"Would You Fight for My Love?" as written by and Jack White....
It's not enough that I love you
There's all these things I have to prove to you
You use the sun to erase the past
But you think it only erases for you

Well I'm afraid of being hurt that's true
But I'm not afraid of any physical pain
Just as I am always scared of water
But not afraid of standing out in the rain

The last person in the room she hurt
Was the person that the loved the most
Nobody noticed I was down on the rug
I'm getting better at becoming a ghost

I know that you want more
But would you fight for my love?
And I hurt you before
But can you ignore my love?

No walking out my back door
Looking back for my love
I know that you want more
But would you fight for my love?

People do their best to not let passion begin
It's dead before it has a chance to start
And so there I am, the caretaker of sin
To your abandoned and malignant heart

It's such a pleasure to sing with you together
Making love when there is nobody home
But I can't kiss you 'till you lift up your chin
You have to want to stop being alone

I want you to fight for my love
I want you to fight for my love
I want you to fight for my love
I want you to fight for my love


Lyrics submitted by Qras, edited by culprit

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  • +2
    My InterpretationIt's pretty obvious what this song is about, however it can be hard to grasp the true feelings and pain if you've never experienced this type of relationship.

    It's about a man who is in love with this girl. The man loves this girl and she know's it but it doesn't matter what he does to show it. This girl is promiscuous, has a unhealthy lifestyle and is selfish.

    The man is tough, he can deal with physical pain but this girl is killing him emotionally and mentally. The way she is and the way she treats him is killing him slowly but surely.

    She's the type of girl who always has a man in her life. She falls in love easily and with the wrong men. This man has become a ghost to her, just there as she constantly overlooks him for these other men.

    It's clear they had some relationship in the past, perhaps old lovers or a old boyfriend. Either way, he's never given up on this girl and he's always fought for her despite the way she treats him.

    All he wants is for her to fight for him, to love him like he loves her... selflessly.

    This is the worst love you can possibly feel, to sit on the sidelines and watch the person you love destroy themselves. I've experienced this love before and there is no happy ending. This is the type of love that changes you and destroys you in the end.
    Darrowon September 13, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't always want to bring that up but maybe this is about Alison Mosshart, the singer of The Dead Weather (I know, I know, but it would be kind of cool, wouldn't it?). He is saying that

    It's such a blessing to sing with you together
    Making love when there is nobody home

    singing together is obvious and "when there is nobody home" hints at some kind of secret affair. Alison seems like the kind of person with whom it is hard to have a relationship with, maybe this song is saying that they are dancing around each other. They sometimes seem kind of cosy on stage, then again with the pushing and stuff, maybe it goes kind of back and forth with them. Just an idea.

    One of the best songs on the new album, in my opinion. But who am I kidding, they are all awesome.
    culpriton March 31, 2015   Link

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