1.09.2014

You only need the light when it's burning low

(Apparently, lyrical post titles are my new thing now. Hmm. I don't find this a problem.)

One of my closest of close friends just came for a weekend visit, and both being musically inclined, we passed several hours around the piano, playing around with covers of our favourite songs. May Michael remembered a song she had heard on the radio once, and once we listened, we knew we had to sing it. I'm not sure how or what or why, but it completely struck a chord with both of us (pun totally intended). We fell head over heels with its haunting melody, not-so-subtle warning, and barely visible hope. Maybe it's because we're both turning twenty this year (and that's not scary at all) and we're learning what change and growing up really mean. Maybe it's because we're realizing God has given us so much (and most of it we don't deserve), and how wrong we are when we take anything for granted. Maybe it's because we're learning how tightly we have to hold onto those we love.

Well, whatever the reason, we loved this song. So here's a cover. Granted, an imperfect one; we only had about two days to practice, and I was pretty much just guessing on the harmony. But the words struck us deep, and it's definitely something to think about, yeah?

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"Let Her Go" - Passenger

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've let her go
Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you're missing home
Only know you love her when you've 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, all it dies

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

4 comments:

  1. ahh I lovelovelove this song. also geeeee, Petie, our single-minded-ness strikes again, because I've seriously been bugging Grant to record this song with me for two months. great minds think alike but DARN YOU. hahhaa. you guys both have lovely voices. also them piano skillz. let's meet up sometime and jam, k?

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    1. Our single-minded-ness is kinda getting scary. What's with this?? But don't let this stop you and Grant from recording this because I would LOOOOVE to hear you guys sing it. Pwease? hahahaha, I was wishing I had more time to flesh out the piano part because I was only playing chords. :P But oh well, I guess it worked! Yup yup yup, let'sss dooo zees.

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  2. Hi Petie!!!! Long time no see! (I haven't been around Blogger much these last few months.)

    Those lyrics... thought provoking.

    I tagged you! http://thesplendorfalls.blogspot.com/2014/01/tags-part-two-elevens.html

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