Branigan, Laura - Meaning Of The Word Lyrics




Now there's a wind blowin' leaves alone the empty street
Down by the place on the corner
Where we used to meet
Two people to proud to give
Afraid of what the heart demands
Two of a kind
We made up our minds to live
Without the ties that bind

Each to each
No surrender
Out of reach
Where not one tender sound was heard
Not a cry or a whisper
No farewell
Nothing spoken
Silence fell while hearts were broken
No one stirred
Was it love?
Did we ever know the meaning of the word?

Now there's a moon rising in the cold and distant skies
And I can feel it shinin' down like a lover's eyes
Don't know where you are tonight
Or how to tell the things we say
From what we mean
Or why we could never cross the distance in between

Each to each
No surrender
Out of reach
Where not one tender sound was heard
Not a cry or a whisper
No farewell
Nothing spoken
Silence fell while hearts were broken
No one stirred
Was it love?
Did we ever know the meaning of the word?

Don't know where you are tonight
Or how to tell the things we say
From what we mean
Or why we could never cross the distance in between





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Branigan, Laura Meaning Of The Word Comments
  1. Loa Spinn

    I love this song ○:

  2. Ron Meyers

    CAME BACK TONIGHT FOR ANOTHER PLAY!~GREAT SONG BY LAURA!~GREAT LYRICS!~ONE OF HER BEST!

  3. atrocchia

    Laura Branigan's albums are all great. I especially love Branigan 2, Hold Me, and Touch.

  4. Onda 80's

    Sweet ballad 🖤

  5. Sunny Jacob

    MY DEAR LAURA , MEET ME IN HEAVEN I WISH AND PRAY TO MY GOD SO THAT WE COULD MEET IN THE GARDEN OF HEAVEN. I LOVE YOU DEAR FOREEVER. ❤💙

  6. Gambit771

    A very underrated singer.

  7. Ron Meyers

    CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF LAURA!!!

  8. Adrian Verrua

    Perfect · Sweet · Nice - i am Ultra Addicted of 80s

  9. LawrenceApophigistoHimalayan

    YEAH... :-) :-)

  10. E.P. R. Bowe

    (9.7.2019)

  11. Grandma

    Laura brannigan ruled. Is there a video for this song?

  12. Deb Blackmore

    1982 till now 2019 still listening Laura xx

  13. Sweta _BAKVMA

    .. просто Обажаю этот голос ...!!!! спасибо ,. Лора....,спи спокойно-- храни твой прах..... Земля.!........

  14. Ron Meyers

    BEAUTIFUL SONG!~BEAUTIFUL VOICE!~SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL GAL!~NO ONE EVEN COMES CLOSE TO COMPARING  WITH HER TODAY!

  15. S R

    Such A Divine Voice, Her Music Will Last Till The End Of Times, So Emotional So Deep So Meaningful 🌹

  16. Travis Durand

    Perfection.

  17. Ron Meyers

    SHE WAS A LOVELY GAL WITH A LOVELY VOICE!

  18. claudia nava

    The,best,,for ever,Laura ,branigan.

  19. Ron Meyers

    ONE OF HER BEST!!!!!

  20. Char Curib

    Wow! great singer

  21. Mohamad Bashir

    flash back to magical times

  22. Ron Meyers

    GREAT LYRICS!

  23. Char Curib

    Wow! Great musician

  24. Ron Meyers

    ONE OF HER BEST!!

  25. Ron Meyers

    CAME BACK FOR ANOTHER LISTEN!~GREAT SONG!

  26. Saad Shaikh Nice Vamps

    Best song ever & amazing voice of Laura

  27. Ron Meyers

    BEAUTIFUL LYICS SUNG BY A BEAUTIFUL GAL WITH A BEAUTIFUL VOICE THAT LEFT US TOO SOON!

  28. Ron Meyers

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL VOICE & LYICS!!

  29. Henrique Reis

    Eu sou muito feliz por ter conhecido as canções lindas dessa incrivel artista. Eu a conhecia quando poucas pessoas a conheciam. E as vezes falo pra alguém e não sabem quem foi LAURA BRANIGAM. POR UM LADO EU LAMENTO. MAS POR OUTRO ME SINTO UM FELIZARDO

  30. Char Curib

    Wow it's so nice totally amazing voices ever.we love you Laura forever

  31. Ron Meyers

    BEAUTIFUL SONG LYICS FROM THE BEAUTIFUL GAL & VOICE OF LAURA BRANIGAN!

  32. JiPeng Li

    Anybody knows the bass line for this song?

  33. Ron Meyers

    ONE OF HER BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~GONE, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~BEAUTIFUL VOICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Ron Meyers

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. Ron Meyers

    BEAUTIFUL GAL & BEAUTIFUL SONG!

  36. Lynn Naude

    Great number!!. TOUCH album really showed the power & beauty of Laura's extraordinary voice. I play it often. Love you Laura

  37. Ron Meyers

    LAURA~GONE, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN!~SHE WAS THE BEST!~WILL BE FOREVER ON YOUTUBE!

    Tania Burgos

    Ron Meyers l love d'Or everr

  38. Richard Oakey

    Wonderful song

  39. Ron Meyers

    CAME BACK FOR ANOTHER PLAY!~GREAT SONG!~LAURA WAS THE GREATEST!

  40. Grabbed You By The Pussy

    The music in this song is truly amazingly beautiful that I can't even begin to describe, just like I can't even begin to describe the beauty of Laura's voice in this very song. My god, it brings tears to my eyes to know that someone so beautiful could produce such a beautiful and unearthly song could be gone. Laura you truly are one of a kind and will ALWAYS be my favourite singer, and in my heart.

  41. James Harris

    Brilliant song, and album. I still play Touch regularly. She did not get the credit she deserved for this one. Great production by David Kurshabaum, who also did the Tracy Chapman debut the very next year.

  42. Char Curib

    Excellent as slways

  43. Ron Meyers

    THIS WAS THE PERIOD YOU COULD UNDERSTAND EVERY WORD IN A SONG!

  44. Ray Shuler

    Laura, See you in Heaven, doll. -- with a Lotta Love -- Ray Shuler & The Doors - 1/4/2018

  45. Ron Meyers

    ONE OF HER BEST!~GREAT LYICS!~MANY DON'T KNOW THE MEANING OF THE WORD!

  46. Ron Meyers

    GREAT LYICS!!

  47. Ron Meyers

    BEAUTIFUL SONG BY LAURA~SHE WILL BE FOREVER YOUNG!!

  48. Jo No

    Love...meaning of the word?

  49. Tommy Kapetanios

    Such an amazing voice.. taken from us way to soon..
    This song brings back so many happy memories..When I met my beautiful wife at the age of 15 we used to play this always when we were together.. fast forward 26 years and we are happily married and blessed with 2 beautiful kids. The song has a special place in our hearts as the words have so much meaning to us both.. never get sick of listening to Laura... ❤👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

  50. Roger Velez

    You are great Laura 🎶

  51. Aamir Afzal

    laura you are always missed in so many tears that fall from my face...your voice had some strange uniqueness and charisma

    claudia nava

    Beatiful,forever,Laura branigan

  52. Eddy Hartman

    love her gone too soon
    RIP

  53. Kenneth Newnum

    one of my fave Branigan tunes. her voice is perfect.

  54. Cristian Peláez Raja

    GUAPA!!!!

  55. Edgar Flores

    Another amazing song.

  56. Mark Socha

    The entire A side of this album should have made it into the top 20 in my opinion. Such an underrated artist.

    kryer981

    Totally agree. This album stands alone as her best.

    Lynn Naude

    Mark Socha Absolutely agree! Possibly her audience were too commercial then? Better management could have helped her.

    Kachoo

    Agreed !!!

  57. Robert Montgomery

    laura branigan  was a great singer her albums should have won lots of grammys

  58. Steve Winans

    Lynn T you are right... this song was from her best album: Touch... this is a wonderful song by Laura, but my personal favorite song is: Hold Me ...

  59. Henrique Reis

    Essa música , pra mim , é a mais linda de Laura Branigan. Sinto-me num fim de noite tomando o último drink, numa boite vazia e as luzes girando. Obrigado Laura por momento felizes ouvindo suas musicas.

  60. Paulo Ricardo Souza

    meu coração dói muito em saber que você não pode mais estar aqui conosco... mas sua presença sentimos através de seus vídeos e de suas músicas... Para Sempre Te Amaremos...

  61. Aamir Afzal

    such a beautiful piece of music....Laura im so much into your voice...u were so amazing as always the shiniest pearl of music. You gave such beautiful numbers

    Jaque Muzo

    Aamir Afzal

  62. Aziz Agrane

    thank u for this delicieus song, always the best laura

  63. 80s guru

    Deep in my heart u will always remain Laura,u were always the best in my book.

  64. Taranvir Dhaliwal

    Absolutely amazing voice and a superb song. Thank you Laura.

  65. Barbara Vu

    This is a beautiful song

  66. ALAN CLARK

    I still can't get my head round the fact that such a lovely singer is no longer with us?
    "Meaning of the Word" is my favourite track of all Laura's recordings. I never tire of playing it. I don't think I ever will. Outstanding! Yet now so sad.

    kryer981

    It boggles my mind that this song was never released as a single. It's an absolutely stunning ballad.

  67. LordVolt HotProngs

    This song reminds me of a neighbor I thought cared about me. She caught me one day on my way to the Home Show and gave me a gift. I got there at the last minute drunk and sick. I was overjoyed until about month later I had an altercation with a neighbors dog I perceived violent. I flipped out and the cops showed up. I had to explain I was afraid of the dog. Guess who came out see me get arrested!!! The neighbor who gave me a gift. Had I been mentally ill that person would have watched me go out. I have lost faith in most people. Good news I did not get arrested!! but  I went out in my front yard and smashed the gift later on after a few more beers as I was hurt someone could want to see someone in trouble even if it is supposed to be a friend do that. I will never talk to her again. I would like to thank the chimney people at the home show for in joying seeing me we had fun seeing the last performance at the home show. Take care see you next year!!! I sang to the performance and the lady from the chimney cleaning place was dancing ... it was fun. God Bless You All....      

    REAL TRUTH

    Said best by GUESS WHO ----American woman stay AWAY!!!

    Crawford Dynasty

    Sad the Catholic Church in my community is Closing Fore - EVER I can't believe it..... Well I am a video gamer forever    ...  I was going to have my phone recording a digital session form Dark Souls as if it was of our true world as confessed to Priest... To bad the church is closed... I was going to confess to the priest WE MUST LOVE the Cristal Lizard...

    Crawford Dynasty

    Je dance avec le lizard de crystal

    Crawford Dynasty

    Undertale video game play that one Black Goose Chimney....

    Crawford Dynasty

    The church is torn down.... Good by Father Partika ... I a video gamer will remember you forever..... I can't believe it every time I go to my bathroom from a bout of alcohol abuse that empty void.... I am shocked I can't grasp it .... St. Margret Mary's has been torn to the ground.............. It's like I am trapped in an eternal dream...

  68. 51hereiam

    Thank you ledge69
    Refined and subtle selection
    Her voice moves strongly .. Thanks

  69. Stig-Åke Persson

    One of her best ever. Her voice is amazing

  70. Bob Harder

    I am crying that this beautiful woman and her voice has left us in body. Thankfully she is alive in her music

  71. Gate Phl

    I love this ballad. Thank you for posting!....It just breaks my heart.

  72. barteek22

    I guess ironical there are now even more and more people discovering everyday that ANGEL. So happy seeing day after day more people liking her Facebook Page :)

  73. Lynn T

    First comment in three years? Great song from what I believe to be her best album. Such a big HEART! We miss you sooooooo much Laura. However,we are comforted by the knowledge that you are enjoying the wonder of Heaven. See you when we make that journey.

  74. Bermuda Kryz

    OMG !! i finally found it...THANX !!i remember this song from 1988 and believe or not i sing it in the shower everyday. WOW, talk about memories.

  75. ledge

    Thank you for your comments and pointing that the error out.