"Inflatable" as written by and Christopher Reustrom Kirkwood....
Let it slide overhead
When I believe in you my soul can rest
But as love that's really love can never fail
But fail it does
When we shine like the sun
You seem the only one my only friend

You're so pretty in white pretty when you're faithful
So pretty in white pretty when you're faithful
When you're faithful

I resigned from myself
Took a break as someone else
It's like we've come undone
But I've only just become inflatable for you

You're so pretty in white pretty when you're faithful
So pretty in white pretty when you're faithful
So pretty in white pretty when you're faithful
When you're faithful

I don't mind most of the time
But you push me so far inside

You're so pretty in white pretty when you're faithful
So pretty in white pretty when you're faithful
So pretty in white pretty when you're faithful
So pretty in white pretty when you're faithful
When you're faithful
When you're faithful


Lyrics submitted by joeytucciarone

"Inflatable" as written by Gavin Rossdale

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    General Commentthis song is about jealousy and paranoia. it doesn't have to mean that the girl is actually unfaithful... i think he's trying to reason with the fact that jealousy is destroying the love. i think "you're so pretty in white. pretty when you're faithful." is him reassuring himself how good it is when he isn't plagued by jealous worries. he's trying to combat his jealous nature.
    so i think inflatable means like a floatie. a lifesaver. they both were falling apart, but his love for her makes a lifesaver, for the both of them. hope will keep him afloat.
    dreameron January 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful. It's one of bush's best love songs along with Clycerine.
    ashley007on February 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI highly doubt this song is about love. It might seem like it, but the first time I ever heard it, the line "You're so pretty in white, pretty when you're faithful" stuck in my head and made me think more about a man who wants his woman to be faithful. It's more like a song where he comes to terms with the fact that he;s being used than a song about love. I really don't know for sure, but wouldn't the line "I've only just become inflatable for you" symbolize a toy that can be taken out and put back at will versus a loving relationship?
    el_mono_loco17on March 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti didn't mean like "happy-perky" love. I mean yeah, i think that he loves this girl, but she puts him through a lot of crap. "i don't mind most of the time, but you push me so far inside.". It is a really good song, best on the album, no matter what it means. But thats just what it means to me.
    ashley007on March 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfixed lyrics bush-music.com (official)

    Let it slide overhead :: When I believe in you my soul can rest :: But as love that's really love can never fail :: But fail it does :: When we shine like the sun :: You seem the only one my only friend :: You're so pretty in white pretty when you're faithful :: So pretty in white pretty when you're faithful :: I resigned from myself :: Took a break as someone else :: It's like we've come undone :: But I've only just become inflatable for you :: You're so pretty in white :: Pretty when you're faithful :: So pretty in white pretty when you're faithful :: When you're faithful :: When you're :: Faithful :: I don't mind most of the time :: But you push me so far inside :: You're so pretty in white :: Pretty when you're faithful :: Faithful
    TankAsson April 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so amazing. To me, it seems like he is in love with this girl, but she treats him badly, and he is kind of confused about it. It's not every day you can find a guy that would stick by your side when you make a mistake. Even if it is something like cheating, or lying, Everyone makes mistakes.
    Rx_Queenon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song made me cry the first time I heard it. I don't know if it was from the lyrics, the music, or the combination. I think its sort of about cheeting. He still loves her, but he wants her to stop cheeting. There is this pain in his voice that I can hear, that is what makes this song so so real.
    sentimentalf0olon June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti was watchin smallville awhile back, and durin the show, this song came on, and it hella made the scene so awesome, cuz the song is hella emotion, and you could just hear the emotion on his voice, and its a fricken bad ass song...i aint much of a bush fan, but this damn song....is a good song
    FungusAmonguson July 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentUm..excuse me, Ashley007, but it's "glycerine", not "clycerine"..and it's an amazing song.
    iknowimsopatheticon July 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentiknowimsopathetic, i know its glycerine, was just a typo. As you can see, i can't type for shit. I am i huge bush fan, if you haven't noticed, i have like made a comment on every song. Anyways, i know what there songs are, im not dumb. sorry
    ashley007on July 22, 2002   Link

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