"Sparkle" as written by Edward Joel Kowalczyk, Chad David Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Alan Gracey....
I'm gatherin' up my friends today
And those who recognize the face
As the vision that changed my mind
From hate to faith
Was as simple as grapes to wine and
Sweet as
I'm gatherin' up my friends today
All these hookers and soldiers and swine
And would be saints
All alone in their rooms that sparkle in
Their eye
Play a song that they'll come outside
To see if

Love will overcome
If this love will make us men
Love will draw us in
To wipe our tears away

The day that I was so sweetly sung
By the wind and the thunder moved by
"someone"
The feelin' of being lived was so strong
The giver became the gift, all one
The day that I was so sweetly sung
The wind seemed to whisper softly, "oh
Son,
Don't wait for the seas to part or
Messiahs to come
Don't sit around and waste this chance, to
See it!"

Love will overcome
If this love will make us men
Love will draw us in
To take our fear away

Love
Love
Love
Love, hey, yeah

Love, this day now, this day that I was so
Sweetly sung, I know, I know that
Love will overcome

Love will overcome
If this love will make us men
Love will draw us in
To take our fear away, wipe our tears
Away
Love!
And all my friends are here
In the city I sing my song
In the face of the hooker, the soldier, the
Swine
I found it, I found it, I found love!

Love will, love will, love will,
Overcome
Over come


Lyrics submitted by Caverna[RR]

"Sparkle" as written by Chad David Taylor Chad Alan Gracey

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    General CommentI'm amazed no one has commented on this song. One of my favorites by Live, I think it's written from the perspective of a man on his wedding day who knows that he's found love and he doesn't need parted seas or messiahs for happiness, all he needs is "someone", who is both the giver and, on that day, the gift. Amazing lyrics, incredible song.
    sein514on June 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI dont know where sein514 got the wedding thing from... I see it as a person who is searching for a universal love and is told don't wate for miracles such as parted seas or messiahs to find it. and he finds it...
    Kryptonicbombon June 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI pretty much agree with Kryptonicbomb, the song seems to be about finding what you've been looking for. Not because it came up and showed itself to you (miracles) but because you started feeling it
    utasteadrenalineon October 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentand as in every live-song: love = love for God. so in kryptonicbomb & utasteadreanaline's interpretation: finding what you'r looking for = finding God
    MapleLeafon November 20, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"the giver became the gift, all one" = Jesus

    Jesus gave himself as the gift of salvation to humanity. "One" is a recurring name throughout the album to refer to Jesus. But of course the great thing about Live is it isn't that simple. We are never meant to see Jesus as the only personification of that kind of powerful spiritual love/giving. After all, the only thing the speaker seems to know for sure is that "someone" moved him, and what does it matter what we call this someone? After all, it would be a waste of time to dwell on such useless religious conventions as waiting for seas to part of messiahs to come. (See for example also most of the rest of this album, or "She" from _Birds of Prey_.) It makes perfect sense to translate this song's sentiment into marriage or a hundred other occasions of spiritual giving of love, which is really the whole point of the song (and the album) -- the miracle of love can be an everyday thing if you open yourself to it.
    Ventifacton September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'd also add, just as a small aside, that it's interesting how the "someone" calls the speaker "son," because this is a word that recurs in this album as a name for Jesus (as in, like, the son of God). It reinforces the song's message that all of us, hookers and soldiers and swine and would-be saints, carry the potential to give love like Jesus did.
    Ventifacton September 23, 2006   Link

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