Let me be your everlasting light
Your sun when there is none
I'm a shepherd for you
And I'll guide you through
Let me be your everlasting light

Let me be your everlasting light
Your home when there is cold
In me you can confide
When no one's by your side
Let me be your everlasting light

Oh baby, can't you see
It's shining just for you
Loneliness is over
Dog days are through
They're through

Let me be your everlasting light
Your train going away from pain
Love is the coal that makes this train roll
Let me be your everlasting light

Yeah, let me be your everlasting light
Let me be your everlasting light
Be your everlasting light


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    My InterpretationI Agree, it is most deffinatly about his love for a woman and wanting her to truely love him and have him be her everything, i also feel that it's a reaching out to her to confide in him and that maybe he was in a situation where a woman wouldnt open up to him and trust him, especially considering the next song in the album is next girl and the lyrics in that song include "my next girl will be nothing like my ex-girl, it was a painful death now i got a second chance" and "i wanted love, but not for myself, but for the girl so she could love herself" this screams out to me that her not opening up to him ruined the relationship...exactly the same situation i have just been through, and its so dis-heartening and hurtful which is ironic because they dont want to open up to you in fear of getting hurt...

    i also agree with mellow about there not being any of the ladys perspective or how she was feeling, but if his situation was anything like mine its hard to know really how someone feels if they dont open up to you.

    to perkovich, sure there is sexual lust in there, all guys have that, but thats not solely what its about, like i said before, that is especially the case when you juxtapose it with the next track in the album...
    ageinyouthon May 16, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is clearly about God. God is the everlasting light because He is the everlasting God. God is the sheperd that guides us. God is love and love is what makes His train roll. Im not gonna type all the lyrics because its already there but keep God in mind when you read it over again. If you ever read the bible or had someone talk to you about the bible then you would know. It does not have to do with a love of a woman or man but God telling you about Himself that He has a powerful love for you and all.
    itaintmebabe714on February 06, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIf sound can take the shape of light and give you a loving hug...this song got it.
    Anyone else notice the poetic metrical feet of the words? I go into more detail about it here and would like to hear your thoughts about it:
    tproll.wordpress.com/2014/12/25/if-light-and-sound-could-hug-you-in-a-warm-blanket/
    tprollon December 25, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song- it is the perfect start to one of the best albums of 2010.

    As for the meaning- pretty straight forward, a man wants to be everything to the woman he loves.
    kristaseleneon May 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDan's voice is great on this one. These guys know how to open an album that is for sure.
    schromeon May 15, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think it's interesting how this song is about the man's love---apparently it's everlasting...or he thinks it is, wants it to be. still there's nothing said about how the lady feels. although i would presume his sentiment's reciprocated, given the upbeat presentation. some musician could really turn some heads by playing this with a heart-break vibe, like a guy pleading his case to a cold heart.

    merry listening.
    mellowon May 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAgreed the lyrics are straightforward, but surprised nobody's come out and said this song is solely about a dude that wants to love a woman, and I mean LOVE a woman. It's such a pure blues expression of sexual lust. The soundtrack of this man's libido.
    Perkovichon March 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI adore this song and it really does make an awesome opening track for a great album!
    conolacagueon August 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI was pregnant when this album came out, and I sang it almost every day to my unborn baby. At that time in my life, it made more sense to me that the song was from a father to his child than to a lover, especially since the second verse is actually "I'll hold and never scold," rather than, "Your home when there is cold." It's really sweet, actually, when you listen to it from that perspective.
    kellilou3on December 27, 2011   Link

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