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Love Remains The Same by Gavin Rossdale

Album: WanderlustReleased: 2008Charted:
27
  • 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."
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Comments: 4

this song was actually written about me and the songwriter of the lyrics wrote it at the point where he gave up on trying to win my love and win me from my fiancee. although we both have moved on and have families now, our love for each other still remains the sameSarah - Norfolk, Va
This song really makes me think of my boyfriend (cliche right?) but it really fits our situation. He is in the military, and whenever he goes on tour(or even on training for a month) it just really makes me think of him and wonder when I can see him or even when the next time I'll be able to hear his voice is.D - Edmonton, Ab
I must have been distracted when you first shared this song. It wasn't until recently that I really payed attention to the words and realized it hit a nerve and I realized the song is all about what happened to us while we were going through our painful divorce. I just had to dissect it and explore the feelings I have had for the last few years. My private enterpretation of the song is in caps below. All these things I have felt and lived, some even still. I share them with you hoping to win your understanding only.

Love Remains The Same- My Personal Interpretation

Misael "Smiley" Garcia 11-10-08



A thousand times i've seen you standing (I PICTURE YOU EVERYWHERE I GO)
gravity like a lunar landing (YET YOU DISAPPEAR LIKE GRAVITY THAT CAN'T BE SEEN)

make me want to run till i find you(MY MIND RUNS CRAZY LOOKING TO FIND YOU)
shut the world away from here, drift to you, you're all i hear(FORGET ABOUT EVERYTHING, LET MY EMOTIONS LEAD ME TO YOUR VOICE AS I DAYDREAM THAT YOU CALL ME LIKE YOU DID SO MANY TIMES IN MY LIFE, MY EAR WAS TRAINED TO HEAR YOUR VOICE)

everything we know fades to black(EVERYTHING THAT IS FAMILIAR TO OUR ORDINARY WORLD FADED TO BLACK AS IN THE END OF A SCENE)

half the time the world is ending, truth is i am done pretending(HALF THE TIME IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AND THE SIMPLEST THINGS OVERWHELM ME WHEN I AM WITHOUT YOU, I FEEL MY OWN MORTALITY IS BEFORE ME, THE TRUTH IS I HAVE TO ADMIT AND I AM RESOLVED TO WHAT'S HAPPENED TO US AND HOW IT'S CAUSED ME TO LOSE MYSELF.

i never thought that i had any more to give, pushing me so far here i am without you(I FELT SO TAKEN FOR GRANTED, YOU PUSHED ME TO LIMITS I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD GO, LIMITS THAT SCARED ME BEYOND MY GREATEST FEARS! AND THE GREATEST FEAR IS THAT I STAND ALONE TO FACE THEM, WITHOUT MY BEST FRIEND!

drink to all that we have lost, mistakes that we have made(DRINK AS IF TO CELEBRATE , UNDERSTANDING OUR GREAT LOSS AND ACCEPTING THAT IT'S OVER, TO THE FACT WE HURT EACH OTHER AND UNDERSTANDING HOW)

everything will change, love remains the same(EVEN THOUGH EVERYTHING IN OUR LIVES WILL CHANGE, AND WE ARE NO LONGER ARE TOGETHER, OUR LOVE WILL REMAIN THE SAME)

find a place where we escape(AS I DRIVE AND THINK OF YOU, MEMORIES OF BED AND BREAKFASTS, VACATIONS, AND SPECIAL PLACES WE WENT, OR IN A CORNER OF A BAR, NO ONE TALKING JUST ALONE SEEING PICTURES IN MY MIND)

take you with me for a space(IN MY MIND, I STILL TAKE YOU PLACES TO KEEP YOUR MEMORY ALIVE IN MY HEART)

a city bus that sounds just like a fridge(NOTHING MAKES SENSE ANYMORE, LIFE'S A BLUR AND THE PAIN AND CONFUSION MAKE ME SEE THINGS SO DIFFERENT)
walk the streets through seven bars(WENT FROM BAR TO BAR LOOKING TO FILL THE VOID AND BECAUSE ACCEPTANCE WAS EASIEST TO FIND THERE)

i had to find just out where you are(I HAD TO UNDERSTAND HOW YOU FELT AND WHERE YOU FIND YOURSELF WITHOUT ME)

the faces seem to blur they're all the same(NO MATTER WHO I SAW, I SAW TRACES OF YOU IN EVERYONE I SAW, NO USE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO'S NO LONGER THERE.)

half the time the world is ending, truth is i am done pretending(HALF THE TIME IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AND THE SIMPLEST THINGS OVERWHELM ME WHEN I AM WITHOUT YOU, I FEEL MY OWN MORTALITY IS BEFORE ME, THE TRUTH IS I HAVE TO ADMIT AND I AM RESOLVED TO WHAT'S HAPPENED TO US AND HOW IT'S CAUSED ME TO LOSE MYSELF.


i never thought that i had any more to give you're pushing me so far here i am without you I FELT SO TAKEN FOR GRANTED, YOU PUSHED ME TO LIMITS I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD GO, LIMITS THAT SCARED ME BEYOND MY GREATEST FEARS! AND THE GREATEST FEAR IS THAT I STAND ALONE TO FACE THEM, WITHOUT MY BEST FRIEND!

drink to all that we have lost, mistakes that we have made(DRINK AS IF TO CELEBRATE , UNDERSTANDING OUR GREAT LOSS AND ACCEPTING THAT IT'S OVER, TO THE FACT WE HURT EACH OTHER AND UNDERSTANDING HOW)

everything will change, love remains the same(EVEN THOUGH EVERYTHING IN OUR LIVES WILL CHANGE, AND WE ARE NO LONGER ARE TOGETHER, OUR LOVE WILL REMAIN THE SAME)

so much more to say, so much to be done (I NEVER SAID THE RIGHT WORDS OR COULD I EVER SAY ENOUGH TO GET YOU TO UNDERSTAND MY HEART)

don't you trick me out, we shall overcome (DON'T PLAY ANYMORE GAMES WITH MY HEART, WITHOUT EACH OTHER, OUR HEARTS WILL FIND A WAY TO OVERCOME IN THE END)



cause our love stays ablaze (BECAUSE OUR LOVE WILL BURN FOREVER)



we should have had the sun (WE SHOULD HAVE NEVER LOST THE WARMTH BETWEEN US)
could have been inside (INSIDE EACH OTHERS LIVES)
instead we're over here (INSTEAD OF ALL ALONE)


half the time the world is ending, truth is i am done pretending (HALF THE TIME IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AND THE SIMPLEST THINGS OVERWHELM ME WHEN I AM WITHOUT YOU, I FEEL MY OWN MORTALITY IS BEFORE ME, THE TRUTH IS I HAVE TO ADMIT AND I AM RESOLVED TO WHAT'S HAPPENED TO US AND HOW IT'S CAUSED ME TO LOSE MYSELF).

too much time to love defending, you and i are done pretending (WE WASTED TO MUCH TIME WE SHOULD HAVE SPENT LOVING EACH OTHER, DEFENDING OUR OWN HEART AND FEELINGS, YET WE NEEDED TO ADMIT WE NEVER HAD TO DEFEND THEM TO EACH OTHER)

i never thought that i had any more to give
you're pushing me so far here i am without you (I FELT SO TAKEN FOR GRANTED, YOU PUSHED ME TO LIMITS I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD GO, LIMITS THAT SCARED ME BEYOND MY GREATEST FEARS! AND THE GREATEST FEAR IS THAT I STAND ALONE TO FACE THEM, WITHOUT MY BEST FRIEND!)

drink to all that we have lost, mistakes that we have made (DRINK AS IF TO CELEBRATE , UNDERSTANDING OUR GREAT LOSS AND ACCEPTING THAT IT'S OVER, TO THE FACT WE HURT EACH OTHER AND UNDERSTANDING HOW)

everything will change, everything will change(THE PAIN WILL GO AWAY, THE PAIN WILL GO AWAY!)
Misael "smiley" - San Benito, Texas, Tx
I feel like this is a song about a person in love that has to leave, not knowing if they will ever be able to be with thier true love again(Prison) , but realizing what could have been. So sad!!Heather - Quincy, Il