Kowalczyk elaborated on the song meaning in a Vents Magazine
interview, saying, "I really love to write things that are wide open to interpretation. The lyrics to 'Love Lounge' remind me a lot of the lyrics that I wrote for Live's 'I Alone
.' Those, too, are using what might be, on the surface at least, a romantic story to get at a metaphor about a bigger love. Love and fear are in a kind of constant 'tug of war' in ourselves and in the world at large. We live like moths around a flame, perpetually attracted to the light of love yet afraid of the dissolution that surrender necessarily entails. 'Love Lounge' is full of that tension lyrically, but melodically it oozes with the seduction of a deep desire to go beyond our limits…'come to the Love Lounge, I'll be right along.' All of my favorite rock songs do this in some way, like an archetype that prefigures every piece of art that touches our souls. In my life as an artist, I'm just trying to add more of those types of songs to the cosmic set list."