The Coldest Days Of My Life
The Chi-Lites Lyrics

I remember, oh yeah
The signs of springtime
There were birds, music
Everywhere, everywhere

Some of us played, oh yeah
And some of us cried
Can't you see, oh, can't you see
The tears in my eyes?
And what I had dreamed of, oh Lord
I thought it was here
10 feet tall, oh, I was riding so high
With eyes of a child, oh
Shining so bright, yes they were

Coldest days of my life
They were the coldest days of my life
I had to run for cover, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Cold, coldest days of my life
I thought there was no other, no, no, no, no

Lord, take away the pain
Oh, You know, You know
That it falls like rain
And it couldn't be much worse

Down below, down below, down below
Low, down below
It just couldn't be much worse
Down below
It just couldn't be that bad

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Eddie Mac

I was soooo sad in my early teens and most people around me didn't know. This song - I played it again and again without really understanding the full meaning, it seemed to make me sadder and sadder but somehow it helped me through. FIFTY years later (wow!) I'm still above ground. I never would have imagined back then that, I would last HALF this amount of time. I thank God for the experiences I've had (ALL of them) and for the ones to come. Surely I digressed a little.... Great song, great band, great genre!

John Robertson

me too bullied, life has been a struggle

Pauline Thompson

Love this song

Diana Williams

I miss the music from this era, kids today don't know what good music is , LISTEN UP YOUNGSTERS!!!!!!!!!

Tanya Randle

I grew up with the Chi-lites, one of the best male groups to come outta Chicago. My mother and lead singer Eugene Record sister were bff's. A lot of people don't know this song was dedicated to his mother after she went home to GLORY 🙏🏽

Kieran Almond

Had the pleasure of seeing these guys live and although this copy is good, they were the best live group I have ever seen. Thanks guys your music lives on/

Terence A. Farrar

One of the greatest songs ever recorded, WOW!!!

call me Mr G G

This song has everything to make you cry .. beautiful lyrics The wind and The rain the birds and that violin OMG my favorite song I remember the 45 version it was on both sides part one and two

Lawrence Smith

This song pierces the heart and penetrates the soul. I lost my mom December 2019 she was my first love. That pain cuts so deep.


I love this song!  They are singing from the heart! The harmonizing at 2:34 makes me feel the cold!

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