"Let Your Love Be Strong" as written by and Jon Foreman....
In this world of news
I've found nothing new
I've found nothing pure
Maybe I'm just idealistic to assume that truth
Could be fact and form
That love could be a verb
Maybe I'm just a little misinformed

As the dead moon rises
And the freeways sigh
Let the trains watch over the tides and the mist
Spinning circles in our skies tonight
Let the trucks roll in from Los Angeles
Maybe our stars are unanimously tired

Let your love be strong
And I don't care what goes down
Let your love be strong enough
To weather through the thunder clouds
Fury and thunder clap
Like stealing the fire from your eyes
All of my world hanging on your love

Let the wars begin
Let my strength wear thin
Let my fingers crack
Let my world fall apart
Train the monkeys on my back to fight
Let it start tonight
When my world explodes
When my stars touch the ground
Falling down like broken satellites

Let your love be strong
And I don't care what goes down
Let your love be strong enough
To weather through the thunder clouds
Fury and thunder clap
Like stealing the fire from your skies
All that I am hanging on
All of my world resting on your love


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"Let Your Love Be Strong" as written by Jon Foreman

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    General Commentthis song is beautiful and honest. we need God's love amongst the world and its turmoil. Tim said it was a prayer from him to God about His love staying strong. the interview is at hearitfirst.com so go check it out! (if you haven't already!)
    gravity12on January 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song feels like the sister of
    'let that be enough'
    Oh! Emilyon February 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHey everyone. Love this song to bits. How can one describe it? I don't think it's possible, just beautiful. Anyway, to me it's just saying so much in this world is not how it's meant to be and all that's left that is honest and worth holding onto is love, God's and our own. A simple message but whoever said it needed to be complex, it's just beautifully conveyed.
    Interesting question. I the line 'maybe our stars are unanimously tired' do you think Jon's referring to 'stars' as in the stars in the sky or 'stars' as in celebrity stars? I just assumed he meant stars in the sky but the reference to Los Angeles in the line before suggests he could mean celebrities. I don't know the relevance of that, just an random thought I had. Love to hear your views.
    shirvson March 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about all the bad things going on in this world. So he asks god for help in the hard times.

    In this world of news
    I've found nothing new
    I've found nothing pure
    Maybe I'm just idealistic to assume that truth
    Could be fact and form
    That love could be a verb
    Maybe I'm just a little misinformed

    There is nothing good in the news.
    He thought there was good in this world.
    But he got the feeling he was mistaking from watching the news.

    As the dead moon rises
    And the freeways sigh
    Let the trains watch over the tides and the mist
    Spinning circles in our skies tonight
    Let the trucks roll in from Los Angeles
    Maybe our stars are unanimously tired

    As the world rests from all the bad things happening in the world. Ready to gain strenght for another day.

    Let your love be strong
    And I don’t care what goes down
    Let your love be strong enough
    To weather through the thunder clouds
    Fury and thunder clap
    Like stealing the fire from your eyes
    All of my world hanging on your love

    He says gods help is needed in this dark times.

    Let the wars begin
    Let my strength wear thin
    Let my fingers crack
    Let my world fall apart
    Train the monkeys on my back to fight
    Let it start tonight
    When my world explodes
    When my stars touch the ground
    Falling down like broken satellites

    Feels like he really had it and he wants it 2 end. For a better life. So he says if the world doesn't change, it will go to hell. And he doesn't see it changing without god. So if yhe world won't listen why not let the world explode right away. Cause he can't take it anymore

    Let your love be strong
    And I don’t care what goes down
    Let your love be strong enough
    To weather through the thunder clouds
    Fury and thunder clap
    Like stealing the fire from your skies
    All that I am hanging on
    All of my world resting on your love

    All the strenght he has left comes from god and not from the evil world
    CAMeyeon June 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song....can you tell by my username?? :) switchfoot is just amazing thats all i can say...
    leturluvbstrongon June 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentVery poetic song, and wonderfully composed. The second verse, with the drums and strings backing, is very powerful.

    Crescendo-- the like "train the monkeys on my back to fight" refers to the expression "monkey on my back" (see Led Zeppelin's "Nobody's Fault but Mine")... the expression is another way of saying that you have a problem that is burdening your mind.

    I think in that line, and in that stanza in general, Jon is asking for all that is already slowly happening to quickly commence (wars beginning, the world falling to pieces) and get it over with.
    Stone Freeon September 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThese are the clips on the website. I'm changing all these to the full songs when the CD comes out.
    eltroyo11on October 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSomeone one posted the lyrics not on the clip on the switchfoot board, so I'm not sure if they are right. If anyone could send me the itunes interview, since I don't have iTunes, that would be much appreciated.
    eltroyo11on October 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti know the last part of this is right... I recorded part of it at a show with my cell.

    But I love this song. Jon uses it to calm the audience down, then does DYTM to end it on a great note... Amazing live show.
    LNikkyon November 04, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Let your love be strong, and I don't care what goes down
    Let your love be strong enough to weather through the thunder cloud
    Fury and thunder clap like stealing the fire from your eyes
    All of my world hanging on your love"

    Apparently.

    This a great song by the way. :D
    Loona3on November 04, 2006   Link

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