"Countin' on a Miracle" as written by and Bruce Springsteen....
It's a fairytale so tragic
There's no prince to break the spell
I don't believe in the magic
But for you I will, yeah for you I will
If I'm a fool, I'll be a fool
Darlin' for you

I'm countin' on a miracle
Baby I'm countin' on a miracle
Darlin' I'm countin' on miracle
To come through

There ain't no storybook story
There's no never-ending song
Our happily ever after darlin'
Forever come and gone, yeah I'm movin' on
If I'm gonna believe, I'll put my faith
Darlin' in you

Well I'm countin' on a miracle (countin' on a miracle)
Baby I'm countin' on a miracle (countin' on a miracle)
Darlin' I'm countin' on a miracle to come through

Sleeping beauty awakes from her dream
With her lover's kiss on her lips
Your kiss was taken from me
Now all I have is this

Your kiss, your kiss, your touch, your touch
Your heart, your heart, your strength, your strength
Your hope, your hope, your faith, your faith
Your face, your face, your love, your love
Your dream, your dream, your life, your life

I'm runnin' through the forest
With the wolf at my heels
My king is lost at midnight
When the tower bells peal
We've got no fairytale ending
In God's hands our fate is complete
Your heaven's here in my heart
Our love's this dust beneath my feet
Just this dust beneath my feet
If I'm gonna live
I'll lift my life
Darlin' to you

Well I'm countin' on a miracle (countin' on a miracle)
Baby I'm countin' on a miracle (countin' on a miracle)
Darlin' I'm countin' on a miracle to come through

Well I'm countin' on a miracle (countin' on a miracle)
Baby I'm countin' on a miracle (countin' on a miracle)
Darlin' I'm countin' on a miracle to come through

Well I'm countin' on a miracle (countin' on a miracle)
Baby I'm countin' on a miracle (countin' on a miracle)
Darlin' I'm countin' on a miracle to come through

Well I'm countin' on a miracle (countin' on a miracle)


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"Countin' on a Miracle" as written by Bruce Springsteen

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    General Comment"If I'm gonna live, I'll lift my life, darlin' to you."

    This song has a deep meaning to me after my best friend died suddenly from a heart attack at 31 last year. (No drugs, in case anyone was wondering, most likely congenital.)

    Every bit of me ached and begged for it not to be true when I found out, and no amount of wishing or praying could change it. For a long time, I was very depressed - she was my "Bobby Jean" - and I almost chose to follow her where she went. After a while, though, I realized that there was a legacy she'd left behind, and I had a duty to step up and take her place.

    I give my life over to fulfill some of the work she left behind, and to accomplish the things we talked about. It gives me a sense of purpose that I lacked after she was gone.
    ncc74656mon August 14, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis songs about being stuck, "fairytale so tragic " and being unable to escape, "no prince to break the spell".
    The chance has "Forever come and gone", and now he's "countin' on a miracle".
    We don't know what in particular he is talking about, the songs significance relies on the idividual to interpret its deeper meaning and relevence.

    For me, i haven't pinpointed its relevence to me, but lines such as "There ain't no storybook story" and "There's no never-ending song" remind me of how things may not be the way i want them to be, but wht i have cannot go on forever.

    What about you?
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    contactwhallon February 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the acoustic version of this song from the "Essential Springsteen" compilation
    Cherub Rockon October 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy idea is that it talks about someone needing help, possibly divine, to accomplish something.
    blondxgurlyon April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is written from the perspective of someone who lost a loved one, perhaps in the World Trade Center. Not knowing whether or not they're alive and they're praying for intervention of some kind. And then they find out that they're dead ... "There's no fairy tale ending.." and "Sleeping Beauty awakes from her dream with a kiss from her lovers lips" well this woman doesn't that because the loved one died. And all that remains are memories.
    NGwarfareon August 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti have the same meaning NGwarfare. It's about losing a loved one, and first don't believe she is really gone. I love especially the last lines where he on her funeral takes farewell of his love with this lines:
    Your heaven's here in my heart
    Our love's this dust beneath my feet
    Just this dust beneath my feet
    If I'm gonna live
    I'll lift my life
    Darlin' to you
    jovadon August 14, 2008   Link

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