New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Looking back at me I see
That I never really got it right
I never stopped to think of you
I'm always wrapped up in
Things I cannot win
You are the antidote that gets me by
Something strong
Like a drug that gets me high

What I really meant to say
Is I'm sorry for the way I am
I never meant to be so cold,
Never meant to be so cold

What I really meant to say
Is I'm sorry for the way I am
I never meant to be so cold,
Never meant to be so cold

To you, I'm sorry about all the lies
Maybe in a different light
You could see me stand on my own again
Cause now i can see
You were the antidote that got me by
Something strong like a drug that got me high


What I really meant to say
Is I'm sorry for the way I am
I never meant to be so cold,
Never meant to be so cold

What I really meant to say
Is I'm sorry for the way I am
I never meant to be so cold,
Never meant to be so cold

I never meant to be so cold

(quitter solo)

I never really wanted you to see
The screwed up side of me that I keep
Locked inside of me so deep
It always seems to get to me
I never really wanted you to go
So many things you should have known
I guess for me there's just no hope
I never meant to be so cold

What I really meant to say
Is I'm sorry for the way I am
I never meant to be so cold,
Never meant to be so cold

What I really meant to say
Is I'm sorry for the way I am
I never meant to be so cold,
Never meant to be so cold



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/c/crossfade/cold.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeaningsPost my meaning

  • d
    +1
    dukeston1Dec 1, 2009 at 6:28 am
    I think sometimes in relationships, its hard to really break down and show our vulnerable side...so we put up barriers..we put up walls..we put up a cold front to make sure our hearts aren't broken. I think this song is about a guy who did that and didn't realize it until it was too late. He never meant to be so cold, but it just kinda happened.
  • j
    +1
    jamie_lynn14Mar 30, 2009 at 8:04 pm
    he did someone wrong and he was so selfish for doing it and he is sorry for all the wrong he did
  • chocolex14
    +1
    chocolex14Sep 20, 2008 at 11:04 pm
    He was selfish in a relationship, and now he's saying sorry for all of that, because "you" helped him in many regards
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 14, 2014 at 5:42 pm
    I really love this song. If you've seen the video she's trying to talk to him while he's singing and he just keeps singing, which shows that's what he's been doing the whole relationship. Never thought of her, always too busy with something else. Which is funny because she is what gets him by. Now he's trying to tell her he's sorry. He's scared to get close to her, fearing she'll find out the way he really is and all his problems and leave.
  • Balddog4
    Balddog4Jun 10, 2012 at 12:52 am
    To me, i think that this song means that someone hurt the person that he or she loves. But he or she never meant for that to happen so now that person is trying to keep his or her love from leaving.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×