"More Than This" as written by Stephan Douglas Jenkins and Vanessa Carlton....
Cradling stones
Hold fire bright
As crickets call out
To the moonlight
And as you lean in
To steal a kiss
I'll never need more than this

We all share the pain
Of our histories
But the ache goes away
If you could see
This night under stars
Well I call it peace
If you say ill never need more than this

And the trees grow so thick
You can barely see through
And the forest bestows
All the simplest of truths
And you think you'll be happy
If granted one more wish
But the truth is
You'll never need more
You'll never need more
You'll never need more than this.

Want so much in this life
There's so much to be
We sail through our youth
So impatiently
Until we see
That the years move along
And soldiers and heroes come home
And they carry a song don't

Live in forgotten times
May this always remind
You of the sea under the skies
You looking glass ?
Lets make this our story
Lets live in the glory
Time it fades away precious as a song
'cause someday we'll be gone

Cradling stones
Hold fire bright.
As we watch the glow
Of the morning light
Someday our bones here they will lie
And so we sing

As the years move along
And soldiers and heroes come home
And they carry a song
Lets make this our story
Lets live in the glory
Time it fades away precious as a song
'Cause someday we'll be gone


Lyrics submitted by jordaaan

"More Than This" as written by Vanessa Carlton Stephan Douglas Jenkins

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    General CommentI think this song is about how she is in a relationship which she is completely and totally happy with and feels that it's all she needs, her partner seems to want more and shes telling him he doesn't need anything more than her.

    "lets make this our story
    lets live in the glory "

    I think she is trying to say they should just be totally happy witheachother and just live to the full together because "time if fades away"

    i really like this song!
    jordaaanon September 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with jordaaan.

    "and you think you'll be happy / if granted one more wish / but the truth is / you'll never need more than this" is pretty self explanatory - jus appreciate what you've got, the present, the time is now cos "time it fades away ... someday we'll be gone".

    Jeez this song gives me goosebumps.
    lovelyboneson October 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentps, it's "blue looking glass" :]
    lovelyboneson October 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song!!!!!!
    I agree with jordaaan and lovelybones. I reallly don't know what to write... this totally is soooo beautiful!!! Me too, this song gave me goosebumps when I first listened to it!
    ayanaon October 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song means a lot to me
    its exactly what i need right now
    canvaswingson October 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentreminds me of
    dust in the wind
    Matt Holckon October 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can't wait to get this CD. I'm listening to the samples and I'm getting excited :p

    But I agree with everyone else. This song is about how happy she is with her life and love.

    Lovely and amazing.
    Embody Musicon November 26, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"And as you lean in
    To steal a kiss
    I'll never need more than this."

    Sigh! It reminds me of another song, "love is all you need." You can have another wish if you want, like Vanessa sings, but in the end, love is what truly makes us happy.

    I also like these lines:
    "We all share the pain
    of our histories
    but the ache goes away "

    Our pasts are sometimes hard to accept, but love makes pain go away. "Live in the glory," the glory of love, the love of now.
    Rivadavia1695on December 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song, but "Don't" should be attached to "live in forgotten times"..
    Since that's what the line is saying: "Don't live in forgotten times"

    The choral work in this song is what makes it amazing for me. Absolutely incredible.
    jchas11on June 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhen I heard Vanessa Live she said this song was about how if everybody thought that they never needed more than what they have, then That would mean instant bliss, and if we all work hard we could achieve that. yep
    gracegrizzleon July 24, 2008   Link

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