Love enough to let go. A song for thought

Unconditional love is freeing. It does not restrain. It is not possessive. It lets go.

It’s really too bad that so many people don’t hear this kind of message enough to fully understand. After all, in media and popular culture, love usually conquers, rather than letting go.

There are a few movies and songs that shine the light on real, unconditional love. The song below is one of the greatest of those, a beautiful ode to true undying, unconditional love: The Arms of the One Who Loves You, by Xscape.

THE ARMS OF THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU by XSCAPE (1998)

I know you’re going,
I can’t make you stay.
I can only let you know I love you any way.
And if the road you take leads to heartbreak,
Somewhere down the line.
If someone ever hurts you,
Or treats your heart unkind…


[Chorus:]
You just run to the arms of the one who loves you.
You just run to these arms,
And these two arms will keep you warm.
When rain has found your heart,
Never fear, I’m never far.
You just run to the arms of the one who loves you.

I want you happy,
I want the best for you.
And if you have to leave to find your dream,
I hope that dream comes true.
But if the world you find brings you hard times,
If someone makes you cry,
I’ll be there to hold you,
I’ll be standing by.

[Repeat Chorus]

My love is strong enough, you know,
Strong enough to let you go.
But I’ll always hold you,
Inside my heart.
And if you should ever change your mind,
You can come back any time,
And when you do… you just run…

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6 Responses to Love enough to let go. A song for thought

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  2. Shamona says:

    Very beautiful song.

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