Torches - Daughtry



The Experience: Love is like a torch that's burning bright. Carry it on, carry it on... Love only burns bright if you work at it. If you persevere. If you carry it instead of expecting it to carry you...



Music video: The lyric video basically follows the lyrics, but adds one Christian symbol that sheds a lot of light on what Daughtry is trying to do. Backed up by a heartbeat rhythm, the burning heart - the sacred heart of Jesus - is a symbol of love that conquers all, not in spite of being wounded, but precisely because it is willing to embrace suffering when that's what love demands.

The Meaning of Torches: In the aftermath of the destructive fire of hate and lies - all the hate and lies around us like an ember in the brush... and turn it all to ash and dust - Daughtry offers a new fire - love. But while hate and lies can run rampant on their own, this fire has to be carried like a torch. If you get tired, if you give up and drop it, love goes out. But if you hold it high, if you share it, that fire can shine a light on the darkest side.

Ask yourself: Are you ready to carry your love forward even when your arms are tired? Or do you expect love to somehow carry you?

LYRICS:

All the hate and lies around us
Like an ember in the brush
And can you picture a world without it?
And turn it all to ash and dust

We keep waiting on a day that never comes and never comes
Too late is not a thing and we just gotta be stronger
Oh, gotta be stronger

Love is like a torch that's burning bright
Carry it on, carry it on and you'll see
Fire will shine a light on the darkest side
Carry it on, carry it on
Cause we can never right all the wrongs
So leave the past well enough alone
And say

Take a look at what we started
Oh, spreading kindness all around
Don't you know it's so contagious? Yeah
Take a hit and pass it down

We keep waiting on a day that never comes and never comes
Too late is not a thing and we just gotta be strong

Love is like a torch that's burning bright
Carry it on, carry it on and you'll see
Fire will shine a light on the darkest side
Carry it on, carry it on
Cause we can never right all the wrongs
So leave the past well enough alone
Just say

Just say
It's gonna be alright
Yeah
It's gonna be alright
Yeah

Love is like a torch that's burning bright
Carry it on, carry it on and you'll see
Fire will shine a light on the darkest side
Carry it on, carry it on and say

It's gonna be alright
Yeah
It's gonna be alright
Yeah
I said it's gonna be alright
Yeah
It's gonna be alright
Yeah

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