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Love of mine,
Someday you will die,
But I'll be close behind,
I'll follow you into the dark.

No blinding light
Or tunnels to gates of white
Just our hands clasped so tight,
Waiting for the hint of a spark.

If heaven and hell decide,
That they both are satisfied,
Illuminate the "no's" on their vacancy signs,
If there's no-one beside you when your soul embarks,
Then I'll follow you into the dark.

In Catholic school,
As vicious as roman rule,
I got my knuckles bruised,
By a lady in black
And I held my tongue, as she told me "son,
Fear is the heart of love",
So I never went back.

If heaven and hell decide, that they both are satisfied,
Illuminate the "no's" on their vacancy signs,
If there's no-one beside you when your soul embarks,
Then I'll follow you into the dark.

You and me, have seen everything to see,
From Bangkok to Calgary,
And the soles of your shoes
Are all worn down, the time for sleep is now, it's nothing to cry about,
Cause we'll hold each other soon,

In the blackest of rooms,

If heaven and hell decide, that they both are satisfied,
Illuminate the "no's" on their vacancy signs,
If there's no-one beside you when your soul embarks,
Then I'll follow you into the dark.
Then I'll follow you into the dark.



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    UnregisteredAug 20, 2012 at 6:50 pm
    This was my song with my well I guess ex. He passed away in a car accident a year ago he was 17. This song is about loving someone more then life it's self and letting them know that no matter what happens you will always love them. It's the hardest thing in the world to say goodbye, but in my position I know that it's not forever. I love you tjt and I always will.
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    UnregisteredNov 9, 2013 at 6:49 pm
    I know the song speaks to a steadfast love from one partner to another. But if the reader will indulge something different for a moment.
    The lyric that resonates is "if no-one is beside you when your soul embarks, I will follow you in to the dark."
    I come from a gifted team of nurses that care for kids with cancer. Occasionally, kids die alone either emotionally or outright because family members are so bereaved that they can't show up for their child. That leaves the nurse to care for the young one as s/he draws their last breath. That nurse might hold the kid's hand as their soul embarks, and follows him/her into the dark.
    It is my hope that we are ushering these kids through darkness rather than solely into it. That the child emerges in light of a divine presence. I also wish the same for my colleagues. They are an awesome crew.
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    UnregisteredFeb 15, 2012 at 7:40 pm
    If you die, I will die too. It's to the grave after death, where no one will be for us. I can't belong in this world, in this crowd without you. I can't live without you. I can't think it. I m only yours. My love only for. I m giving my soul to you. I want to be with you forever. I love you much more my life. Etc.
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    UnregisteredNov 30, 2011 at 3:26 am
    Cried myself to sleep the first time I heard it. You'll always be there for that one person you love more than anyone in the world, and your not worried about them dying, cause you'll be with them all throughout they're life, even when they die and they don't go to heaven nor hell, you'll be by their side when they're walking into the dark, and you'll still be together after death.
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    robertpattinsonforeverJan 8, 2009 at 10:14 pm
    He's telling her that he'll always be with her. When she dies, he's going with her. She will never be without him. Like in the lines, "You and me, have seen everything to see, from Bangkok to Calgary, And the soles of your shoes, Are all worn down, the time for sleep is now, it's nothing to cry about, Cause we'll hold each other soon,In the blackest of rooms," saying we've done everything we can together and when something happens to you, don't cry when your about to go, cause i'll be right there with you. And in the lines, "If Heaven and Hell decide that they both are satisfied,Illuminate the "no's" on their vacancy signs,If there's no one beside you, when your sou embarks,Then I'll follow you into the dark.Then I'll follow you into the dark." Even if Heaven and Hell don't decide either of us. We will be together in the darkness of death, but that won't matter cause we'll be with eachother forever. This song is an amazing song. It's so sweet and very deep. Love does powerful things to you, no matter what happens, they'll be there.

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