"Cold Wind" as written by Win Butler, Regine Chassagne, Tim Kingsbury, Richard R Parry and William Butler....
In the middle of the summer
I'm not sleeping cold wind blowing
In the middle of the night they
Try to find me but I'm still driving
If you're going to San Francisco
Lay some flowers on the grave stone
There's music on the station
And I'm just listening to cold wind whistling
And if they ever find me
Tell the papers
Cold wind cold wind cold cold wind blowing
Cold wind blowing

Hey hey hey

Something ain't right
Something ain't right
And if they ever find me
Tell the papers
Cold wind cold wind cold cold wind blowing
Cold wind blowing
Cold wind blowing
Cold wind blowing
Cold wind blowing


Lyrics submitted by Koprolith

"Cold Wind" as written by Richard R Parry Regine Chassagne

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    General CommentThis leads into Neighborhood #1 so well
    IWillEatYouAliveon May 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song was exclusively written for the second soundtrack of the HBO-series "Six Feet Under".

    I love this song. The meaning? Diffcult.
    Maybe the author talks about himself committing suicide in the near future. The place of his grave will be San Francisco.
    But I don't really understand the symbolism of the cold wind and especially the line "And if they ever find me tell the papers cold wind".
    Koprolithon August 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is probably reaching, but i'm gonna say it's about sadness. and the part about "if they find me, tell the papers..." he's saying that there won't even be a body anymore, just that paralyzing breeze. in the summer, it's freezing. there's music playing, and you don't hear it. happiness has become locked out.
    femmesofrussiaon August 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song...especially the way the tempo picks up at the end right out of the blue: "Awwww, hey hey hey!" in the middle of all that sadness. It leaves the listener with the feeling that things may be okay in the end.
    nursejenon August 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSo I have no idea if this is true but i heard somewhare that the cold wind is in reference directly to the cold wind that blows past a thermometer to make the temperature drop. This is such an amazing song and it fits the scene in SFU so perfectly. I Love It.
    Bluestarson August 28, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"A Pretty Mystery hidden in a cracked-voice,sad-guitar ode to the air that makes mercury drop, sung by a narrator who's breathing it for the last time." Sorry About posting again, It is just that I was looking through The new spin with DCFC on front and finaly remembered whare I had read the explanation for this song.
    Bluestarson August 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of the fire arcade fire songs i bought. It's also my favorite. I pretty much agree with everything thats been said, if you look at the lyrics on a lighter note though, it could just be enjoying the cold wind breeze of summer nights while driving in san fransisco and that he has the radio on but isn't listening to that, just the wind?
    elliottson September 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthe's already dead and he's pretty much writing from the grave
    "And if they ever find me
    Tell the papers
    Cold wind cold wind cold cold wind blowing
    Cold wind blowing". im probably wrong though
    pink_loveon September 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLove this song, but the meaning is pretty tricky to figure out. for some reason it made me think of a really horrible car accident that leaves the body completely unidentifiable ("...try to find me but I'm still driving...")... and then the part where "There’s music on the station/And I’m just listening to cold wind whistling..." is like, the radio in the car is still playing or something...I don't know. Maybe that's just me.
    jrchick8on December 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is going to sound morbid, but when I hear this song, I think that its about a guy who is locked in the trunk of a car of a serial killer. The police are looking for him. He can hear the radio playing from the trunk, but is concentrating on the sound of wind blowing around the car. If they (the police/his family) ever find his body, tell the newspapers that his last thoughts were about the beautiful sound of the cold wind whistling.
    c-koon March 12, 2006   Link

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