Cold Desert
Kings of Leon Lyrics


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I'm on the corner, waiting for a light to come on
That's when I know that you're alone
It's cold in the desert, water never sees the ground
Special unspoken without sound

You told me you loved me, that I'd never die alone
Hand over your heart, let's go home
Everyone noticed, everyone has seen the signs
I've always been known to cross lines

I've never ever cried when I was feeling down
I've always been scared of the sound
Jesus don't love me, no one ever carried my load
I'm too young to feel this old

Is it you, is it me




Or does nobody know, nobody see
Nobody but me

Overall Meaning

The Kings of Leon's song Cold Desert is a heart-wrenching ballad that speaks of loneliness and the lack of human connection. The song paints an image of the singer waiting on a corner, hoping that a light will come on so that they can feel less alone. The lyrics touch on themes of love, death, and religion, as the singer fears dying alone and starts questioning their faith. The song's title itself is an oxymoron, as deserts are known for being hot and dry, but the cold represents the singer's emotional state, which is far from warmth and comfort.


Throughout the song, the singer is in a state of despair, as they try to come to terms with their loneliness. The desert can be seen as a metaphor for how alone the singer feels, as water never seems to reach the ground. The line "Special unspoken without sound" shows how the singer feels that their pain is unique and cannot be expressed in words. The love interest of the singer is mentioned throughout the song, and they are the only person who can make them feel less alone. However, the singer questions if their love is reciprocated, as they wonder if anyone really knows or sees what they are going through.


In conclusion, the lyrics of Cold Desert are an emotional journey that shows the depths of loneliness and pain that we can feel as humans. The song's themes of love, death, and religion all come together to create a powerful narrative that is sure to strike a chord with listeners.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm on the corner, waiting for a light to come on
I'm waiting for a sign to know if you're alone


That's when I know that you're alone
The light turning on reveals that you're alone


It's cold in the desert, water never sees the ground
The desert is a lonely and desolate place where nothing grows and any water evaporates before it touches the ground


Special unspoken without sound
There's something special and unspoken between us that can't be expressed with words


You told me you loved me, that I'd never die alone
You reassured me that I won't be alone in life and that you love me


Hand over your heart, let's go home
Let us go home together, hand in hand and with love


Everyone noticed, everyone has seen the signs
Everyone has noticed the signs of our love for each other


I've always been known to cross lines
I'm not afraid to cross societal lines and be true to myself


I've never ever cried when I was feeling down
Even when I'm feeling down, I prefer to hide my emotions rather than cry


I've always been scared of the sound
I've always been scared of the sound of my own sobbing and vulnerability


Jesus don't love me, no one ever carried my load
I don't feel the love of Jesus or anyone else, and I always have to bear my burdens alone


I'm too young to feel this old
I feel older than my years due to my emotional burdens and loneliness


Is it you, is it me
Is our separation due to you or me?


Or does nobody know, nobody see
Perhaps no one knows why we are apart or can see what we once had


Nobody but me.
No one can truly understand my feelings of loss and loneliness except for me




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: CALEB FOLLOWILL, JARED FOLLOWILL, MATTHEW FOLLOWILL, NATHAN FOLLOWILL

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