"The Coldest Heart" as written by and Matthew Macdonald....
A couple of years and I'm a silhouette
My halo is broken now, and I'm all that's left
I hate to disappoint but it's the way things went
I was blind to the things I did and after what was said
Tie up these loose ends 'cause voices are callin' me out
I've got the solution: you can feed me to something
That is leaving this town

Whoa-o-o-o
I'm losing hope
There's a hole in my heart that's been cut out of stone
Whoa-o-o-o
Cold comes, cold goes
Could you fill this hole, 'cause I can't do it alone

A couple of tears and I'm a broken mess
The sadness has taken me far too deep in regret.
So sing me a song about something good
My heart's on the threshing floor and I've torn everything open

I could...
I used to believe in, some kind of feeling
That could change everything I thought I knew
But that door is closed and my heart feels like it's frozen
If you hear me, I can't feel you.

Whoa-o-o-o
I'm losing hope
There's a hole in my heart that's been cut out of stone
Whoa-o-o-o
Cold comes, cold goes
Could you fill this hole, 'cause I can't do it alone

The coldest heart
Can be brought to life
When it's thrown into the fire of goodbyes
When it's thrown into the fire of goodbyes
When it's thrown into the fire of goodbyes
When it's thrown into the fire of goodbyes

Whoa-o-o-o
I'm losing hope
There's a hole in my heart that's been cut out of stone
Whoa-o-o-o
Cold comes, cold goes
Could you fill this hole, 'cause I can't do it alone
Could you fill this hole, 'cause I can't do it alone

And I've got the coldest heart
I've got the coldest heart
I've got the coldest heart
I've got the coldest heart


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"The Coldest Heart" as written by Matthew Macdonald

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    General CommentAny song about love, whether it's presented in a postive or negative light, can be about a relationship between two people or between a person and God...read the Bible and you'll know that. That being said though, not every song about love from a Christian is necessarily about God. This one, however, presents a lot of evidence that says to me that this song is about someone's relationship with God.

    "My halo is broken now and I'm all that's left"
    Who traditionally has halos? Angels. How do we know about angels? Through the Bible.

    "I was bound to the things I did"
    The Bible speaks a lot about being "bound" to secular things. Staying bound to the secular instead of leaving it behind for the spiritual is one way to stop being an angel and "break the halo."

    "Could you fill this hole? / Cause I can't do it alone"
    The preceding lyrics definitely convey a sense of being empty. An angel losing his halo -- as evidenced by breaking it -- would definitely feel empty after giving up the spiritual things that once filled him. Who better to fill a spiritual void in an angel than God?

    "My heart's on the thrashing floor / And I've done every single thing I could"
    Actually, the lyrics are wrong here...it's "threshing," not thrashing. A threshing floor is a tool utilized by farmers to separate wheat grain from the stuff around it (chaff), so that the wheat could be utilized and the other stuff could be thrown out. Biblically speaking, Jesus used the threshing floor as a symbol of judgement for mankind, separating those who are saved from those who are not saved (see Matthew 3:12). The lyrics here mean that the singer has done everything he could, but he knows that he will be judged for everything he's done.

    This song, "The Coldest Heart," talks about someone who, in the sight of God, has fallen a long way from the things of God and recognizes just how cold and lonely life is apart from God. The singer recognizes now that he needs God back in his life if things are ever to be what they used to be.

    Whether you believe that this is a song about one's relationship with God doesn't change the fact that this is a phenomenal song. I'm looking forward to hearing more from Classic Crime.
    Reegon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!!!!!! along with The Fight!!
    everglow16on April 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really great! I'm a "new 'The Classic Crime' listener" and this song is really cool.....
    lilsaint2k9on May 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentchyea i can definitely wake up to this song every morning.

    no way NOT to like it.
    it rocks
    iforgoton June 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.
    I was listening to Music Choice and they were one. I fell in love automatically.
    xclosedeyesxon June 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.
    I was listening to Music Choice and they were one. I fell in love automatically.
    xclosedeyesxon June 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite songs ever! I think it basically tells of [whoever " I " is] finally seeing how he screwed up his life, and he's facing the consequences, and in the chorus he cries out to God. The last part had my confused for a while---"The coldest heart can be brought to life when its thrown into the fire of goodbyes"----I think it means anyone can be stubborn and lofty but when things go wrong--"goodbyes"--it can humble anyone.
    theonethatison June 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song freakin rocks man!!!
    sweetaddiction25on July 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy interrpretation of "the coldest heart can be brought to life, when its thrown into the fire of goodbyes." was that God could take the coldest weakest most broken up, mest up life and reform it, re-cast it into something beautiful and whole by saying "goodbye" to all the flaws and sins of life....
    redbarron128on July 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is an awesome song...i think it means something in the lines of a broken love...he had a relationship with someone but due to some reason "I hate to disappoint but it's the way things went/I was bound to the things I did" it ended. "I've got the solution/You can feed me to something/
    That is leaving this doubt" here he is calling out for help, not necessarly from God, he is in the spot everyone is in when about to dump or when having to end a relationship;" is this the right thing to do? will i be happier?"the chorus is the part where the pain and agony is described and the need for help is called out, someone to help him heal the broken haert or the "hole in my heart". in the bridge he is saying that the (past) relationship isn't bringing him joy or the bliss he needs and describes his heart as the coldest heart, but if they part it can be "brought to life". "A couple of tears and I'm a broken mess/The sadness has taken me far too deep in regret/So sing me a song about something good" here he just wants to move on, "forget" the pain . This song, i think, is about when's the right time to move on, when , in a relationship, everything is frozen and only the fire of goodbye's can bring both back to life.
    "The coldest heart can be brought to life
    When it's thrown into the fire of goodbyes"
    b_youon August 11, 2006   Link

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