[Chorus]
How strong is my love?
How strong is my love?
How strong is my love?
How wrong could it be?

I'll walk a water mile
Rest a while to kiss your smile
Laugh and roll and after a while
I'll begin to like your style

How strong is my love?
How wrong could it be?
She turned me down this time
She turned me down

Lord, I can't believe she
She turned me down
She turned me inside out
She turned me down

All I ask of you
Is turn me up this time

[Chorus]

Come on over show me your
Your glow soul I do adore
I'll be sure to drop my guard
Give it up it's not that hard

Lord, I can't believe she
She turned me down
She turned me inside out
She turned me down

All I ask of you
Is turn me up this time

[Chorus]

Tested life but that's alright
Darker than the darkest night
Living hell and pollocks at you
Getting new down your back

How strong is my love?
How wrong could it be?


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    hey i'm first

    no_one69on December 22, 2004   Link
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    you stink why would you do a thing like that?

    pocket_manualon January 06, 2005   Link
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    by the way, if you haven't heard this song, hear it!

    it rules!

    pocket_manualon January 06, 2005   Link
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    what cd?

    bigmanoncampuson March 29, 2005   Link
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    it's a special song, it's not in a cd

    ANTWANmyMANon July 16, 2005   Link
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    its from the Californication recording sessions. I've got it on a special limited Californication cassette release, which also includes Gong Li and Instrumental no2

    MardyAsson January 21, 2006   Link
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    Just get the "Otherside" single or download it on mp3sugar.com

    Love is suicide...on April 16, 2006   Link
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    i don't know... im a really big peppers fan but i just cant listen to this song. there's something about anthony's voice on this one that's really annoying me. I can't say exactly what it is though.

    the lyrics are about a girl who broke up with him, and it's probably not the first time she's done that. he knows she's playing with his feelings but at the same time he can't let go of her. So he's asking himself whether his love for the girl is srtong enough to be in this on/off relationship.

    anna_banana3009on July 27, 2006   Link

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