The Words - Christina Perri



The Experience: The Words offers a powerful message about the courage that love involves. Blending realism and hope in a profound ballad that calls us to look inside and listen to what the ghost is calling us to do.


Music video: The video follows the daily life of a rural horticulturist (Colin O'Donoghue) whose encounter with a young woman (Christina Perri) in a big city flower shop has changed his perspective on life. As he tries to go about his daily routine he can't quite escape the thought of her that is inviting him to take a new and unexpected step in his life. The video shows this by Christina's unseen presence following him as she sings her ballad inviting him to take a chance on her. On his next trip back to the city her memory continues to pursue him until he again meets the real Christina in the same flower shop. She smiles at him and heads out the door, challenging him to take a chance and follow. Apparently he accepts the challenge as he pursues her, introduces himself and offers her one of his flowers.


The Meaning: Wev'e all likely had a moment in life where we met someone whose presence marked us for life. In The Words Christina Perri highlights that moment in which we know that this persons presence is calling us to make a big step in our lives. Will we have the courage to let go and let the ghost you can't control guide us or will we let our past mistakes make us perpetual prisoners.


Ask yourself: If I still my mind and listen to the ghost what is it telling me? Do I have the courage to let go and follow it?


LYRICS:

All of the lights land on you
The rest of the world fades from view
And all of the love I see
Please please say you feel it too
And all of the noise I hear inside
Restless and loud, unspoken and wild
And all that you need to say
To make it all go away
Is that you feel the same way too

And I know
The scariest part is letting go
'Cause love is a ghost you can’t control
I promise you the truth can’t hurt us now
So let the words slip out of your mouth

And all of the steps that led me to you
And all of the hell I had to walk through
But I wouldn’t trade a day for the chance to say
My love, I’m in love with you

And I know
The scariest part is letting go
'Cause love is a ghost you can’t control
I promise you the truth can’t hurt us now
So let the words slip out of your mouth

I know that we’re both afraid
We both made the same mistakes
An open heart is an open wound to you
And in the wind of a heavy choice
Love has a quiet voice
Still your mind, now I’m yours to choose

And I know
The scariest part is letting go
Let my love be the light that guides you home

And I know
The scariest part is letting go
'Cause love is a ghost you can’t control
I promise you the truth can’t hurt us now
So let the words slip out of your mouth

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