Zac Brown Band: Colder Weather Meaning
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Colder Weather Lyrics
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
anonymous Feb 23rd, 2011 2:12pm report
I don't think it's about a trucker. I think it's about a guy who can't or doesn't know how to love/commit/settle. He a wandering unsettled soul- ".. in the lost and found. You're a lover I'm a runner. I love you but I leave you" He loves the idea of being with her "when I close my eyes I see you no matter where I am.. I know soon we'll be together" but is unwilling/unable to let go of his freedom; he keeps telling her "i want to see you again but I'm stuck in colder weather"... Although he can't commit he doesnt want to let go of her either so he keeps making excuses. For her its a battle between emotion and logic. She says "you ain't ever gonna change, youve got a gypsy soul to blame, you were born for leaving" yet she keeps holding on to the hope that her love may change him "wonders if her love is strong enough to make him stay"
anonymous Feb 16th, 2011 2:12pm report
I suuport the being on the road meaning since Zac said so himself. Keeping in mind several people contiributed to the song it can and does have many meanings. Addiction. The road. Lost love. To pick one would be an insult to one of their best songs. Go ZBB!
anonymous Feb 12th, 2011 2:05pm report
I think this song is about a man that is a truck driver and a girl that fall in love,but he fears commitment ," I love you but I leave you" and he leaves "she wonders if her love is strong enough to make her stay she's answered by the tail lights in the window pane"but when he is on the road he can't get her out of his mind "when I close my eyes I see you no matter where I am" and he says he will cone back but she doesn't believe him ( the chorus) and he says that he has a jipsy soul and he's born for leaving but at the end she dies "I'm with your ghost again" and he says he will see her soon in the next life " we will be together again and I can't wait till then"
anonymous Nov 5th, 11:42am report
I think this music video is about a man who meets a woman while he is traveling for his job. I think he's a truck driver or maybe a trapper or Hunter who was passing through the woods and meets her at her cabin in the mountains while he was passing through. It showed him walking through the moutain in the woods with a gun and he shoots it probably at some type of animal and it also says at the end I can smell your perfume through these whispering pines which means he loves her so much he can't stop thinking about her and can even smell her while he's hunting or trapping in the mountains in coloroda.any way he meets her he falls in love with her and he doesn't want to leave her but his job calls for his absence. She loves him and thinks that if she shows him that she loves him enough it will make him stay with her. Although the man is obviously in deep love with her he knows he cant stay due to his job and he says I'm stuck in colder weather which either means he's stuck in bad weather while he's in the wilderness in the mountains or he's stuck doing his job as a trucker. Anyway he has full intentions of seeing her again while his job allows him to. The woman loves him so much She waits ansously for his return how ever it's been so long for her She cant bare to wait for him any longer. She is so pain stricken and loves him so much that she kills her self because she doesn't wanna be alone and doesn't wanna wait for the man anymore. She figures if she's dead that her ghost can follow him where ever he goes and they can always be together. The man is still stuck doing his job he probably catches word that she kills herself and the man is so heart broken and loves her so much that while he's in the woods his love allows him to see her spirt while he's in the woods it says I see your ghost again I can smell your perfume through these whispering pines. The man is heart broken but he is strong enough to stay alive . he knows that her spirit is always with him and when he finally dies his spirit will reunite with hers. He knows that although she's dead they will always be together for now on her spirit will follow him while he is still alive and when he does his spirit will be with hers. It's a sad but happy ending.
anonymous Jul 9th, 2017 7:44am report
I think the whole "colder weather" can be interpreted in many ways. Addiction, bad marriage, a trucker, or a guy with commitment issues. That is why SO many people can relate to it. And because of that, that is what makes it such a powerful and meaningful song.
anonymous Mar 14th, 2017 3:58pm report
It's about a man and woman who fell in love during their short time during his travels. It sounds like he's having personal issues like addiction ( colder weather) which is why he can't commit. He wants to see her again but is caught in the cycle of his ways which he regrets for the rest of his life even after she dies.
anonymous Aug 22nd, 2016 8:48pm report
My interpretation is very different than any other I see here. I think he is having trouble commiting, as others have said, and he leaves. But I think she kills herself. You see the bullets in the opening scene. She's devastated becuase she's 'answered by the tail lights, shining through the window pane'. That's why he says soon we'll be together, and in the end he says he's with her ghost again. And I think he's counting the days until he can get the nerve to kill himslef and be with her again. Just my opinion.
anonymous Mar 7th, 2016 3:13am report
To me, this song is about my relationship. Early on, we lived three hours apart and I would drive the three hours to her town every weekend to see her, but I always left in the end. She wanted me to move there, but I had a job and a life back home. Eventually, she moved up. Now, I frequently travel to the Canadian Arctic for work. She's at home alone far too often. As I type this, I'm in the arctic, 7 days into a 24 day stretch. Quite literally, I'm stuck in colder weather. That's what this song means to me. I'm going home at the end of March, and I can't wait til then.
anonymous Jun 3rd, 2015 6:35pm report
People stop posting the damn Boot interview. We know what the band says. We are looking for other interpretations.
anonymous May 9th, 2015 5:52am report
It seems to me that it is about a guy who leaves the love of his life behind to pursue something, whether a music career or job of some sort, like driving a truck, and she ends up dying, possibly of suicide, while he is gone. After this happens, he is able to remember her, by her perfume coming through the pines, and he is unable to forgive himself for it. However, he is confident that he will meet up with her later, in the afterlife.
richard.petzoldt Jul 23rd, 2014 7:27pm report
If you want to hear the bands own interpretation you can just read the Boot interview. To me the video ends up with the girl he loves and leaves commits suicide when she burns the place down. After she is dead he's with Her Ghost again and knows soon they'll be together. He can't wait til then. He may be thinking about seeing her again when they are both dead. Would he consider killing himself to make it happen sooner?
anonymous Sep 27th, 2013 9:17am report
My interpretation of the song is a man that longs to have a relationship with this lady he met. He wants to be with her but he has recently lost a woman he truly loved she recently died. He said I wanna see you again but Im stuck in colder weather. Later in the song he says you know its you that calls me back here baby. when I close my eyes I see you no matter where I am,I can smell your perfume through these whispering pines Im with your ghost again its a shame about the weather but I know soon we ll be together and I cant wait till then I cant wait till then.
anonymous Apr 11th, 2013 4:07am report
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
anonymous Aug 29th, 2012 8:51pm report
Zac Brown Band says its about a girl he met on the road. Period. He couldn't stay because they were touring.
anonymous Aug 21st, 2012 8:35pm report
The song is about a man who loves a woman but can not settle down. He has a gipsy soul. She still loves him and is waiting to see if he will stay with her this time, but she is answered by the tail lights shining through the window pain. Even though he is always leaving he can't forget about her and his heart wants to return to her even though he will not be able to stay and his gipsy soul will cause him to leave again. His inabiltity to stay or maybe something deeper inside of him is the "colder weather" that he is stuck in. They both know that he will leave again but they still hope that he can get over his needing to run and they can make it work. At the end of the song he gets such a strong feeling that he wants to come home and gets over the feeling of running and decides to return to her and try it again. "Soon we'll be together and I can't wait 'till then"
anonymous Aug 4th, 2012 8:25pm report
If anyone read the website the boot, the band was on their and said that it was written about a girl one of them was seeing and they were having a hard time being together because he was on the road and she wanted him to settle down. Then there was a snow storm one night when he was supposed to see her. This is from the band. No mention of a drug addicted brother or the military, though it can interpreted that way, which is part of the beauty of country music.
anonymous Jun 12th, 2012 6:23am report
It's about a man with a Drug addiction! He really wants to be with her and stay with her, But he is so busy with the drugs, looking buying ect. that he says over and over, what all addicts say, I'll stop tommarrow...i'll do it next time, or this is my last hit.
anonymous Jun 8th, 2012 6:02am report
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.
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