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Inflatable

Lyrics

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

About The Song

wtf does that word mean?:

inflatable [adj.] capable of being inflated, meaning being inflated with the life breathe of another

Band Thoughts:

“Sometimes I don’t like discussing the lyrics too much because that tailors it. People should take from it what they will. It’s pretty straightforward but I certainly think that infidelity is the basis of most trouble in relationships, as we know them. The song was built on the idea of how attractive somebody is that you’re going out with that’s faithful to you. It’s out there, and that’s probably as naked and as raw as it gets on an emotional level.

Through the other songs we’ve done different ways of doing mellower songs, and we really wanted to make sure we did a song where we all played on it, and that it was a band feel to a ballad.” -Gavin Rossdale

“Sentimental Central”- Gavin Rossdale

From an interview:

interviewer: AND YOU KEEP YOUR FANS UP ON YOUR WEB SITE, TOO, WHICH IS COOL. WE’RE GOING TO SHOW “INFLATABLE” IN JUST A SECOND. DO YOU THINK THAT “INFLATABLE” IS YOUR 1979 MAYBE?

Gavin: THAT’S ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SONGS IN THERE AT LEAST SO I HOPE SO. I DON’T KNOW. IN WHAT CONTEXT?

interviewer: IN THAT YOU’RE NOT QUITE SURE THERE’S SOMETHING THERE BENEATH IT. THE MEANING IS UNDERNEATH IT, BUT YOU’RE NOT QUITE SURE WHAT IT MEANS BUT IT’S STILL A LOVE SONG AND STILL TAKES YOU TO A PLACE.

Gavin: YEAH, COOL. “1979” IS A GREAT PLACE TO START

(talking about inflatable being an acoustic song)”Yeah, it’s the first time I’ve ever played acoustic on a record, which was weird. There’s nothing worse than lead singers with acoustics. To me, it’s deadly, just deadly. Certainly in rock bands. It’s like the bloke who can’t play guitar, like ‘Do you really have to play that?’

But because the track was so delicate, there was an acoustic lying around and it just seemed really obvious. I was listening to that Staind record the other day, ‘It’s Been A While’. It’s a really good song, and even though there’s acoustic on it, there’s loads of other guitars going on and I think that’s why it works: it’s the dynamics of it.” -Gavin Rossdale

“Golden State was a very unfortunate record. It came out right around the time the twin towers fell, and it was difficult for anyone to come out with anything at that point. It was just totally irrelevant in the scheme of life. So, there are certain songs on that record like “Inflatable” that didn’t get the proper light, so we like to play it now, and it’s exciting to see people discover them.” – Gavin Rossdale

Staff Thoughts:

“The only Bush song that I don’t like. I don’t understand. What went wrong, Bush guys?”- Brandyn

“Simple yet deep (but not as deep as the cure).”- Laura

Fan Thoughts:

“Is definitely about Gwen! They went through some ‘trust’ issues by the sounds of things, not just in Bush songs, also in ND songs “when I believe in you my soul can rest” and the ND song ‘Making Out’ – “And honestly you can trust me, but that just ain’t good enough?””- Hannah