Let Her Go

Passenger

About Let Her Go

"Let Her Go" is a song written and recorded by English singer-songwriter Passenger. It was recorded at Sydney's Linear Recording and co-produced by Mike Rosenberg (a.k.a. Passenger) and Chris Vallejo. The recording features Australian musicians Stu Larsen, Georgia Mooney, Stu Hunter, Cameron Undy, and Glenn Wilson. "Let Her Go" was released in July 2012 as the second single from Passenger's fourth album, All the Little Lights. The song has achieved international success, topping the charts in many countries around the world, and has sold over one million digital copies in the UK, and over four million in the US as of July 2014. In 2014, the song was nominated for the Brit Award for British Single of the Year, and won Passenger the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Most Performed Work. 


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2014
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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 missing 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, oh it 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 missing 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 dive 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 missing home
Only know you love her when you let her go
And you let her go
Oh oh oh no
And you let her go
Oh oh oh no
Well 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 missing 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 missing home
Only know you love her when you let her go
And you let her go

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Passenger

Michael David Rosenberg, better known by his stage name Passenger, is an English folk-rock singer-songwriter. His stage moniker comes from being the main vocalist and songwriter of Passenger formed in 2003. more »

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Written by: Michael David Rosenberg

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10 facts about this song

Artist Background
"Let Her Go" is a song by British singer-songwriter Passenger, whose real name is Mike Rosenberg. The artist started his music career as a member of the band Passenger before moving ahead as a solo artist with the same name – Passenger.
Album Information
"Let Her Go" is a part of the album "All the Little Lights" which was Passenger's third studio album. The album was released by Black Crow Records in 2012.
Song Popularity
"Let Her Go" became Passenger's breakout song. It brought him international fame and stardom, reaching number 1 in 19 countries.
Chart Performance
In the United States, "Let Her Go" peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. In the UK Singles Chart, it peaked at number 2.
YouTube Success
The official music video of "Let Her Go" on YouTube has over 2 billion views, showcasing the popularity of the song.
Awards and Nominations
"Let Her Go" was nominated for the British Academy's Ivor Novello Award for Most Performed Work.
Song Meaning
The song is about the feeling of realization which often comes too late, in the songwriter's case it was the realization of the importance of his girlfriend only after she left him.
Sales Records
In the UK, the song has sold over one million digital copies.
Cover Versions
Many artists have covered "Let Her Go" in their own style. The band Boyce Avenue and singer Jasmine Thompson both have popular versions of the song.
Noteworthy Performances
In 2013, Passenger performed "Let Her Go" live at the ARIA Music Awards.

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