Though you're always on my mind
Found a sickness that was mine
Chose a life out on the run
All alone inside this game
Until I'm done
Sometimes I don't think I can trust myself no more
Seems I've failed you all my life
Youthful dreams you'd be my wife
Before I fall into the sun
If there never is again
You were the one
Sometimes I don't think I can trust myself no more
So I don't feel that I can love you anymore
On this settling down
Oh I better lay down and rest awhile
On this settling down
Oh I better lay down and rest awhile
Sometimes I don't think I can trust myself no more
And I don't know if I can love you anymore
On this settling down
Oh I better lay down and rest awhile
On this settling down
Oh I better lay down and rest awhile
And I say no


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    General Commentno doubt about his one true love,very moving song,it expresses his feeling about her honestly and very forward
    aicguy22on May 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a girl he has know for a long time. and has always had feelings for, but he keeps letting her down.

    "Seems I've failed you all my life"
    "Youthful dreams you'd be my wife"

    and she wants him to settle down, stop being on the road. but he says that is th elife he has chosen, and he feels he has to live that one alone.

    "Chose a life out on the run"
    "All alone inside this game"

    when she ask him to settle down somewhere, he had to tell her no. "And I say no" hefeels it wouldn't be fair to her because he doesn't even trust himself.

    "Sometimes I don't think I can trust myself no more"
    "And I don't know if I can love you anymore"

    well thats what I take out of that song
    raven809on May 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfrom all the bullshit interviews and articles I read, I hear that Jerry had a long time girlfriend, that he really cared for, but they inevitably broke up because Jerry, being a rock god, was unable to stay faithful to her. This song I guess is about Jerry's inability to settle down. I like it, its honest, and I think Jerry really did love her to let her go. He described her as the most beautiful woman in the world.

    "If there never is again/You were the one"

    thats really beautiful, even though he's unable to settle down, he still says she was the one. Its fucking sad at the same time but I have more respect for Jerry that he chose his career over a woman.
    SFy65B2G5rKbzps5acdHwQe6on June 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song by an amazing artist! To me it seems prett clear that Jerry wrote this song about a girlfriend that he really loved but was unfortunately unable to stay with. I would not be at all surprised if he did cheat on her. He is a rock God after all.
    MMxCon June 12, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretationamazing. I just went through this same tough decision and for some reason, this song just popped up from my youth and has been ringing in my head. I didn't remember the lyrics, but I think it was the line "If there never is again, you were the one..." that brought it back into my consciousness. so I looked up the lyrics just to have a look at that line and I was MOVED when I read the rest of them and realized this song expresses so many of my feelings at this moment.

    I agree with the consensus. it has to be about being faced with this god-awful dilemma: feeling the pressure from the one you love to "settle down" and having to decide whether to oblige or stay true to your ambitions and ultimately deciding to leave them behind and soldier on alone. This experience has me seriously contemplating the notion of never entering another relationship again as long as I have my own ambitions to pursue. Because when the other is set on "settling down", it just doesn't seem fair to burden them with your mind or "life out on the run".
    Erakon June 07, 2014   Link

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