So Cold (song)

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This article is about the Breaking Benjamin song. For other songs with the same title, see So Cold (disambiguation).
"So Cold"
Single by Breaking Benjamin
from the album We Are Not Alone
Released March 30, 2004
Format CD
Genre Alternative metal
Length 4:33 (album version)
3:55 (radio edit/music video)
Label Hollywood
Writer(s) Benjamin Burnley
Producer(s) David Bendeth
Breaking Benjamin singles chronology
"Medicate"
(2003)
"So Cold"
(2004)
"Sooner or Later"
(2004)
We Are Not Alone track listing
"So Cold"
(1)
"Simple Design"
(2)

"So Cold" is a song by post-grunge/alternative metal band Breaking Benjamin. It is the first single of their second album released in 2004, We Are Not Alone and was also released as an EP. In an interview with Guitar World, Aaron Fink and Ben Burnley said that the movie 28 Days Later was an inspiration while writing the song because of its feeling of desolation. This song is also the longest released single besides the live performances of "Until the End" and "Breath" which are featured on the bands greatest hits album, that Breaking Benjamin has recorded. This song was the band's breakthrough hit and it was also the song that bought the band into the mainstream.

The song is downloadable for the video game Rock Band.[1]

Music video[edit]

The music video of "So Cold" was directed by Frank Borin. Its story takes place in the 19th century, judging by the style of clothing, and first shows a preacher standing at the edge of a swamp. The scene then shifts to a group of people walking in a forest. One man can be seen carrying a large stone with the Breaking Benjamin Celtic knot on it. The man, who is being punished for infidelity towards his wife, is shackled to the stone throughout the video and struggles to carry it. Towards the end, the group of people arrive at the swamp where the preacher stands. The man carrying the stone walks into the swamp and drowns. His wife appears in a black robe while the woman he cheated with wears a white robe.

Track listing[edit]

Promotional single
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "So Cold (Radio edit)"   Benjamin Burnley 3:56

Chart position[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
2004 "So Cold" US Billboard Hot 100 76
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 3

So Cold EP[edit]

So Cold EP
EP by Breaking Benjamin
Released November 23, 2004
Recorded 2001, 2004
Genre Alternative metal, post-grunge
Length 17:13
Label Hollywood
2061-62496-2
Breaking Benjamin chronology
Live EP
(2004)
So Cold (EP)
(2004)
Phobia
(2006)

So Cold EP is an EP which was released on November 23, 2004. It was originally going to be titled the So Cold (Acoustic) EP. The EP contains 5 songs, three were recorded live, "So Cold (Live acoustic)", "Away" and "Breakdown" and two were studio recorded material, "Blow Me Away" and "Lady Bug". Kevin Soffera appears on the tracks "Away" and "Breakdown".[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "So Cold" (Live acoustic) 3:55
2. "Blow Me Away"   3:25
3. "Lady Bug"   3:02
4. "Away" (Live) 3:23
5. "Breakdown" (Live) 3:43
Total length:
17:13

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