You sure it's about a hot day? The song is about dreaming of a car wreck while being on the road and missing home. I always thought "hot one" referred to the car crash.
Also, not to give too much away (which is exactly what I am doing), but the "hot one" referenced here is the same "hot one" referenced in I Can Feel A Hot One.
it might be about a hot day. they were touring in the summertime when he wrote it. but that's not what i was saying. i was saying that "a hot one" refers to a hot day. that doesn't mean it's being used literally. he's talking about something that is so intense that it's wearing him down physically. just imagine how stressful being on a tour would be.
here's an interview he did about the song:
"I Can Feel a Hot One", which i wrote right after getting off tour last summer. I had a few days off so my wife and I went to the beach and hung out and I kind of decompressed these emotions that you build up on tour. Touring is something that is hard on any relationship I have. Whether its with God, my wife, my family, or the guys next to me...its just always moving, never steady. Point being, towards the end of this tour I had a moment of silence in the back of the van and I cried and cried. Sometimes your body just has to cry and cry I did. It was 3am, and I'm covering my head in the back of the van so I wouldn't make a scene and I listened to "It's Hard to Find a Friend" by Pedro the Lion, a record I've listened to a thousand times before and a thousand times after...but that night it meant something more. There's an amazing line on that record that says, 'i would like to be you just for a few habit forming years laziness cuts me like fine cutlery.' And I was in so many words, moved. The song (I can feel a hot one) talks about that night and a combination of a few other 'losing it' moments from tour. All in all, manna is an amazing concept. The story goes that God gave them more than enough food to survive, but He required faith. If the Moses led group took more food than they needed just for that day then the food would spoil...and they continued to take more than they needed. That's kind of the perfect example of the way I stumble through life- always wanting more, never being satisfied, but continually being blessed for something I don't deserve."
from the march/april issue of relevant magazine.
- Cherry, London, United Kingdom