Love and hate, get it wrong
She cut me right back down to size
Sleep the day, let it fade
Who was there to take your place
No one knows, never will
Mostly me, but mostly you
What do you say, do you do
When it all comes down

'Cause I don't wanna come back
Down from this cloud
It's taken me all this time to find out what I need yeah

I don't wanna come back
Down from this cloud
It's taken me all this, all this time

There is no blame only shame
When you beg you just complain
The more I come, more I try
All police are paranoid
So am I, so's the future
So are you, be a creature
What do you say do you do when it all comes down

'Cause I don't wanna come back
Down from this cloud
It's taken me all this time to find out what I need, yeah yeah yeah

I don't wanna come back
Down from this cloud
It's taken me all this, all this time

Love and hate, get it wrong
She cut me right back down to size
Sleep the day, let it fade
Who was there to take your place
No one knows, never will
Mostly me, but mostly you
What do you say, do you do
When it all comes down

'Cause I don't wanna come back
Down from this cloud
It's taken me all this time to find out what I need, yeah yeah yeah

'Cause I don't wanna come back
Down from this cloud
It's taken me all this, all this time

Come down
I don't wanna come back
Down from this cloud, this cloud, this cloud
This cloud, this cloud, this cloud, this cloud
This cloud, this cloud


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Comedown Lyrics as written by Gavin Rossdale

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  • +7
    General Comment

    To me this song is about love AND getting your life sorted out

    " And I dont wanna come back down from this cloud, its taken me all this time to find out what I need"

    Its like he fell in love with someone that helped him fix everything in his life and hes finally happy and doesnt want to come dowm from the cloud hes on, or go back to his old ways, Maybe im insane. W.e

    Kasion August 12, 2006   Link
  • +3
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    To me this song is clearly about opiate use and the ups and downs of addiction. Right from the start, love and hate. He obviously loves the high he gets when first using., unfortunately he hates the "comedown' when he loses the intence sensation just as much...I also feel as though he is speaking directly to his heroin, which I found quite genious as far as song writing is concerned. Once he slleps the high fades and though I'm not certain, when he says "who was thereb to take your place, he may be referring to either attempting to reignite the high with either alcohol or another drug. In many cases herion is a very secretive addition due to stigma, sham, and fear. By stating "No one knows, never will. Mostly me mostly you", I again feel as though he is speaking directly to the heroin...One more feeling I get from rhe lyrics in Comedown is that this may have been referring to the first time he used, or in the very beginning of his use due to the lyrics, "took me all this time to find out what I need."...When it comes right down(no pun intended) to this song I think it's genious and find Gavin's words brilliant and very easy to relate to in my case.

    lilmissidon April 11, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I agree with drug theme. Many songs (or every song) in the album is about disillusioment, unhapiness, uncomfort, etc. I think they leave love songs for the last tracks, like glycerine and alien. But songs like everything zen, swim, machinehead had a pesimist view of the world, and so does comedown. Rossdale was a fucking drug addict, and like maynard james keenan from tool said, "when there´s no pain, there´s no will to create either".

    beatakeshion December 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    amazing song. bushs best all the way. glycerine rocks but this is just a step above.

    aniotaon January 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    MAKE SOME BUSH COMMENTS DAMNIT!

    ashley007on March 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This song probably is about love. But it also could be about something else. Like just feeling good life itself. Going through a tough time and then it all gets better and you find a cloud (or something like that) and life's good, and you never want it to stop.

    missboy(haha)123on March 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Honestly, i always thought this song was about drug addiction. I was always sketchy cause it didnt seem like Gavin would be the type to be addicted to anything. Anyway, to me it sounds like the "you"s and "she"s are actually refering to the drug.

    "sleep the day let it fade" (sleeping to escape withdrawl) "Who was there to take your place" (need of some drug)

    Just an example. So maybe im completely wrong but this idea works for me and im sticking to it.

    BUSH ROCKS.

    FragileAtaraxiaon August 21, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    this song is defenitly about herion and shooting up (needles) coming down means to come down from a high. in the music video the band has ruber tubes on there instuments drug users use them to cut off circulation (tie off) i can see how non drug users wouldnt understand but take it from someone who uses, the terms used in the song are every day drug slang

    duckett420on October 18, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    It's obviously about drugs, there's lyrics missing. Right before the 2nd verse before he starts over he says: shoot up, shoot up, shoot up, you're high.(love and hate get it wrong she cut me right back down to size) love and hate relationship with drugs, and how it wins. (Sleep the day, let it fade.who was there to take your place) sleeping the withdraws away, nothing is worth doing without the drug. (No one knows, never will.mostly me but mostly you) a non addict will never understand, that it's now more about the drug then himself.(what do u say, do u do, when it all comes down) when you're dope sick. (I don't wanna come back down from this cloud it's taken me all this time to find out what I need) feels like he's finally found happiness. (There is no Blame only shame when u beg u just complain) can't blame no one for your addiction, ashamed of it.when u beg cause u need it, u feel like youre weak and people see u as complaining. (The more I come, the more I try.all police are paranoid) the more I come down the more I'll do to get back up, anything even illegal stuff. (So am i, so's the future, so are u, be a creature) he doesn't know what he might do either, and has no idea what the future holds and neither does his loved ones, he's becoming like a non-human, a creature (what do u say, do u do, when it all comes down) he's asking, what do u do. Basically there's nothing he won't do to keep that high anymore. I may have been able to see it as a stalkerish love song because of the movie it played in "fear", perhaps comparing love to a drug. But the shoot up you're high (which isn't mentioned above but is part of the lyrics) just has me thinking it's about drug's

    jenna34on January 28, 2016   Link
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    This song is about time wasted with addiction and psychological paranoia of what the future holds without the drug to numb seemingly endless obstacles that now face him since he was dependent on the drug to do this for him. "All police are paranoid. So am I, so is the future, so are you a creature." He realizes his time was spent trying to self medicate his issues, but contradictory to this, he realizes the drugs just created more problems and realizes he has wasted all his time blinding his reality. Now faced with reality, he is reluctant to not be dependent on drugs because he feels a fatalism with his past life as time wasted, and feels too impatient to solve his problems for the future. "Cause i dont want to come down from this cloud, it's taken me all this time to find out what i need." He is fighting himself to not commit suicide and to go on living his life. But he feels the consequences of coming off drugs will make him feel inadequate to take on the future since he felt safe in drugs in the feeling of drugs. Still he knows that he lived life only for the moment, and is trying not confuse the longevity of a living for the future as opposed to a short temporary existence. He has to therefore find a new self, but realizes the existential crises of trying to develop himself in a new world of a greater and more human existence he is unfamiliar with despite knowing it's likely there. "Who was there to take your place, no one knows, never will, mostly me and mostly you. It is a seemingly impossible task overcome himself despite that others show the possibility of living a happy and better life. Of he can overcome self-doubt, he can developed a truer since of reality and his world. For now, he feels the angst of knowing he must come off of drugs despite his reluctance to want to do so. This he knows is true, but he must decide whether or not he wants to live in truth or ignorance. At this point in the song, he is at crises of believing that ignorance is bliss if he were stay addicted, but that sobriety, although this would be his enlightenment, will only make him miserable since reality is so hard to bear from the issues he created with himself and his life after blinding himself for so long.

    Ronnielittlebootson September 26, 2019   Link

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