"Seasons Of Love" as written by and Jonathan D. Larson....
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Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Moments so dear
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure - measure a year?
In daylights - in sunsets
In midnights - in cups of coffee
In inches - in miles
In laughter - in strife

In - five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure
A year in the life

How about love?
How about love?
How about love?
Measure in love

Seasons of love
Seasons of love

Soloist number one
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Journeys to plan

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure the life
Of a woman or a man?

Soloist number two
In truths that she learned
Or in times that he cried
In bridges he burned
Or the way that she died

All
It's time now - to sing out
Tho' the story never ends
Let's celebrate
Remember a year in the life of friends

Remember the love
Remember the love
Remember the love
Measure in love

Soloist number one
Measure, measure your life in love

Seasons of love
Seasons of love


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"Seasons of Love [Gomi's Lair Club Mix]" as written by Jonathan D. Larson

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  • +2
    General Commentthis song every one needs to hear
    ashley15on February 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song really means what it says - that love is the only meaningful way to measure your life. Not even time matters if you don't have that connection with people. And that happy moments, not sad things like heartbreak or burnt bridges, are what matter.
    ThatzJustPeachion October 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentspiffy song. i like the harmonies on "seasons of loooove".
    weezerific:cutleryon April 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthe used "inane" right you retards, he's saying that even though he wants to beat them, he thinks its so stupid that he shouldn't even waste the effort. Try thinking the next time you try to sound smart.
    classicRokkeron March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSoloist #2's part has some references in there to RENT.
    "in truths that she learned" Possible reference to April learning she was HIV + or Roger and Mimi learning the same about each other
    "The times that he cried" Reference to Collins losing Angel
    "In bridges he burned" Reference to Roger trying to get rid of his love of Mimi, by leaving for Santa Fe
    "The way that she died" Reference to April's suicide or Angel's death from AIDS.

    I read that somewhere and I thought it was a good explanation for that part of the song. A good song, though it isn't the best song in RENT.
    Sporked_by_penguinon April 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthah, thanks classicRokker, not saying that i agree with the bash on this song, but that IS the correct use of the word. Sorry, english freak. ANYWAYS! Not my FAVORITE song of Rent, but still as a choir nerd it is AMAZING. the vocals, and Joanne's (sp?) pop note at the end, ties it all together, honestly, amazing vocals. Also, this song does have meaning. it's just a different way of looking at life. Not just time here and time there, but the people and the important things in your life.
    penguins_sing08on March 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell i loved Rent...one of the best movies/musicals/whatever of all time. for me anyway. and you can all probs guess wat my fav song is from Rent lol
    no_day_but_todayon June 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI kind of like the longer version of this song better.....this one leaves out a verse or two from the original.....i've been hearing this song for years on the Macy's parade.....lol.......but I like the cast of the movie singing it the best, as far as the sound of their voices goes!
    rockerpoeton July 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, maybe I'm just stating the obvious, but this song is about Angel dying.
    To all you RENT haters, you've never sang this song in a chorus. Its honestly amazing-it creates this amazing epiphany, especially with the female soloists.
    The song's got a good, clean message.
    And I must admit, River's Cuomo made the right usage of the word "inane".
    vivalamickon November 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great; one of my favorites, both in the musical and in the non-Rent world. I am a huge--and I mean HUGE--Rent freak! It's a very simple song, but it has a very profound meaning. The meaning isn't buried so that you have to search for it, but that doesn't mean it sucks.
    It's about forgetting time. Screw time. It doesn't matter. You don't need to count down the days and mark of the weeks or months. Measure the productivity, the success, the importance, the worth of the year by the love between friends who become your family. The daylights, the sunsets, the midnights and the cups of coffee are all things that can be shared and that is what you measure the passage of time with, not a clock or calendar.
    Yes, it's a sentimental song, but what's the matter with that?
    devilslittlesisteron March 13, 2008   Link

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