"Cold and Sober" as written by and Gareth Liddiard....
It's a cold and sober
Night time over me, my roof and blanket
I'm looking at you
Another cold and sober
Night time over me, my roof and blanket
Looking at you
You're laid up here on my bed
I'm looking out the window at the moon
I say "what you thinking?
Are you swimming or you sinking?
I see it in your eyes, something's aim is true"
She says it ain't sink or swim
It ain't her in the drink
It's the other way 'round
"...and the lack of it all right now
on account of you"
Those are the reasons, that is the reason why
She never tells me nothing
I don't mind, that's alright
Ain't nothing just half the truth
The first time i met you i knew
One taste meant i was through
It's a cold and sober night time over you
Another cold and sober night time over you
And the night time slides
And the morning light comes shining
Through all the bottles laying drained and empty
In resignation 'round you
At you asleep on my bed and i remember you said
"just this time will be alright but ain't nothing gonna
be the same again, friend"
The first time i met you i knew
One taste meant i was through
It's a cold and sober night time over you
Another cold and sober night time over you
It's a cold and sober night time over you
And in lieu of your coldness
Or something someone stole
Someone told me, being sober might have this kind of
Effect on you


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    General CommentIt ain't her in the drink
    It's the other way 'round

    - such a clever line, saying that it's actually the narrator 'in the drink', as in drunk.

    Think it's probably about being with someone who doesn't appreciate your drinking. They've told you to stop drinking or lose them, perhaps? (The first time i met you i knew / One taste meant i was through)

    Then he drinks again (And the morning light comes shining / Through all the bottles laying drained and empty/ In resignation 'round you), and perhaps relapses into his old ways ("just this time will be alright but ain't nothing gonna / be the same again, friend")

    Just my theory.
    shrodeson February 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think there's a definite metaphor for love being a drink he was drunk on. And as he's still pissed he wonders why his girl isn't so warm as she was. Maybe she's fallen out of love or was never really in the first place. Perhaps she had a love she misses.

    And after she's gone, he's left with his memories, now cold and sober himself.

    Or maybe. Intense passion kept the two together. And after waking up from the night sober from the initial thrill of romance, she grows cold. Him left alone cold and sober.
    sean113576on February 03, 2017   Link
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    General CommentI think there's a definite metaphor for love being a drink he was drunk on. And as he's still pissed he wonders why his girl isn't so warm as she was. Maybe she's fallen out of love or was never really in the first place. Perhaps she had a love she misses.

    And after she's gone, he's left with his memories, now cold and sober himself.

    Or maybe. Intense passion kept the two together. And after waking up from the night sober from the initial thrill of romance, she grows cold. Him left alone cold and sober.
    sean113576on February 03, 2017   Link

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