"Love Is All" as written by and Kristian Matsson....
Well I walk upon the river like it's easier than land
Evil's in my pocket and your will is in my hand
Oh, your will is in my hand

And I'll throw it in the current that I stand upon so still
Love is all, from what I've heard, but my heart's learned to kill
Oh, mine has learned to kill

Oh, I said I could rise
From the harness of our goals
Here come the tears
But like always, I let them go
Just let them go

And now spikes will keep on falling from the heavens to the floor
The future was our skin and now we don't dream anymore
No, we don't dream anymore

Like a house made from spider webs and the clouds rolling in
I bet this mighty river's both my savior and my sin
Oh, my savior and my sin

Oh, I said I could rise
From the harness of our goals
Here come the tears
But like always, I let them go
Just let them go

Well I walk upon the river like it's easier than land
Evil's in my pocket and your strength is in my hand
Your strength is in my hand

And I'll throw you in the current that I stand upon so still
Love is all, from what I've heard, but my heart's learned to kill
Oh, mine has learned to kill

Oh, I said I could rise
From the harness of our goals
Here come the tears
But like always, I let them go
Just let them go


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"Love Is All" as written by Kristian Matsson

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    My Interpretationwe can only interpret songs with our own experiences, so here goes mine:

    "Well I walk upon the river like it's easier than land
    Evil's in my pocket and your will is in my hand
    Oh, your will is in my hand"

    He desires change. Always. Which is problematic when in a relationship with someone who looks for security and a future. He also has enough confidence in his ability to cope with change and moving on that he can hold her will in his hand because he is not completely committed, and she, in order to compensate for this, has committed herself even more.

    And I'll throw it in the current that I stand upon so still
    Love is all, from what I've heard, but my heart's learned to kill
    Oh, mine has learned to kill

    He's been hurt enough times by love and considers himself a rambling man, destined to continue on breaking hearts and finding new experiences. Despite how much he knows he's supposed to care about her, he acquires confidence by throwing away people who care about him.

    Oh, I said I could rise
    From the harness of our goals
    Here come the tears
    But like always, I let them go
    Just let them go

    But upon making the decision to break up and move on, he finds it is not so easy. Breakups are always hard, especially when there were "our goals"-- indicating that at some point the future was imagined by both parties. The only way to move on, to feel better, is just let the tears flow.

    And now spikes will keep on falling from the heavens to the floor
    The future was our skin and now we don't dream anymore
    No, we don't dream anymore

    Everything is falling apart. All that held them together was these imagined futures, and they're gone. They don't dream of the future, because it's impossible.

    Like a house made from spider webs and the clouds rolling in
    I bet this mighty river's both my savior and my sin
    Oh, my savior and my sin

    His ability to change and his drive to move on and search for something better is a savior, because he knows he can always eventually move on. However, it's also his sin, because it means he will forever be a pain-giver, and will never find happiness and stability. He relied on the drive to move on to be his "house," but it's made of spiderwebs, ready to deteriorate in the oncoming storm. It's not real, not like the skin that was his stable relationship.

    Oh, I said I could rise
    From the harness of our goals
    Here come the tears
    But like always, I let them go
    Just let them go

    Well I walk upon the river like it's easier than land
    Evil's in my pocket and your strength is in my hand
    Your strength is in my hand

    And I'll throw you in the current that I stand upon so still
    Love is all, from what I've heard, but my heart's learned to kill
    Oh, mine has learned to kill

    Oh, I said I could rise
    From the harness of our goals
    Here come the tears
    But like always, I let them go
    Just let them go

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    Best song on the album, in my humblo opinion. Love the "oh-oh-oh-oh" at the end of "let them go" and the way it's somehow optimistic and also sad. It's like cathartic crying. Also love the water imagery, word choices of "skin, harness" as the stability of a relationship.

    God, does this describe my life...
    poelaureate13on July 09, 2010   Link

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