"Straight No Chaser" as written by and Gavin Rossdale....
Always be there face I live with
Always be there face I live with
Abscess memory with broken fingers
All the fallen down angels raw pain distress
It's all
In the way we know that we could have it all
Some
Satellites of pain can't always be ignored
War on all sides
War on all sides

Drink life as it comes straight no chaser
Life as it comes straight no chaser
Climb inside you away from strangers
Building a system of alleys and motorways
It's all
In the way we know
We could have it all
Some
Satellites of pain can't always be ignored
It's all in the face of what we thought we knew before
War on all sides
War on all sides
War on all sides

Keep on driving hair left morning wet
There's nothing like losing you
There's nothing like losing you
There's nothing like losing you
There's nothing like losing you


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"Straight No Chaser" as written by Gavin Rossdale

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    General CommentI dunno what the hell this song means....a few parts make me start to feel like i know but i really dont! someone help w/ me this one.....i love this song though and not exactly knowning the meanign of it doesnst stop me from hearing how it feels
    GlriusBlnknDshWrldon February 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti totally understand. I have absolutley no clue, although it seens like a sort of love song. i really like it though, its in my top three fav bush songs. anyways, some PLEASE HELP US OUT!!! i think i might have a sorta meaning here. . . mabye its about this guy and this girl, who have this great relationship and all, but something happens, and it messes everything up and thats why "war on all sides" and they break up or what ever, and he relizes that it was a stupid reason for them to break up, "there's nothing like losing you". that was a complete wild guess there, so go easy on me if its way off.
    ashley007on April 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhen i was younger, I was totally into Bush. I thought they were so deep and I was stupid because I couldn't make sense of what they ever meant. Now, four years later, I just realize that they make no sense.
    ladykalilahon April 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto me.. this song is about life... "drink life as it comes, straight, no chaser" Life is hard, but, you have to deal with it. be strong and suck it up no matter how much it sucks. (kind of like taking a shot of vodka, without a chaser... harsh, kinda gross... but its what you get.)

    "always be there, face i live with" you will always be you... learn to love yourself, because you have to live with yourself.

    "its all in the way we know we could have it all" if you try your best, you can get whatever you want in life.

    "some sattelites of pain cant always be ignored" life is tough. you will get hurt, and it will be hard.

    "theres a war on all sides" not everybody gets along... life is an ongoing war.

    i hope that puts some of the pieces of the puzzle together anyways...
    babyelfon May 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree with you babyelf. great song.
    creedspazzon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song kicks it...bush rock...even though they make up songs that nobody understands....maybe we should get stephen hawkings to take a look at this one...
    Kezon June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about getting caught up in the whirlwind that is life. taking life and making the most of it (straight no chaser). thats the way he lives and he likes it, only sometimes he is afraid that he is so swept up that he is going to lose himself (always be there face i live with). "War on all sides" means something like everything in life is attacking who you are and what you are trying to do in some way or another but sometimes you just have to deal or ignore it in order to remember who you are cause "there's nothing like losing you." sometimes you can't ignore the pain of the attacks though so you just have to get away from it all and climb inside yourself annd regain confidence and believe in all the things you know deep down you can accomplish.
    esmeon July 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentand i forgot to add that this song makes me cry, don't ask. and now I think that the "relationship side" to this song, was about Gavin and Jasmine Lewis (sp?) breaking up, i know that in their book he says that a lot of razorblade suitcase was about her, so i figured "there's nothing like losing you" was about her. But it means whatever the hell you want it to mean, i've learned that from trying to figure out the true meaning in bush songs.
    ashley007on August 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat does straight no chaser mean?
    sepronon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGood song to put on repeat when you're not on top of the world.
    When drinking shots you can chase it with a beer. It's easier that way if your not already drunk and don't like hard alcohol on ur tongue.:)
    However, no offense, but you're probably to young to worry about that.

    PS
    If your trying to get better, stop listening to this song.
    It's depressing even if you're not sad.
    Crellinon August 27, 2002   Link

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