Warm (When the Sun Has Died)

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  • This song finds Jeff Tweedy reflecting on death as he recounts the last testament of a dying man. The title of the album, Warm, comes from a lyric in this song's chorus.

    I don't believe in Heaven
    I keep some heat inside
    Like a red brick in the summer
    Warm when the sun has died

    Tweedy explained the lyric to Uncut: "That's the way I feel about hope, about God. I don't believe in God, but in spite of that I have a desire to be a good person and be helpful. Why is that? To me there is still some warmth in me as a human that can't completely discount the value of a god or the desire to be good. It's not really even up to me. It seems to support itself. Most people I know are atheists, and it's not even a question of whether or not that's what you need to drive you to be helpful or good. It's interesting that no matter how intellectually I can convince myself we're alone, you die and you don't go anywhere, there's almost a childish desire not to completely extinguish that hopeful flame that there is something."
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