Nickel Creek - Love Of Mine Lyrics



Love of mine when you're born I tell myself that you'll never die.
And I throw my arms around the girl who finds you,
‘Cause the world is rosier
through your eyes.

I don't suppose you caught her name.
Never mind I'll just name her after you, love of mine.
I'll fashion her into a sweet long legged icon making all praise holier.
Satisfied.

Oh, but she gave us to each other.
The only thing she's done for me that you could never do.
For that she'll always be remembered.
After she discovers I don't love her half as much as you.

Love of mine when she goes why can't you stay,
here with me.

Love of mine when you die I tell myself that you'll never live.
Even as I curse the girl who says she'll find someone worthier of the gift.
Someone who wants to share it with her,
far away from those who take you to have and to hold.
Now I'm stuck here trying to not remember,
for all these pretty words it wasn't her but love that I adored.
It's my love I adored.

Love of mine when you're born I tell myself that you'll never die.




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Nickel Creek Love Of Mine Comments
  1. Jax Baxter

    Saw them live in 2006ish in grand junction CO. very talented and excellent live!!! One of the best concerts I've ever been to! I believe they are two brothers and a their sister. They have a good sense of humor- very entertaining for sure

  2. Lina Ardila

    Love of mine when you're born I tell myself that you'll never die
    And I throw my arms around the girl who finds you
    ‘Cause the world is rosier, through your eyes

    I don't suppose you caught her name
    Never mind I'll just name her after you, love of mine
    I'll fashion her into a sweet long legged icon making all praise holier
    Satisfied

    Oh, but she gave us to each other
    The only thing she's done for me that you could never do
    For that she'll always be remembered
    After she discovers I don't love her half as much as you

    Love of mine when she goes why can't you stay
    Here with me

    Love of mine when you die I tell myself that you'll never live
    Even as I curse the girl who says she'll find someone worthier of the gift
    Someone who wants to share it with her
    Far away from those who take you, to have and to hold
    Now I'm stuck here trying to not remember
    For all these pretty words it wasn't her but love that I adored
    It's my love I adored

    Love of mine when you're born I tell myself, that you'll never die

  3. charles berndt

    who listens ? now lol I do cause I like but who knows

  4. Chris S

    ...that intro.

  5. PhillipJoe Borowitz

    IF ONLY ONE THING SHE SHOWED ME WAS TRUE, IT WAS THIS.THO LIE,D IN EVERY BREATH SHE DID.NEVER FORGIVE,

  6. Mahkey Official

    damit, woow!

  7. Debra Simms

    I'm trying to find a song I heard while sampling"beats" headphones @ a place that is long gone.it was on
    "a dotted line" it was Amazing & I wish I could describe the song with more detail but only heard it once. anyone have any ideas? guess I'll just listen to entire CD.🎼 ?
    I Absolutely Love JULEP ,
    which is nothing like the one I'm searching for🤔😉

    grady white

    THE DASH BY MANDOLIN ORANGE???????????????

  8. nerolisk

    found them via suggested artists from The Oh Hellos and holy shit how have i never heard of this group theyre phenomenal

  9. Michael Pelletier

    'Tis a bittersweet memory of love lost while taking a lonesome car ride on a tree tunneled country road at sunset.

  10. Devin Smith

    My gf listens to this it pretty dope 🤔

  11. Elder McNamara

    for a long time now inside ive felt so empty and worthless. broken even but now after listening to this song i feel so alive. i feel happy and like i have a meaning and idk why. this song is so fucking amazing.

  12. Edna L'Herault

    love Chris Thiele voice and mandolin , Sarah is awesome, too

  13. Meesh Elle

    this song is perfection.

  14. Draven Skarpion Life

    I LOVED!!!

  15. Naambus

    Love of mine? more like dove of die

  16. Jacob Lucas

    By far, my favorite part of all of these songs is the fiddle.
    Also, for some reason, this song gives me intense, bittersweet Firefly vibes.

    Dan Grubbs

    The fiddle plays such an important part of the musical tapestry of the Firefly series and Serenity film. The music of the TV show is a wonderful soundtrack in itself.

  17. Jimmy Hatfield

    Love it so much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Corben Sutherland

    This song is so beautiful, I mean Damnnnnn!!!!! Could you write a more enchanted song, in all of songwriting I doubt it. Makes you want to just ball your eyes out. I'm a freaking dude too, gah!

    Feral Wolven

    +Corben Sutherland dont worry about man, music makes Humans emotional, regardless of gender.

  19. dnkbAbe

    I'm pretty sure they only got back together as a 1 time thing. I went to the dotted line concert for my birthday a year ago and it was fantastic!

    David Ryan

    kadeyda kook nah they old oldest friends. they will come and go as they please. thiles old jeans and shoes. lol

    they good.

  20. Cody McElroy

    I remembered them as bluegrass, not some generic hipster group. My memory seems to be worse than a storm trooper's aim.

    Mark Smith

    +tickkick14 Nothing generic about this band. All these hipsters wish they were this good and talented.

    Cody McElroy

    Well, that's fair enough.

  21. aaronrevealed

    I totally agree. Love this band so much. I thought they had split up, so imagine my joy finding out they have a new album!

    gacekky1

    +aaronrevealed I think they did split up for a few years while Chris Thile did his own thing.

  22. Janee Allen

    I totally ADORE Nickle Creek!!!  One of my favorite places to be is wherever they are playing!!

    Jimmy Hatfield

    The absolute best band of all time !!! Harmony can't be matched !!!

  23. David Morgan

    I was never into Country or Bluegrass, but you guys add this twist that makes it so nice to listen to. It has so much ear candy and it has lyrics that I can relate to! Love love love.

  24. alexinabox

    This is just one of those songs where every note seems like it's exactly where it should be. Can't get enough of it :)

  25. RedYellow Blue

    how did i miss this. 2015 and I'm just now knowing about this release. I'm looking for some real fans here to give some true feedback, is it as good as their early records?

    Ted

    Yes. Anything Nickel Creek is great stuff.

    Kevin B

    Yes it's right up there. There is one tune "Hayloft" that really breaks tradition but I find myself enjoying it more and more. This album is no let-down!

    Ted

    Hayloft is a cover song from the band Mother Mother. Listen to the original Hayloft and you'll understand Nickel Creek's version. 

    Joe Schmoe

    @RedYellow Blue
    I only found out about it from HERE. WTF? Are they going to tour? If so when?

  26. rjhyden

    Great song !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Roy Lay

    My God! I just found out they got back together, and they already played here in Cincy and I missed it!!  Oh well, I've been digging on Patty Griffin and Sarah Jarosz lately, so there's been lots of talent to make up the slack. All the talent in music these days seems to be in folk and bluegrass.  For a while there I thought all of it was just gone these days.  So glad to be wrong.

  28. Alicia Belcher

    This song, this music- it's got this effect on me unlike any other music. Transports me somewhere else, and it's got very little to do with the lyrics- it's Something very beautiful and magical, and probably my favorite song. Will probably be for a while which is a big deal considering my song favorite changes often. All in all this song is something akin to -is not more than- soul wrenching. Just so perfect.

  29. Cheena K

    I am insanely happy. ❤️

  30. Chad Hurley

    It seems like Nickel Creek wasn't inspired for this album. The "Light House" seems like a song inspired by a story told to NC or a member in the group, and then wrote a song. Maybe I have to listen to the songs again! MPBWY     S

    Russell Charlton

    Just have to say its a different time of life for these guys. The energy and enthusiasm of youth will generally lend a more vibrant feel. Is that what may be different here for your ears? 

    Chad Hurley

    @Russell Charlton Not so! the band "tears for  Fears, released a new album in 2013. Listen to this song, you may not have lost faith in the old guys.  Tears For Fears - And I Was A Boy From School

    Noel Ransom

    A)Clearly you haven't listened to the entire album. Destination, Rest of My Life are both kickin' songs, and the cover Where is Love Now is just a gorgeous song.
    B)The body of work of these "kids" both together and side projects affords them not to be compared to Tears for Fears. 

    Chad Hurley

    @Noel Ransom I wasn't comparing Nickel Creek to tears for fears. TFF or mostly Roland writes a lot. Everybody loves a happy ending, but it never got the attention. Now I don't know where" a boy from school" came from. Was in a Lowes Hardware store and it was playing. Would'nt NC be considered country?

  31. Bamawester

    Beautiful song.  

  32. Wonder1234

    Thank shaytards for leading me here

  33. SongsByAngela

    This is absolutely beautiful. Can't wait for the tour!

  34. Gabriel Abrantes

    linda musica :) parabéns 

  35. Kate Downs

    Almost enough to restore my faith in a God.  Simply ethereal.

    Russell Charlton

    Music will do that. But a person can only be lead so far and then they need to make choices :) Hope you find the way through :)

  36. Ryan Mucurio

    I had an excitement attack when I saw them listed in a concert list thats close to me. Loving every second of this!!

  37. Yunes Marcondes

    Brazil!! Listening!! Amazingggg!!!

  38. gnapert

    Heard Destination and 21st of May - not so great.  Then I heard this one.   WELCOME BACK Nickel Creek.   Fantastic.

  39. PlymouthVT

    Nice song. There back!!!!

  40. PlymouthVT

    Instant Unmistakable Chris Thile vocal. God damn is he a good player.

  41. oats4gave

    The legends live :)

  42. Shawnee

    Aaaahh, they're back! I'm so excited to see them in person this month! Phenomenal, just like everything else they've ever done. 

  43. Todd Crandell

    Love your tunes!!

  44. peepsk771

    Such a pretty song! :)

    peepsk771

    That's because it is new..it was jst released on April 1. :) @***** 

    peepsk771

    Yep, it is a nice one, I thought! :)

  45. Armin Johansson

    Amazing song and almost better lyrics

  46. ryan schmit

    Nikel Creek is back, go crazy!

  47. Owen Stovall

    Love this song. Reminds me a lot of Punch Brother's "Stay Away"

  48. RightAsRainBaker

    I heard that you were back together and putting out a new album!!! OH I'm soooo excited!!! I per-ordered the vinyl!!!! SOOOOO excited!!!
    WELCOME BACK NICKEL CREEK!!!!

  49. Kirsten Cooper

    I am over the moon about this album!!  I cannot wait to see you guys in DC!!  :D

  50. Colin Wright

    So glad to see NC back together!

  51. Mikka Ella

    The good ole Nickel Creek music! Thank you for making music again guys! :)

  52. Smoothfonzo

    Loving this! Feels so good to hear some new Nickel Creek again! Thanks, guys! :)

  53. Madsen Studios LLC

    I like this much better than Destination. Feels more "Nickle Creek" to me than the other single. Here's hoping the full album is just as good!

  54. Daniel Oliver

    It's so good!

  55. offthegridtn

    So great! Better than ever!!!

  56. Jaci McCrary

    Can't wait to hear y'all together again! I'm so happy!

  57. Rossi Meacham

    Nickel Creek is back! So exciting, c'mon up to Maine!

  58. Hannah Whitt

    I can't wait for the album!!! I grew up listening to Nickel Creek, and I'm in college now! Good music never, ever goes out of style.  

  59. GuitarGuy2387

    This could be the most beautiful Nickel Creek song I've ever heard about being in love with being in love. It's too perfect. I've listened to it on repeat at least 100x by now.

  60. DeutschWish

    Can't wait for their concert in May!!!

  61. Gubi Guberman

    Boy...I sure hope Allison Krause is as happy as I am for this.  Thanx for sponsoring such great talent.

    I find myself in tears.

    cheers and thanx so much to everybody

  62. misslantana52

    Big love for this group, so good to have them back! Beautiful, love the harmony and that mandolin in this song...so sweet ⋰⋱⋰⋱❤

  63. Susan Turpin

    This is a wonderful track - I'm really stoked for the new album. :)

  64. Michael Stinson

    Anyone have a tab for this? Would love to learn this on guitar.

  65. LOVE AMERICA

      9 years is a long time.So very cool that they are back! Didnt know if they ever would again...A great favorite.

  66. MandoPony

    Absolutely gorgeous. Fantastic.

    Stephanie Bramel

    Ki we fv NJ nb b NOT

  67. Katie S

    Like a sponge soaking up the new material!  Thank you SO MUCH for reuniting!

  68. Scott Klismith

    This feels like 2 songs in one, really great building of intensity. Great harmonies as always .

  69. Rich Teegarden

    I would think Chris Thile would be relieved to be back with Nickel Creek for a while and embrace a more simple more beautiful style.  With his other projects he always has to be the fastest gun in the land, and the most esoteric.

  70. Lowash

    Another classic from Nickel Creek! Love you guys.

    ellece ohara

    I saw them in concert a while back. AWESOME!!!

  71. Gary Shrestha

    So glad you guys are back!

  72. Alex Nuttall

    Am I wrong, or is this song 1.5 steps down (C#-F#-B-E-G#-C#) on guitar?

    chris firey

    Alex Nuttall this is two years old but I'm working through this record on guitar. it is! dropped 3 half steps down. mainly in C, B, and G (relative to the tuning) I have the chords for it.

  73. cardigans98

    So glad you guys are back! I was wondering if you guys will do another collab with Fiona Apple, that would be awesome. 

  74. Tim Klahr

    Truly so pleased you are back.  Thank you for once again sharing your talents with us!

  75. TomBoy Media

    I've waited 5 years for this, I have enjoyed the solo careers of these members in the meantime very much but I'm excited all over again that they're back again.

  76. Timothy Vallier

    Here’s my best attempt at the lyric. 

    Love of mine when you're born I tell myself that you'll never die.
    And I throw my arms around the girl who finds you, 
    ‘cause the world is rosier through your eyes. 

    I don't suppose you caught her name. 
    Nevermind I'll just name her after you, love of mine.
    I'll fashion her into a sweet long legged icon making all praise holier.
    Satisfied. 

    Oh, but she gave us to each other.
    The only thing she's done for me that you could never do. 
    For that she'll always be remembered. 
    After she discovers I don't lover her half as much as you.
     
    Love of mine when she goes why can't you stay, here with me. 

    Love of mine when you die I tell myself that you'll never live. 
    Even as I curse the girl who says she'll find someone worthier of the gift. 
    Someone who wants to share it with her, 
    far away from those who take you to have and to hold.
    Now I'm stuck here trying to not remember, 
    for all these pretty words it wasn't her but love that I adored. 
    It's my love I adored. 

    Love of mine when you're born I tell myself that you'll never die. 

    killmoms

    @Thaddeus Carpenter I did a transcription and put it on Song Meanings. It's pretty much the same as yours, but with more line breaks and some differences in punctuation. http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107859477558/

    Thaddeus Carpenter

    @killmoms
     Yeah, I think yours are perfect and now I actually understand the song, more or less. But I'll continue this discussion on Song Meanings. Thanks!

    mieu mieu

    is it to have and to whore?

    grady white

    LAST myself is my soul????????????????

    Blase9 _

    mieu mieu yep

  77. JohnDubya

    It's about time! :)

  78. Take A Hike

    Love it!
    Y'all REALLY need to come to Tallahassee or Jacksonville FL.

  79. Ian

    Another great song, very high hopes for this album.

  80. Matthew Larson

    OMG its on April 1st, April Fools Day. PLEASE DON'T DO THIS TO ME

    samrulz7

    they already assured everyone that it's not a joke

  81. BellPeppersAndBeef

    My sister got me into NC just after they went on hiatus... needless to say, I was heartbroken. But, I understood their reasons, and am overjoyed at their return. So much love from my ears, heart, and mind to you wonderful people. :)

  82. Tyler Romeu

    Pre-ordered.  Now I wait for the next Punch Brother's album. 

  83. killmoms

    Holy god, sat down and transcribed the lyrics to this and then just sat here and then just basked in melancholy. So, so powerful, and so good. Talk about a self-indictment.

    kateamericana

    HEy I just tried to transcribe them too but i have trouble with some spots… share with me?

    killmoms

    @kateamericana I posted mine to Song Meanings, you can find them here: http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107859477558/

    kateamericana

    Thanks a lot !!

  84. Hanna Lindsay

    I have been waiting so long for this!!! My dream has come true, new music from Nickel Creek and it's amazing!!

  85. Patricia Atkins

    My inner 13 year old with the huge crush on Chris and Sean is so Excited for this album. Love love the song :)

    Preston Williams

    Umm... My outer 21 year old with a man crush on those two and a crush on Sara is very excited for this album! haha

    kateamericana

    My crush on Chris was crushed when Twitter was invented and I kept reading all his grumpy tweets :( but I'm still super excited about this new development 

  86. Stephen Shaw

    Bravo! A "Brand New Sidewalk" to float upon... i'm "Hanging By A Thread" waiting for the rest of your album. :)

    kateamericana

    I literally almost Spit on a Stranger when the tickets sold out so quick, I thought i was gonna miss out… glad they added a 2nd night in washington D.C. …

    Gabey Baby

    @kateamericana The grass is bluer on "This Side."

    Mason Beckman

    Looks like we're not "Out of the Woods" yet! I'm so excited I could "Spit on a Stranger." I can't wait to go to "The House of Tom Bombadil" with my friends "Anthony," "Helena" and "Eveline" for a release party! We'll pour some "Rye Whiskey" and grab some "Scotch and Chocolate" and listen to it all through upcoming "Long Hot Summer Days." I wish the band "Best of Luck" with their release! I'm fully expecting it to be one of the "Seven Wonders" of the world. Can't wait for "When You Come Back Down" to Atlanta!

    Dallas Dwayne

    @Mason Beckman You win. =D

    Travis Monk

    @Mason Beckman well-played =D

  87. Nathan Hooper

    this cd will probably not leave my car all year!

  88. desnouer

    So excited! This sounds beautiful, the perfect blend of melancholy and thoughtful words and haunting melodies that I always love from Nickel Creek. :)