"Chasing the Light" as written by Mat Kearney, Jason Lehning, Robert Marvin and Joshua Crosby....
Every bridge that you keep on burning
Every leaf that you keep on turning
Every road that you find uncertain
Pray for you now
Baby that you'll figure it out
As you keep chasing the light

Remember back when you slept on my floor
Blow up mattress down by the door
Ten pounds heavier from wasted time
We didn't know we were way out of line
From the moment that you
Popped out on the scene
Hard to know what you got or you're meant to be
Everything that you know goes flying
From Jonny O's couch to a gypsy bus island
Holding hands with people in life
Till they walk away saying no good byes
And you keep saying that you're running down a dream
But you don't know where it leads

As you keep chasing the light
Every bridge that keep on burning
Every leaf that you keep on turning
Every road that you find uncertain
Pray for you now
Baby that you'll figure it out
Every hope and a dream that's dying
Every time that I see you crying
Every step that you keep on climbing
Pray for you now
Baby that you figure it out
As you keep chasing the light

Got the call that you sent out yesterday
Forty lines and a fallout holiday
On my knees with the weight that was mine
Think about you when I'm driving at night
Familiar sounds and it takes me right back there
Bridge street and the beat in the summer air
Was it easier to watch you feet
And never deal with the hell that a young boy sees
Where liquor runs thicker than blood
On your own when push came to shove
Before we had these mouths to feed
With innocent dreams, while you keep

As you keep chasing the light
Every bridge that keep on burning
Every leaf that you keep on turning
Every road that you find uncertain
Pray for you now
Baby that you'll figure it out
Every hope and a dream that's dying
Every time that I see you crying
Every step that you keep on climbing
Pray for you now
Baby that you figure it out
As you keep chasing the light

Remember hearing Dylan's first songs first
Remember writing down a train wreck verse
We were running down Franklin High School lights
Burning alive in a Chevrolet night
Remember driving out to Salton Sea
Dreaming bout all we thought we'd be
One way tickets into southern lights
Slammed the door and said goodbye, goodbye

As you keep chasing the light
Every bridge that keep on burning
Every leaf that you keep on turning
Every road that you find uncertain
Pray for you now
Baby that you'll figure it out
Every hope and a dream that's dying
Every time that I see you crying
Every step that you keep on climbing
Pray for you now
Baby that you figure it out
As you keep chasing the light


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"Chasing the Light" as written by Robert Marvin Joshua Crosby

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    General CommentI am completely shocked that there are no comments on this song. Simply amazing song and lyrics. My interpretation is that Kearney is singing about a girl he was in a relationship with a girl who never had any direction in her life, something I can certainly relate to. The girl was always lost, and obviously still is. It seems as if the two are now indeed broken up, so he is saying that he will pray for her and hope she will find what she is looking for in life. Mat Kearney is Christian and the lyrics in this song show it. It's about loving and praying for people, regardless of what they do. Very nice song ans great artist.
    wwilliams23on February 18, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about a childhood/early adulthood friend. The friend & mat might have been misguided youths at some point with no direction. Sounds like they lived together for a while trying to find themselves until one of them grew out of it or left.
    Years later he either gets a call from him or about him. He still wonders about his friend when he is driving alone at night & prays for him that one day he'll figure himself out.

    They clearly aren't in touch anymore but Mat still keeps him in his prayers.
    emmabeddon November 21, 2014   Link

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