I hear you breathing in
Another day begins

The stars are falling out
My dreams are fading now, fading out

I've been keeping my eyes wide open
I've been keeping my eyes wide open

Your love is a symphony
All around me
Running through me

Your love is a melody
Underneath me
Running to me

Your love is a song

The dawn is fire bright
Against the city lights

The clouds are glowing now
The moon is blacking out

I've been keeping my mind wide open
I've been keeping my mind wide open

Your love is a song

With my eyes wide open
I've got my eyes wide open
I've been keeping my hopes unbroken

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    General CommentJon Foreman- "For me, melody is a constant. I am always buzzing with some hook or rhythm or idea... (for example, I've got an idea in my head now from when I went surfing a few hours ago). Sometimes I imagine the entire universe as a song, or an incredibly elaborate symphony- the sun is setting, there's a kid staring at the evening train going by. People are falling in love. Fathers are apologizing to their sons after years of unspoken silence. Children are looking for the approval that only a mother can give. I think of life as an interwoven and interconnected masterpiece. It's like Lauren Hill and Kierkegaard say- everything effects everything.

    Alongside these beautiful, pure notes there are elements of horrific dissonance. Parts of the symphony where the musicians are not following the score. To our shame, ours is a world of slavery, bigotry, and hate. Of Rwanda. Of Darfur. These atonal catastrophes on our Darkwater Planet would destroy the song if they could. But love is a stronger song. Alongside the dissonance there is hope. There is forgiveness and joy singing alongside of hatred and despair. The song is still being written. Everyday we choose whether we will submit to the score to sing along with love.

    When I found out about the string theory it made a lot of sense. I pictured all the universe vibrating. Some instruments are out of tune. Some are not following the conductor. But love conquers a multitude of errors. Your love can cover even the atrocities that I've committed in my own life, even the times when my actions are horribly out of tune. Yes, even these have been mercifully forgiven and brought into the song.

    There are reoccurring themes in my life. Because I write about the things I'm wrestling, these themes often find themselves in multiple songs. I used fight against this concept. Now I see these songs as interconnected, sequels in a real life documentary. One idea that I'm continually wresting with is the concept that the creator of heavens and earth would love a wreck like myself. This idea has been the seed for a few of my songs, they are a trilogy of sorts: "Let Your Love Be Strong," "Your Love is Strong," and "Your Love is a Song."

    I wrote this song with Mike Elizondo the first day we worked together. The pre-chorus hook was the seed for the rest of it. Mike was great about sitting back and letting me chew on something until I got it. It was as though we were looking at the same thing from different vantage points, mine was the micro scope- his the telescope. So he would guide the song from a bird's eye view away from some of the dangerous places while I was trudging along with the particulars. I love writing with people, you learn so much about who they are in the process. I learned enough from this song that I trusted Mike's instincts a lot."
    cheeseninjaon November 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE SWITCHFOOT.
    they make THE MOST AMAZING inspirational songs[:
    thissong is fairly obvious, it's about God's love and His unconditional devotion for us.
    i love this song ^^ and i love the use of metaphors :D
    i found God and let Him into my heart on January 16th 2011 and i'm never going back.
    aandb1116on March 06, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is pretty much saying that you should not lead your own life and trying to make your life the way you want it to be when you should be letting God be the conductor of your life song.
    HaeleyBrownon November 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a beautiful song. pretty self-explanatory.

    dancewithyourhandson November 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this song yesterday and I just loved it...i think it need interpretation....is crystal clear to me..at least ....and this is not my native language ... :P....is a love song ...about love been a song ...hahahaha
    TantraCeciliaon December 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is obviously about God and His love. A friend of mine told me that at one of their concerts they said that He inspired the song itself. It's pretty powerful stuff, and it can be a pretty sad song when it's listened to sometimes. For me this song makes me want to change my life, but it seems like that's not as easy as it seems.
    llgrbllon January 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNo interpretation needed, it's just great music. I love when Jon uses music as a metaphor in his songs, like in this and Sing It Out. :)
    singingtheblueson January 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. Thinking about getting some lyrics from the song tattooed.
    Aubrey Bobreyon April 14, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI love this song. :) Keep my eyes wide open. ;)(So I can see the rake I stepped on)...
    Thia007on November 23, 2011   Link
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    moisestregoon January 04, 2012   Link

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