Wherever you are
You will carry always
Truth of the scars
And the darkness of your faith

Slowly move on
How did we get to here
It all went wrong
Gravity claiming all your tears
Everything looks so much better now
Looks so much better now

You will get yours
You will get yours
You will get yours

You have no right
To ask me now
You were never that around
And I have missed

Reality day-trips
And your suit me suit me ways
Turn out the light switch
We've been awake for days
And no-one's coming round here no more
No-one's coming round here

You will get yours
You will get yours
You will get yours
You will get yours
You will get yours
You have no right

You have no right
To calm me down
You were never that around
I have missed
I have missed
Cold contagious
All the mighty mighty men
What you save is
What you lose out in the end
Cold contagious
Cold contagious

Paint your perfect day
I don't mind this
I'm better off by the way
Deeply grounded

You will get yours
You will get yours
You will get yours
You will get yours
You will get yours
You will get yours

Cold contagious
All the mighty mighty men
What you save is
What you lose out in the end
Cold contagious
Cold contagious


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Cold Contagious Lyrics as written by Gavin Rossdale

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    For some reason, every time I think of this song I imagine it being about a parent treating a child wrong and coming back to fix things but the child is still bitter and hurt by everything that happened in the past and can't find anything in them to forgive and doesn't see the person really changed at all. Even if the person isn't even trying to fix anything, that person in pain still feels hurt and this is their way of letting that frustration out.

    Greg_on December 24, 2008   Link
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    I know i know, its Almost identical to the real version. But i had the rare greedy fly single i got in LA with the demo version of this song on it. I practially pissed my pants i was so happy. ANYWAY, it was slightly different so i figured it would be cool to show the differece to people who cared. obviously no one does but what the hell, its different. Anyway the part that is unintelligable really is, i spelled it just like it sounded. IT SOUNDS LIKE THAT. and i noticed on the real version of the song it SOUNDS like he starts to say that but just tapers off, listen on that part of the song. it sounds almost like Skitzo, or shocking or somthing with an S. i think they just cut a line out cause you couldn't understand it. And god if you havent heard this version(chances are you haven't) your not missing much unless you just absoultly love the sound of raw bush. I mean this is a raw as it gets. i hate to say it but the song is actually really really SHITTY sounding, the guitar solo nigel even fucks up on. its great.!!

    Dr Fishopolison June 05, 2002   Link
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    this is quite possibly my favorite song of all time, although the nostalgia this song carries with me may influence that. i bought razorblad suitcase when i was 12-13(i'm nineteen now), and that was when i really first starting getting into music. every time i got depressed (very often) i would put this song in, and when i haven't listened to it in a while, and turn it on, this overwhelming wave of nostalgia and memories floods me. this song has a special place inside of me, a place no other song can ever have ...

    NightNeverSleepson October 17, 2002   Link
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    my interpretation (not necassarily what gavin may have been trying to express, but rather the connection i have with the lyrics): i will split the song up into 2 sections

    (first half of song)

    "Wherever you are, you will carry always Truth of the scars and darkness of your faith"

    *this has always reminded me of depression. the "truth" may take the form of a scar. like looking in a mirror, the honesty you collect from yourself causing pain and suffering that you can never shed.

    "Slowly move on, how did we get to here It all went wrong, gravity claiming all your tears Everything looks so much better now, so much better now "

    *possibly in a relationship, when love goes wrong you find yourself backtracking through the relationship trying to figure out what you did wrong, and why you always had a unbelievable talent at making her cry. the last line "everything's is so much better now" is like a lie that you tell yourself. you rationalize it and conclude that you'd be better off without her, but inside you know it's nothing more than a lie. when gavin sings this you can hear the pain in his voice, somehow implying that everything isn't in fact "all better now"

    (chorus)"You will get yours, you will get yours, you will get yours .You have no right to ask me now, you were never that around. I have missed "

    *he feels abandoned by this person (possibly a girl from a relationship), and resents her for it. she comes back and tries to show him kindness, possibly to try and be his friend, but instead of accepting this he tries to mentally push her away, and can only comfort himself either by either by hoping that one day she'll get hurt just as bad by someone (you will get yours), or he may be saying that after he shows her how much her abandonment has caused him to hate her, she'll hurt as well (you will get yours)

    NightNeverSleepson October 17, 2002   Link
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    Definitley my favorite Bush song. I love the lines "Paint your perfect day, I don't mind this I'm better off by the way, deeply grounded" No offense schliffen, but if you really dont think gavin Rosdale has meaningful lyrics then do a little re-evaluating. He has some of the best lyrics out there, filled with emotion and real meaning. This is definitley my favorite song, and there are so many lyrics that hit me really deep. I will let NightNeverSleeps translate it, nice job on that.

    JackSmirkingRevengeon March 26, 2003   Link
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    Yep. Seems he is talking with himself, all the song. The depressed guy is talking to his conscience, seeing himself in the mirror. Possibly this is an autobiographic song. I once heard that Gavin was deeply in drugs during a phase of his career.

    Schumieon August 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    All Bush's songs have the same ambiguous lyrics, for a reason... Gavin Rossdale clearly writes stream of conscious as i wish i could as easily, that is to say, whatever comes into his head goes down. this means that a lot of lines will seem unconnected to anyone but him, because only he knows what each individual line means. its subconcious and thats the beauty, and allows it to be left open for interpretation.

    rossdale was deemed as a kurt cobain copycat back when bush started, this style of lyrics being one of the reasons - kurt said that he just wrote lines that sounded good, but didnt always mean something... but in such a style it always does when it's sub concious.

    i love bush!

    thehumblebumblebeeon July 03, 2006   Link
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    ITs my faverote song in the entire world and frankly i couldn't tell you a damn thing about it. Probably about a friendship in where they grew apart and ended up disliking each other. Mabye he had a cold , i dunno

    Dr Fishopolison March 06, 2002   Link
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    confuses the hell out of me too.

    "cold contagious" - we all start thinking of the slang word for "cold" i.e. a virus infecting our bodies. i think he means the actual coldness ("darkness of your faith", "reality daytrips" - hyperventilating i.e dieing)

    "you will get yours" - since feeling cold is a sense, all the "mighty mighty men" don't seem to feel anything... they want to be invincible but its futile coz they will get it in the end

    any other views??

    alien_on June 02, 2002   Link
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    i think it has something to do with someone being Infectious so he can't stand not being around this person even though they may irritate the crap outta him....i'm propably wrong......

    Kezon June 17, 2002   Link

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