"Cold Hands (Warm Heart)" as written by and Brendan Benson....
Cold hands, warm heart
We just need some time apart
And everything will be okay
Oh no, not again
Why does it always happen?
It seems like every other day

You're too quiet, I'm too loud
Now we've hit a storm cloud
I'll see you on the other side
Old habits, young ways
Maybe we're just in a phase
But we can say we really tried

And it really shouldn't be this hard
You know it really shouldn't be
And if we can only see it this far
Well then I hate to say it, but it's obvious
I'm telling you, girl, there's no future for us

All talk, no action
So what's the big attraction?
And don't tell me it's "just because"
All work, no play
Don't wanna go on this way
I wanna go back to the way it was

And it really shouldn't be this hard
You know it really shouldn't be
And if we can only take it this far
Well then we've got to end it before it's too late
The love that is left turns quickly to hate

Cold hands, warm heart
We just need some time apart
And everything will be okay

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"Cold Hands (Warm Heart)" as written by Brendan Benson

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    General Commenti love love that his lyrics are so simple but true, and it doesnt take a genius to know he's talking about a relationship thats not working and needs to end. But who could have put it so elegantly? I'm new to BB, but I'm an instant fan.
    azure2148on June 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great, I can't believe not more people have comented on it. BB deserves was more attention. My favourite song of his beside Meaning To Write
    HappyChillmoreon February 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. The lyrics aren't a poetic masterpiece or anything, but they serve their purpose. This song is almost too catchy.
    ylimemion March 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentscary song. i can pretty much quote myself and ex boyfriend thoughout the entire song, everything in the song was either thought or said.
    good song musically.
    crumbson June 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow, this song is exactly what's going on right now in my life.

    i love this song though, and Brendan of course.
    vanilladiedon November 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat's the instrument that starts off the song? A xylophone? I think that such a simple sound really complements the simplicity of the whole piece.
    Sleepsinginggon January 24, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionIn the end, love hurts. Love isn't easy. Love is a lot of work. Nothing about it comes automatically.

    I love this song because it captures a sense of loss, of grief, but at the same time, it's got a thread of cheery hope binding it. It seems to capture the hurt of love so well.
    Khamsimon April 27, 2010   Link
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    General Commentno one has mentioned the most obvious part of the lyrics, the title. It simply means they both have the HEART to want it but their hands are cold, meaning they just do not have the right sexual chemistry or that the intimacy is weird because something isn't right anymore. been through this exactly.
    mikevee33on August 25, 2012   Link

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