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Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
I know I can count on you
Sometimes I feel like saying "Lord I just don't care"
But you've got the love I need To see me through

Sometimes it seems that the going is just too rough
And things go wrong no matter what I do
Now and then it seems that life is just too much
But you've got the love I need to see me through

When food is gone you are my daily meal
When friends are gone I know my savior's love is real
You know it's real

You got the love
You got the love
You got the love
You got the love
You got the love
You got the love

Time after time I think "Oh Lord what's the use?"
Time after time I think it's just no good
Sooner or later in life, the things you love you lose
But you've got the love I need to see me through

You got the love
You got the love
You got the love
You got the love
You got the love
You got the love

You got the love
You got the love
You got the love
You got the love
You got the love
You got the love

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
I know I can count on you
Sometimes I feel like saying "Lord I just don't care"
But you've got the love I need to see me through



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    UnregisteredMay 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    It's about tapping in to the super-conscious mind = g o D. 'when food is gone you are my daily need' sounds completely biblical and beautiful. When it looks about as bad as it can possibly get - well, throw your hands up in the air and just give it up! Let go! You aren't in control of everything, you give, you receive so be a part of the flow. You're not on your own, even if all your friends are gone. It's just time to tap into the source and meet the true friends. Yep. Powerful meaning in this song. Absolutely uplifting. Love it!
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    UnregisteredDec 20, 2011 at 5:03 am
    "sometimes i feel like throwing my hand up in the air, i know i can count on you". The feeling of giving up on yourself and having someone else tell you 'you're worth it'.
    "now and then it seems that life is just too much, but you've got the love to see me through". This is more of those suicidal thoughts but you will never go through it because you love 'love yourself' too much. (the message is delivered from 2nd person to yourself.)
    "you got the love". Means you (yourself) have the potential to love and cherish yourself the way others or how your god would love you.
    "sooner or later in life, the things you love you lose, but you got the love i need to see me through. ". You may lose all your will but you still have the potential to keep going and thriving to love yourself and succeed in life, relationships and what your dreams desire.
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    UnregisteredOct 19, 2011 at 11:34 pm
    It's clearly about god's love and how he always comes through no-matter what happens to us or how many times we forget him or do him wrong. He always forgives because his love is the eternal kind. I'd know because he always does come through for me. Personally, I can identify with the person in the song. It's definitely not about human love because human love can fail when times get really tough.

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