"Keep Me Warm" as written by and Ida Sivertsen....
Pour myself a cup of coffee full of sober nights
Cause nicotine and coffee are my friends in this fight

And you, you keep me warm
You, you keep me warm
All your cigarettes and cup of coffee
It keeps me warm

Believe me I can play games 'cause I know all the rules
Believe me I can pretend 'cause I've studied the masks

But I don't wanna play any theater for you,
I don't wanna stage a single piece for you

Oh, you, you keep me warm
You, you keep me warm
All your cigarettes and cup of coffee
It keeps me warm

No I don't wanna stage any theater for you
I don't wanna play a single piece for you


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"Keep Me Warm" as written by Ida Sivertsen

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    General CommentThis song is beautiful. :)
    It seems to be about how she's being screwed around by someone "Believe me, I can play games" - they've been playing games with her, but she doesn't want to do it back, because she cares about them. The only thing she's got for comfort is her fags and coffee.
    Not sure though!
    MayaMooon February 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHow the relationship is cosy but still its not right, she likes the warmth he gives her, all he provides for her, but is bored of the issues in the relationship, the drama.
    Rubix-Kubeon March 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this is basically about letting down your defenses and not having to pretend or pose or look cool anymore... :D
    Technophobiaon April 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGod, this song almost makes me cry. Her voice is just so suiting in this song and simply amazing.
    WeWereKidsGrowingUp89on September 20, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThe song is written vaguely enough so that it could be interpreted a few diff ways. it can also be interpreted that she has been through a lot of men who played games with her so she learned the games because of them.but she wont use those games on him just because they're fighting. she believes that this relationship is the one that will last because even when they are fighting she is smoking his cigarettes and drinking coffee and these are reminders of him because all of them keep her warm. the line 'keep me warm' may be her way of saying that she still feels secure even though they are fighting.
    i also saw how it could be about alcoholism.but that may be reading too much into it ha.
    orangetr3on March 31, 2010   Link
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    General Commentam I the only one that see this ass her sing about smoking and drinking coffee long into the deep dark cold and lonesome night, and she romanticizing her smoking and coffee drinking as a love affair <3
    but i might be hearing what i want to hear =] x
    bobbutcheron April 24, 2010   Link
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    General Commentbobbutcher, i def see what you mean! i like your interpretation. its def another good prospective for this song:) thanks for mentioning it. i thought about it as well.
    orangetr3on June 30, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationOn the contrary, I don't think this song is about her finding someone she really loves. Part of a great relationship, to me, is the fighting. It means you care.

    I think this is the story of a girl who's been in so many failed relationships that she no longer puts forth any effort. She doesn't care enough about this guy to "put on a show" for him. He just keeps her warm, and that's all she wants. She's as emotionally invested in him as she is in her coffee and cigs.
    ankorsfromanchleson April 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love love love this song.
    I see it a few different ways;
    For one, it could be about how she's in this relationship with someone, and they fight, and have drama, like all relationships. But he keeps her warm, so she doesn't care. She doesn't want to put on a show anymore, and she's letting her defenses down for him.
    Another way I see it, is basically the same, except in said relationship, she's sick of the fights and the drama, and there's a third person who keeps her warm. Something like that?
    Either way, it's a great song.
    TehBorison May 25, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretationi think this song is about how she's been screwed over and hurt in the past, so she's used to doing the same to others. but now shes with this new person, and they feel so right. he keeps her warm when she feels cold inside. but shes afraid she'll mess it up, or even that he'll end up hurting her too. so even though she has someone to keep her warm, she's lonely and finds that same warmth through her "friends," coffee and cigarettes.
    indiemusicfreakon December 17, 2013   Link

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