This has a nice sound, reminding me at times of Petty and The Byrds. I thought there was some great guitar work, right channel extremely low in the mix 'til the very end, and I longed to hear harmonies on the words "cold, cold, world" but other than those tiny nits really enjoyed your song. Sorry you've had a summertime flu. Yuk!
Fate doesn't hang on a wrong or right choice Fortune depends on the tone of your voice
-The Divine Comedy (Neil Hannon) from the song "Songs of Love" from the album "Casanova" (1996)
I like both the melody/lyrics with this'n. Nicely performed as well. One small sug if I were producing this--I'd ask you to throw in a little more attitude on the 2nd pre-chorus and chorus just for a slight more "building" effect to dramatize the latter part of the song and differentiate it a bit from the opening--subtle difference can make it feel not as repetitive, yet still returning to the hook.
Well, Bob, you'll have to come around here more often if this is what you"ll be sharing! Great feel to it overall. I agree, while your vocal is excellent, a little harmony would break it up a bit. Well done!