"Gran Torino" as written by Jamie Cullum, Clint Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood and Michael Stevens....
So tenderly
Your story is
Nothing more
Than what you see
Or
What you've done
Or will become
Standing strong
Do you belong
In your skin
Just wondering

Gentle now
The tender breeze
Blows
Whispers through
My Gran Torino
Whistling another
Tired song

Engine hums
And bitter dreams
Grow
Heart locked
In a Gran Torino
It beats
A lonely rhythm
All night long
It beats
A lonely rhythm
All night long
It beats
A lonely rhythm
All night long

Realign all
The stars
Above my head
Warning signs
Travel far
I drink instead
On my own
Oh, how I've known
The battle scars
And worn out beds

Gentle now
A tender breeze
Blows
Whispers through
A Gran Torino
Whistling another
Tired song

Engines hum
And bitter dreams
Grow
Heart locked
In a Gran Torino
It beats
A lonely rhythm
All night long

These streets
Are old
They shine
With the things
I've known
And breaks
Through
The trees
Their sparkling

Your world
Is nothing more
Than all
The tiny things
You've left
Behind

So tenderly
Your story is
Nothing more
Than what you see
Or
What you've done
Or will become
Standing strong
Do you belong
In your skin
Just wondering

Gentle now
A tender breeze
Blows
Whispers through
The Gran Torino
Whistling another
Tired song
Engines hum
And bitter dreams
Grow
A heart locked
In a Gran Torino
It beats
A lonely rhythm
All night long

May I be
So bold and stay
I need someone
To hold
That shudders
My skin
Their sparkling

Your world
Is nothing more
Than all
The tiny things
You've left
Behind

So realign
All the stars
Above my head
Warning signs
Travel far
I drink instead
On my own
Oh
How I've known
The battle scars
And worn out beds

Gentle now
A tender breeze
Blows
Whispers through
The Gran Torino
Whistling another
Tired song
Engines hum
And better dreams
Grow
Heart locked
In a Gran Torino
It beats
A lonely rhythm
All night long
It beats
A lonely rhythm
All night long
It beats
A lonely rhythm
All night long


Lyrics submitted by thekep1014

"Gran Torino" as written by Jamie Cullum Clint Eastwood

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Gran Torino song meanings
Add your thoughts

5 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    General CommentI can't believe I'm the first to comment. Well the song seems to be what the movie revolves around, which is forgiveness and redemption.
    These streets are old
    They shine with the things I've known
    And breaks through the trees
    Their sparkling

    Your world
    Is nothing more
    Than all
    The tiny things
    You've left behind
    This is refering to the fact that everything changes in life accept for what you do not allow to change
    the Gran Torino his house these never change he is a prisoner to the Gran Torino and his way of life. He cherishes the car and it is the only thing that he has that gives him joy. Despite the atrocities of war and the things he confesses the Gran Torino is what keeps him sane almost and happy. When he confesses he no longer needs the car or anything he is at peace and he knows even if he is gone what he had done or had "the Gran Torino" will live on and be his legacy, a good memory or an accomplishment.
    BrycePaason February 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'Gran Torino' is a very powerful, nostalgic ballad. It really makes me think of how bittersweet memories of your life can be. Imagine looking back and having regrets, big regrets, and feeling pain. This song really moves me. I was born in the seventies so I have some nostalgia about muscle cars and what they mean to me. Whenever I see one whether it's cherry or not, I'm back in my head, back in the past, when they were all over the streets. The music, my family, how I used to be so full of hope for the future, my future. Now, I'm not innocent anymore. Times are tough, being an adult is tough, and sometimes I wish I could know what it feels like to be so full of hope and innocence again. That's what that song means to me.
    deezineron July 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh man.....
    What a beautiful song. Full of beauty and bittersweetness.

    Jamie sings it just perfectly, with the right amount of melancholy.

    For me this is an instant classic and a beautiful ending to the Eastwood movie.

    "The world is nothing more than all the tiny things you've left behind..."
    Tyler2004durdenon April 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Jamie Cullum. His way of expressing bittersweet melancholy is unique. So after watching the movie, this tune made su much sense...
    The lyrics couldn't be more perfect. Deep and simple at the same time. That line "The world is nothing more than all the tiny things you've left behind" says to me everything about the main subject of the film and the fragility of our lives. It really touched me, brought me to tears like old Jamie tunes.
    Gabigson June 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningWhat a powerful song for a powerful movie. It really does sum up the movie.
    ThoR294on September 04, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain