for your kind help. That’s the lyric of American country song named” Chicago”. And above is the full context of the lyric.
I think the writer said he was blue and walking on the street in the winter of Chicago and he parted with a lady.
But I am still not very clear at the following. Hope you or other person can give me a hand further because English is my second language of which I don’t have a good command.
1) 'Glass and steel cut through the wind
Where is the” Glass and steel” here? Why did the writer mention them here suddenly? Is it in a worksite?
2) Dividing up the avenues - I imagine he is walking in an American city.
I agree with you above. But what is the meaning of “Dividing up”?

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Hello!
Just a guess for the glass and steel.
Well the person is in Chicago; the city (which I've never seen) and its streets must be full of high-rises made of glass and steel, and/or of cars - made of glass and steel-. This might be where the image comes from.
Moreover, glass and steel are cold materials, inanimate, not like say fabrics or wood. They might be used to reflect the coldness of the heart, the insensitivity etc etc of those who live in a big city (not all, I agree!), the lack of contact and of warmth among the people or the business men?
Hi Pieanne,
All right. I accept your explanation. Thanks.Emotion: smile
Mind you, it's not an explanation, just an interpretation!
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dividing up the avenues

what is the meaning of "dividing up"
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Maybe it's those glass and steel buildings that "divise" the avenues, well actually make them.

"make no contact with my eyes": if the walls of the buildings are made of glass, it's very easy to make contact with your own eyes in that kind of mirror. It's even often a kind of reflex to look at your reflection. But here, it seems he's only looking for her.

"I weave through coats that hang on man": here the other humans are some kind of clothe hangers, they are stripped of their importance (to him, which is logical, if he's looking for HER), of their humanity.

Hope I've helped!
Hi Pieanne,
Thanks for your inpretation. I am still in the dark.:-S:-S
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