"Meaning" as written by and Gavin Degraw....
Hail to the light that my baby watches me
In the darkness of the window
I can hardly get to sleep
Wish for the hour that
The nighttime soon shall pass
And the morning dew will bring us
To a day our souls can last

Love has a reason
There's a meaning to the world
We're giving love

Situation candlelight
Enough to see the bits around you
But it's never very bright
Stare at a memory
You, through the grapevine, heard the truth
It's good to learn from your mistakes
But that only works in youth

Love has a reason
There's a meaning to the world
We're giving love

Restless minds, curtain calls follow fanfares
Troubled hearts, just a walk down the hall
Restless hearts, you take a punch just to land one
Troubled minds, it's only fair after all

Mounting, the trail, but you've got it in sight
Sometimes the only way is jumping
I hope you're not afraid of heights
Reach in my pocket for a bill that isn't there
And to face all of the undoings
Still isn't more than I can bear

Love has a reason
There's a meaning to the world
We're giving love
Giving love
Love, love
It's always been good to me
It's always been good to me

Love has reason
There's a meaning to the world
We're giving love

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"Meaning" as written by Gavin Degraw

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    General CommentThis song is beautiful. It is saying that love is the main reason for living. I think it is also alluding to the fact that if you love and have a love it makes everything worth while. It makes life great. I wish I could say I know the feeling...
    Jess0628on April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song on the CD! It is so beautiful. It is definately saying that love makes life worth living. My favorite line is "Sometimes the only way is jumping, I hope you're not afraid of heights"
    GavinDegrawfan12on April 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAll a can say is what a BEAUTIFUL song. Best one on the album!!!!!
    diegorockusaon September 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, "Sometimes our only way is jumping, I hope you're not afraid of heights." Great line, means that sometime we hae to take chances and risks in life, and hoping that you are not afraid to fall flat on your face and pick yourself back up. Or im retarded?
    New Year's Projecton November 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgavins a genius
    gonletitslideon June 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite gavin degraw song. i love the part "stare at a memory, you through the grapevine heard the truth. its good to learn from your mistakes, but that only works in youth". i feel like its saying that a lot of times things aren't how they seemed at the moment they happened, and only looking back can you see the truth to the situation. however, there's only a certain amount of time you can look back and learn, if you get too old then you might not have the time. also, i agree with everyone else, "sometimes the only way is jumping, i hope you're not afraid of heights." is an awesome line-soo true!
    kms91on December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentShame on whoever tipped of MTV of Gavins brilliance. Now he stands before droves of teenagers who just fancy him for the time being cause someone practically told them to, instead of appearing in front of a small audience acoustic. This kind of music should not be spoon-fed to the masses by music channels. It shall be found by oneself, to make it associate with a special memory. However, to get to the point, I think this song about a guy who is crazy in love with a girl; hence he watches her sleep and can hardly wait for her to wake up. And some of the other lyrics tip of that he took a chance and sacrificed to get her, and that it was totally worth it. The acoustic version of this song sets the right mood.
    abbelitoon January 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentvery beautiful song, and true cuz love is making everything worth it, the meaning with life is love.. share his feelings :)
    innoxiouson February 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song gives me hope about love.
    love makes life worth living is the message i get.

    beautiful. the lyrics. †he melody. the vocals. everything.
    ninaluvsallon August 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is about earning from the experiences of love.

    "Restless minds; curtain calls follow fanfares." This means that love can be here and gone as fast as a play begins and ends.

    "Troubled hearts; just a walk down the hall." It's easy to take a walk down a hall. It's also very easy to get hurt.

    "Restless hearts; you take a punch just to land one." Even if you try really hard, sometimes it's just not enough.

    "Troubled minds; it's only fair after all." Just accept it and move on. New love will come.

    BEST LYRICS EVER. I love Gavin.
    maryb1009on February 03, 2007   Link

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