"Lover" as written by Myles Kennedy, Mark Tremonti, Scott Phillips and Brian Marshall....
If you deny the wounds of your lover you will discover
That what you had is shattered and wasted
Did you have to take it so far?

The truth exposed to love is devoured
And the ivory tower is coming down
I felt betrayed and order is broken
The wounds are open and bleeding out

But it’s all I can do to carry on
It brings all I fear to life

If you deny the wounds of your lover you will discover
That what you had is shattered and wasted
Did you have to take it so far?

Should you have to throw it all away?
Did you have to shove it in my face?
Did you have to tear my world apart?
Did you have to take so selfishly?
No matter how you hurt the ones you need?
Did you have to fall so very far?

Should you have to throw it all away?
Did you have to shove it in my face?
Did you have to tear my world apart?
Did you have to take so selfishly?
No matter how you hurt the ones you need?
Did you have to fall so very far?

The trigger’s warm, the chamber is loaded
Lost in the moment. What went wrong?
There’s nothing left this house has been broken
But still I’m holding, I’m holding on

If you deny the wounds of your lover you will discover
That what you had is shattered and wasted
Did you have to take it so far?

If you deny the wounds of your lover you will discover
You can see it in your love
The wounds are open and I’m bleeding out
It’s so real

If you deny the wounds of your lover you will discover
That what you had is shattered and wasted
Did you have to take it so far?


Lyrics submitted by zohaib, edited by hackingislife

"Lover" as written by Myles Kennedy Brian Marshall

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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    General CommentA simple song for them, musically, but one of my favorites and certainly powerful...you can feel some serious emotion from Myles here. Anyway, I have my own personal feelings as to the meaning of this song, but it's obviously about being cheated on. Really surprised there haven't been any comments on this yet...it's easily a top 5 AB song for me.
    BlackLushuson December 19, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionI feel more it's not being cheated on, nor exactly being betrayed in some way. I see it more as ignorance in a relationship. One person has had pain in their past, and the other is completely ignoring this and is making these pains worse. That's not the best explanation I can do, but it's the general idea.
    DragonDudeon July 05, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is one of the songs AB direct to a generic friend who is messing with his life. More specifically, he's playing around with some girls (or boy if it's a girl they're talking to). By doing so, he's denying that he's hurting her. This is true for the first three lines.
    Than, it's the friend who is speaking. He says "The truth exposed to love is devoured" meaning that he was never into that girl so much, even if he made her his lover; he has another relationship, but the current situation is compromising his mental healthness: "order is broken".
    He also says that he is "Lost in the moment, what went wrong?" and ignites positivity with "I'm holding on"

    The lines "Did you have to tear my world apart?" mean that this friend was behaving as if betraying and acting carelessly to his lover was the right thing to do, and "shoved it in the face" of AB who are talking to him. "Did you have to fall so very hard?" closes that same part with AB asking him if he had to behave so bad in the end, only to find himself trapped in the ivory tower which is now going down.

    I think this is an intimate and powerful message and one of the deepest songs by AB. I also guess DragonDude interpretation is educated, but I think the song digs deeper into relationships and life as a whole.
    dariazzoon July 26, 2016   Link

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