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Let Her Go
Song

Let Her Go

Passenger
Album:
All The Little Lights

Song Meaning and Background of Let Her Go by Passenger


The song's beautiful and melancholy lyrics discuss the regrets that come with terminating a love. The chorus makes a connection between love and instances where one doesn't realise how lucky they are until it's gone. The verses depict in-depth scenes of a broken-hearted man coping with his separation.


The song earned Passenger the Ivor Novello Award for Most Performed Work from the British Academy and was nominated for the Brit Award for British Single of the Year.


The song developed into a sleeper hit that topped the charts in a number of different nations and had international popularity.


Lyrics of Let Her Go by Passenger


Well you only need the light when it's burning low

Only miss the sun when it starts to snow

Only know you love her when you let her go

 

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low

Only hate the road when you're missing home

Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go

 

Staring at the bottom of your glass

Hoping one day you'll make a dream last

But dreams come slow and they go so fast

 

You see her when you close your eyes

Maybe one day you'll understand why

Everything you touch surely dies

 

But you only need the light when it's burning low

Only miss the sun when it starts to snow

Only know you love her when you let her go

 

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low

Only hate the road when you're missing home

Only know you love her when you let her go

 

Staring at the ceiling in the dark

Same old empty feeling in your heart

Cause love comes slow and it goes so fast

 

Well you see her when you fall asleep

But never to touch and never to keep

Cause you loved her too much and you dived too deep

 

Well you only need the light when it's burning low

Only miss the sun when it starts to snow

Only know you love her when you let her go

 

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low

Only hate the road when you're missing home

Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go

Ohhh, oh no

And you let her go

Ohhh, oh no

Well you let her go

 

Cause you only need the light when it's burning low

Only miss the sun when it starts to snow

Only know you love her when you let her go

 

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low

Only hate the road when you're missing home

Only know you love her when you let her go

 

Cause you only need the light when it's burning low

Only miss the sun when it starts to snow

Only know you love her when you let her go

 

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low

Only hate the road when you're missing home

Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go

Release Date

2012

Songwriter/s

Michael Rosenberg

Producer/s

Mike Rosenberg, Chris Vallejo

Label/s

Embassy of Music, Black Crow Records, Nettwerk

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