"Let Your Love Grow Tall" as written by and Michael Angelakos....
In pastures blue and green
I'll follow you and you'll follow me
My fabrics mystery
I'll wave your loyalty in the freezing
Breeze so desperately

And another one comes down
And another one comes down
And another one comes down

I think I see my life
He bows all slyly and gentle-like
He's never had the right
I've never lived without
His sad and jealous eyes

And another one comes down
And another one comes down
And another one comes down

They'd say
Let your love grow tall
Let your love grow tall

Tall as the grass in the meadow?
Or the dunes on the shore?
Like the buildings in the city?
And your children on the floor?

Like the darkness in the forest?
Like my frightened worried eyes?
Or the roots in the soil?
Are skies telling lies?

But it's the thought that counts
Quiet minds don't know their worth
They know what to do
So I'll pray for them and I'll pray for you
Till my face turns blue

And another one comes down
And another one comes down
And another one comes down

They'd say
Let your love grow tall
Let your love grow tall

Tall as the grass in the meadow?
Or the dunes on the shore?
Like the buildings in the city?
And your children on the floor?

Like the darkness in the forest?
Like my frightened worried eyes?
Or the roots in the soil?
Are skies telling lies?


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"Let Your Love Grow Tall" as written by Michael Angelakos

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    General CommentThese lyrics are beautiful!
    Rubix-Kubeon June 03, 2009   Link
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    General Comment
    this song is seriously amazing.

    it flows so beautifully and the lyrics are the icing on the cake.

    wethrewourshoesintotheoceanon July 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWell it's pretty clear that the singer has a different meaning about something than other people.

    Perhaps he is in doubt about something according to relationships..
    He thinks he is jealous and isn't able to love or just isn't in love. And other people are like: Don't worry, love will come! Just be patient, you will start to have those feelings once :) "Let your love grow tall!"

    But he doesn't agree, he thinks they are stupid "I'll pray for them" ..
    Though I'm not sure at all.
    Great song anyway.
    Yellowheartballoonson November 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentRather than "They know now what to do", I think it's "They know *not* what to do", which makes more sense in context:

    It's the thought that counts
    No, quiet minds don't know their worth
    They know not what to do
    So I'll pray for them
    And I'll pray for you 'til my face turns blue
    kane5187on December 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely agree that its a real gem of a song

    I think its about organised religion and how following a structured belief system can be frustrating. It sounds like he is criticising those who preach because it sounds good but their words dont have real meaning. Thats why there are so many questions in the chorus, he's questioning what it all truly means.

    I think this is also the case in the verse that begins "Its the thought that counts". This verse praises those who have the best intentions in life, but for whatever reason may not live them out properly. While some religions condemn these people as sinful, this song says that its what you meant and felt that counts throughout life that matters in the end. He also says that he'll pray for people til hes blue meaning that just because he isnt very religious, doesnt mean he doesnt care very deeply, which is what matters in the end.

    He wants to follow his own beliefs and feelings, rather than an organised religion, a nod to this i feel is in the 1st line "In pastures blue and green/I'll follow you and you'll follow me". It reminds me of bible stories about being led into green pastures but finding your own way there.

    probably read way too much into this

    peace
    franny04on January 15, 2010   Link

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