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Learn English with Songs – Let her go by Passenger

“Let Her Go” is a song written and recorded by Passenger, an English folk-rock singer-songwriter.

The lyrics of the song are poetic and melancholy, describing the regrets associated with ending a relationship. The chorus describes situations in which you don’t appreciate what you have until it’s gone.

It’s a very beautiful song. Ready to understand it? 

1. Read the lyrics
2. Understand the vocabulary
3. SING!

Lyrics

Well 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 missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go
And you let her go

Staring at the bottom of your glass
Hoping one day you’ll make a dream last
But dreams come slow and they go so fast

You see her when you close your eyes
Maybe one day you’ll understand why
Everything you touch surely dies

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 missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go

Staring at the ceiling in the dark
Same old empty feeling in your heart
‘Cause love comes slow and it goes so fast

Well you see her when you fall asleep
But never to touch and never to keep
‘Cause you loved her too much
And you dived too deep

Well 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 missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go (oh, oh, ooh, oh no)
And you let her go (oh, oh, ooh, oh no)
Will you let her go?

‘Cause 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 missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go

‘Cause 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 missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go

Vocabulary

Burning low – when a candle has almost finished, it is burning low on the wick.

Miss – to notice or feel the absence of (someone or something).

Let her go – to let someone go means to allow them to leave without holding on to them.

High –  intoxicated by alcohol or drugs.

Staring – to look at someone or something for a long time often with your eyes wide open.

Last – to continue in time.

Surely – in a confident way, without doubt.

Music Video

24 comments

  1. Great system to learn a language. Congratulations!

  2. I appreciated that method. I’m gonna follow that recommendation.

  3. wouderful

  4. estoy disfrutando aprendiendo ingles saludos Kate

  5. Thanks I.m learning with you.

  6. I really enjoy listening to music. I think it is a good way of improving the students vocabulary and pronunciation

    • Hi Débora,

      Thanks for your comment. Yes, music definitely is a good way of improving a student’s vocabulary. Keep up the good work 🙂

  7. HOW CAN I DOWNLOAD THIS SONGS

  8. Very good idea. Listening and understanding the words of a song has always been a problem for me.

  9. great. I’ve been interested in this web.

  10. really sweet song

  11. I just started listening through music. It feels good to learn English through music as it gives us pleasure and lesson simultaneously. At first I listen to the song two to three times without seeing lyrics, then I write down whatever I can grab on notepad and at last I read the lyrics and repeat listening to have a good grasp of if.

  12. That’s wonderful! sweet song.

  13. Linda música. Amo ouvir..linda voz. É muito legal aprender inglês assim..

  14. Is grammar of song had irregular use?

  15. Cool.. i use to play these song again again heart touching song for me

  16. What about “it starts to snow” instead of “it starts snowing”?

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