"A Certain Light" as written by and Josh Ritter....
My new lover, sweet and kind
The kind of lover that one rarely finds
And I'm happy for the first time, in a long time

Came along and opened up the door
And though I know I've been in love before
Oh I feel it, so much more, than the last time

And she only looks like you
In a certain kind of light
When she holds her head just right

Its been winter, for a while
The north winds wail cut like a baby child
It was hard to think or smile
That brings springtime

But it did and now it is
The green green grass
Is come up green and its
Feeling just the way it did
The very first time

And she only looks like you
In a certain kind of light
When she holds her head just right

And anymore, it'd stretch the rhyme
So let me leave this where I started,
I'm just happy for the first time
In a long time

In a long time


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"A Certain Light" as written by Joshua Ritter

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    My InterpretationThis is one of Josh's most (seemingly intentionally) direct songs, lyrically.

    "Any anymore, it'd stretch the rhyme"
    Intentionally keeping his message simple, he's happy and content.

    "And she only looks like you
    In a certain kind of light
    When she holds her head just right"

    He still thinks about his previous relationship on occasion, but it's fading away because he knows his newfound love is so much stronger. That line almost seems a bit bitter, as if letting her know that he's forgetting about her.
    nate6259on May 11, 2014   Link

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