I'm on the inside, everybody knows what you will say
Leaves on the ground already came
Leaves on the ground already came

We were an island, you were the one who broke away
I was a mess before you came
I was a mess before you came

Ooooh, ooh, ooh
Oooh, oooh
Oooh, oooh, ooh-ooh

We started something, tried to make a fire without a flame
Why it wasn't right I couldn't say
Why it wasn't right I couldn't say

There's a light in the sky and it's coming up high
And why did I ever go?
The longest night I've ever known
The longest night I've ever known

Only when the moon is high enough
Only when the stars are lining up

Let it go - now is not the answer
How can anybody else have known?
Let it go - now is not the answer
Call me when you see the sun lie low

You were the ocean - I was drawn into you
But you can't always get where you are going to
Where are we going? Where are we going?
There are mountains to climb, so let me carry you

Only when the moon is high enough
Only when the stars are lining up

Let it go - now is not the answer
How can anybody else have known?
Let it go - now is not the answer
Call me when you see the sun lie low

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, oooh, ooooh

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, oooh, ooooh

Ooooh...


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    Song MeaningOne great review said that this song is about "realising being in relationship that has no future" and some break-up thoughts. FAUX!
    I think that the music video explains it well. The "let it go" is not the answer, because they are some problems in relationship, but it can be fixed. It is about the hope, not letting it go. Really take a look at the music video.
    kliperson November 12, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationThe singer is in the inside, with his vision clouded, and wants to stay that way regardless of what others will say to deter him.

    Leaves on the ground already came- It has passed in the physical sense but the memory lingers

    We were an island, you were the one who broke away- We were in this life together, then you broke up with me

    Tried to make a fire without a flame- Tried to create love without a solid foundation

    There's a light in the sky and it's coming up high- optimism/hope

    Longest night I have ever known- a dark period that looms for an extended period

    Only when the moon is high enough
    Only when the stars are lining up - This is when we can be together again

    Let it go- now is not the answer- Don't reach out, wait patiently

    Call me when you see the sun lie low- Call me when you think the day is beginning/ a sunrise/ after this extended night

    This is a song about not getting over someone, but feeling it's right, being broken up with and allowing for time to pass and the person to let him know when she feels hop again too.
    stephsongson March 01, 2015   Link

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