"Against The Grain" as written by and Dallas Green....
You need not to climb mountaintops
You need not to cross the sea
You need not to find a cure
For everything that makes you weak

You need not to reach for the stars
When life becomes so dark
And when the wind
Does blow against the grain

You must follow your heart
You must follow your heart

When all your friends have come and gone
And the sun no longer shines
And the happiness for which you long
Is washed away like an ocean's tide

When all the hard times
Outweigh the good
And all your words are misunderstood
When the day seems lost from the stars

You must follow your heart
You must follow your heart

If you feel you've paid the price
And your wounds should cease to heal
And everything you love in life
Spins like a winding wheel

If you should wake to find you're abandoned
And the road you've traveled
Leads to a dead end
When death creeps in to play it's part

You must follow your heart
You must follow your heart

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"Against the Grain" as written by Dallas Green

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  • +3
    General CommentThis is a truly beautiful song...

    I feel that it talks about how there is a man who is trying to convinve the one that he loves that she is making the right choice, no matter how painful it may be...

    Even when the decisions that she made have taken her down the wrong path and further away from him, he continues to encourage her to follow her heart, in hopes that it will lead her back to him...

    Once again, this is a beautiful song, and it choked me up the first time I heard it...
    ichinii808on May 10, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentJiminy Cricket heard this and cried.
    DevilsSaint8on December 03, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDoes anyone else feel like he's speaking directly to you? I can't listen to this without crying, it just feels so personal.
    Wambson September 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song. one of those songs i could see myself sending to someone in a funk. I don't want to call it a self-help song, but that's kinda what it is. the good friend talking to another from the bottom of his/her heart trying to sincerely help the other person.

    meaning is pretty straight forward, too.

    some don't like the new harmonica songs, but i think it fits well in most of the songs.
    Johnde08on February 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationLike John Mayer's "Heart of Life," this is a pick-up song.

    It's prettymuch saying that when you're depressed, life isn't as far away as you think it is.
    You don't need to "reach for the stars,/ when life becomes so dark," all you need to do is follow your heart.
    Then he gives a few more examples of how life gets tough, but all you need to do is listen to your heart.
    Dudeman12343on June 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*You need not.
    *For everything that makes you weak.
    *Does blow against the grain.
    Street Spiriton February 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone word: beautiful
    youmustbedreamingon March 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt makes my day better by infinity. Its truly amazing.
    cibotronon April 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely beautiful.

    In fact, Dallas Green is just absolutely beautiful.
    Went to see him the other night: was incredible :]
    IamHEAVENsenton April 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProbably my favorite off of BMYL.
    drudo182on August 29, 2008   Link

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