"The Light" as written by and Sara Bareilles....
In the morning it comes, heaven sent a hurricane
Not a trace of the sun but I don't even run from rain
Beating out of my chest, my heart is holding on to you
From the moment I knew
From the moment I knew
You are the air in my breath filling up my love soaked lungs
Such a beautiful mess intertwined and overrun
Nothing better than this, oh, and then the storm can come
You feel just like the sun
Just like the sun

And if you say we'll be alright
I'm going to trust you, babe
I'm going to look in your eyes
And if you say we'll be alright
I'll follow you into the light

Never mind what I knew, nothing seems to matter now
Ooh, who I was without you, I can do without
No one knows where it ends, how it may come tumbling down
But I'm here with you now
I'm with you now

And if you say we'll be alright
I'm gonna to trust you, babe
I'm gonna look in your eyes
And if you say we'll be alright
I'll follow you into the light

Let the world come rush in
Come down hard, come crushing
All I need is right here beside me
I'm not enough, I swear it
Take my love and and wear it over your shoulders

And if you say we'll be alright
I'm gonna trust you, babe
I'm gonna look in your eyes
And if you say we'll be alright
I'll follow you into the light

The light
The light


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"The Light" as written by Sara Bareilles

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    General CommentTo me, this song is about loving life itself - and someone in your life, so much you're completely overrun with emotion. it's the simplest thing - still it's so complicated. You fear losing him/her, you fear your loved one might get hurt. You fear dying - but feel safe, free and almost immortal in his/her arms. It's bitter sweet. Harsh. And loving.

    "In the morning it comes heaven sent a hurricane
    Not a trace of the sun but I don't even run from rain
    Beating out of my chest, my heart is holding onto you"
    - intense emotions, she is desperately, almost uncontrollably attached to him, despite the fact that they seem to be separated from each other. Her strength is her emotions. Her ties to him.

    "You're the air in my breath filling up my love-soaked lungs
    Such a beautiful mess, intertwined and overrun
    Nothing better than this, knowing that the storm can come
    You feel just like the sun"
    - She is so completely overtaken by him and them together that she hardly matters (to herself). the two of them. that's it. The two of them - and the storm can come. He feels like the sun. He eases her troubled mind. Her heavy heart. Life is light. He feels like the sun.

    "If you say
    We'll be alright,
    I'm gonna trust you babe,
    Gonna look in your eyes.
    And if you say we'll be alright,
    I'll follow you into the light."
    - All she needs is him to believe in them, the two. She is afraid they won't last. She is burdened by the thought. But if he leads - she will follow (because deep inside, she knows. but the feelings are too grande to accept. too frightful.)

    "Never mind what I knew
    Nothing seems to matter now
    Oh, who I was without you, I can do without.
    No one knows where it ends, how it may come tumbling down,
    But I'm here with you now."
    - Again, she's a wreck. Her thoughts are spinning. She's OK with giving up on herself, just as long as she gets him to believe, to support, to love and be loved by. This piece to me is written in retrospect, portraying her almost surreal way of putting herself in a deeply troublesome situation. At least she is at peace, when she is with him. If that peace comes from right emotions, that is...


    "Let the world come rush in, come down hard, come crushing,
    All I need is right here beside me.
    It's not enough, I swear it
    But take my love and wear it over your shoulders."
    - They have hurt each other, and have been hurt by others before this. She wants to protect him as her emotions to him protects her. She knows it won't matter, they're not immortal, as she feels she is. No one is. It hurts to be hurt, and it hurts to loose the one you love. Love, in this sense, is a gift - the gift they should and can give each other. They might be parting soon. They might have overcome a crisis. Or have already parted. This entire song is about desire so great it tears you apart. Bittersweet. Joyful. And harsh. The two of them - let the storm come.

    luddssonon November 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthese lyrics are slightly wrong.

    In the morning it comes heaven sent a hurricane
    Not a trace of the sun but I don't even run from rain
    Beating out of my chest, my heart is holding onto you
    From the moment I knew,
    From the moment I knew.

    You're the air in my breath filling up my love-soaked lungs
    Such a beautiful mess, intertwined and overrun
    Nothing better than this, oh and then the storm can come.
    You feel just like the sun,
    Just like the sun.

    If you say
    We'll be alright,
    I'm gonna trust you babe,
    Gonna look in your eyes.
    And if you say we'll be alright,
    I'll follow you into the light.

    Never mind what I knew
    Nothing seems to matter now
    Oh, who I was without you, I can do without.
    No one knows where it ends, how it may come tumbling down,
    But I'm here with you now.
    I'm with you now.

    If you say we'll be alright,
    I'm gonna trust you babe
    I'm gonna look in your eyes.
    And if you say
    We'll be alright,
    I'll follow you into the light.

    Let the world come rush in, come down hard, come crushing,
    All I need is right here beside me.
    It's not enough, I swear it
    But take my love and wear it over your shoulders.

    And if you say
    We'll be alright
    I'm gonna trust you babe
    Gonna look in your eyes
    And you say we'll be alright
    I'll follow you into the light.



    this is probably my favorite song off the CD.
    fancypirouetteson September 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMade an account here just because I'm surprised to be the only one here to be pretty sure that this song is about dying.
    felipe edoardorion June 10, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI agree with Felipe. This song is about a woman who has lost her husband of many years. They are together again in her dreams but then the morning comes. Just between sleep and awake she can hold on to the feeling of being together knowing it will go. She is waiting for her time to die. When he will bring her into the light to be together again. Forever
    trubador09on March 20, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it could be interpreted as a religious song with a spiritual undertone to it, but with "babe gonna look in your eyes" I think she's signing about the beginning of a relationship, trusting that they'll take care of her heart, and hoping for happy times (the light). Beautifulll heartfelt song.
    Museicalinon September 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGorgeous song! I think it's about how this person is putting all of their trust into their lover and as long as they have each other everything is good.
    m2991on September 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI actually have a completely different meaning for this song. I had an affair and this is how the other man made me feel. I wasn't in love with him. Yet somehow he pulled me in. It was almost like I was under a spell. Put yourself in my shoes and then listen to the song again.
    milamilaon November 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI can see the affair angle. But I really feel this is about the beginning of a new relationship, and trusting the other person not to hurt you, which can be difficult after past bad experiences...
    missmeon November 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rings true to me so much right now.

    I am 7000 miles away from the woman I love, the woman I want to spend the rest of my life with. And I will be for another 9 months. She sent me the youtube video of this song. I know she loves me and the best way she can show it is by trusting me, trusting that I am going to continue to love her.

    I love you, babe. I can't wait to hold you again. Thank you for trusting me. I promise I will do anything and everything I can to love you better, bee.
    sabioon October 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about having someone to go through hard times with and how with the right person by your side, it doesn't seem so threatening. " In the morning it comes, heaven sent a hurricane, not a trace of the sun, but I dont even run from rain." Her world may be a mess right now, but she is next to the person who makes it all seem smaller, he is the light in the midst of darkness.

    She doesn't run from the rain because he is her protection. She is safe regardless.
    I love the lines " Its not enough I swear it, but take my love and wear it over your shoulders"

    To me that means, she doesnt think her love is enough to give, that he has so much more to give her but she is saying take it, wear it like a coat to keep you warm and protected.
    AprilMayon January 14, 2012   Link

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