What Does It Mean?

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Daryl Wayne Dasher
(C) 2009 Hike The Stone, BMI (Daryl W. Dasher)

Story

In 2010 I discovered the wonder of "House Concerts" when I was invited to attend a performance by Larry Jon Wilson at the Hillbilly Haiku House Concerts series in Lebanon, TN.  I was introduced to Larry Jon Wilson's music in the documentary called "Heartworn Highways".  I was instantly taken by his songwriting and his unique style.  

This house concert experience was life altering.  I was so inspired by Larry Jon's show that I wrote this song that night after the show.  I was blessed to have had that experience and on top of that, my good friend Christopher Todd Davis (who got me Larry's albums to start with) and I got to hang out and have some great conversation with LJW that night.  A few weeks later we lost Larry Jon Wilson.  His music and spirit lives on in so many of us and the world is a better place because of him.

The ascending acoustic guitar lick in this song is in tribute to Larry.  He would have said I "Wilsonized" it!

Lyrics

What Does It Mean?

© 2011 Hike the Stone, BMI

Words and Music by: Daryl W. Dasher

 

What does it mean, what does it mean?

What does it mean to be in love?

What does it look like and how can you tell?

What does it mean to be in love?

 

Woke up this morning with this wondering in my brain

‘Round and ‘round in circles like the track of a toy train

And in between each lap the same face it did appear

Waving like a flag all of my joys and all my fears

 

What does it mean, what does it mean?

What does it mean to be in love?

What does it take and when will it give?

What does it mean to be in love?

 

Emotions, potions, oceans filled with creatures big and small

Laughing, crying, dying, trying hard to get along

Clustered flustered folks who falter riding the same fence

And binding it together a single word that makes no sense, so

 

What does it mean, what does it mean?

What does it mean to be in love?

Why does it hurt and how does it heal?

What does it mean to be in love?

 

So what makes it stand and why must we fall?

What does it mean to be in love?