Lifehouse says hit song 'Everything' can be about both God and human love
One of alternative rock band Lifehouse's most popular songs, "Everything" from the album No Name Face could be taken to be about both God and human love, according to the lead singer.
In an interview with Pop Crush, the band's vocalist, guitarist, and main songwriter Jason Wade described the song as one of the "backbone tracks to the band."
"To use an analogy, I think it's kind of the heartbeat of the band. It's 15 years old, but when we play it live, something magical happens every different night," he said.
Wade said there's a special connection people have with the song, so "Everything" will probably be one of the songs they will play for the rest of their careers. But the band is far from complaining about it.
"It's interesting that we're still not tired of it. We can still play it and it still feels fresh every night," he added.
Wade believes that it's the song's emotion and the vulnerability of the lyrics that resonate so well with the fans. He described the song ending as "dynamic," likening it to how an inspirational film ends.
He recalled the time he wrote and recorded the song, when the band was new to the whole recording process. It was because of their fresh perspective that they managed to create "something really honest and real," he believes.
Wade also shared that he writes most of his love songs with ambiguity so that fans can take whatever meaning they like out of it.
Many fans have told Wade that they see "Everything" as an inspirational worship song, while others have found it to be romantic and have chosen to have it play during their wedding. And that is exactly what Wade wants. The singer said that he doesn't want to impose his own thoughts and feelings onto other people.
"That's just kind of how I've always written, where it's a concept of love that you can take in your own way. I've never written songs where I say, 'This is exactly what it is, and it has to stay this way,'" the singer said.
"That's what I love about music — it can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people."