"Power Of Two" as written by and Emily Ann Saliers....
Now the parking lot is empty
Everyone's gone someplace
I pick you up and in the trunk I've packed
A cooler and a 2-day suitcase
'Cause there's a place we like to drive
Way out in the country
Five miles out of the city limit we're singing and your
Hand's upon my knee

So we're okay
We're fine
Baby I'm here to stop your crying
Chase all the ghosts from your head
I'm stronger than the monster beneath your bed
Smarter than the tricks played on your heart
We'll look at them together then we'll take them apart
Adding up the total of a love that's true
Multiply life by the power of two

You know the things that I am afraid of
I'm not afraid to tell
And if we ever leave a legacy
It's that we loved each other well
'Cause I've seen the shadows of so many people
Trying on the treasures of youth
But a road that fancy and fast ends ends in a fatal crash
And I'm glad we got off
To tell you the truth

'Cause we're okay
We're fine
Baby I'm here to stop your crying
Chase all the ghosts from your head
I'm stronger than the monster beneath your bed
Smarter than the tricks played on your heart
We'll look at them together then we'll take them apart
Adding up the total of a love that's true
Multiply life by the power of two

All the shiny little trinkets of temptation (make new friends)
Something new instead of something old (but keep the old)
All you gotta do is scratch beneath the surface (but remember what is gold)
And it's fools gold
Fools gold (what is gold)
Fools gold (what is gold)

Now we're talking about a difficult thing
And your eyes are getting wet
I took us for better and I took us for worse
Don't you ever forget it
And now the steel bars
Now the steel bars between me and a promise
Suddenly bend with ease
And the closer I'm bound in love to you
The closer I am to free (free)

So we're okay
We're fine
Baby I'm here to stop your crying
Chase all the ghosts from your head
I'm stronger than the monster beneath your bed
Smarter than the tricks played on your heart
We'll look at them together then we'll take them apart
Adding up the total of a love that's true
Multiply life by the power of two


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"Power of Two" as written by Emily Ann Saliers

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    General Commentthe lyrics are just amazing...
    maybabyon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics are just amazing...
    maybabyon March 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think that this song is trying to prove the age old saying that two heads are always better than one. the reason for couples for marriage for love. there are so many meanings in this song and all of the Indigo Girls songs...
    dancer1018on July 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSimplicity. Comfort. Security. Spontaneity. Strength. Vulnerability. Protection. Freedom.

    Love.
    charvanaon April 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe closer i'm bound in love to you
    the closer i am to free



    that just sums it all up. i'm reminded of the rilo kiley lyric "i am flawed if i'm not free." this is someone who has found a real kind of love -- the kind that doesn't keep score, that doesn't cause anxiety or make you feel weighed down. this is a lucky, lucky person.
    catherinekson May 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commenta gorgeous love song! when i heard it i could have sworn it was written for me. it sums up just how i feel about love and companionship. it's unique in that it's easy, calm and free; this is about a couple with a love that knows no conditions or expiration date...the long haul. so very few people appreciate the real everyday effort behind a successful romance.
    oldshoeon April 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot only about love, I think, sure, also.... But also about friendship, if you ask me.

    On the soundtrack from "boys on the side".... Great movie about friendship. :)
    Tamsimon June 22, 2011   Link

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