04. Cold Outside

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Dark, dark world of death and the devil. And “it’s oh so cold outside”. The sun goes down on the dreams of the lonely. Starts with that old joke of “Well if Jesus is my saviour, i wonder what he’ll save for me today?”

The song is about the coldness in life. How we are losing the ability of compassion. This coldness manifests in the way we see poverty, hunger and power but also it can show in the way we look at love and friendship. Tolerance is a lost art, difference is a danger and the search for satisfaction is the false god we worship.

“Mother Earth is on its knees – We want to live and live again”
…and make up for all the mistakes we made here. But real life has no reset button.

Bob T and CBATFOW - Cold Outside

This song started as a part of the “Godsatwork” album, many years ago. But we never quite caught that darker side of the lyric. We chopped it about, we re-worked it and made a new song out of it. Working in the demo stage with Mike Stewart who took the ideas and beat the shit out of them, making us come to terms with what was important and sharpening the vision.

If anything this song is about hope, even though it’s getting cold and we don’t have much time left.

  • Henry R – bass, guitars
    Bob T – vocal
    Mike S – cellos
    Marcus P – vocal, guitar
    Lars P – drums
    Martin S – mini moog
    Susan V – violin, voice
  • COLD OUTSIDE
    If jesus is my saviour, i wonder what he’s gonna save for me today
    If jesus is my saviour, i wonder what he’s gonna save for me today
    An unmarried mother with a baby boy
    A twelve year old orphan with a broken toy
    Or just another soul adrift
    You came invited but forgot the gift
    We want to live and live again, we want to live and live again

    The devil took my daughter, took her all the way down to the hole
    The devil took my daughter, took her all the way down to the hole
    He made her drink the water there
    That washed her soul into despair
    And left her lying in a pool of fate
    Heart torn out on a dirty plate
    We want to live and live again, we want to live and live again

    There’s a message of madness – i can feel it in my heart
    There’s a message of madness – i could feel it from the start

    It’s cold and dark, and the sun won’t kiss the ground again today
    It’s cold and dark, and the sun won’t kiss the ground again today
    The wind it howls through an open door
    There’s a blinding light down the corridor
    And stars reach down and touch the sea
    And mother earth is on her knees
    We want to live and live again, we want to live and live again

    © 2014 Bob T and CBATFOW

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