Cold returned in 2019 with The Things We Can't Stop
, their first album since 2011. Frontman Scooter Ward had long since kicked his drug habit, but the memories of addiction still lingered. In "Without You," the second single from the album, he confronts his compulsions. "The bones of the lyrics is, whether it be an addiction, religion or love - whatever you're gravitating towards - going all-in with it and just letting it take you over," he explained in a Songfacts interview
. "But at the same time there's a little part of you that has that doubt, that little line that breaks, and you're like, Oh, now I see it for what it is
. It's a revelation in whatever addiction you're having at the moment."