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Zac Brown Band, ‘Colder Weather’ – Song Spotlight

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Weather update! Zac Brown Band say we’re in for ‘Colder Weather’ on their recent single bearing that same title. The song is the second track released from their 2010 album ‘You Get What You Give.’ 

The repeated push and pull of a long distance relationship — we’re guessing with a traveling musician — is the subject matter of this slow-building ballad. The song opens with an elegantly simple piano and Brown’s rich, warm vocals. He explains the relationship first from the point of view of the home-bound woman who’s once again been left behind for life on the road. As the music swells, she gets a call from her traveling lover:

“He said I wanna see you again / But I’m stuck in colder weather / Maybe tomorrow will be better / Can I call you then?”  But she’s heard all this before, and responds with her head instead of her heart: “You’re a ramblin’ man / You ain’t never gonna change / You gotta gypsy soul to blame / And you were born for leaving.”

There’s hope, though, because as the perspective changes to the wandering soul, we learn that despite all the other women he sees on the road, it’s that one Colorado girl he can’t wait to see again.

If this song is a true story, the woman might have to wait a bit longer because the Zac Brown Band have already announced a lot of 2011 tour dates in support of ‘You Get What You Give,’ as you can read right here.

Listen to Zac Brown Band, ‘Colder Weather’

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