"Love Is Everything" as written by and Jane Siberry....
Maybe it was to learn how to love
Maybe it was to learn how to leave
Maybe it was for the games we played
Maybe it was to learn how to choose
Maybe it was to learn how to lose
Maybe it was for the love we made

Love is everything they said it would be
Love made sweet and sad the same
But love forgot to make me too blind to see
You're chickening out aren't you?
You're bangin' on the beach like an old tin drum
I cant wait 'til you make
The whole kingdom come
So I'm leaving

Maybe it was to learn how to fight
Maybe it was for the lesson in pride
Maybe it was the cowboys' ways
Maybe it was to learn not to lie
Maybe it was to learn how to cry
Maybe it was for the love we made

Love is everything they said it would be
Love did not hold back the reins
But love forgot to make me too blind to see
You're chickening out aren't you?
You're bangin' on the beach like an old tin drum
I cant wait 'til you make
The whole kingdom come
So I'm leaving

First he turns to you
Then he turns to her
So you try to hurt him back
But it breaks your body down
So you try to love bigger
Bigger still
But it...it's too late

So take a lesson from the strangeness you feel
And know you'll never be the same
And find it in your heart to kneel down and say
I gave my love didn't I?
And I gave it big...sometimes
And I gave it in my own sweet time
I'm just leaving

Love is everything...



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"Love Is Everything" as written by Jane Siberry

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    General Commenti love this song, probably because of Issa's voice.. but i still can't figure out what she meant in this song.. anyone?
    chipahoyson July 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMy ex-wife cheated on me and left me and my children. I remember going to therapy and the therapist asking what I learned from the whole relationship. Not just the beginning, middle, or end, but the whole thing. This song describes my feelings and what I learned so beautifully.

    My love was everything everyone said love is. (Especially musically). Love can be wonderfully (happy love songs), difficult (songs were boy meets girl, breaks up and they get back together), sad and painful.

    My 15 year relationship taught me ‘not to lie’, ‘ how to cry’, how to see (“Love forget to make me too blind to see”) what was really going on, ‘how to leave’ (In my case, that was very difficult.)

    The lines “Maybe it was for the love we made” always make me think about my two sons. Even with all the pain I went through, I would still have married her because I received the two greatest things in the world from the marriage.

    Even the verse “First he turn to you” describes my relationship. I remember the first time I met the guy, and she turned to me and then she turned to him, and I wanted her to hurt so bad, but that’s not me. So I tried to “love bigger” but that was “still too late”

    After being in love with someone for so long, there is a “lesson from the strangeness” you feel. You are forever changed.

    But in the end, I know that I gave it my all (”I gave my love didn't I?” and that it was her that “chickened” out.
    baa04on May 23, 2013   Link

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