Bareilles, Sara - Root Down Lyrics




If I build it out of blood and bone
If I love it and I even give it a good name
And I let it stand up on it's own
And if I even ever learn to trust and walk away

Will it crumble on it's own two feet?
Or will it multiply and grow big, white wings?
If I love it and I give it life
Can I let it go and know that it was never mine?

Give more,
Give it all away
I'm sure it'll come back someday
You gotta let go to let it circle back around
To rise up you gotta learn to root down
Learn to root down

If I cut it with a heart-shaped knife
And I send it to my very closest of friends
And they somehow bring it back to life
What if I only ever do it all over again?

I'm a writer here upon this ship
On a sea of unnamed and untamed passages
And every vessel's meant for pouring out
And every bloom has to make room to root down

Give more,
Give it all away
I'm sure it'll come back someday
You gotta let go to let it circle back around
To rise up you gotta learn to root down
Learn to root down
Learn to root down

Give more,
Give it all away
I'm sure it'll come back someday
You gotta let go to let it circle back around
To rise up you gotta learn to root down





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Bareilles, Sara Root Down Comments
  1. Bill Ding the constructor

    This song makes me feel things on a DEEP level. PLEASE put this and Parking Lot on Spotify, Sara 😭😭😭

  2. Yadi Acevedo

    Annoying I can’t find this on streaming apps

  3. Honey71167

    Briana Vickery, do you still have this and I Wanna Be Like Me to share? Thanks!

    Briana Vickery

    Honey71167 I'm so sorry. I don't have the ability to share those files anymore

  4. BlastTyrantt

    Came here totally expecting a Beastie Boys cover

  5. Charlotte Coleman

    "Root Down"

    If I build it out of blood and bone
    If I love it and I even give it a good name
    And I let it stand up on it's own
    And if I even ever learn to trust and walk away

    Will it crumble on it's own two feet?
    Or will it multiply and grow big, white wings?
    If I love it and I give it life
    Can I let it go and know that it was never mine?

    Give more,
    Give it all away
    I'm sure it'll come back someday
    You gotta let go to let it circle back around
    To rise up you gotta learn to root down
    Learn to root down

    If I cut it with a heart-shaped knife
    And I send it to my very closest of friends
    And they somehow bring it back to life
    What if I only ever do it all over again?

    I'm a writer here upon this ship
    On a sea of unnamed and untamed passages
    And every vessel's meant for pouring out
    And every bloom has to make room to root down

    Give more,
    Give it all away
    I'm sure it'll come back someday
    You gotta let go to let it circle back around
    To rise up you gotta learn to root down
    Learn to root down
    Learn to root down

    Give more,
    Give it all away
    I'm sure it'll come back someday
    You gotta let go to let it circle back around
    To rise up you gotta learn to root down

  6. Victor Basco

    Hi, I really love Sara Bareilles and I somehow just found out about this song, could you please send me the MP3 of it? Thank you so much!!

  7. Ludwig

    It sounds like a Nord :D I love it!!!

  8. Mikey Wax Music

    Sweet! If you love this music, you might enjoy my original songs. Come check out my music by visiting my channel. Thank you!

    Kássio Nunes

    @Mikey Wax Music You rock!

  9. Kimberly C

    Yes no dislikes Awesome. This song is my Favorite Now

  10. L K

    i am at the lowest in one aspect of my life and its been dragging me down with all the other things... i found this song only yesterday and its giving me enormous hopes for the future, and power to wade through this trouble i have. Its not all flashy and corny, but i love how flatly and easily she puts everything. Thanks for saving me Sara!

    L K

    +Brett Barnes Hi Brett, itd been so long since i posted that comment i forgot about this. Thanks for your kind reply. This random message of yours feels like an unexpected gift. i do enjoy Sara's songs. most of myw cover songs are her songs and I really think the emotions melted in each song are beautiful. My life took an unexpected turn and i ended up in a different country but things have just started to look up for me. your comment reminded me of how terrible a place i used to be in, and it made me feel really grateful now. Who knows what miracle we can achieve? Keep staying positive. :) Best of luck from a random person to you.

    Kody Marley

    What does this song mean?

    Briana Vickery

    Kody Marley I think it can mean different things to different people but from what I understood, she's talking about her hesitance to put effort into being the best person she can be. It seems difficult and there's a lot of time and effort to be put in. If you want it to last and be meaningful then you have to have a strong foundation and let the small things go.

    Kody Marley

    Oh that makes a lot of sense :) I thought it was about her breakup and her losing her passion for life... and trying to find it again by giving away positivity. "it circles back around."Trying to regain her happiness by inspiring happiness of others.

    Briana Vickery

    Kody Marley That works too. Like I said before, everyone will take something different away from the song.

  11. Diab Dar-Issa

    I'd love to find out where I can download "Root Down," and "I Wanna Be Like Me." <3

    Jon Mall

    Diab Dar-Issa
    Get with the times bro

    Alyssa Muller

    Probably late- but you can try youtubemp3HQ

    Ellie W

    You can get I wanna be like me on the iTunes Store!

  12. Li anne

    0 dislikes... :)

    Ayatimas Pérez Brito

    Now it has 8 dislikes...😕😕😕😕

  13. Briana Vickery

    I just so happen to have that song. If you'd like, I could send it to you.

  14. Briana Vickery

    I'd be happy to. Just inbox me your email.

  15. Briana Vickery

    Inbox me your email. I'd be happy to send you the MP3 file. I'd also be happy to send you any other Sara songs.

    Emma Melanson

    ik this was 3 yrs ago but um would it be possible to send me the song please?

  16. Kendall A

    Could you send it to me?

  17. Kendall A

    I didn't get this song :( which is sad because I'm obsessing over it now

  18. Briana Vickery

    @lexi hope I just so happen to have I wanna be like me. If you inbox me your email, I'd be happy to send it to you.

  19. Lexi Hope

    Really? Do you happen to have "I wanna be like me"?

  20. dominic loiselle

    Hooooooooo myyyy fuckinnnggg goddd that album gonna be awesome :)

  21. Briana Vickery

    18,591 views, 133 likes, 0 dislikes. Only Sara. :)

  22. Quinlan Green

    Funny how you learn to regret choices you've made and emoticons you use in just 3 weeks...

  23. Briana Vickery

    I think you only get this if you ordered it from gumroad.

  24. Briana Vickery

    If you message me your email address I would be happy to send you the mp3.

  25. Briana Vickery

    It depends on where you pre-ordered from. I actually bought the album three times. Once from gumroad where I received the singles "Root Down", "Brave", and "Manhattan". Once from target where I received the bonus tracks "Parking Lot", and "Beautiful Girl". And I also pre-ordered it from Walmart and I received the lyric booklet hand signed by Sara.

  26. piscesguy92

    YESSS! nice little surprise...I didn't pre order the album, but I certainly bought it! thanks for sharing!

  27. Nick B

    i pre-ordered, how come i didn't receive it?

  28. Alepoudelis

    it reminds me a pokemon theme song

  29. Ethan Law

    I wish this was on the standard album!

  30. Kate Butler

    I was a little afraid there would be a lot of slow, kind of sad songs on this album. I'm really happy that there are some more upbeat ones but they're still meaningful, because that's what Sara does best. Expression.

  31. Quinlan Green

    Do u get this with iTunes?? I SOOO hope so ^3^

  32. Sophia Lopez

    Love it! :)

  33. Briana Vickery

    Just 13 more days! :)

  34. levvantos

    im so looking forward to this, i have to cry :-)

  35. Max Gazzara

    I'm loving this song

  36. Briana Vickery

    Most definitely!! I was planning on uploading all the songs from the album on the release date. You can check back on July 16th for all of her new songs from the Blessed Unrest.

  37. Briana Vickery

    You're very welcome. I think I would have felt guilty if I hadn't shared it. :)

  38. J Maria

    Obsessed cant freaking wait

  39. Daiana Damacus

    Thanks for uploading the song. Can't wait for the album to come out!

  40. ThePrincessFusion

    Hi! I noticed that you like music. So do I! Hope you can check out some of my covers and tell me what you think. I always love to hear your suggestions. Can't wait! -Sabrina