True love will find you in the end
You'll find out just who was your friend
Don't be sad, I know you will
But don't give up until

True love will find you in the end
This is a promise with a catch
Only if you're looking can it find you
'Cause true love is searching too

But how can it recognize you
If you don't step out into the light, the light
Don't be sad I know you will
Don't give up until
True love will find you in the end

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True Love Will Find You In The End Lyrics as written by Daniel Johnston

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  • +8
    General CommentI got my heart broken yesterday.. I prayed to god to help me get over it ..20 minutes later.. I discovered this song
    remedywdon July 28, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAnother beautiful haunting song about Jesus in disguise!
    davidstropeon June 03, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningI'm sorry, but if you don't think that Daniel Johnston wrote this as a religious song, then you clearly do not understand Daniel Johnston and the way he writes songs. Even if you don't agree with his viewpoints on religion, this song is undeniably about how Johnston feels about the differences between the conditional love we as humans give and receive from one another, and the unconditional love God gives.
    The line: "You'll find out just who was your friend" suggests that he feels that people are going to let you down, but Christ has always, and will always be there. The line: "...unless you step out into the light" is a pretty obvious reference to Jesus being called the "Light of the World" and how His light is always shining, we just have to accept it in order to find true love.
    I'm not saying you have to be a Christian to enjoy this song. It can mean whatever you want it to mean for you. However, it is extremely hard for me to believe that Daniel Johnston, with all his religious references and his strong belief in Christianity, wrote this song about the love of another person, not the love of the God he believes in and writes so many of his other songs about.
    travisk44on July 17, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbeautiful.
    LateNiteBedroomPopon February 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningAnyone else interpret this song to be pretty damn sad?

    "True love will find you in the end
    You'll find out just who was your friend."

    You'll know who your real friends were in the end (at your funeral) because they will be the only ones there.

    "But how can it recognize you
    Unless you step out into the light?"

    You wont find out until you step out into the light (go to heaven).

    At least that's what I got out of the song. Totally amazing and sad...
    Elevon May 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree that this song is sad, if only because it illustrates the faulty 'black or white' reasoning of people with DJ's mental illness/attitude. You see it in many of his songs: his idealistic belief in true love, as in this song, on the one hand, and his pathologically negative view of the world, as in devil town, for example, on the other.

    He can't take that boring middle path where everything is 'just ok' that for most of us makes life tolerable.

    Luckily for us listeners, his take on the world makes for beautiful songs.
    Phonophobeon July 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAgree Daniels inner beauty shines through his worldly and altered brain-mind. I think the combination of the extra sensory caused by his affliction and the power of his true self allowed for us to to peek into the fringes of another world perhaps the one we are from and return to. I can understand why Christians see Christ or perhaps a Hindu Krishna or A Bhodi Budda. For me I see the power of the Ineffible shining through our fellow human brother Daniel. As John Lennon sung. We all shine on every where all the time even before there was time and space.
    Bratteryman79on November 10, 2019   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is so beautiful, the lyrics are wonderfully up lifting and challenging. I have heard several versions of this including covers and they all hit the spot. A wonderful song.
    Lailseaxon May 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is the most wonderful painful lonely overwhelming beautiful song i have ever heard
    north dakotaon November 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst time i heard it i thought it was a cool-naive song but far from my favorite from daniel, but after a couple of listens and reading the lyrics i just couldnt get it out of my head.
    Daniel is a good heart
    spook!!on December 04, 2006   Link

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