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Song Released: 2014

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I'll be your light, your match, your burning sun,
I'll be the bright and black that's making you run.
And I feel alright, and we'll feel alright,
'Cause we'll work it out, yeah we'll work it out.
I'll be doin' this, if you ever doubt,


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    Jul 28th, 2014 7:06pm report

    I think the key to the song is: I will be your light your fire etc. I think it is prophetic, he says we will be like one. Look up the book of Revelations. Til the love runs out.


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    Jul 27th, 2014 7:29pm report

    I think it about dealing a double life. Clearly his mom the alcoholic and strong woman made him confused. He is aware he has a problem. He is going to keep doing what he is doing until he gets to rock bottom and runs out of love to his mama and himself. Then he may have a reason to chose a different path..


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    Jul 27th, 2014 7:39am report

    I agree with the first. Religious interpretations are obvious in the video. Watch the video and than search for the book of revelations.


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    Jul 10th, 2014 7:00pm report

    Ok, so Ryan Tedder grew up in a fundamentalist religious home and I think he is spiritually conflicted in this song (also Counting Stars: "Everything that kills me makes me feel alive"). He is saying he will try to be everything ("I'll be your...") to everyone until he runs out of love which is exactly how is feels when you are expected to perform and behave according to rules rather than live in God's grace. He is trying to "work it out" but eventually he always fails to do everything right. Eventually, he finds himself living a double standard life: "Mama said, 'Do what you want, say prayers at night," so he does whatever he wants, and prays for forgiveness at night to be sure he is covered. I know how this feels and have felt this many times. The good news is we are free and forgiven through faith in Christ. But he is expressing what it's like to live under that religious pressure.


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    Jul 7th, 2014 7:29pm report

    I don't agree with the last two opinions because The over all song is positive and not in a negative tone. It speaks more of perseverance and fighting for the relationship until there is nothing left to fight for anymore. It speaks of being inspiration and motivation for that other person involved and assures them that if they have any doubt they will keep working at it.


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    Jul 1st, 2014 7:25am report

    I agree with this person. he is saying that he is giving all his love but eventually his love will love out.


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    Jun 11th, 2014 6:57pm report

    It's about giving a relationship all you got but then running out of love.
    I've been running (out of love), I've been running (out of love), til the love runs out.

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