"Penguin" as written by and Christina Perri John Anderson....
Can you find the time
To let your lover love you
He only wants to show you
The things he wants to learn too
The hardest parts you'll get through
And in the end you'll have your best friend

Love like this may come once
Baby it's fate
Like a soul mate he's your penguin
Baby it's fate
Baby it's fate
Not luck

Can you find the time to let your lover hold you
He needs somebody to hold to
His love is strong and so true
His arrows aiming for you
And he's the one that you were born to love

Love like this may come once
Baby it's fate
Like a soul mate he's your penguin
Baby it's fate
Baby it's fate
Not luck

Oh oh
Let go
Let go of time for you
And I
Let go
Let go of time for you
And I
Let go
Let go of time for you
And I

Love like this is all I want
Baby we're fate
Love like this may come once
Baby we're fate
Like a soul mate you're my penguin
Baby we're fate
Baby it's fate
Not luck


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"Penguin" as written by John Anderson Christina Perri

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    General CommentI love this song. It is so beautiful. I think its about how in a relationship, if you get through the harsh beginning, you could find both your true love and your best friend. When penguins find a soul mate, they stay together for the rest of their lives. She's saying that when you find your "penguin", it isn't because your lucky. You were fated to be together. And that's what people strive for in their lives. <3
    iheartyualwys7on May 14, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionThis song brought tears to my eyes... I always tell my boyfriend that he is my penguin, and when I heard this song for the first time, I saw our wedding day on my head. The most beautiful song.
    CaseyDeeon April 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentGosh! I love this song! I love all her songs, she always has the most amazing lyrics. "The hardest parts you'll get through and in the end you'll have your best friend"....soo true!
    madisonx22on January 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of Never Been Kissed...
    RoyalBakanesson February 20, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationOkay did no one get that she was singing about a girl, saying "he's your soul mate" but then the end changed and she said "you're my soul mate" and basically give "us" a chance??? So I think it she starts out singing about a girl who is with a guy, but then she likes that girl, and realizes she is her soul mate and wants her to give her a chance. I think it is about her loving a person, not a gender and that Love crosses all boundaries.
    mackenzieqon July 14, 2017   Link

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