Which will you go for
Which will you love
Which will you choose from
From the stars above
Which will you answer
Which will you call
Which will you take for
For your one and all
And tell me now
Which will you love the best

Which do you dance for
Which makes you shine
Which will you choose now
If you won't choose mine
Which will you hope for
Which can it be
Which will you take now
If you won't take me
And tell now
Which will you love the best


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  • +3
    General Commenthe could be speaking of people

    or of different lives

    different decisions in general
    makeartnotmathon October 18, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentnot to disagree, i can see what you me, Delomo, but I feel makeartnotmath might be on the right track. songs can mean whatever to different people, esp. nick drake's music. but i feel that he is trying to make a statement about life in general. he might me talking to those around him in this world, or maybe even life itself. maybe life, as an enity, chooses who it will dance for and make shine, or who it will take(death). if it won't take him, well, who do you love? b/c he, nick, is looking for some direction.....my best efforts at this song, tell me what you think....
    loser4allon October 02, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is a song Nick is singing to a girl he loves but has rejected him. Nick is not bitter, he is just melancholic and reflective in the way he poses her the question who will she choose as the love of her life? However, it can also be applied to the listener in general, as Nick asks us, who will we love forever? A question that is extremely hard to answer, but when found, the key to true happiness.
    upallnighton December 08, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOf course I can't be 100%, since I've never been able to pick his brains, (beyond his songs anyway) but this definitely seems like it's about the various gods/religions you can choose from.

    'Which will you choose from, from the stars above'
    'Which will you choose if you won't choose mine'

    I'm not sure if he started questioning his faith (which is possible when you consider he had some sort of clinical depression) or just found it strange that so many cultures have different beliefs. But I definitely think that's what it's about.
    cameron100on December 30, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti feel he is speaking of a girl that perhaps has rejected him, i feel like he's given up in this song, at least given up on the girl, and now he is wondering where she will take her life.
    delomoon January 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me, it means many things. I dont think a definitive meaning should be assigned, either. To me it speaks of the 1) Girl lost. (Significant other if you will) 2) Writing about his parents. 3) Society, and or anyone else you'd like to apply this to. I feel there is a nice disconnect here.
    milescltrnon February 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLucinda Williams has recorded a sad cover of this song
    revolcisumon April 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUN-RE-QUITED-LOVE!!!!!!!!
    jezzyboyon February 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my absolute favorite Drake songs. Very beautiful song.
    Dragnoxon September 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI will go for this song.
    I choose to listen to this song over and over.
    This song is everything to me.
    Guarimnon January 01, 2008   Link

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