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So tenderly
Your story is
Nothing more
Than what you see
Or
What you've done
Or will become
Standing strong
Do you belong
In your skin
Just wondering

Gentle now
The tender breeze
Blows
Whispers through
My Gran Torino
Whistling another
Tired song

Engine humms
And bitter dreams
Grow heart locked
In a Gran Torino
It beats
A lonely rhythm
All night long
It beats
A lonely rhythm
All night long
It beats
A lonely rhythm
All night long

Realign all
The stars
Above my head
Warning signs
Travel far
I drink instead
On my own
Oh, how I've known
The battle scars
And worn out beds

Gentle now
A tender breeze
Blows
Whispers through
A Gran Torino
Whistling another
Tired song

Engines humm
And bitter dreams
Grow
Heart locked
In a Gran Torino
It beats
A lonely rhythm
All night long

These streets
Are old
They shine
With the things
I've known
And breaks
Through
The trees
Their sparkling

Your world
Is nothing more
Than all
The tiny things
You've left
Behind

So tenderly
Your story is
Nothing more
Than what you see
Or
What you've done
Or will become
Standing strong
Do you belong
In your skin
Just wondering

Gentle now
A tender breeze
Blows
Whispers through
The Gran Torino
Whistling another
Tired song
Engines humm
And bitter dreams
Grow
A heart locked
In a Gran Torino
It beats
A lonely rhythm
All night long

May I be
So bold and stay
I need someone
To hold
That shudders
My skin
Their sparkling

Your world
Is nothing more
Than all
The tiny things
You've left
Behind

So realign
All the stars
Above my head
Warning signs
Travel far
I drink instead
On my own
Oh
How I've known
The battle scars
And worn out beds

Gentle now
A tender breeze
Blows
Whispers through
The Gran Torino
Whistling another
Tired song
Engines humm
And better dreams
Grow
Heart locked
In a Gran Torino
It beats
A lonely rhythm
All night long
It beats
A lonely rhythm
All night long
It beats
A lonely rhythm
All night long



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    Alb3rtJ0hnJun 25, 2011 at 3:33 am
    It means hold on to whats right, and stick to your guns, even when everyone else has given in to the succession of lesser men. Be the man you were meant to be while you still have the chance. A song that really ties into the movie in a way that's just so brilliant that you can't overlook the connection. Walt took a stand in the movie for what's right, and while there are plenty of people in the world who will never see life through his eyes or Thao's, we all have our own times when we have to do whats right. A beautiful song for a beautiful film that deserves every praise you can throw at it.
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    andiebOct 30, 2010 at 5:24 am
    I have to say I heard the song befor I saw the film and at the time I had no idea a gran torino was a car. But it let me put my own meaning to the lyrics, gran torino was my word for dreams and asperations in life and how hard it is in life to really follow your heart and be yourself no matter what is put befor you or what people say, they are the if only ones, follow your heart, follow your dreams no matter how big or small life is to short and so am I. Brilliant song, brilliant film top banana.
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    UnregisteredJan 6, 2012 at 5:53 am
    In the movie, father janovic offers walt forgiveness for all the killing he was ordered to do in wartime. Walt cryptically tells the priest that what haunts a man are the things he did that he wasn't ordered to do.
    At the end of the film, walt tells thao he is haunted by the very act he was awarded a silver star for, namely wiping out an enemy machine gun nest. Walt tells thao that during the attack he shot a young enemy soldier in the face, even though the kid was trying to surrender. He tells thao the kid was about thao's age.
    I think that this is what haunts walt, for it is the one killing he commited in the war that he wasn't ordered to do and thus he can't forgive himself for it. By saving thao from the gang's violence, he can somehow make up for the guilt he feels.
    Great song and great movie!
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    UnregisteredDec 8, 2011 at 11:43 pm
    When they played this song at the end, it in a way was pleasantly haunting. I lost my father a year ago in an automobile accident. He was a man who loved people, but wanted people to understand him. This song speaks of what a lot of us humans go through. The simple things in life is where a lot of us put our time and value because they are what harms us the least. He finally obtained friendship in his old life from the people he despised as a young man. Love never fails.
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    TJRtodayAug 12, 2011 at 7:04 pm
    Life is so hard at times, a stinking hell hole other times. But the hopes and ideals that have moves us on, like Walt in the movie, in spite of our imperfections, are grand, they are noble when they lead us to stand for what our heart knows to be right.
    Listening to the song as I write, and like the previous post, I too confess I've listened to the song over and over, and am still captivated and moved.

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