Sunday, 8 September 2013

NOTEWORTHY LYRICS (6)


In which I extract the poetry from well-known songs.

Just to prove that I am alive to the current music scene I'd like to share the poignant words of a song by 'Passenger', a British singer/songwriter who wrote what is surely a piece of pure poetry.

Most of us have experienced the end of a love affair at some point in our lives. I used to play songs on repeat as I tortured my soul about the break-up. This song would have done the job admirably. 



Well you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go.

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin' home
Only know you love her when you let her go
- and you let her go

Staring at the bottom of your glass
Hoping one day you'll make a dream last
But dreams come slow and they go so fast

You see her when you close your eyes
Maybe one day you'll understand why
Everything you touch surely dies

But you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you're missin' home
Only know you love her when you let her go

Staring at the ceiling in the dark
Same old empty feeling in your heart
'Cause love comes slow and it goes so fast

Well you see her when you fall asleep
But never to touch and never to keep
'Cause you loved her too much
And you dived too deep

Well you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go.

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you're missin' home
Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go

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