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05. Enough To Let Me Go

Hello Hurricane
by Switchfoot



 

Oh

I'm a wandering soul

I'm still walking the line that leads me home

alone

All I know

I still got mountain to climb

on my own

on my own



Do you love me enough to let me go?

to let me follow through

to let me fall for you

Do you love me enough to let me go?



Back from the dead of winter

back from the dead and all our leaves are dry

you’re so beautiful, tonight


back from the dead we went through

back from the dead and both our tongues are tied

you look beautiful tonight


but every seed dies before it grows



breathe it in

and let it go

every breath you take is not your to own

it's not your to hold

Do you love me enough to let me go?




Behind the Song:
""Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other." -Carl Jung

"Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further." -Soren Kierkegaard


This one started with the guitar hook I came up with during sound-check; however, most of the song took shape in a hotel room in Australia. I was thinking about how love (not just lust or codependency that commonly flood the tunes on the airways) actually involves quite a bit of faith. There's a lot of letting go involved. Two souls in love is an intricate dance of give and take. I can be a fairly solitary person from time to time. Sure, I love being with people, but I also need time alone. I guess I thrive on the poles. So this song is about the dance involved in a relationship the coming together and letting go. The song equates love with breathing- pulling in and releasing. Or a seed, for the seed to grow it has to be dropped and buried.

In our barcode media, love is often portrayed as consumption. As consumers in a commercial driven culture we can begin to view other souls as objects, or potential cures for our deepest fears and insecurities. "Perhaps if I found the right lover I would no longer feel this deep existential despair." But of course no human soul could be the Constant Other, the face that will never go away. Only the infinite can fill that role. But the silence can be deafening. It's a fearful thing to be alone. Do you love me enough to let me go? "I can't live without you"- "I would die if you ever left me"- These are not the songs of love, these are the songs of consumption." - Jon Foreman (Switchfoot)

 

 

 

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