Let all things be as they should.
Let my heart just drift like wood.
And will I break and will I bow,
if I cannot let it go?

Feel that sun just hold you right,
leave you burning down the night.
Feel that wind lap up your soul
if you cannot let it go.
If I cannot let it go.

Born in with a reason,
blown out like a ghost.
We came with our best lines,
told them like jokes.
If I could have known then
we were dying to get gone...
I can't believe we get just one.

And when your thirst can come to me
I am a river for the sea.
When you can hold me in your sway,
I'll give myself away.
Will I give myself away?

Born in with a reason,
blown out like a ghost.
We came with our best lines,
told them like jokes.
If I could have known then
we were dying to get gone...

I can't believe we get just one.
I can't believe we get just one.
I can't believe we get just one.
I can't believe we get just one.

Let all things be as they will.
Let my heart beat itself still.


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    My InterpretationWow, good stuff. Just saw BP live at this their album release show.

    This is the first song that caught me from the new album. I got it at the cd release show and I got the lyrics from the insert. Excited to be able to type one in here and be sure it's accurate.

    Pretty and simple in structure, but the words and delivery are really great. They're overtly sad and yet subtle. Because of that, effectively heart-breaking.

    I think it could be interpreted a couple different ways, but it's most surely a love song. I almost think it owes a little of the sentiment to the classic "One" by U2, without being that literally a break-up song. It's about someone he finds beautiful for sure, but it's obvious they're not meant to be together.

    The real question though, is what "I can't believe we get just one" refers to. He seems to lament the way things are, the way things worked out. My guess is, one fate, one chance, one choice, one life, and/or one love.
    200DiscChangeron September 17, 2011   Link
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    General Comment@200DiscChanger @thrindle t think you're both right. Think about it this way. What if it's a love letter
    jebr12on October 29, 2016   Link
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    General Comment@200DiscChanger @thrindle i think you're both right. Think about it this way. What if it's a love letter to life itself?
    jebr12on October 29, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentSam Wolfe did a really nice job performing this on American Idol, BTW.
    nouggieon April 20, 2014   Link

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