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Album: WanderlustReleased: 2008Charted:
Gavin Rossdale (from Just Jared
): "I really wanted to write my drinking song - my drowning of the sorrows song. I have a tough wife with high standards so there are those times when there is a disconnect. It's hard to be with anybody for any length of time, and there are those times when you realize we need to make an effort here. I'm not really a drinking man, but I can imagine. It does have a certain Bukowski-ness to it. I didn't want to hide behind anything."
This song became Gavin Rossdale's first Top 40 single in the Hot 100 since his band Bush peaked at #28 with "Glycerine
" back in 1995.
Rossdale wrote this song with Marti Frederiksen, who is best known for co-penning many of Aerosmith's hits. "For that one, I just played him some chords, melodies and phrasing ideas, I had," Frederiksen recalled to The Boombox
. "He wrote the lyrics to that on his own based off what I played him."
British director Sophie Muller, a longtime collaborator of Rossdale's then-wife Gwen Stefani, directed the music video, which has Rossdale performing in a loft and kicking around a soccer ball.