In my opinion, Passenger’s ‘Let Her Go’ is the most honest piece of music ever written about love. Not honest as in true to the emotion, but honest as in – compatible with logic. I know, talking about logic on valentines day is a downright turn-off. Or maybe not?
Those of you who haven’t heard the song, what are you waiting for? Drop everything you’re doing right now and hear the song ASAP. Here’s the youtube link – Passenger – Let Her Go
Now for those who’ve heard the song, lets recap on the chorus:
But you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go
Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missing home
Notice every line focuses on a single theme – You miss something only when there’s nothing to fill up the empty space left by it. You miss the warmth of the sun only when snow diminishes all the warmth around. You start missing home only when the road fails to provide the comfort and stability that the home provides. Extend this logic up to the concept of love and you get – ‘You only need love when you feel alone.’.
Cold, isn’t it? The possibility that the need for love isn’t a kind of universal longing – but only a pass time our mind creates to fill in the gap left by loneliness. Humans are social animals and hence we cannot bear to be alone. The need for love is just a companion in our loneliness.
But for 1 in 365 days, let’s suspend technical logic and rise to the more instinctive biological logic. Humans need shelter to stay safe, food and water to stay healthy and clothing to stay protected from the weather. But we also need love – to stay sane.
So if you’re one of those who think that love is illogical, please think again. There’s nothing that makes more sense than love does. So get out today and spread the love. Stay sane.
And until next time, keep mindfeeding 🙂