Brett Dennen - When I Go Lyrics




Hold this heart when I go
sing my song when I go
sing it loud when I go
sing it proud when I go
some people are learning to die and some people are yearning to fly and
some people are learning to die and some people are yearning to fly and
some people are learning to die and some people are yearning to fly
but I know they'd all be yearning to fly
when my, when my, when my soul
takes leave of this world
when I leave this flesh and these bones
oh I swear to you that you wont have to go alone

Hold this heart when I go
sing my song when I go
sing it loud when I go
sing it proud when I go
some people are learning to die and some people are yearning to fly and
some people are learning to die and some people are yearning to fly and
some people are learning to die and some people are yearning to fly
but i know they'd all be yearning to fly
the first time my heart collided with yours
I know I felt the ocean tickle the Earth's sandy shores
but changes come and we all know that we can't, we can't stop them
but I hold these memories and I will never drop them
and I'll watch over you

I'll watch over you
oh my care will cover you just like the moon can do
I'll watch over you
I'll watch over you
oh my care will cover you just like the moon can do

Hold this heart when I go
sing my song when I go
sing it loud when I go
sing it proud when I go
some people are learning to die and some people are yearning to fly and
some people are learning to die and some people are yearning to fly and
some people are learning to die and some people are yearning to fly
but i know they'd all be yearning to fly
oh the thought of death has yet to make me afraid
'cause I will march right off this world into the next like its a grand parade
but if you feel lonely just like you want to run and hide
then I'll wrap my wings around you and give you strength and I wont leave your side
and I'll watch over you
I'll watch over you
oh, my care will cover you just like the moon'll do
I'll watch over you
I'll watch over you
you know I'd love to get to heaven
you know I'd love to see the view
but first I think I'll stay and watch over you
oh, I'll watch over you
I'll watch over you





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Brett Dennen When I Go Comments
  1. Kellie J. Wright

    Beautiful soul. Thank you. Bless you. I love you. <3

  2. andres birch

    I am Eminem's writer for many songs butt ghetto can sing me his tunes

  3. andres birch

    someday in my 5 galaxy I'll cry

  4. Alan Malcheski

    Don't know where but I'm going there.

  5. Gary Turner

    "When I Go"




    Hold this heart when I go
    sing my song when I go
    sing it loud when I go
    sing it proud when I go
    some people are learning to die and some people are yearning to fly and
    some people are learning to die and some people are yearning to fly and
    some people are learning to die and some people are yearning to fly
    but I know they'd all be yearning to fly
    when my, when my, when my soul
    takes leave of this world
    when I leave this flesh and these bones
    oh I swear to you that you wont have to go alone




    Hold this heart when I go
    sing my song when I go
    sing it loud when I go
    sing it proud when I go
    some people are learning to die and some people are yearning to fly and
    some people are learning to die and some people are yearning to fly and
    some people are learning to die and some people are yearning to fly
    but i know they'd all be yearning to fly
    the first time my heart collided with yours
    I know I felt the ocean tickle the Earth's sandy shores
    but changes come and we all know that we can't, we can't stop them
    but I hold these memories and I will never drop them
    and I'll watch over you




    I'll watch over you
    oh my care will cover you just like the moon can do
    I'll watch over you
    I'll watch over you
    oh my care will cover you just like the moon can do




    Hold this heart when I go
    sing my song when I go
    sing it loud when I go
    sing it proud when I go
    some people are learning to die and some people are yearning to fly and
    some people are learning to die and some people are yearning to fly and
    some people are learning to die and some people are yearning to fly
    but i know they'd all be yearning to fly
    oh the thought of death has yet to make me afraid
    'cause I will march right off this world into the next like its a grand parade
    but if you feel lonely just like you want to run and hide
    then I'll wrap my wings around you and give you strength and I wont leave your side
    and I'll watch over you
    I'll watch over you
    oh, my care will cover you just like the moon'll do
    I'll watch over you
    I'll watch over you
    you know I'd love to get to heaven
    you know I'd love to see the view
    but first I think I'll stay and watch over you
    oh, I'll watch over you
    I'll watch over you

  6. Paul_Landero

    This song means so much more to know that I finally got passed my depression. Looking back, this song has had a real influence. Thanks Brett ❤

  7. Twenty-two

    I saw Brett Dennen in 2009, in San Francisco, and he sounds just as good live in concert as he does on recording. You know sometimes you see someone live and they suck horribly. Not this guy. I was blown away.

  8. Dan Savage

    If Bob Marley and Tracy Chapman had a baby 👑

  9. Troy Hodo

    waiting for you to go

  10. Brian Belgin

    great song

  11. Andy Birch

    have a heart layos kdo jwoan mees

  12. Anna Rey

    Jacob from SOJA brought me here 💘

    jamio888

    Me, too :D

    Ricky vdE

    Hey Im interested which Hemphill and Dennen interaction you are speaking of, please share :)

  13. arlay caudia

    I love Brett Dennen he can always cheer me up :)

  14. ShadoeFax

    thats tough, i cant imagine what i would do if i lost my little girl

  15. martin novak

    david gray much better

  16. Sandra Leiviska

    One of my daughter's favorite songs.  She passed away April 10th, 2014, and it was one of her favorite songs. It has now become one of mine.  It comforts me at this time of sadness and loss.  I love you, Becky.....<3

    Erwin Stienstra

    great song.. take care Sandra.. :)

    Kara Hayes

    Sandra Leiviska my friend Richard Hill son died...he was murdered by his ex's boyfriend in March 2010 he was only 19months old...he said "it feels like my son is singing it too me" it was played at funeral....its a song that can be summed up by one word "bittersweet" god bless Sandra and you too Vincent James Hill

    Chris Wikman

    Thanks for sharing! This was painful to read for my own reasons... many blessings
    To you... so sorry for your loss!!!

    Sandra Leiviska

    Thank you. This was one of Becky's favorite songs...she loved Brett Dennen. Never did I think that this song would hold so much more meaning to me after her "passing". I listen to it quite often. Brings tears to my eyes, but also comforts me. And to all the other people who commented with kindness and compassion....thank you so much, and blessings to you all.

    Andrea Waters

    Sandra Leiviska couldn't imagine losing one of my daughters. I know this was posted long ago. But do to this post you still have her loving memory being inlighted by others.... Beat wishes

  17. TheKaoticdrake

    Some day I hope to finger pick like this.

    Paul_Landero

    TheKaoticdrake it's been 3 years, can you do it yet?

  18. Andrew Shamburger

    Brett has really shown me gingers have souls I had great doubt not anymore

  19. ryumegami

    I have heard him compared with Passenger's lead singer.. some saying Passenger ripped this music off... They are nothing alike.... This is just not my style.. I listened though!

    Kaleb Rippstein

    What was the point of your post?  Seriously?    Who gives a crap if you listened?  Lol!  We Brett fans didn't ask you to, and you didn't need to weigh in with such a weird comment.

    NuckinFutz333

    The song "Let Her Go" by Passenger sounds an awful lot like "Ain't No Reason" by Brett... that's probably the song you should've listened too...and commented on.

    Celos

    He's more like ed sheeran actually

    George Lee

    @f0rn3v3r tru3 cause he's ginger? racist!!!

    Celos

    @George Lee -.- I meant because of the music...

  20. plat087

    4:32 "Bitch! Why didn't you warn me?"

  21. Alobytes Whitestone

    best song for me, thanks Brett! ^^

  22. 846ella

    one of the best accomplishments ever is being born a guy red head and looking freaking sexy ;p

  23. renz hammenga

    i hope you're okay now<3

  24. renz hammenga

    just...dont

  25. Takrissa

    My dad was killed in a horrible car accident on his way to visit me along with my amazing aunt (who was also killed in the wreck), not too long before your heartbreaking experience. My pops, who was about to turn 60, and aunt died on Valentines Day 2012. Without a doubt the hardest thing I have had to deal with. This song totally is how my dad would have approached death. my heart goes out to you.

  26. Kendra Dawn

    this is ed sheeran?

  27. Brenna Thompson

    he's amazing live :) saw him open for iron & wine

  28. Alobytes Whitestone

    twenty-five-year-old's song!! ^^
    I love his soul....
    Thanks Brett...

  29. itisMarco

    one of the best songs i stumbled on by accident on Pandora, of 2013 for me

  30. clayton

    maybe have some respect you soulless bitch

  31. clayton

    what's your major malfunction??

  32. Amanda Pessoa

    **

    cough cough
    rupert grint too

  33. Brian Mc Cormack

    He doesn't count

  34. The Coop

    This is so much better then some of the music put out there. I think he is a lyrical genius also.

  35. Maddy Vinkle

    Ed Sheeran has a soul!!!! Ed and Brett are the best!

  36. Rheo4

    2:32 fuuuuuck!! chills

  37. Alex Noury

    Lyrical genius is a little much, but he makes delightful tunes.

  38. callmefletcher

    As a fellow athiest I'd like to give you a hearty "go fuck yourself" straight from the heart.

  39. Kevin Buckley

    Get a life, this poor woman lost the love of her life and went through such hell to get where she is today. Appreciate life and respect the people who go through the most because in the end, they come out stronger and not a coward like yourself.. God bless and have a good day.

  40. Robert Parham

    I'll agree with that. Brett is a lyrical genius.

  41. Nadia Greene

    You have wings! I have wings! We should fly together!

  42. Kolja A

    whats wrong with you?
    if you think different just keep it for you.why would you take her last hope away?thats mean dude, really, i hope you are sorry for this.

  43. Gaby jmz

    Love it

  44. Cary Kennedy

    Is brett going to die..

  45. peachebee

    Alex Clare ....

  46. Bearbug9

    I agree You Rol. Henks has an IQ one above plant life and can only think of songs and words as literal. I will always love this song and keep it close to my heart. It's a deep and comforting set of lyrics.

  47. Rol Ferickson

    Henks. I'll make this short and sweet. You lack interpersonal skills, caring, and generally a heart. Why mock someone who lost the one they love? Your Kansas quote is not even creative.

    You failed to care that a woman spent many sleepless nights crying over the love of her life. Heres one for you.
    HAHA - You lack ingenuity and your subpar IQ will not take you far. On the off chance that you are wrong and there is an afterlife, it's not looking great for you.

  48. Tick Tock

    It is better to believe in something special in your heart than to mock the dead !

  49. Mattydigs

    God bless that little lesbian

  50. peachebee

    Alex Clare is another good artist and a ginger and he has soul!

  51. aloe lang

    **
    cough cough
    ed sheeran too

  52. Mindy Wood

    this is beautiful!

  53. ashley delossantos

    Actually there's another ginger with a soul...Ed Sheeran.

  54. Tick Tock

    Thank you Kodiak4200 really my husband was the strong one, he was unable to speak, eat, (I feed him through a stomach tube) he was unable to walk ( paralyzed ) so much for a father of 4, a veteran who was 52 and he is my hero !!

  55. kodiak4200

    my heart goes out to you i am re recording one of my songs kodiaks lullaby for my fallen family and i will be thinking of your story what you just went through you are a very strong person my heart is with you

  56. decduff93

    how dare people mistake or compare this guy to ed sheeran. this guys better a million times over

  57. kayleeQuinnn

    I was JUST about to reply to ThePopsLove and say that exact thing Well I'm glad others know too :)

  58. Tick Tock

    My husband died March 2012 he is now flying among the stars

  59. Sasha Holland

    Two words. Ed Sheeran.

  60. Will Owen

    Grow up

  61. liz snyder

    sorry to hear that

  62. Robert van de Laar

    You forgot Ed Sheeran mate :)

  63. InesWey

    ed sheeran?

  64. kotoia

    obviously all these people making "ginger with soul" comments have never heard of bob dylan

  65. Maggie Ohana

    :( I was about to say the same thing until I saw your comment.

  66. Jennifer Wheeler

    Jealous?

  67. Wiesia Loonen

    brilliant red guy!!! :)

  68. Kathleen

    LOL but srsly, he's got more soul than most people!

  69. Original Bird

    thanks for letting me know. But thats still bad, just because they have red hair does not mean they are evil or anything like that. just sayin. :)

  70. BuckshotBill118

    it's a joke about gingers from south park lol

  71. SuperDreamtrain

    ah, i love him.

  72. kelliejessica

    i love his finger picking!

  73. gloria blankenship

    gingers talk! naw im jk awesomeeeee :) sooo cutteee

  74. Kris Harris

    first thought I had also

  75. BloodhuneeBee

    lololol

  76. Original Bird

    @Darkpiglord why doesn't he have a soul...? *curious*

  77. Clara Schaller

    Brett is very talented and wise with his words and lyrics. He has an old soul as if he has lived an experience life and he is young. something to think about.

  78. google+exgreecian

    Brilliant. I think you are the next Bob Dylan.

  79. Haley Meares

    Gingers got soul. Nuff said.

  80. iProb

    @PeopleNeed2LoveMore :,( stay strong!

  81. Ren

    @elkay648 It's a pretty poor joke about gingers not having souls.

  82. Blake

    ginger jokes are usually funny but not this time ._. Brett Dennen is too good for those

  83. Zoe Chatfield

    @Darkpiglord how doesn't he have a soul?

  84. Benjamin Gazdik

    @SgtPlzLol you're the only one haha

  85. MuddyMojoRisin

    @PeopleNeed2LoveMore idk if youve read tuesdays with morrie or not but i suggest you both do.
    im so sorry he has ALS, stand strong and be glad he has time left and that it didnt just end with out goodbyes =/

  86. Speihnz

    this guy does so much for people without even knowing it

  87. Monica

    Brett's music heals my heart, I recently suffered a family member's suicide ...

  88. Tick Tock

    @biskalero ty for your kind words I am sorry also that I will lose my darling, an amazing husband & father also veteran USN, it is said that 80 thousand veterans have died from Lou gehrigs since Lou Gehrig was diagnosed, this 11 11 11 I remember them all with a deep honor we must find a cure for this monster.

  89. Nick Blair

    @PeopleNeed2LoveMore everyone has a body. not everyone has a good heart mind and soul. his body suffers now but he will fly when he dies

  90. FreakyBo0o

    @Darkpiglord what do you mean?

  91. jamarsu

    I love this guy and love this song. What a talent. Quite the picker too.

  92. Michael Manneback

    I love Bretts music

  93. Mein Penis ist zwar unglaublich klein, aber

    best song besides ,,aint no reason''

  94. Tick Tock

    This song is deep and meaningful, my husband is terminally ill with Lou Gehrig's disease, he will leave this world a hero, what he struggles with everyday makes everything pale in comparison, but he is learning to fly in his mind and his heart will never leave us.

  95. Madi Crites

    So simple but so lovely <3