"No Matter What" as written by James Michael, David Jonathan Bendeth, Tobin Joseph Esperance, Jerry Allan Jr. Horton, Tony Palermo and Jacoby Dakota Shaddix....
No matter what they tell us
No matter what they do
No matter what they teach us
What we believe is true

No matter what they call us
However they attack
No matter where they take us
We'll find our own way back

I can't deny what I believe
I can't be what I'm not
I know I'll love forever
I know no matter what

If only tears were laughter
If only night was day
If only prayers were answered
Then we would hear God say


And I will keep you safe and strong
And shelter from the storm
No matter where it's barren
A dream is being born

No matter who they follow
No matter where they lead
No matter how they judge us
I'll be everyone you need

No matter if the sun don't shine
Or if the skies are blue
No matter what the end is
My life began with you

I can't deny what I believe
I can't be what I'm not
I know, I know
I know this love's forever

That's all that matters now
No Matter What

Lyrics submitted by slave2disco

"No Matter What" as written by James Michael, David Jonathan Bendeth, Tobin Joseph Esperance, Jerry Allan Jr. Horton, Tony Palermo, Jacoby Dakota Shaddix

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  • +1
    General CommentIt's about innocence, corruption and love. I think it has to be seen as religious. The musical is based on the 1960s film Whistle Down The Wind. I've never seen the musical but remember the film. It might seem a bit dated now but the last time I saw it still had a magical quality. The story is about a criminal (corruption) on the run from the police. He's wounded and holes up in a barn where some kids find him. In their innocence they're convinced he's Jesus and he plays a long with this. Jesus says something in the Bible like unless you become like a child you can never enter the Kingdom of heaven and somehow the simplistic, trusting love of these kids touches the hardened criminal and somehow he finds the love within himself. In the film he's led away handcuffed at the end and looks back at the kids with a sort of awe, they've shown him something he'd long forgotten or never knew, His own innocence. The song fits that perfectly.
    NWNmoonon July 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn Whistle down the wind the children are singin' this song, bur with another lyrics in the beginning. So I think it is about being a child and that the grown-ups don't understand them. But in Boyzones version it could be gay love or just about a hetero couple who "should not" be together.
    Stinafinanon March 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Boyzone. It's a shame they've broken up, but at least they had the sense to realize the boyband mania would be over soon. Well, Ronan did...can't say the same for the others. Anyway, this is the greatest song by the greatest boyband of all time. Forget NSYNC and BSB, they lack the class, talent and charisma of Boyzone. It's a shame America never had the taste to embrace these guys.
    violetzebrason February 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song, and I only found it recently. Was this song ever released?
    DomsBabeon March 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes.

    No Matter What - #1 UK, #2 AUS, #12 US Adult Contemporary Chart
    Sirius1on June 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was for the Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical, "Whistle Down The Wind." Meatloaf also did a version of it. Don't listen to it, as it will make your ears bleed. I love this song so much and it was lovely to see them sing it live.
    Racquelon March 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh and forgot to mention - it is NOT a gay love song.
    Racquelon March 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is the great love song and I love Boyzone..no no matter what...endang_ndng@yahoo.com
    endangon July 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it could be a gay love song. Not that it was intended to be but all songs are open to interpretation and this is one of many possible interpretations. Why not? ;)
    restless_heartson November 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about holding onto your belief despite religious persecution, however light- this fits the cross etc in the video. The gay love song fits as well though, as does any type of persecution or hatred.
    deltasunlighton April 12, 2008   Link

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