According to a press release, the Cold Like War title represents adversity - in all of its various forms.
"'Cold Like War' is about struggle, those trials," said guitarist and songwriter Joshua Moore. "They can turn us towards each other, towards those we love, towards those who have supported us. Because the last two years to us have felt like this giant war - an internal war - to figure out the right path for our band... to figure out how to stay together and be happy again."
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.