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The Lumineers: Stubborn Love Meaning


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She'll lie and steal and cheat and beg you from her knees
make you think she means it this time
She'll tear a hole in you, the one you can't repair
but I still love her, I don't really care

When we were young oh oh we did enough
When it...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Aug 6th 2014 report

    This song seems to be about being so blindly in love that even though the person is clearly bad FOR you and TO you, you're willing to endure the pain because the love you have for that person is stronger than the love you have for yourself. Holding on to memories from "when we were young" and etc... Telling yourself maybe things will be good again.. And then there's the sting of unrequited love. " the opposite of love's indifference" Knowing the person you love so much doesn't feel the same. But that damn "stubborn love" doesn't give you the option to be rational and self preserving, the best you can do sometimes is "keep your head up" and pray that one day things get better.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Sep 9th 2016 report

    For me, this song is about life..Same as the comment before, "she" is life. She ll tear a hole in you..But i still love her..even when you Watch the video, you see life can be hard at times and then it gets lighter...whatever your experiences, there is always sun after the storm..this song is very powerful.


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    May 8th 2016 report

    I think of a girl who has lost her innocence when her parents cant stay together because she goes away with her mom but loves her dad so much but has to leave him because shes a child who has no understanding or control over the situation. but she has seen them struggle and feels the pain.

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  5. anonymous
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    Jan 11th 2018 report

    Makes me think of my daughter battling addiction .

  6. NevadaSkies
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    Sep 18th 2017 report

    Divorce sucks but you gotta love em when they leave ya. It's the gracious thing to do. People can only do what they can do. It's a function of spiritual ability - or not. A man of grace is no match for the modern American woman and her lack of commitment and love. So what's he do? He accepts the horrid fate of "the family". He writes a song of understanding, hope and love. The lyrics are to the wife who left. The chorus is directed to the wife and daughter (but the video, of course, directs it to the daughter - who like all of us, continues on with her life - even under the circumstance completely out of her control. Life is still good, very good. She (the daughter) is loved greatly by both the mom and dad and that's what she must focus on: love... not loss.

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 29th 2014 report

    Every bit of this song makes me think of my addicted sister.

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 6th 2013 report

    It's a song to god or whatever u want to call the something we look to when all is wrong and u can't find meaning. In their song they say "she". Life is good then bam... Keep your head up, keep your love.

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