Nickelback: Trying Not to Love You Meaning
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Song Released: 2011
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Trying Not to Love You Lyrics
You call to me, and I fall at your feet
How could anyone ask for more?
And our time apart, like knives in my heart
How could anyone ask for more?
But if there's a pill to help me forget,
God knows I haven't found it...
This song goes along with "Don't Ever Let It End" also on Here and Now. It's about what would happen if you love someone, and you don't tell them, in fact you even try to suppress it by staying away from him or her. In the song the man is torn apart inside by trying not love a woman. He's divided, he doesn't want to ruin their friendship by making it something he fears it's not. He can't see the "silver lining" in trying to pretend he's not in love her and its starting to hurt. Then a "voice from behind [him]" (the girl) whispers in his ear that she loves him as well.
The song is about that awkward situation when you fall in love with a girl that you've been friends with for a long time. Eventually, pretending not to love her will begin to hurt, and when it's just to difficult to bear, you have to tell her. And it's the uncertainty of what her response will be that makes it so difficult to tell her...
anonymous Oct 31st, 2017 10:35pm report
I honestly believe this song can be interpreted in many ways. A way I saw it was something that I'm going through in my relationship right now. It's like if I did something to my significant other to hurt them, unintentionally. So they need their space and time to get over those emotional wounds. But while doing so, they're hurting me because I feel like they don't love me anymore. And so I'm trying not to love or need them because I think it'll make it easier for the time to go by and so they have their space to heal. But no matter what I do to try to make myself think about other things, I can't stop thinking about them, and I want things to work. When I see the silver lining I understand what we're fighting for. I'm gonna keep fighting for us to stay in the relationship and I'm hoping my significant other wants to do the same because if we keep trying to get through this we could be much more. We could be stronger after we get over this struggle in our relationship. And I'll keep hoping that those emotional wounds will eventually heal. In the end, I want is to learn from mistakes and be happy together again.
anonymous Mar 10th, 2015 3:47pm report
i would say that its a couple who have been together for a while and then the break up and he still loves her maybe she cheated on him or something and he still loves her and is trying to stop but cant and then in the end the voice from behind him and the girl and she calls or text him or gets a hold of him some how and she confuses her love for him.
sandraangel.angel Mar 4th, 2013 3:29am report
I belive this song is a person struggling trough emotions.A couple that loved each other so much , but some how they end up braking up because of their diferences. But one of them dose not know how to bare trought this pain because of how much this person feels love for the other one "You call to me, and I fall at your feet " , he will accept the liltle she gives him just to comfort hes pain "How could anyone ask for more?, And our time apart, like knives in my heart ". the memories haunt person every single day the love they felt "But if there's a pill to help me forget, " and he not know how to forget it , so he can move on "God knows I haven't found it yet
But I'm dying to, God I'm trying to,Cause trying not to love you". He cant lie to hes heart, he loves her he needs be around her, forgetting is impossible "Trying not to need you, is tearing me apart ", "And I just keep on trying, but I don't know what for " how can u lie to ur heart, say u dont love him ? when u do... memories haunt u, u only love him more everytime u near him ... "And this kind of pain, only time takes away That's why it's harder to let you go And nothing I can do, without thinking of you ,That's why it's harder to let you go " people say its time the cure , but trought that time u suffer alot and u only be around them, that person ment so much to u everything u do u see them , u rember them ... its hard to let go u just love them more....
"So I sit here divided, just talking to myself
Was it something that I did?
Was there somebody else?
When a voice from behind me, that was fighting back tears
Sat right down beside me, and whispered right in my ear " but then he thinks what happend, how can she sudenlly dont feel nothing for him ? where the love gone ? and he listens to hes heart , she loves himt oo but shes strugeling to go against her emotions, because that something broke them apart she cant accept.....but she loves him even soo.... true love dose exist and when we loose it it hurts and u learn with time ... u wish u could do something to get it back ...u really doo...
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anonymous Apr 15th, 2012 4:04am report
if you listen to all but the last part, it sounds like the girl stood him up, cause he's trying to stop loving her because he's not supposed to, but in the end, the "voice behind him" (the girl) says she feels the same, it all works out
anonymous Mar 8th, 2012 3:14pm report
This song is about two people who are separated. the man is asking if it was "something that he did or if there was somebody else." The man is "trying" to make himself not love her anymore while they are not together, and cant seen to do it. In the end when the girl whispers in his ear, she is saying that she cant stop loving him either,and trying to not love him wa imposable.
anonymous Jan 17th, 2012 1:52am report
I think this song is about loving someone who doesn't want to be with you. Thinking you have found someone that's so great for you, then they change their mind. It's about the struggle of trying to get over someone who backed away from the relationship.
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