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Waiting for a light
To come on
That's when I know
That your alone
It's cold in the desert
Water that is easy around?
Special for girls
Without a sound?

You told me you loved me,
That I'd never die alone
Hand over you
Heart lets go home
Everyone noticed,
Everyone has seen the sign
I've always been known
To cross lines

I've never ever cryed
When I was feeling down
I've always been scared
Of the sound
Jesus don't love me
No one ever carryed my low?
I'm to young to feel this old

Is it you? is it me?
No body knows no body sees
No body but me



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    annc94Apr 12, 2009 at 8:33 pm
    Cold desert is about a you reaching the end of the line. Hopeless and helpless, you forget what all you have to be thankful for.
    This person has stuck by you through things worse than you could even fathom, when others walked away. I mean they have stuck with you through hell, and loved you unconditionally. So you can take the "hand over your heart" like what you said as a child. As in promise, hand over your heart. Or in a more intense a way like " hand over your heart." Then the feeling of the song warms up for a minute, when you are wanting to go to go home, your safe place, with this person you know loves you. You are also incredibly deep emotions and connections with this person, because they have always had faith in you when others haven not. They "get" you. Maybe you do cross the lines, but it probably has a lot to do with those people expecting the worse in you.
    But this person understands that sometimes you might be a little off, and not do the right things. Or maybe you did the wrong thing in the past. But they don't care, whereas the others can't forgive & forget.
    The last verse you are feeling really confused again. You know God is the only person to turn to in times of trouble, but sometimes that is so obvious, you just don't see it. You head is not always in the right place, so you make a dumb statement in your head, that you know is not true. But sometimes we all go to that dark side because we are human. We make mistakes. We say things and do things that we know are not true, but that is how we learn.
    But that is what this song does to us do. Learn that God has put that person who loves us unconditionally in our life, and to be grateful to Him, and remember that he knows we say DUMB stuff, but when we are down facing demons, we say ridiculous things, but he is always there to forgives us of our sins.
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    lowparfooJan 15, 2009 at 6:54 pm
    To me, this is a song about heartbreak, plain and simple. Think about the title first, "Cold Desert". There is nothing in the desert, so he is saying he is alone, and cold is a gripping thing. He is cold and alone.
    He feels betrayed, "You told me you loved me, That I'd never die alone." and once again, alone and unloed, as he puts it Jesus dont' even love him.
    And was it him or her who ruined this whole relationship? Apparently only he knows.
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    UnregisteredMar 10, 2012 at 1:52 am
    This song is definitely,a song of desperation,he gave his soul when he gave all his love to a girl,who didnt appreciate or understand his love. He wants the love back,from her and would rather die if he cant have her.
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    UnregisteredDec 19, 2011 at 11:00 pm
    """i'm on the corner waiting for a light to come on
    That's when i know that you're alone"""

    [he is waiting for real love to come, he feel traped in lonelynes(in corner), somebody who will bring light to his life.his life is very bad, he feel helples about everyting and can't get out from this bec only thing he needs is love and can't get it from noone as way he wants]

    """it's cold in the desert, water never sees the ground
    Special unspoken without sound"""

    [his life is very cold, without anyone "2 half" in life. No one never noticed him (water never sees the ground) his real love, how he is , how his love is and what he gave.
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    araanesFeb 25, 2010 at 11:12 am
    To me, this song is definitely about depression from a past lover with some possible Atheist undertones. The pain he's feeling is from the lover that scarred him, but his real problem is that he feels even more lonely knowing there is not even a God to which to turn. His life is compared to being stuck on a corner waiting for the light to come on, when the light never comes on, that's how he knows that we're all alone and God isn't there to help. He jokes around in the second verse saying that in religion, you hand over your heart to a false god who does nothing with it. He refers to Jesus' crucifiction and discredits is by saying nobody ever carried his load, as in the story of Jesus dying for our sins and pains in life. To him, there is either no God, or at least his frustrated with the turn God let his life take. He feels desolate, and he feels that he is the only one who sees the flaws in the illusion of God. That's my opinion, maybe some Freudian, subconcious thoughts just revealed themselves but I think this song could easily be about Atheism. But most likely, it's the story of a boy caught in a love triangle and having to sneak around and feeling lonely as predicted before me.

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