"Colder Weather" as written by and Levi Lowrey Wyatt Durrette....
She'd trade Colorado if he'd take her with him
Closes the door before the winter lets the cold in,
And wonders if her love is strong enough to make him stay,
She's answered by the tail lights
Shining through the window pane

He said I wanna see you again
But I'm stuck in colder weather
Maybe tomorrow will be better
Can I call you then
She said you're ramblin' man
You ain't ever gonna change
You gotta gypsy soul to blame
And you were born for leavin'

At a truck stop diner just outside of Lincoln,
The night is black as the coffee he was drinkin',
And in the waitress' eyes he sees the same 'ol light shinin',
He thinks of Colorado
And the girl he left behind

He said I wanna see you again
But I'm stuck in colder weather
Maybe tomorrow will be better
Can I call you then
She said you're ramblin' man
You ain't ever gonna change
You gotta gypsy soul to blame
And you were born for leavin'

Born for leavin'

Well it's a winding road
When your in the lost and found
You're a lover I'm a runner
We go 'round 'n 'round
And I love you but I leave you
I don't want you but I need you
You know it's you who calls me back here

Oh I wanna see you again
But I'm stuck in colder weather
Maybe tomorrow will be better
Can I call you then
'Cause I'm a ramblin' man
I ain't ever gonna change
I gotta gypsy soul
And I was born for leavin' (born for leavin')

When I close my eyes I see you
No matter where I am
I can smell your perfume through these whispering pines
I'm with your ghost again
It's a shame about the weather
I know soon we'll be together
And I can't wait 'til then
I can't wait 'til then


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"Colder Weather" as written by Levi Lowrey Coy Bowles

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  • +4
    General CommentI'm sure there are a lot of ways to interpret this song. For me, it describes a man that cannot commit to a woman for some reason. Perhaps he was burned really bad in a past relationship and has been scarred. Either way, this song will speak to everyone in some fashion.
    pointakenon November 17, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI think it means he's a trucker used to being alone and on the road wanderin'. Knowing his career keeps him from falling and staying in love and in one place he shields his heart by lying to himself about his feelings for her. My favorite ZBB song!!!
    HeyRamblinBoyon January 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is what I've heard...

    Zac Brown's brother is addicted to Meth, which is known as "ice," hence the reference to colder weather. Recently, his long time girlfriend left him because she couldn't compete with his addiction any longer.

    She wants him to choose her over his addiction - "She'd trade Colorado if he'd take her with him"

    However, he once again chooses the drug over her - "She's answered by the taillights shinning through the window pane."

    Of course he wants to get over his addiction and be with her but can't that easily - "I want to see you again, but I'm stuck in colder weather. Maybe tomorrow will be better, can I call you then?"

    It ends with him not being able to shake his addiction, but being hopeful that "they'll soon be together."

    Excellent song that depicts the struggles of addiction.
    truss007on January 27, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is one of the best ZBB song they've ever written. I know they only have had 2(ish) albums but this song hits home to anybody who doesn't want to be apart from someone of something they love, they have to. It's probably the worst feeling in the world but you know you have to do it. I think everyone can relate to this song in some way.
    mrhandon October 08, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaningwhat does it mean when he says "She'd take colorado if he'd take her with him" ?

    and yes i totally agree. Its about a woman who doesnt want her man to leave, and she wonders if her love is enough to make him stay, but obviously its not. but towards the end of the song it seems like the man is starting to realize that he misses her and sees what he did wrong.
    bbuffax09on December 09, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningHere's my take on the song:
    She'd pick up her life and go with him if he wanted her too. She wants her love to be enough for him but ends up getting left behind. The chorus is about how yes, he was wants her but the drugs(stuck in colder weather) is what's keep him away. He doesn't want her to deal with his baggage so he says maybe when he stops (maybe tomorrow will be better). The rest of the quorus is self-explanatory. Then it it talks about how much he misses her and how he lost her because of the drug use.
    okaythenon December 19, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Song FactI thought the interpretation of Zac's brother on meth ("ice") was the correct interpretation, but I just read this (from theboot.com/zac-brown-band-colder-weather-lyrics/):

    The Boot sat down with songwriter Wyatt Durrette to discuss the Zac Brown Band‘s hit single, ‘Colder Weather.’ Wyatt started the song, but it soon turned into a group collaboration with ZBB members Zac Brown and Coy Bowles, as well as Southern Ground Records artist Levi Lowrey.

    There was a girl I was seeing, who lived in Kansas City. We really liked each other, but geography and timing just wasn’t working for us. She was getting pretty frustrated with the whole thing and wanted me to slow down, as far as traveling so much and all those things. I wasn’t willing to do that because we were just getting started, and I’m chasing my dreams.

    I was going to see her. We were in Green Bay, Wisc., playing a show with Little Big Town, and it was pouring down snow. We were supposed to go to Kansas City the next day for some radio thing, but the radio people canceled. Instead, we just went on to wherever we were going next. I had to call her and tell her that I wasn’t going to make it. She was not a happy camper. She let me have it. I hung up the phone, walked on the bus and wrote the chorus and the melody to the chorus.

    Me and Zac worked on the first chorus together. I knew the song was special. You can just tell as a writer when you’ve written something that has a chance to be big or special. I knew that one was.

    I sat on the song for six months after that. I did what I always do: sing it to the guys and say, “What do you think of this?” And they’ll go, “Oh yeah, that’s great!”

    Levi Lowrey is one of the best artists I know. He’s a poet. I felt like this song needed the way he wrote, so I invited Levi over to my house one night, and we wrote the rest of the verses. It turned out great. It was so weird because that same night, Coy, our guitar player, stopped by. He was just coming by my house to say hey. He didn’t know we were writing. He sat down and was listening to us write the verses, and he said, “How about a bridge?” He read one to us, and we were like, “Hell yeah! That’s perfect!” [Laughs] So we stuck that in there, and I brought all that to Zac. Zac and I finished writing the alternate chorus in the end.

    That one’s special to all of us. It holds a spot because of what we do and being away and all those things. For those guys, I think that song rings on missing their family. That’s the beauty of art: Everybody has their own take on what the song can mean. As for me, it’s a story of impossible love, where geography or timing gets in the way of it, and it’s just not possible.
    jasonwe0v8on January 04, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the lyric is "she'd trade Colorado" meaning that she would sacrifice her home in Colorado and everything that means just to be with him. I can relate...
    seafoam29on January 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe way I see this song is that he is in love with a girl but he has Seasonal Affective Disorder...where he gets really depressed during the winter and he just can't take it and no matter how much he loves this girl he just can't be happy unless he leaves and finds better weather. I know its a stupid interpretation but its kind of what im going through...I really like this girl that I'm with but as soon as I graduate I am leaving for the Keys because these Michigan winters just kill me and its gonna be tough to leave her but I just cant live here anymore.
    HawaiiSurf10on January 23, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlthough I agree with the fact of the above post I would like to apply it to something that I am currently struggling with depression and it is taking my relationship with it and to me the colder weather is depression. I cant help but feel like I am not good enough but I know I am and she tells me that I am. I would like to think that she would be willing to trade everything to get me out of this weather that I am stuck in, and it is so cold because I have isolated myself. I am afraid to lose her, because she means everything to me. and this is piled on top of a lot of stress from her house and family not to mention school. Advice to get out of this depression and show her that I truly do love her would be great because I am totally out of Ideas.

    Please help if you can

    God bless everyone that is having problems in their relationships and I pray for all of those in hopes that all will end the way your heart intends.
    1Life1Loveon January 27, 2011   Link

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