My Sunday Song – “Forevermore” by Whitesnake

For My Sunday Song #202, we are going to talk about a more recent Whitesnake called “Forevermore” off the 2011 album of the same name.  It is the final song on the album and I don’t know if David has ever ended an album with a song as strong as this one…maybe “Sailing Ships” and this even has that epic feel.  This might be the best song he has written in 20 years if not ever!

“Forevermore” is such a beautiful song both lyrically and musically.  Lyrically, it could be about a woman that his been with him for years and he is thinking about all the good times and the bad that they had.  She makes him feel safe and he will be with her forever and ever.  Or…it could be about music.  Music has been his love his whole life.  He is looking back at all those years and those years are his career.  The place where he feels at home is with his music, his songs.  They are his heartbeat and they give him so much love and joy.  However you interpret the song, there is no denying an unwavering love and passion for whoever or whatever David is writing about.

Musically, the song starts off as a beautiful acoustic track filled with keyboards that give the song an airy, calming feeling.  The song then slowly starts to build in to a full on explosion of sound with a slow and stunning guitar solo orchestrated by Doug Aldrich.  The rhythm section of the band adds a unique sound that gives a slight middle eastern vibe to it.  The song screams epic.  It feels larger than life.  It breathes a confidence that this is something special.  And David, oh David, he gives the performance of all performances.  You can tell this song means something to him and as his delivery has purpose and meaning and conveys an emotional attachment like no other.  Job well done sir!!

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Give the song a listen and let me know what you think.  It has to be one of the most underrated songs Whitesnake has ever done.  Unbelievable in my book.  Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful and Happy Sunday!!

“Forevermore”

Looking back across the years
the good times and the bad
an echo in my mind

Whisper on a breeze
sweet and bitter memories
of all I left behind

If it wasn’t for your love
don’t know where I’d be
don’t know what I’d do

Time and time again
sing the same refrain
all because of you

For you will be my love
and I will feel your heartbeat
forevermore

Rest here in my arms
forevermore

Forevermore

Through the dark night of my soul
you gave me a hand to hold
and help me make it through

Now all my darks and my fears
held inside for all those years
dissapear when I’m with you

For you will be my love
and I will feel your heartbeat
forevermore

Rest here in my arms

Give me all your love
give me all your love
and I’ll be in your loving arms
forevermore

[Solo]

For you will be my love
and I will feel your heartbeat
forevermore

Rest here in my arms

Give me all your love
give me all your love
and I’ll be in your loving arms
give me all your love

Give me all your love
give me all your love
and I’ll be in your loving arms
give me all your love

Forevermore
forevermore
forevermore

Forevermore
forevermore
forevermore

[Outro]

Written by David Coverdale and Doug Aldrich

16 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Forevermore” by Whitesnake

  1. I love when an album ends with such a strong track – I had the tragically hip’s In Violet Light on yesterday, the best two songs on the album are the last two, talking about finishing on a high note!

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  2. Great song. My favorite from the album and straight inclusion to my Whitesnake playlist.
    I always saw it as a song to his audience and how they will be forever in his heart for sticking with him during the good times and the bad.

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  3. Amazing song, would love to know similar songs to “forevermore”, you know, with good solos, melodic, from Whitesnake? Or even songs from other bands but they have to be written in the 2000s?

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