Who kicked a hole in the sky
So the heavens would cry over me
Who stole the soul from the sun
In a world come undone at the seams

Let there be love
Let there be love

I hope the weather is calm
As you sail up your heavenly stream
Suspended clear in the sky
Are the words that we sing in our dreams


Let there be love
Let there be love
Let there be love
Let there be love

C'mon baby blue
Shake up your tired eyes
The world is waiting for you
May all your dreaming fill the empty sky

But if it makes you happy
Keep on clapping
Just remember I'll be by your side
And if you don't let go it's gonna pass you by

Who kicked a hole in the sky
So the heavens would cry over me
Who stole the soul from the sun
In a world come undone at the seams

Let there be love
Let there be love
Let there be love
Let there be love

Let there be love
Let there be love
Let there be love
Let there be love

Let there be love


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  • +4
    General CommentFools!! This is not a simple love song. Noel Gallagher is a deeper poet than that. This song is about the decline and fall of the modern Western powers and economies that is happening in our lifetime. Here is my translation.

    Who kicked a hole in the sky so the heavens would cry over me?
    Who's responsible for the ozone hole and acid rain?

    Who stole the soul from the sun in a world come undone at the seams?
    Where's the sacred joy of life gone in this wretched, evil violent world?

    Let there be love - Let there be love
    Why can't we simply have a world of love instead?

    I hope the weather is calm as you sail up your heavenly stream
    Will we ever see an end to conflict as long as we continue on our materialistic binge at the expense of the world's poor?

    Suspended clear in the sky are the words that we sing in our dreams
    The whole world is crying out a fairer deal - for something better
    Let there be love - Let there be love - Let there be love - Let there be love

    Come on baby blue
    Baby Blue = the West that aspires to conquer and dominate, as in Bob Dylan's 'It's all over now, BB'

    Shake up your tired eyes
    Controlling an ever-more-complex world militarily is a wearying pursuit

    The world is waiting for you
    The whole non-wealthy world is waiting for the West to wake up and find a better way to create a more equitable system

    May all your dreaming fill the empty sky
    May all the wealth and benefits the West enjoys and pursues be accessible to the poor (the empty sky) also

    But if it makes you happy Keep on clapping
    Clapping to make ourselves happy = patting ourselves on the back, reiterating the false hero/peace/bringers of democarcy/modernism narrative that the West has deceitfully promoted since the colonial age

    Just remember I'll be by your side
    Don't forget that we who don't agree with selfish Western policies but couldn't help being born in the West will suffer alongside the short-sighted policy makers of our nations

    And if you don't let go, it's gonna pass you by
    If we don't wake up and change to share the wealth of the world with out fellow man, our time as dominant national powers will be eclipsed by the new growth economies (eg, China, India, Taiwan) and we will become Second World countries.
    jmcallanon February 06, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General Commentto me, this song signifies how you should open up and let others into your world when you feel lonely, and when you feel that you have lost a part of who you are. Others will be by your side and remind you of the life you are missing out of if you don't 'let there be love' and if you block yourself from the obstacles of reality.
    itsavegon June 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUmmmm...these lyrics are now entirely and COMPLETELY wrong...with the exception of "Let there be love" :p...these are the lyrics to It's A Crime - the demo version of Let There Be Love...Let There Be Love has absolutely stunning lyrics one of the reasons why I love the song so much more now than in the demo form (It's a Crime)...ie first verse from the real one:
    "Who keeps a hole in the sky
    So the heavens would cry over me
    Who stole the soul from the sun
    In a world come undone at the seams"
    So yeah, I'm gonna try to submit the real lyrics...I suggest someone change the name of this to It's a Crime since there's no page for the demo lyrics yet anyway...
    jcphoenixon April 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPosted this up cause the lyrics posted by the other guy were the lyrics to It's a Crime, the demo version of Let There Be Love. As you can see, the lyrics to the real version are fantastic compared to the crappy lyrics on their demo. I couldn't believe how much better Let There Be Love was than the demo version...probably my favorite Oasis song since Gas Panic!
    jcphoenixon May 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentive listened to the whole album, its fucking awesome, as good as morning glory. this song is so good!!
    smegs05on May 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentokay i gotta say since i've heard the album, this is definately the best song (and the instrumental) and i love it, but that's also a bad thing becos the best song on here is a remake of a demo from years ago. my opinion (yell at me if you will) is that they write too many damn psychadelic songs now and haven't written an album with more than 2 or 3 pop songs for almost 10 years. oh well, i guess they gotta evolve and all that but honestly you never hear anything poppy at all like that anymore. let the yelling ensue
    rbf737on May 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe thing though is that while this is the best song on the album, it's one of those incredibly insanely great Oasis songs and the rest of the album is truly excellent as well. Though I'm not finding myself a big fan of Love Like a Bomb and Guess God Thinks I'm Abel (the soundclips were promising but the full versions were a bit disappointing to me...maybe I'll warm up to them with repeat listens?), I love everything else on the album...my other favorite song on this album is The Importance of Being Idle which I would post up but i can't figure out one or two lines in the song, but I fucking love the lyrics to that song and the melody is so damn catchy. Also big into Mucky Fingers and Part of this Queue though not as much as teh above two mentioned.
    jcphoenixon May 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLYRICS NOW =
    (LIAM)
    Who kicked a hole in the sky, so the heavens would cry over me?
    Who stole the soul from the sun in a world come undone at the seams?

    Let there be love (x2)

    I hope the weather is calm as you sail up your heavenly stream
    Suspended clear in the sky are the words that we sing in our dreams

    Let there be love (x4)

    (NOEL)
    Come on baby blue
    Shake up your tired eyes the world is waitin for you
    May all your dreaming fill the empty sky

    But if it makes you happy
    Keep on clapping
    Just rememeber i'll be by your side
    And if you dont let go
    Its gonna pass you by

    (LIAM)
    Who kicked a hole in the sky, so the heavens would cry over me?
    Who stole the soul from the sun in a world come undone at the seams?

    Let there be love (x9)
    RickXwaiteon May 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLet there be love, it's fucking amazing!!!! Oasis now are like the fenix, are reborning!!!!
    Rain_walkeron May 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGr8 song, but i prefer the new version. The lyrics are waaay better :OO
    keep rockin*
    MistyGunneron May 17, 2005   Link

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