Oh, I'm a wandering soul
I'm still walking the line that leads me home
Alone
All I know
I still got mountain to climb
On my own
On my own

Do you love me enough to let me go?
Do you love me enough to let me go?
To let me follow through
To let me fall for you, my love
Do you love me enough to let me go?

Back from the dead of winter
Back from the dead and all our leaves are dry
You're so beautiful tonight
(Do you love me enough to let me go?)

Back from the dead we went through
Back from the dead and both our tongues are tied
You look beautiful tonight
(Do you love me enough to let me go?)

But every seed dies before it grows

Do you love me enough to let me go?
Do you love me enough to let me go?
To let me follow through
To let me fall for you, my love
Do you love me enough to let me go?

Breathe it in
And let it go
Every breath you take is not yours to own
It's not yours to hold
Do you love me enough to let me go?

Do you love me enough to let me go?
Do you love me enough to let me go?
To let me follow through
To let me fall for you, my love
Do you love me enough to let me go?


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  • +6
    General CommentJon Foreman- "This one started with the guitar hook I came up with during sound-check; however, most of the song took shape in a hotel room in Australia. I was thinking about how love (not just lust or codependency that commonly flood the tunes on the airways) actually involves quite a bit of faith. There's a lot of letting go involved. Two souls in love is an intricate dance of give and take. I can be a fairly solitary person from time to time. Sure, I love being with people, but I also need time alone. I guess I thrive on the poles. So this song is about the dance involved in a relationship the coming together and letting go. The song equates love with breathing- pulling in and releasing. Or a seed, for the seed to grow it has to be dropped and buried.

    In our barcode media, love is often portrayed as consumption. As consumers in a commercial driven culture we can begin to view other souls as objects, or potential cures for our deepest fears and insecurities. "Perhaps if I found the right lover I would no longer feel this deep existential despair." But of course no human soul could be the Constant Other, the face that will never go away. Only the infinite can fill that role. But the silence can be deafening. It's a fearful thing to be alone. Do you love me enough to let me go? "I can't live without you"- "I would die if you ever left me"- These are not the songs of love, these are the songs of consumption."
    cheeseninjaon November 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningHere are my two cents. This is a great meaningful song. I would agree with the above comments but i would like to add that this piece could have a spiritual side to it. Like the fact that god had to send his son to earth to die for the sins of humanity. In other words He had to let Him go. Also the last line in verse 2 could be referring to Jesus' death so that many other could "grow" to know the Father.
    andkaz7on January 19, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe the fifth line says, "I still got mountains to climb." mountain is plural there.
    I love the chorus, particularly these lines:

    "Do you love me enough to let me go?
    To let me follow through
    To let me fall for you, my love"

    I think they mean that sometimes you gotta let go of someone you love for them to realise they love you back, to LET them follow through and fall for you, instead of you just assuming they love you back.. I don't think it's saying you have to like break up or discontinue your relationship, you just maybe gotta let go of that assumption and let them follow through by their own self. I love how Switch foot put it, "follow through."

    _hello_on March 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust a guess:
    love is trust, so what if we replace all those 'love' with trust?
    the lyric is with doubts where the protagonist do not know if the person he/she love love(trust) him/her enough or not to let him/her do what he/she must do

    Do you love me enough to let me go?
    To let me follow through
    To let me fall for you, my love
    Do you love me enough to let me go?
    -my interpretion-
    Do you trust me enough to let me go?
    To let me follow through
    To let me trust in you, my love
    Do you trust me enough to let me go?
    avatarkimon March 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's really about that "do you love me enough..." love with all aspekts...
    sometimes time without the partner is soo important! you make your thoughts about different things and maybe ask yourself what is going wrong or right? sometimes it's really hard to let your partner have that "free-time" maybe because of less trust but i think it's more than that.
    when you really love your partner then you will give the ok for a night without you. just he and his best friend. you know, that he needs that time. and your love will not die, just because you don't have him in front of you... your love is maybe so strong, that it even longs to him at that time. your mind is full of thoughts about him.
    you have to let the otherone go that he can come back again and "follow" again. and when you let him go, he will "fall for you" again if he really loves you and if you do...
    and I think that is the real test in a relationship. when you are parted: how strong is your love, how much can it last?
    do you love me enough, to let me go?
    juhlscheon December 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great break-up song. I love it!
    bd27on March 13, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just came across this song yesterday and i love it. i cant believe i haven't heard it and its been out for 2 years. the past 2 years ive been going through this, a guy ive know since high school i realized i had feelings for too late. he had been in love with me(infatuation i suppose) but nevertheless he was really into me and tried so hard to be with me. at the time i didn't know what i wanted, but looking back im glad i didnt stay with him because 2 years later i think about it and maybe we wouldnt have lasted anyway and i wouldnt have become a stronger person for having to let him go. also ive learned many things from other experiences and people i never would have known if i were still with him. and the same goes for him. although i still love him deeply, i think about him every day. he still shows up in my dreams and when he's around me in dreams i still feel drawn to him.
    what cheeseninja said about the meaning is real deep, every one in relationships and sad songs are all about taking in love, that if they loved them enough they wouldn't let them go but it's actually the opposite, love is patience and you need to be patient when you let the one you love go and live..if they come back then it will be beautiful and if not, then God has someone else for you. love is about having faith.
    puppylickeron May 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I first heard this song it made me think of a boyfriend girlfriend break up and that's probably the real answer at first. I thought this song meant that this person was overly attached to him or her and didn't want to leave him or her and that him or her is saying that it's time for us to move on and leave each others life and if you truly love me then you must let me go and let me live freely.
    NobodyXIIIon September 16, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI might be overthinking things, but here it goes.

    (Switchfoot is a Christan band, keep that in mind)

    Love, real, true love, is only possible through Jesus. Through his love we are supposed to model all kinds of relationships, platonic and romantic.
    So one important thing to ask yourself before you enter a relationship (especially romantic) is wether or not you are ready/mature enough to love someone with Jesus' perfect love. Now of course, we are human and perfect is impossible for us to attain. But we are compelled to try.

    In this song, this guy is a "wandering soul" who has "mountains to climb on his own". This whole song its obvious he has feeling for the girl he's talking about, but based on true love, he wants her to wait for him... till he's ready... and to do that she has to let him go.

    But at the same time he wants her to know he is falling for her.

    Like normal humans in love, they want to be together. But in the name of his true love they are both thinking about what's best for each other. One of the highest act s of love is giving someone the oppertunity to reject you. Which is why the singer is asking, "Do you love me enough to let me go?"

    ...hits home.
    hikoshounenon October 08, 2013   Link

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