But I’m stuck in colder weather
Maybe tomorrow will be better
Can I call you then?
She said, you’re ramblin’ man
And you ain’t ever gonna change
You’ve got a gypsy soul to blame
And you were born for leavin’
Zac Brown Band holds another inspiring success story in country music over the past decade. For the first time in country band music history, their first four albums have all been certified Platinum by the RIAA. Also, they have racked up a total of six Platinum singles including Chicken Fried, “Knee Deep”, and “Keep Me in Mind.” They are more appreciated specifically by the purists for their loyal commitment to the roots of country music. Their songs are of poignant effect, that also extends to tunes with definite flair with a joyful bounce.
“Colder Weather” could mean “excuses”
“Colder Weather,” is Zach Brown Band’s single off their 2010 album, You Get What You Give. The track narrates a story of a travelling man who is torn between his pursuit of satisfaction, and his responsibility to his partner. He have been compromising his promises to his girlfriend for an unknown personal reasons. He details that his compassion for the girl is sincere, but he is just looking for something that will fill his feeling of emptiness. He’s in love with the girl, and he even notes that “he needs her,” but he can’t just stay because he was “born for leavin’.”
“Colder Weather” metaphorically refer to dissatisfaction or depression. The man in the song is compared to a gypsy, who can’t remain in one place for a long time. This allusion could referto the man’s fear of commitment that’s why he kept on making excuses not to see the Colorado girl. Giving him the benefit of doubt, the song did not actually particularly mention the man’s account about the cold weather may be true or just a mere excuse.
Inspired by a true story
On the other hand, the song actually tells a true story that happened in the past romance of co-writer Wyatt Durrette. Durrette voiced:
“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.”
Well, as we see it, songs relay stories and emotions. We become affected at times because we can relate to them. So fella, are you currently stock in a “Colder Weather” too? Let’s hope that tomorrow everything will get better.
Colder Weather, Zach Brown Band