Put a candle in the window
'Cause I feel I've gotta move.
Though I'm goin', goin'
I'll be comin' home soon
Long as I can see the light.

Pack my bag and let's get moving
'Cause I'm bound to drift awhile.
Though I'm gone, gone
You don't have to worry
Long as I can see the light.

Guess I've got that old travelin' bone
'Cause this feeling won't leave alone.
But I won't, won't
Be losin' my way
Long as I can see the light.

Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Oh yeah

Put a candle in the window
'Cause I feel I've gotta move
Though I'm goin', goin'
I'll be comin' home soon
Long as I can see the light
Long as I can see the light
Long as I can see the light
Long as I can see the light
Long as I can see the light.



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"Long as I Can See the Light" as written by John C. Fogerty

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    General Comment:i'm about to travel across the country for something that will change my life, and i made this huge decision because of all the love i've known. thats the light man, it makes picking up and moving thousands of miles away ok. never ignore that feeling that tells you to get up and go, it's really telling you that its time to grow. thats exactly how i feel right now with one month to go- this soulful tune captures it all !
    mightypancakeson April 09, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:i think this song is about sum1 who wishes to hav the luv of another person, but in return they dont want to give it back, so hes saying hes goin home, to where he belows. and he'll b okay as long as he can see the light. :-)
    glo151on May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i think this song is about someone who lost themselves or someone who lost sight of themnsleves and had just found them self
    hurleychick42069on May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:i think this song is about someone who lost themselves or someone who lost sight of themnsleves and had just found them self
    hurleychick42069on May 03, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:I agree with hurley. The song is about someone who has apparently lost themselves and lets their loved one know that they will be back, As Long As He Can See the Light.
    Outsideron July 03, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:Gotta love the way he drags out some of the words at the end of a line(Window, move, etc.). Very unique song, and a beautiful song.
    Muzzyon March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I thought this song was about somebody going off to war (Vietnam?), and wanting his wife/girlfriend to wait for him at home.

    I love this song.
    Daivdon September 19, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:i think literally this song is about a guy who has to go away, maybe because he's lost sense of himself, but he wants to let his girl know he'll be back if she'll have him. so he says he'll be coming back, as long as he can see the light of that candle in the window that means she's still there for him.

    this song is about having to go somewhere, to do something that you may or may not be afraid to do, and knowing that when you're done with that, someone will still be there for you.
    i helped a girl i used to be really close with move away from her home recently, and she's not gonna have things go easy for her anymore, not always gonna be safe in the near future. i told her that if she ever feels totally lost, doesn't know what to do, i'll always be there to fall back on. i'll always have a candle in my window for her.
    that's what this song has always meant to me, which is so weird, because it was playing on the radio when i said goodbye to her.
    [siff]on September 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:whoa. that is wierd.

    and i happen to agree with you about what the song is about
    cmw000on December 16, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:I think its actually about Slaves in the south on the underground railroad going north,sign for a place thy could stop and rest was a candle in the front window of a house,I think is from the point of view of a slave who is on the run,hence the "as long as I can see the light "
    Frankenstrat_5150on May 17, 2008   Link

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