"This I Love" as written by and W. Axl Rose....
And now I don't know why
She wouldn't say goodbye
But then it seems that I
Had seen it in her eyes

And it might not be wise
I'd still have to try
With all the love I have inside
I can't deny

I just can't let it die
'Cause her heart's just like mine
She holds her pain inside

So if you ask me why
She wouldn't say goodbye
I know somewhere inside

There is a special light
Still shining bright
And even on the darkest night
She can't deny

So if she's somewhere near me
I hope to God she hears me
There's no one else
Could ever make me feel
I'm so alive
I hoped she'd never leave me
Please God you must believe me
I've searched the universe
And found myself
Within' her eyes

No matter how I try
They say it's all a lie
So what's the use of my
Confessions to a crime
Of passions that won't die
In my heart

So if she's somewhere near me
I hope to God she hears me
There's no one else
Could ever make me feel
I'm so alive
I hoped she'd never leave me
Please God you must believe me
I've searched the universe
And found myself
Within' her eyes

So if she's somewhere near me
I hope to God she hears me
There's no one else
Could ever make me feel
I'm so alive

I hoped she'd never leave me
Please God you must believe me
I've searched the universe
And found myself
Within' her eyes

And now I don't know why
She wouldn't say goodbye
It just might be that I
Had seen it in her eyes
And now it seems that I
Gave up my ghost of pride
I'll never say goodbye


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"This I Love" as written by W. Axl Rose

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  • +8
    General CommentThis song was written by axl in 1992/3 after he broke up with Stephanie seymour and hence is about her. Its extremely emotional and in it he talks about not being able to let ther love die because he believes she still loves him and holds a special light for him, even though she may try deny it. She wa the love of axl's life and TWAT is aso about her, friends say he never ever got over her. In 2000 axl stated himself that a few songs on the album were about stephanie and he still has the love for her . he'll 'never say goodbye.'

    it's also believed that chinese democracy is a way for axl to communicate with dylan, stephanies son (don't cry video) who axl loved and was a father figure to. When axl and stephanie split, believing she was cheating, stephanie never let axl see dylan again and axl's pain over this is shown in the video for estranged, which was written before axl split with stephanie but the video was made after they had just broke up and at the start axl is on the cupboard sleeping and dreaming about himself with dylan with real footage, poor man.

    amazing song, really really really powerful...
    This_i_love_on November 30, 2008   Link
  • +4
    My OpinionI feel honoured to be the first one to comment this EPIC song, whether u call it a gunners song or not, it's full of passion and emotions and, ahhh can't stop listening. altogether the whole album is amazing!
    Pixillateon November 21, 2008   Link
  • +4
    Song MeaningIn one of Slash's radio interviews when he was touring Snakepit he said something like "yeah Axl was writing all of this stuff, and I didn't want any part in any Stephanie Seymour ballads or anything like that" pretty much confirms this song is about Seymour.

    IF ONLY Axl had released it before she'd happily remarried and had several kids with the guy this song might not have fallen on deaf ears. :p

    Oh well.
    Raymileson May 14, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhile I think the lyrics are pretty weak (very amateur for Axl's standards, who is one of rock's best lyricists), I think the emotion in this song is strong, even if it is on the melodramatic side. When I first heard the song, I pictured Axl at his piano in his secluded mansion at midnight, playing this song alone to himself in the dark, in some Phantom of the Opera-esque scenario. That really is what it sounds like.

    Nevertheless, the melodies are there, so I listen and somewhat enjoy.

    Very clearly seems to be about Stephanie Seymour. It was written in 1993, right after their breakup. It's Axl, almost in denial, saying "she left me, but I know she still loves me, so if she hears this song, she'll know I want her back and I still love her."
    John Koutrison November 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmy favorite song from the new album.. has that signature axl's voice that you hate and love at the same time
    frozensparkon November 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is a masterpiece. Like mentioned John Koutris, the lyrics themselves are weak. Axl conveys such emotion, even moreso than "Estranged" and what it lacks in lyrical prowess, it makes up for with Axl's emotional voice. I'm not really a big fan of his, but after hearing this song I have more respect for him. This song strikes a chord with events in my past. Thanks, Axl!
    MrTragedyon November 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis song is so amazing... thank you so much this i love (the person) I didnt know about what you said. Wow, people may take axl in the wrong way but hes SUCH a passionate man.
    thankgodforbeef21on December 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt is to the point, pure and honest. You can feel every single emotion is this song. A song like this does not need complex lyrics. It's stripped down to just raw emotions.
    crystalkon December 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of the rawest, most emotional and haunting songs I've heard. The passion, the pain and the honesty are all captured in those simple words and amazing melody.
    This song put tears in my eyes the first time I listened to it.
    kanamon January 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJohn Koutris got it exact. It's about Axl still being in shock from the breakup with Stephanie, and he believes that he can fix it. He still wants her and hopes she'll come back, because he still loves her and figures she still loves him.

    The whole song has that eerie feeling to it which adds a whole other dimension to it.
    4t0utl3m0nd3on January 19, 2009   Link

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