"Lean Into the Light" as written by and Samuel Ervin Beam....
We're not happy most of the time
We're not sad too often
We'll keep walking blind in the sun
While the rain is falling

But we'll laugh by the raging riverside
Laugh just as long as we're side by side
Laugh as we lean into the light

We're no better off than we were
We're no worse for trying
We'll keep walking blind by the rain
And all the church bells chime in

But we'll laugh as the tears roll from our eyes
Laugh holding hands and our knuckles white
Laugh as we lean into the light

Every morning, every goodnight
For very wrong word our mouths do make
We'll say a couple right

Every welcome, every goodbye
For every dark move our bodies make
We'll lean in towards the light

Lyrics submitted by noiamnotwhereibelong

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    General CommentIt's not typical Sam Beam, but I absolutely love it nonetheless. It's actually one of my favorites.

    It shows how no relationship is perfect, and there's no such thing as a perfect match... but when you truly someone, that doesn't matter.

    Laughter and humor is SO important in love.

    I love how instead of focusing on the inevitable hurtful or negative things we say or do, it uplifts us and makes us focus on the positive.

    I want this to be my wedding song, it's so beautiful.
    noiamnotwhereibelongon February 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSomebody compared this to a Lionel Richie song. Haha.

    Whatever man, it's great. Can't believe he left it off the album proper. Makes a better closing song than the actual closing song. It's beautiful.
    lunaharpuaon February 11, 2011   Link

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