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WHAT WAS IT ALL FOR

It’s a ballad for everyone who has loved, lost, and has not fully let the love go.

The poetry of this song references a stream that symbolizes the gentle whisper of a lover to which is can be so beautiful to relax to and fall asleep. That metaphor is expanded in the song as the lovers boat has some trouble, and one of the partners sails away, and the other is left on a lonely shore.

The song itself is slow and soothing in the same way a lover’s whisper can be.

SONG LYRICS

VERSE 1

Whisper like a gentle stream,

Carry me into your dream.

Indescribable warmth,

but it ended.

Oh it ended.

VERSE 2

Our souls brushed together.

They hoped it would last forever.

Life said never.

Ever-ever

CHORUS

Together we made one.

She sailed away – now gone.

What was it for?

I’m on a lonely shore

VERSE 3

She’s shipwrecked – veered off course.

I’m not far, she can’t see – of course.

She peers into distance.

Sees her own resistance.

CHORUS

Together we made one.

She sailed away – now gone.

What was it for?

I’m on a lonely shore.

BRIDGE

She made a decision like an incision.

Puncturing dreams I envisioned.

Worried our future would make her drown,

She read my maps to be upside down.

VERSE 4

Sadness grinned when hope had left.

She spoke of souls and theft.

My soul is sighing I hear it crying.

VERSE 5

You whispered like a stream.

Now I’m a broken dream.

CHORUS

Together we made one.

She sailed away – now gone.

What was it for?

I’m on a lonely shore.

This is one of my few romantic songs.

SIMILAR ROMANTIC SONGS

If you enjoy this song, I have a number of other romantic songs you might like. Here is a playlist of all my romantic songs: