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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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    1wishMay 6, 2009 at 6:06 pm
    my best friend put this on a cd she made me, and i cant belive that it means this.. now i know why she put this song on therer.

    im sad now, cuz she loved me more than anything,
    and she even put it on a cd so when i get sad i would listen to it.

    ughh love sucks.

    but now she hates me.

    i wish i had one wish
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    MusicalPunkerDec 31, 2008 at 12:27 am
    It means always being therfor the one you love.
    It means always caring for that one person.
    It means that you couldn't live without that person.
    It means that you would protect that person with all of your power.
    It means that even if that person you love, truly love, dies, you would follow them.

    The verse;

    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 embakrs,
    Then I'll follow you into the dark.
    Then I'll follow you into the dark.

    is about how this guy hopes more than anything in the world that if something ever happened to the girl he loves, that Heaven and Hell would just decide not to take anymore people and that she would be okay. But that if they do take her, then he'll be right there with her. Forever and for always.

    This song always reduces me to tears.
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    UnregisteredJul 20, 2014 at 9:47 pm
    There is a Heaven and there is a hell, and where our destination is, depends on our choice of faith. I won't preach the Gospel, but planting the seed for you to research on your own. As for this song, it's a tender and profound piece of music, to give one pause. When I heard it just now for the first time, ever, my only thought was to not take for granted the one man I have married for the last time, ever. I am older than he, so I will go before he does, if fate decrees. While I am here in body, soul and spirit, it's the will of God that I cherish what I have, every moment, in this man. One man/one woman, forever. The Bible says there is no marriage in Heaven. But there is recognition of the past relationships. "I will follow you into the dark" means to me, that none of us knows what waits for us in Heaven; we do have the graphic description of Hell. A place of torment forever. Heaven is depicted as being always with our Creator in an indescribable eternity, for It's beauty is beyond description.

    The dark to me represents the unknown that awaits us all. The good vs. The bad.

    When someone you love, even your most loved cat/dog/horse/goat/bunny, etc. Passes on, Job 12: 10 says that all living things have souls. The creature you loved in your lifetime will be in Heaven. They do not pay a penalty for our sins.

    When someone or some creature you love goes before you, you may not physically follow in death, (though it's true, long married couples often die within a short time frame of each other),

    But you don't follow in death, rather you follow in memories and the promise of one day being together, should you both have had the same faith; again not preaching, mind you, just letting you know that we have the choice now, while we are alive, as to what path we take.
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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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    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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