All She Would Say Was I’m Cold
Words and Music by John Allee

So I forgot her birthday two years in a row
I’ve never forgotten her name
And these women around me, well they’re just for show
Like a circus you know, Like a game

And while no, I’m not perfect
At least I have shown her

Some signs that I’m willing to try
‘Cause she’s the best woman that I’ve ever known
But to her I’m as common, as common as the sky

And I don’t understand how it all changed so fast
We were sailing away when she cut down the mast
If it’s something I did, I can do what I’m told
But all she would say was I’m
All she would say was I’m cold

It seems crazy I know, but it’s what I have chosen
I love her with all of my might
You can call it a case of The Emperor’s Clothes
And then lock me away out of sight

You can bring down the curtain
And leave me there hurtin’
With everything left unresolved
But if I’ve learned anything, this much is certain
Love withers and weathers whoever’s involved

And I don’t understand how it all changed so fast
When the trust we were building was molded and cast
When we promised to keep it until we grew old
But all she would say was I’m
All she would say was I’m cold
 
Did I break her like a spell?
Did I quit her like a drug?
Did I tease her unkindly?
Just please, sir, remind me
I swept it all under the rug

Was I callous to her friends
When we drove out to the coast?
Did I treat her unfairly
Refuse her and barely

Acknowledge the times when she needed me most?

And I don’t understand how it all changed so fast
When it could have been written “We two to the last”
When she could just forgive and forget what she’s heard
When she could just believe ‘cause I gave her my word
And I’d buy her a house on a street paved with gold
But all she would say was I’m
All she would say was I’m
All she would say was I’m
All she would say was I’m
All she would say was I’m
All she would say was I’m cold
All she would say was I’m cold

© 2016 John Allee/Portuguese Knees Music ASCAP.
Lyrics Reprinted with Permission.  All Rights Reserved.