Cold-blooded old times
Cold-blooded old times
Cold-blooded old times

The type of memories
that turn your bones to glass
turn your bones to glass

mother came rushing in
she said we didn't see a thing
we said we didn't see a thing

and father left at eight
nearly splintering the gate
cold-blooded old times

Cold-blooded old times
Cold-blooded old times
Cold-blooded old times

the type of memories
that turn your bones
turn your bones to glass

and though you were
just a little squirrel
you understood every word

and in this way
they gave you clarity
a cold-blooded clarity

Cold-blooded old times
Cold-blooded old times
Cold-blooded old times

though how can I stand
and laugh with the man
who redefined your body?

how can I stand
and laugh with the man
who redefined your body?

those cold-blooded old times
cold-blooded old times
cold-blooded old times


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    General Commentsad song indeed, but i can stop hearing it in the morning like a breath of hope. so cool track
    ePtiion September 13, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"though how can I stand
    and laugh with the man
    who redefined your body?"

    This song was in the movie High Fidelity. If I remember right, it plays around the time the John Cusack character is talking to the Tim Robbins character, who he knows is screwing his (Cusack's) girl friend (the beautiful Iben Ijejle). And Robbins knows Cusack knows.

    Cusack is trying to talk somewhat normally to a smirking Robbins, even as he fantasizes about his friends and he beating Robbins to death.

    Robbins has redefined Ijejle's body for Cusack. A big part of the movie is how Cusack overcomes his changed feelings and resumes his relationship with Ijejle.

    "mother came rushing in
    she said we didn't see a thing
    we said we didn't see a thing"

    When I heard that I remembered what Tommy saw in the rock opera Tommy, but here I think the song is just describing marital fighting.

    The song illustrates how people become cold blooded in 3 aspects: kids witnessing marital strife, kids comprehending a lot more of what is going on in a family than their parents believe (even as a little squirrel), and adults dealing with feelings of betrayal in a romantic relationship.
    aubowseron December 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a good one, no comments?
    comaspeedon December 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta boy seeing his parents fight, physsically, apprently by how the song ends. This effecting the boys view of life and more specifically his father.
    mdhayes9on January 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow, i thought this song would have had more postings
    i have sat with my brother and lots of wine and tried to interprett his song
    maybe we got to deep and dont see the easy answer

    the reference 'although you were a little squireel' could it be his sister who saw it all and she understood it as well

    although the lines about the man who redefined your body.... probably about a lover.
    i thought it was maybe about a step father/father had molested the sister and she had asked him to forget about it for what ever reason... and him saying i cant
    i really thought it was deeper than a message to sean marshal
    but i guess it makes sense
    groover187on December 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is sooooooooooooo fucking amazing
    the scenic worldon May 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would suspect this is about Domestic Violence. Interesting to hear about the Cat Power link, though.
    shockdelicaon January 03, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationAt first it seems like a kid witnessing a murder, thought to not have understood what was going on when in reality they did.

    But the

    "though how can I stand
    and laugh with the man
    who redefined your body?"

    does make it sound like it is referencing a molestation.
    chavocon December 11, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationAt first it seems like a kid witnessing a murder, thought to not have understood what was going on when in reality they did.

    But the

    "though how can I stand
    and laugh with the man
    who redefined your body?"

    does make it sound like it is referencing a molestation.
    chavocon December 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFatal Attraction?
    differentfeatherson December 11, 2010   Link

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