"I wanted to show the realism behind love. I know people who've gone to jail. It don't mean you stop loving them. It could be me in there." - Alicia Keys
''The song is about the ins and outs of a relationship. Sometimes, you're completely head-over-heels in love with someone, and sometimes you can't stand that person. You fall in and out, sometimes it goes back and forth, and that's just what relationships are about." - Alicia Keys
''There were so many people who didn't believe in it, because it went so much against the state of radio at the time. And just the journey of writing it - about how when you love someone but you're in and out, the struggle... When I sing it, I remember the years and years it took to get to a place where people would hear it, and I'm just so grateful." - Alicia Keys
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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