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Breaking Benjamin - So Cold


Breaking Benjamin - So Cold - Meaning of the song


Breaking Benjamin lead singer Ben Burnley was in New York when he wrote the song. It was wintertime, really cold, and the singer was lonely. Stuck in a Manhattan hotel, he felt cut off from the world as he tried to write the We Are Not Alone record. It was a difficult time for him.


Ben Burnley stated that the lyrics were inspired by the movie 28 Days Later, where a rage hormone can be transmitted like AIDS and is set loose in England. The music was originally a little faster tempo and was played as a live song called "Always." "So Cold" took off, becoming Breaking Benjamin's first platinum record. Looking back at the song in 2020, Burnley said:

"I'm glad I was in that dark space, because I owe my whole career to it."


So cold - Lyrics


Crowded streets are cleared away

One by one

Hollow heroes separate

As they run


You're so cold

Keep your hand in mine

Wise men wonder while strong men die


Show me how it ends it's alright

Show me how defenseless you really are

Satisfied and empty inside

Well, that's alright, let's give this another try


If you find no family, don't you cry

In this land of make-believe, dead and dry


You're so cold, but you feel alive

Lay your hand on me one last time


Show me how it ends it's alright

Show me how defenseless you really are

Satisfied and empty inside

Well, that's alright, let's give this another try


Show me how it ends it's alright

Show me how defenseless you really are

Satisfied and empty inside

Well, that's alright, let's give this another try


It's alright

It's alright

It's alright

It's alright

It's alright

It's alright

It's alright

It's alright

It's alright

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