Crossfade lead singer Ed Sloan
wrote this song not about a specific person, but about himself. In our 2011, interview, Sloan explained: "Back then, I had a girlfriend, I saw my family every day. I love my mother and my father and that sort of thing. And I started really sinking my life into writing that first album of which 'Cold' was one of the songs. And I noticed the distance starting to grow between my girlfriend and I and my family a little bit, as far as the time that I was able to spend.
Music is really the only way that I emote to people. I'm a hermit kind of guy. I spend my time alone. So I tend to write songs about my life to people that I love - 'Cold' is just like that. I wrote that song after going through that period of time when I was neglecting a lot of my friends and my family and my loved ones because of my music. Which wound up paying off, but I lost some friends because of all the time that I devoted to that record. And so I think that was my song saying, 'Listen, I'm sorry for the way that I am. I don't mean to be this cold to you. This is what I have to do.' And just making my apologies via song. I never really thought about both of those songs and how similar they are, just from different times of my life."