Daisy, give yourself away,
Look up at the rain
The beautiful display,
of power and surrender
Giving us today,
when she gives herself away

Rain, another rainy day,
It comes up from the ocean
To give herself away,
She comes down easy
Oh rich and debt, the same,
When she gives herself away,

Let it go,
Daisy let it go
Open up your fists
This fallen world,
Doesn't hold your interest,
Doesn't hold your soul,
Daisy let it go

Pain, give yourself a name,
Call yourself contrition,
Avarice or blame
Giving isn't easy,
And neither is the rain,
when she gives herself away

Daisy, why another day?
Why another sunrise?
Who's will take the blame,
For all redemptive motion?
And every rainy day,
when he gives himself away

Let it go,
Daisy let it go,
Open your fists
This fallen world,
Doesn't hold your interest,
Doesn't doesn't hold your soul,
Daisy let it go

Let it go (ooh...)

Let it go.
Let it go.
And you let it (Go, go!)
Let it go (Go! Let it go! Let it go! Go!)
(Let it go!)
(Let it go,)


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Daisy song meanings
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  • +4
    General CommentI think it is not referring to a person, but Daisy as in the flower - it seems to fit with the other references to the rain and the sunshine. The daisy/rain/sunshine seems to be an analogy for God and us. We are the Daisies, rooted in the ground (the world) but longing to "let go" and fly away, knowing that the ground "doesnt hold your interest, doesnt hold your soul". The rain and sunshine are the trials of life, the good and the bad coming from above. "Whos to take the blame for all redemptive motion and every rainy day?" - the same good God is behind it all.

    It seems like another beautiful Switchfoot reminder to stay strong, weather the storms of life, put your hope where it belongs, and dont hold on too tight to this fallen world in which we live.

    Thats what it seemed like to me, anyway.
    OnDistantShoreson December 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is awesome.

    "This fallen world/ Doesn't hold your interest/ Doesn't hold your soul/ Daisy let it go."

    sweet song.
    mr_e_87on September 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is sooo good. It's a great way to finish the album, dare i say its even better than 'twenty-four' on the Beautiful Letdown? Twenty-Four was a beautiful song and I love it, but its a pretty personal song, whereas Daisy is relevant to everyone. This song is saying that this world isnt what we want, it isnt what we find ourselves in and we have to let go of it. We have to live for something more than this world
    AiR7oNon October 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song, but I don't understand the whole 'Daisy' thing. Why 'Daisy'? Does it have a hidden reference or meaning or is it just a cool word/name? Could someone tell me because it's driving me insane,
    shirvson October 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.
    I kinda think that they're giving the message to "let go" of this worldly place we live in and remind ourselves of our home in heaven. Thats my opinion on the matter :P
    clairpatraon December 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.
    I kinda think that they're giving the message to "let go" of this worldly place we live in and remind ourselves of our home in heaven. Thats my opinion on the matter :P
    clairpatraon December 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks for that OnDistantShores, very coherent. Your explanation has brought so much more meaning to this song to me.
    shirvson December 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts a very bitter-sweet song isn't it? It speaks to me about letting go the pain of this world and embracing heaven. Lots of weather analogies.
    Joegirlon February 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, like OnDistantShores said, I think this song is asking a daisy flower to give itself away-- to bloom, rather than hold back. Jon takes the rain as an example and basically tells the daisy: look at how the rain and sunshine gives itself away so that you can exist! so take the cue and open yourself up, let go, bloom, so that everyone can see you not as an unbloomed bud but for the beautiful way you were created to look, as a flower.

    Obviously, he's not talking to a daisy for real, but taking it as an example to encourage people who need to let go, to pour oneself out like the Rain. Like Him, "when He gives Himself away."

    I love the part where Jon hums nasally.. the song has such an amazing rainy-day vibe. And the climax where the whole band kicks in.

    Jon Foreman: "Ah, daisy! sweet daisy... this one is my wife's favorite. I wrote it a while ago yet somehow it didn't make it onto the last record. I'm really thankful it didn't; I don't think we were ready for it then. Some songs age like wine and others age like milk finding a sour, over-thought, overproduced end. This one lasted for a long time and kept getting better. I feel really great about how it came out. In fact the end of the tune might be my favorite rock moment on the record, ironic because the beginning of the tune is anything but rock- so sparse and pretty. Because of the different tuning, it's a pain to get the guitar back to normal afterwards so we've never played this one live. I want to wait for just the right moment. I remember chad was hitting so hard on this one that he ended up breaking the kick pedal on the last hit of the song, he shouts out,"I think I broke the kick pedal!" We ended up cutting it out for the record because it seemed a little camp. Maybe we'll put it up online or something, because it needs to be heard. Classic Chad: the man with the iron foot strikes again! For me, this is an appropriate way to finish the record- A song about letting go."
    born2xlon March 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always looked at Daisy as a girl, and letting a grudge go. But I should've known it couldn't be that simple. I own every Switchfoot cd and it's never that simple. I guess I was kind of wrong, but kind of right in a way too.

    When I got this cd I was so pumped, but I listened to it and hated it. I was so disappointed, but over time it grew on me. They're great.
    swft24on March 21, 2006   Link

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