I Follow Rivers
Lykke Li Lyrics


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Oh, I beg you, can I follow?
Oh, I ask you, why not always?
Be the ocean, where I unravel
Be my only, be the water where I'm wading

You're my river running high
Run deep, run wild
I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea baby, I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom honey, I follow you

He a message, I'm the runner
He the rebel, I'm the daughter waiting for you

You're my river running high
Run deep, run wild

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea baby, I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom honey, I follow you

You're my river running high
Run deep, run wild

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea baby, I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom honey, I follow you

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea baby, I follow you




I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom honey, I follow you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "I Follow Rivers" by Lykke Li depict a sense of longing and desire for someone. The opening lines "Oh I beg you, can I follow? Oh I ask you, why not always?" show the desperation of the singer to follow the person always. The singer then compares the person to the ocean, where she can unravel and be herself. The person becomes her only, the water where she is wading, indicating her reliance on them.


The line "He a message, I'm the runner, he the rebel, I'm the daughter waiting for you" suggests that the person is elusive and distant, perhaps creating a symbolic distance between the two. Both are complete opposites of each other, yet they are drawn to each other. The chorus "I follow you, deep sea baby, I follow you, dark doom honey, I follow you" is repeated several times, emphasizing the singer's willingness to follow the person to the depths of the sea or into the dark unknown.


Overall, the song expresses the idea that the singer is willing to follow the person wherever they go, even if it may be dangerous or challenging, indicating a strong emotional connection between the two.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh I beg you, can I follow?
I am pleading to you that I want to follow you.


Oh I ask you, why not always?
I am asking you why I can't always follow you.


Be the ocean, where I unravel
Please be the expansive and vast ocean that allows me to break free and unravel.


Be my only, be the water where I'm wading
Be the sole provider of support and safety for me as I am wading in the water.


You're my river running high
You are my guiding force that runs deeply and freely, giving me strength.


Run deep, run wild
Continue to run deep and wild with your guidance.


I, I follow, I follow you
I choose to follow you with no hesitation.


Deep sea baby, I follow you
I follow you blindly in the vast and deep unknown.


Dark doom honey, I follow you
I follow you through any dark and gloomy situation.


He a message, I'm the runner
You have a message, and I am the one to run with it.


He the rebel, I'm the daughter waiting for you
You are the rebel with passion, and I will always wait for your return.


I, I follow, I follow you
Again, I choose to follow you.


You're my river running high
You are my guide.


Run deep, run wild
Continue to run deep and wild with your guidance.


I, I follow, I follow you
Once again, I choose to follow you.


Deep sea baby, I follow you
I follow you blindly in the vast and deep unknown.


I, I follow, I follow you
One more time, I choose to follow you.


Dark doom honey, I follow you
I follow you through any dark and gloomy situation.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Bjorn Daniel Arne Yttling, Lykke Li Timotej Zachrisson, Richard W. Jr. Nowels

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@luanagomes4294

Oh, I beg you
Can I follow?
Oh, I ask you
Why not always?

Be the ocean where I unravel
Be my only, be the water
And I'm wading

You're my river running high
Run deep, run wild

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea, baby
I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom, honey
I follow you

He a message, I'm the runner
He's the rebel, I'm the daughter
Waiting for you

You're my river running high
Run deep, run wild

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea, baby
I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom, honey
I follow you

You're my river running high
Run deep, run wild

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea, baby
I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom, honey
I follow you

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea, baby
I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom, honey
I follow you

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea, baby
I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom, honey
I follow you

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea, baby
I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom, honey
I follow you



@zuss10

Lyrics:
Oh I beg you, can I follow?
Oh I ask you, why not always?
Be the ocean, where I unravel
Be my only, be the water where I'm wading

You're my river running high
Run deep, run wild

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea baby, I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom honey, I follow you

He a message, I'm the runner
He the rebel, I'm the daughter waiting for you

You're my river running high
Run deep, run wild

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea baby, I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom honey, I follow you

You're my river running high
Run deep, run wild

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea baby, I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom honey, I follow you

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea baby, I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom honey, I follow you



@DronPy

Oh I beg you, can I follow?
Oh I ask you, why not always?
Be the ocean, where I unravel,
Be my only, be the water where I'm wading.

You're my river running high,
Run deep, run wild.

I follow, I follow you
Deep sea baby, I follow you
I follow, I follow you
Dark doom honey, I follow you

He a message, I'm the runner.
He the rebel, I'm the daughter waiting for you.

You're my river running high
Run deep, run wild.

I follow, I follow you,
Deep sea baby, I follow you
I follow, I follow you
Dark doom honey, I follow you

You're my river running high,
Run deep, run wild.

I follow, I follow you,
Deep sea baby, I follow you
I follow, I follow you
Dark doom honey, I follow 
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All comments from YouTube:

@Paul-zw7or

This moment when you come back 5 Years later, and still think its an incredible song.

@andreiamarreiros1068

yea

@MalluMarafioti

can't believe it's been 5 years though!!!!

@anaisb8355

agree time flies

@EE-mw7vb

indeed...

@Paul-zw7or

***** yaaaasss

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@christophergarcia2783

Has anyone else only just discovered this gem? So beautiful.

@luanagomes4294

Oh, I beg you
Can I follow?
Oh, I ask you
Why not always?

Be the ocean where I unravel
Be my only, be the water
And I'm wading

You're my river running high
Run deep, run wild

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea, baby
I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom, honey
I follow you

He a message, I'm the runner
He's the rebel, I'm the daughter
Waiting for you

You're my river running high
Run deep, run wild

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea, baby
I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom, honey
I follow you

You're my river running high
Run deep, run wild

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea, baby
I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom, honey
I follow you

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea, baby
I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom, honey
I follow you

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea, baby
I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom, honey
I follow you

I, I follow, I follow you
Deep sea, baby
I follow you
I, I follow, I follow you
Dark doom, honey
I follow you

@thesuperkaritou9407

LIKE SI TE ENCANTA ESA CANCION

@TheRealestIdealist

I LOVE Lykke Li's music!!! This remix is PERFECT!!!! I always come back to this year after year lol

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