Have you heard, have you heard,
About this girl who was ripped up
By her roots
Have you heard, what she learned?

Like humility, you win when you lose
I have learned, I have learned
The most horrifying nights have an end
I was hurt, I was lost.

In the dark I found a way to a friend
I am standing here in my ravine.
Once again I see a piece of the sky
And my joy'll never be denied

'Cause I was meant to be here,
The only place on earth
Where you are near, where you are near
Was a flower, so frail,

And I let the trees grow wild around me.
Grew so high, hid the sky,
Shaded everything I needed to see
Then one night, someone came

Took a knife an ripped me up by my roots
Tossed astray, far away.
In my darkest night I started to pray
I am standing

Why do you, why do you ask
Why I'm not blaming my god?
I'll tell you, I'll tell you what,
He was the only one there

I am standing

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Ravine Lyrics as written by Jenny Berggren

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +3
    General CommentI read this ... "Ravine" was written by Jenny of AoB and apparently this song is a direct reference to an real-life home attack that Jeny and her mother were victims of, when a crazed woman came in and even stabbed Jenny's mother in the hand. This happened in 2004.

    This song is truly beautiful. Feels like an awakening.
    moodylupinon June 07, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentmoodylupin probably has it right. But allow me another interpretation:

    In AOB's meteoric rise, Jenny lost her foundation in God. She became so swept up ("I let the trees grow wild around me") that she lost sight of God ("Grew so high hid the sky - Shaded everything I needed to see "). However, she's settling down after this chaos and finding God again.
    stealthm93on July 27, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentActually you both are right. She let the trees grow around her means she let fame get between her a God.
    Then the night of the attack she remembered and started to pray.
    After that horrible night she gives God credit for a safe outcome.
    He was the only one there.

    This is right off their site.
    Zarniwoop42on February 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh my god!! I cant believe no one commented on this song. It's so gd!!! N e ways, i think this song is about a girl who feels used by her bf after he breaks up with her and she finds peace and solace with God."He was the only one there"
    "­Then one night someone came
    Took a knife an ripped me up by my roots
    Tossed astray, far away
    In my darkest night I started to pray"

    Thats when her bf broke up with her. Its kinda sad...
    thusispeakon December 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song, the lyrics are so deep. Love it ♥
    xxemoboixxon April 14, 2021   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWell come on A of B fans.
    It's obviously just about a ravine with some plants growing in it.

    It has nothing to do with God/Buddha/Flying Spaghetti Monster so GET OVER IT.

    (Freakin' Christards...)

    NomadMonadon May 22, 2015   Link

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