"Ladder" as written by Eric M Bazilian, Rob Hyman, Joan Osborne and Rick Chertoff....
Today and every day
Today and every day
Today and every day
Today and every day

I'm standin' here in your closet
Unbuttonin' all your clothes
I sleep in your bed tonight
But I never find you home
You're givin' me crooked answers
I'm crackin' your little code
I'm learnin' another language
So full it's about to explode
You give me a ladder now
I surely believe I'll climb
It don't even matter now
I'm willing to take my time
I'm gonna love you anyway

[Chorus]
Today and every day
Today and every day
I'm gonna love you anyway
Today and every day
Today and every day

I wanted it to be easy
I know that I'll make you tired
Some tell me you're slow and lazy
Some tell me you're so inspired
You wanted a long flirtation
Your plane doesn't ever land
Some things I don't want to look at
I don't want to understand but
You give me a ladder now
I surely believe I'll climb
It don't even matter now
I'm willing to take my time
I'm gonna love you anyway

[Chorus]

Today and every day


Lyrics submitted by cailin

"Ladder" as written by Rob Hyman Eric M Bazilian

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis song is among my personal top 100 all-time favorite songs. To me, tyhis song's about a woman who will stay when she should go. I see a woman who loves a man crippled with an addiction of some sort (learning another language) and the wreckage of their behavior (INFEDELITY, ABANDONMENT) that buries them and the people who love them. A woman awareness of when he says "this", it means "that". The addict thinks they're follin' everyone, especially the one they lie to the most (besides themselves), and she's lettin' him know in a sarcastically loving kind of way that I'm going to love YOU anyway...today and everyday (honoring commitment!). I think the Ladder just represents AWARENESS, in totality. AWARENE of who he is, who she is, who they are, who they are not. While a ladder would be nice, she'd use it if handy, but would not trade the GROWTH/GAIN, for she is wise (as dumb as the addict thinks she is) and knows there are no shortcuts in life. Given the chance to change everything, she wouldn't change nothing...and would trudge the same road over again in the name of.... LOVE... (today and every day). Gawd, I hope no one ever figures out who wrote this... I think way too much..... JEEZ!
    bumbledeeintheavon February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPowerful song. Unrequited love. Perhaps the Ladder is a reference to getting over, or above the situation, perhaps through a higher power, perhaps just through loving oneself?
    whoshaton June 20, 2011   Link

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