"Let It Grow" as written by and Eric Patrick Clapton....
Standing at the crossroads, trying to read the signs
To tell me which way I should go to find the answer,
And all the time I know,
Plant your love and let it grow

Let it grow, let it grow,
Let it blossom, let it flow
In the sun, the rain, the snow,
Love is lovely, let it grow

Looking for a reason to check out of my mind,
Trying hard to get a friend that I can count on,
But there's nothing left to show,
Plant your love and let it grow

Let it grow, let it grow,
Let it blossom, let it flow
In the sun, the rain, the snow,
Love is lovely, so let it grow, let it grow

Time is getting shorter and there's much for you to do
Only ask and you will get what you are needing,
The rest is up to you
Plant your love and let it grow

Let it grow, let it grow,
Let it blossom, let it flow
In the sun, the rain, the snow,
Love is lovely, let it

Let it grow, let it grow,
Let it blossom, let it flow
In the sun, the rain, the snow,
Love is lovely, let it grow


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"Let It Grow" as written by Eric Patrick Clapton

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    General CommentI think it has to deal with the main character from the Cream/Robert Johnson song "Crossroads" where he wonders if his talent is gonna grow better. Just my opinion.
    kfe2on January 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis ong is a hidden gem. I believe the song reflects Clapton's feelings at the time - bearing in mind he was half way through getting over his addictions of drugs and alcohol (to follow). I believe he was trying to become settled in life (grow up) and have children.
    CharmingManon February 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment..also I always think this song has a very led zeppelin sounding repetitive guitar chord particularly the long outro
    CharmingManon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfirst i want to say this song is great
    after i read commentes in clapton songs that say that all of his songs are about drugs- im sure this one is too- Plant your love and let it grow.
    meiron July 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti personally love this song.
    i love to make new friends.
    just like planting flowers.
    i plant my love.
    after it grows i have new friends.
    friends are good.
    really good.
    orange23on May 12, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Love Is Lovely" - such a deliciously gorgeous line.
    nagromnaion August 16, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Love Is Lovely" - such a deliciously gorgeous line.
    nagromnaion August 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this song is about drugs. Just because some of his songs might be about drugs, it doesn't mean that everyone of them are...
    I think this song is kinda hippieish. I think it's about choosing the right paths in life and how hard it is to find someone you can trust and who will love you back, but no matter witch obstacles you might run in to and no matter where you go you have to spread your love...
    Anyway, great song.
    bella.on October 25, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI guess you can see it as drug use, escaping reality. Or, it can be about self discovery, where you have to just "let it grow".
    tyrockon November 26, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song symbolizes the changing attitudes of a generation (which happens to be the generation of my parents) away from arbitrary strictures and towards, as Eric Clapton says so well, simply letting it grow. It is one of the simplest and best examples from a time in history when a generation was bold enough to cast off old traditions and build a new belief system that valued authenticity over things that mattered less. While there are many valid criticisms of the counterculture of this era, this song makes me lament the loss of the idealism and belief that authentic interaction really can change the world.
    harrisontson April 24, 2012   Link

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