"Forever May You Run" as written by and Rossdale/perry....
Take it easy on yourself
Take it easy on yourself
The silent sounds of yesterday
The ghost of you dancing in the hallway

Lunar to base
Lets get this on
The kids have gone mad, they've been insane all along.

Forever may you run

Don't deserve to get lost
Soon come the waves will stop
The still of the night
Silhouettes in the half light
May your struggles all be won

Lunar to base
Lets get this on
The kids have gone mad, they've been insane all along.

Forever may you run
Forever may you

I'm looking into the end
I've got nowhere left to go
I get so in between
Didn't make it to the disco
The treasures in bed
Been trying to find the king
Lunar he was busy
Jesus wasn't there

There is no other road
We'll have to wait before we go
So let the heat come in
Where you end
I begin

Forever may you run


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"Forever May You Run" as written by Linda Perry Gavin Rossdale

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    My InterpretationI think this song is about finding how you can free yourself.

    "lunar to base
    lets get this on
    the kids have gone mad, they've been insane all along."

    The signaling of your heart to finally jump on and do something. The kids have gone mad, they've been insane all day long. Thats saying that they need a release and they need to be free.
    Coolaaron88on March 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst of all, I think its:
    "the president's in bed,
    Been trying to find the king"
    Buddha, he was busy
    Jesus wasn't there"

    I think this song is about wishing someone well in life. Maybe they have made mistakes or went down the wrong path. ("Don't deserve to get lost" and "may your struggles all be won")Also, the line "take it easy on yourself" makes me think that it is about hoping somebody will be okay.
    astroang12on July 09, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI could be completely wrong, but I always got the impression that this was about either mood swings or someone that had a "wave" or a "fit" into depression from mania.

    take it easy on yourself
    take it easy on yourself
    the silent sounds of yesterday
    the ghost of you dancing in the hallway

    refers to the other person in the relationship, stating this isn't your fault, you didn't cause it.

    lunar to base
    lets get this on
    the kids have gone mad, they've been insane all along.

    is sort of internal dialogue - narrator talking to self, trying to get back into the right frame of mind

    forever may you run

    dont deserve to get lost
    soon come the waves will stop
    the still of the night
    silhouettes in the half light
    may your struggles all be won

    In this, the narrator is saying, you don't deserve to be lost in my moods, in my sadness... the waves will stop soon, I'll stop feeling like I'm drowning in sadness... and may you be victorious in pulling me out of it


    i'm looking into the end
    i've got nowhere left to go
    i get so inbetween
    didnt make it to the disco
    the president's in bed,
    Been trying to find the king
    Buddha, he was busy
    Jesus wasn't there

    the narrator is saying, I'm in a really bad place... going back and forth in the waves of sadness. I've asked everyone I know to help - even prayed, but no one was available to help, no one came to my rescue.

    there is no other road
    we'll have to wait before we go
    so let the heat come in
    where you end
    i begin

    The narrator continues - this is the only path we have to go down right now, so let's face it and confront all of these problems, because without you, I don't exist.

    forever may you run, essentially means, keep fighting me, keeping helping me... keep wanting to work through all of this with me... I hope you always "run" with me down this path, I hope you always "fight" to help me through all of this.

    I thought I had read somewhere that Gavin Rossdale had been diagnosed with some shade of mental illness. I hate that term, because it's so broad. I can't find it, so I was probably wrong. Maybe I just looked at his lyrics and wondered - they're so abstract (and beautiful), but he's such an artist... I wonder if he suffers from something. When I read the lyrics between him and Gwen Stefani, it seems obvious that she helps him work through all of his bad head space issues. Having known a few musicians, it seems like it's a common thing - that bad head space.
    dragonflybon June 25, 2010   Link

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