Searchlight - Phillip Phillips



The Experience: Phillip goes back to his roots of folk rock and great guitar, also returning to lyrics that describe the need for love as "sending out a searchlight." He adds "take one step" more, putting hope next to love in his song. Searchlight isn't just about love, it's about hoping in love. 



Music Video: Still waiting 

The meaning of Phillip Phillip's single Searchlight is the plea "can you bring me back to life
With my heart in smithereens?" ('Smithereens' are really tiny pieces) Phillip finds himself "lost again" but not despairing, instead praying, "sending out a searchlight... until I find you." He uses nature-images to describe our natural need for real love. ("a fire in me" "wild river, hurricane..."Phillip's raspy voice adds sincerity to this ballad about faithful, honest love. 

Ask Yourself: What am I searching for (or searchlight-ing for?) How will I take one step and make it count

LYRICS:
Take one step
And make it count
Hold your breath and let it out
Cause love don't set, say it loud
There’s a fire in me
That’s still burning

I’m sending out a searchlight
Send it out until I find you
Can you bring me back to life
With my heart in smithereens?
I wanna feel what is like
To be surrounded by you
So I’m sending out a searchlight
To bring you back to me

Lost again
In this night
The sun just leads me into shadows
In my bones, in my blood
You’re my disease
Like a remedy

I’m sending out a searchlight
Send it out until I find you
Can you bring me back to life
With my heart in smithereens?
I wanna feel what is like
To be surrounded by you
So I’m sending out a searchlight
To bring you back to me

Like wild river
In a hurricane
Like a fallen empire
I will rise again
Take on step
And make it count

I’m sending out a searchlight
Send it out until I find you
Can you bring me back to life
With my heart in smithereens?
I wanna feel what is like
To be surrounded by you
So I’m sending out a searchlight
To bring you back to me

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