I don't need your answered prayers
Or the chains your lover wears
I don't need your rings of gold
Or the secrets that you hold
Lift me up,
Lift me up and I'll fall with you lift me up
Let your love lift me up

I don't need your sacred vow
Or the promise tomorrow brings
Veiled behind the morning clouds
I'll take the fate the daylight brings
Lift me up, darling
Lift me up and I'll fall with you lift me up
Let your love lift me up

When the morning bright
Lifts away this night
In the light above
We will find our love, we will find our love

Your skin, your hand upon my neck
This skin, your fingers on my skin
This kiss, this heartbeat, this breath
This heart, this heart, this wilderness
Lift me up, darling
Lift me up and I'll fall with your lift me up
Let your love lift me up

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    General CommentOne comment? Really? I heard this from the Essential Collection, and it immediately grabbed my interest. I heard it on what was one of the shittiest days of my entire life. On the way to school I saw my cat dead on the side of the road, and everything else in the day went wrong too. This and Yesterday by The Beatles were the two songs that I discovered that were really uplifting (irresistible pun). One of Springsteen's greatest works. It's a shame there are only a couple bands producing good music these days.
    FierceDeity835on April 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPlayed at the end of the movie Limbo, this song ads a beautiful melancholy depth to an already potent moment. I see no connection between song and movie meanings however.

    To me the song calls for love in the immediate and the short term (fate the daylight brings, fingers on skin, this heartbeat, this breath), as opposed to tradition and the long term (rings of gold, sacred vow, secrets, chains).

    Is the line in the chorus "I'll fall with you" or "I'll follow you"?
    Bob Steinon January 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMaybe if it is "I'll fall with you", then the reference could be one alluding to a fall from grace...i.e. having rejected tradition such as marriage, the narrator is following a more 'sinful' path...just a thought :0)
    mpchinchillaon December 30, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI've joined SongMeanings just so that I can respond to the ideas about this song!
    It's just so beautiful. Since my first Springsteen concert in 1988 at the age of 15, I've admired him (often at the amusement of my friends) for the emotions he stirs as an influential writer, musician, performer and as a supporter of human rights causes. Being female there is another obvious attraction, but it's the voice, the feeling and passion of his songs. Being a fan of gravelly-voiced singers, this ethereal song took me quite by surprise. His ability to maintain that high pitch is amazing and the song is so sorrowful yet incredibly uplifting as though you are floating on air. I think the lyric sounds like "I'll follow you" but "I'll fall with you" may be alluding to the rejection of tradition i.e. marriage in favour of a falling into a more 'sinful' life....just a thought :0)
    mpchinchillaon December 30, 2013   Link

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