"So Cold" as written by Benjamin Burnley, Aaron Fincke, Mark James Klepaski and Jeremy Hummel....
Crowded streets all cleared away
One by one
Hollow heroes separate
As they run

You're so cold
Keep your hand in mine
Wise men wonder while
Strong men die

Show me how it ends
It's alright
Show me how defenseless
You really are
Satisfied and empty inside
That's alright
Let's give this another try

If you find your family
Don't you cry
In this land of make believe
Dead and dry

You're so cold
But you feel alive
Lay your hands on me
One last time

Show me how it ends
It's alright
Show me how defenseless
You really are
Satisfied and empty inside
That's alright
Let's give this another try

Show me how it ends
It's alright
Show me how defenseless
You really are
Satisfied and empty inside
That's alright
Let's give this another try

It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright
It's alright


Lyrics submitted by The_Cereal_killer

"So Cold" as written by Jeremy Hummel Benjamin Burnley

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Walt Disney Music Company, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +6
    General Commentthis is trully an increadiable song, i got a little-kid boner when i first heard it. BB is an amazing band and the dynamics of this song prove that they are trully talented.
    i'm not really sure what it's about though, most of BB's lyrics are primarily vague so i guess to me the person in the song witnessing a kind of end of the world senario. To me, i imagine that the author leaves behind whatever is going on in the world and seeks solice in this case, a woman.
    "show me how defenseless you really are" is his way of asking her to open up and really let him see what is inside because he is "empth inside" then the "That's alright, Let's give this another try" is the woman failing to allow an intimacy yet wanting to try again later on.
    the part 'Your so cold, but you feel alive. Lay your hand on me on last time" really gets me. It's the highlight of the song and i think it says alot about it's content: This person is very numb or unfeeling to the point of actually feeling cold and still the songwriter requests one last touch, even if it is cold.
    basically: i think this song is about putting up with someone who may be scarred or emotionally unavaliable and yet, you'd crave them all the same.
    cyanide2060on April 12, 2004   Link
  • +5
    General CommentWell, I don't think it's quite as complicated as you guys seem to think...

    When i listen i'm getting the holocaust out of this.

    Crowded streets are cleared away
    One by one
    (hitlers forces)
    Hollow heroes separate
    As they run
    You're so cold, Keep your
    hand in mine
    (self explanitory)
    Wise men wonder while
    strong men die
    (people cannot understand the mentality behind the persecution)

    Show me how it ends, it's alright
    Show me how defenseless you really are
    Satisfied and empty inside
    That's alright
    Lets give this another try
    (people reasuring eachother that it will be okay and stating hitler had to be mentally and emotionally defenseless, essentially challenging him)

    If you find your family,
    Don't you cry
    (reassurance or potentially warning a person of the horror)
    In this land of make believe,
    Dead and dry
    (germany, potentially a camp like Auschwitz)
    You're so cold
    but you feel alive
    (people terrified prior to execution)
    Lay your hand on me
    One last time
    (perhaps a final goodbye to a loved one prior to execution.

    and just repeat chorus from here. again, i think this is a pretty powerful song, but definitly cut and dry explanatory.
    zeratul66on August 11, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General CommentFirst off, it's "wise men wonder while strong men die" not "while stuck in time"

    I love this song, makes me think of someone, but here's what I get out of it.

    This seems to be almost apocalyptic, sort of like... false heroes, but they don't have it in them. But I like to think of it more as metaphoric- our world, right now. How most people are so empty, stupid, not real. Pawns of society, so to speak. The hollow heroes are people who could have been real, but failed to survive as their own person.

    My favorite line is "You're so cold but you feel alive" It's awesome. I think that in this world, where so many of us are untrue to ourselves (sorry to turn this into a philosophy) and the only real way to get ahead is to shove all that down... he's the real person, and he loves a girl, and this girl has been pretending to be part of society for so long that she's cold, just like it... but he knows she's alive, or real, and he wants to rip her away from the world she's in (in this land of make-believe, dead and dry), and make her show him how she's not that invincible and unemotional robot that society is (show me how defenseless you really are).

    The strong men dying means like, the person who lives for himself (you know, like Emerson) can't live in our world because it's too hard, so they 'die'. The wise men wondering part... well... what do wise men do but wonder? :P

    Anyways, I just love this song. I hope people got what I was saying... :)
    SighGuyon October 16, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe_Cereal_Killer wrote:

    "Awesome song from an extremely underrated and under played band."

    That is SO TRUE! I really think Breaking Benjamin don't care about the money. I think they just want their music to be heard. Because time and time again each of their CDs come out on sale for like $9.99.

    Anyway, I believe this song sums up life.

    "If you find your family,
    Don't you cry
    In this land of make believe,
    Dead and dry"

    This line talks about how this world is nothing more then a dream so don't cry when you see how cold everyone has gotten. That people just need to stop, and start caring about other people. We need to all just make it through!

    This world is truly gotten cold. Ask yourself this... how many times when you heard about people dying in the name of religion in the East and you hear...
    "Well, that's life."

    Children impoverished and suffering on the streets.
    "Well, that's life."

    A banking corporation rips your money off with its fines based on policies of greed
    "Well, that's life."

    I'm sorry, but this world is falling apart. The sad thing, is people are getting used to it. And now we have Prozac, and a dozen or so other drugs designed to numb you and completely override your emotions.

    The only reason I came up with this summation of this song is largely because this is how my family is. My mom is so medicated and numb from the abuse of her life that she doesn't even know how she feels anymore.

    It's so sad...

    chino69on September 17, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentsalem witch trials
    Endrance88on October 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere's the correct lyrics from the BB site...:

    Crowded streets are cleared away
    One by one
    Hollow heroes separate
    As they run

    You're so cold,
    Keep your hand in mine
    Wise men wonder while
    strong men die

    Show me how it ends, it's alright
    Show me how defenseless you really are
    Satisfied and empty inside
    That's alright
    Lets give this another try

    If you find your family,
    Don't you cry
    In this land of make believe,
    Dead and dry
    You're so cold
    but you feel alive
    Lay your hand on me
    One last time

    Show me how it ends, it's alright
    Show me how defenseless you really are
    Satisfied and empty inside
    Well that's alright
    Lets give this another try

    Show me how it ends, it's alright
    Show me how defenseless you really are
    Satisfied and empty inside
    Well that's alright
    Lets give this another try

    It's alright (x9)
    thewhitepony33on May 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"If you find your family,
    Don't you cry
    In this land of make believe,
    Dead and dry"

    Ben said he got that form the movie 28 Days Later
    DumBBlondeBB23on October 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI'm not sure about the 28 days later. From what I've heard of it, the song sounds like that, but as far as the music video goes, I think the song pertains to the Salem Witch Trials.
    DropCon September 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningthe lyrics remind me of a book i just got done reading by a gal named Hillary Frank tittled "I can't tell you". About a college boy who fights with his best friend (now ex-friend) and decides to stop speaking all together and only communicate through passing notes. In the process he falls for a long time female friend named Xandra (Alexandra) and learns what it truelly means to be "just firends".

    Somehow this song makes me think of the ending of the book ...
    warewolf55021on May 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about that something you crave the most..
    that one thing you love but hate at the same time.. i mean it doesn't have to be about a girl.. nor heroin!
    everybody's got that something/someone.. a reason.. a subject. that subject is the only thing capable of hurting you.. and nothing else. you're left to wonder why the heck would you love the only thing that's killing you? that's giving you heartaches? the only thing that makes you weak? it's sick.. but you love that pain.. and you'd like to believe that you are capable of hurting that subject as well 'show me how defenseless you really are' but you choose not you.. there are so many things left to say but i better keep it short.. lol
    Benjamin Burnley is LOVE.
    Saint815on July 14, 2010   Link

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