Cold (Tears for Fears song)
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|Single by Tears for Fears|
|from the album Elemental|
"Deja-Vu & The Sins of Science"
|Released||19 July 1993|
|Format||7", CD Single|
|Genre||Pop rock, new wave|
|Writer(s)||Roland Orzabal, Nicky Holland|
|Tears for Fears singles chronology|
"Cold" is a song by the British band Tears for Fears. Released in July 1993, it was the second single from the album Elemental. The single peaked at #72 in the UK, and also entered the Top 100 in France.
The song's lyrics, written by Roland Orzabal, contain references to prior associates of Tears For Fears such as the line "Listened to my old friend Nockles, hoped that it would warm the cockles" which is a reference to former TFF keyboardist and co-writer Nicky Holland whose nickname was "Nockles".
Orzabal also takes a swipe at former Tears for Fears business manager Paul King(who was later imprisoned in 2004 for fraud) with the lyric "King got caught with his fingers in the till. Where's your calculator, will you leave it in your will?" after alleged discrepancies were discovered in King's prior management of the band's financial affairs. King is now bankrupt and disqualified from being a company director.
The music video was filmed over five days at The Kew Bridge Steam Museum in Brentford, England, and at Pinewood Studios in London. It employs the use of stop motion photography and features Roland Orzabal inside a block of ice (actually clear fiber glass) as people are trying to chisel him out.
UK 7": IDEA19
- "Cold" - 5:06
- "New Star" - (Roland Orzabal, Alan Griffiths)- 4:29
UK CD Single: IDECD19
- "New Star"-(Roland Orzabal, Alan Griffiths)
- "Deja-Vu & The Sins Of Science"-(Roland Orzabal, Alan Griffiths)