Do you love me enough to let me go?

10:17:00 Karen Li 0 Comments

This is certainly food for thought. Do you love me enough to let me go?

In an interview about the song, the lead artist from Switchfoot talks about how love songs are typically about loving forever, or about a love that is possessive. The bible talks about the ultimate love, the ultimate act of love. God didn't demonstrate his love for us by suffocating us with love. God didn't demonstrate his love for us by transporting us straight to heaven. He loved his son.



Romans 5:8

New International Version (NIV)
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.


羅 馬 書 5:8

Chinese Union Version (Traditional) (CUV)
惟 有 基 督 在 我 們 還 作 罪 人 的 時 候 為 我 們 死 , 神 的 愛 就 在 此 向 我 們 顯 明 了 。



But he let his son go. He let his son go and show his love for us, he allowed his son to choose to save us.






John 12:24

New International Version (NIV)
24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.


約 翰 福 音 12:24

Chinese Union Version (Traditional) (CUV)
24 我 實 實 在 在 的 告 訴 你 們 , 一 粒 麥 子 不 落 在 地 裡 死 了 , 仍 舊 是 一 粒 , 若 是 死 了 , 就 結 出 許 多 子 粒 來 。




















Guitar tabs: http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/s/switchfoot/enough_to_let_me_go_crd.htm

Switchfoot
Enough to Let Me Go

This is the chord sheet for the electric guitar in the song

Intro
F#5 B5
F#5 B5 (D#5-C#5)

Verse 1:
F#5                 Bb5
Oh,   I'm a wandering soul
           D#5        C#5                 B5
I'm still walking the line that leads me home
F#5           Bb5
alone, all I know
            D#5          C#5        B5
I still got mountain to climb on my own
      F#5   B5    F#5   B5  (D#5-C#5)
on my own

- Chorus –
B5             C#5              D#5     C#5
Do you love me enough to let me go?
B5             C#5              D#5     C#5
Do you love me enough to let me go?
           B5        C#5            B5      C#5
to let me follow through, to let me fall for you
B5              C#5             F#5    B5 F#5  B5 (D#5-C#5)
Do you love me eno ugh to let me go?

F#5
Back from the dead of winter
Bb5                                       D#5
back from the dead and all our leaves are dry
          C#5          B5
you’re so beautiful, tonight

F#5
back from the dead we went through
Bb5                                          D#5    
back from the dead and both our tongues are tied
           C#5         B5
you look beautiful tonight

          D#5        C#5        B5
but every seed dies before it grows

- Chorus –
B5             C#5              D#5     C#5
Do you love me enough to let me go?
B5             C#5              D#5     C#5
Do you love me enough to let me go?
           B5        C#5             B5      C#5
to let me follow through, to let me fall for you
B5              C#5          
Do you love me enough to let me go?


Bridge:
D#5        C#5
breathe it in
G#5        B5
and let it go
D#5               C#5                 G#5
every breath you take is not yours to own
     B5             D#5    C#5      B5
it's not yours to hold
B5              C#5             F#5  B5  F#5   B5 D#5-C#5
Do you love me enough to let me go?


- Chorus –
B5             C#5              D#5     C#5
Do you love me enough to let me go?
B5             C#5              D#5     C#5
Do you love me enough to let me go?
           B5        C#5            B5      C#5
to let me follow through, to let me fall for you
B5              C#5             F#5    B5 F#5  B5 D#5-C#5
Do you love me enough to let me go?


Original interview: http://www.titletrakk.com/music-interviews/jon-foreman-switchfoot-hello-hurricane-songs-interview.htm


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.

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