I've been living it my way
I've been living itfor my self
It's the things that you don't say about the way that I know you've felt
Everything right in my eyes, two are one and as a whole
Pour yourself into my life, I can't feel without your soul

Say that you'll find no one else
I pray that you find nothing
To tarnish the shine on what we've built
Beneath you and I
Living our lives, evergreen

I've been given the one thing
I've been given the greatest gift
I've been sheltered on my way
Covered by all you give
Greater good shines in my sky
I bathe in its precious glow
Grounded in the heart of life
I've got something that can grow

Say that you'll find no one else
I pray that you find nothing
To tarnish the shine on what we've built
Beneath you and I

Not affected by the ever changing world around us
We're protected by the things we share so deep inside us
Say that you'll stay
We'll stay evergreen
Evergreen

Say that you'll find no one else
I pray that you find nothing
To tarnish the shine on what we've built
Beneath you and I
Living our lives
Evergreen


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    General CommentActually... the lyrics nowhere imply that a relationship has ended. Everything is in the present, as if the relationship still exists. It is more about someone insecure in a relationship he that doesn't want to ever go sour. He can't imagine her with someone else and just wants it all to work out. He is trying to hold on to the magic: "We'll stay evergreen" meaning that their relationship will not be tarnished and remain pure.

    Both versions of this song are absolutely brilliant.
    GilliganXon May 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think its about a relationship that he knew was what he wanted and needed but it went sour and hes just hoping that she'll realize they were meant for eachother and she doesn't find anyone or anything to say otherwise and they get back together
    jrucco3230on January 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with mattezyk on the meaning of the song. It is about a relationship that ended and he knows they're meant to be and that underneath all the BS it's still "evergreen" and perfect.


    BTW, I highly recommend that people get the Black Porch Acoustic Sessions album. It's 6 songs: Breakdown, Brother, Evergreen, Follow the Sun Down, Free, and Storm. It's amazing and I find that some of the songs are more powerful on this album than on Twleve Year Silence.
    lovehate25on March 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwill young spoiled this title for me.
    straightlineson February 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGilliganX is absolutely right. This song has to do with insecurity, the hope someone will stay with this person and be faithful til the end of their lives. Thus, Evergreen is implying the point of death, hopefully with this loved one still at their side. Evergreen is often associated with death and renewal of life.
    NorskHelgenon February 15, 2012   Link

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