"Ends of the Earth" as written by and Ben Schneider....
Oh, there's a river that winds on forever
I'm gonna see where it leads
Oh, there's a mountain that no man has mounted
I'm gonna stand on the peak

Out there's a land that time don't command
Wanna be the first to arrive
No time for ponderin' why I'm-a wanderin'
Not while we're both still alive

To the ends of the earth, would you follow me
There's a world that was meant for our eyes to see
To the ends of the earth, would you follow me
If you will have a say my goodbyes to me

Oh, there's an island where all things are silent
I'm gonna whistle a tune
Oh, there's a desert that size can't be measured
I'm gonna count all the dunes

Out there's a a world that calls for me, girl
Headin' out into the unknown
Well if there are strangers, and all kinds of danger
Please don't say I'm going alone

To the ends of the earth, would you follow me
There's a world that was meant for our eyes to see
To the ends of the earth, would you follow me
Well if you want, I will say my goodbyes to me

I was a-ready to die for you, baby
Doesn't mean I'm ready to stay
What good is livin' a life you've been given
If all you do is stand in one place

I'm on a river that winds on forever
Follow 'til I get where I'm goin'
Maybe I'm headin' to die but I'm still gonna try
I guess I'm goin' alone


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"Ends of the Earth" as written by Ben Schneider

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    Song MeaningI believe it is about being young and in love and excited about exploring the world and wanting desperately to do it with that person. You ask them if they would follow you to the ends of the earth, but deep down you know the answer will be no. They are stuck living in the "life [they] were given", not ready to face the unknown and embark on this adventurous journey with you, leaving you to try it alone.

    Heartbreaking and inspirational at the same time. There are always going to be sacrifices in life, and choosing between a potentially challenging and scary new life or a safe, possibly boring one with someone you love would be a tough choice for most people.
    scolligaon June 07, 2013   Link
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    MemoryEnd of Community :(
    tipooon June 03, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI think this song is in response to the feelings and sentiments from one of his earlier songs called "In the Wind." They feature some of the exact same melodies. In "In the Wind" he is mourning the loss of someone dear to him. He says:

    "I would wait for a thousand years
    I would sit right here by the lake, my dear
    You just let me know that you're coming home
    And I'll wait for you"

    and

    "Death is a wall but it can't be the end
    You are my protector and my best friend
    Well they say that you're gone and that I should move on
    I wonder: how do they know, baby?
    How do they know? Well, they don't."

    In this song he's saying that he's on a river that winds on forever. I think he means life.

    "I was a-ready to die for you, baby
    Doesn't mean I'm ready to stay
    What good is livin' a life you've been given
    If all you do is stand in one place"

    is the section that makes me feel like this is a response to the other song because of the messaging and the fact that the melodies from "In the Wind" right after this. I think throughout the song he's inviting her to come with him as he experiences all that they couldn't. I think he's saying he's finally trying to move on but, sadly, he's ultimately alone.

    "Maybe I'm headin' to die but I'm still gonna try
    I guess I'm goin' alone"
    jsramireon December 18, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI love the metaphor of traveling the wide earth to discover the small world inside your soul. The protagonist obviously doesn't want to do it alone, but in the end, he ultimately does. This song is so upbeat, it's easy to miss this metaphor.

    I just wanted to make a quick comment on this lyric: "If you will, have a say my goodbyes to me". Beautiful. Multiple goodbyes for an ever-growing self.

    Happy listening,

    Eric
    RiceTongson April 21, 2014   Link

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