To me ‘Soul Meet Body’ is one of the most powerful Love Songs to Earth I have ever heard. I think the video makes it pretty clear that ‘Brown Eyes’ is Mother Earth.
Here is my brief translation of the song, for those who don’t like poetry:
I want to live in nature. I want Nature to hug me, and clean me. Till I feel new.
I am a songwriter. I send my music over the radio. To a better place then this noisy apartment in a city (I imagine he is living in a big city as he writes this song.)
We will learn things I cannot imagine when we turn the soil (plant seeds) and fix up this planet. The Earth’s and my hands can ‘wash one another.’ Completely clean.
I don’t think we are dead yet (Earth or me), but if Earth’s music dies I hope mine does too.
‘Cause I love you Earth. I want to only hear the sound of nature. A gentile song in the atmosphere.
So where ‘Soul Meets Body’ is Mother Earth.
Soul Meets BodyI want to live where soul meets body
And let the sun wrap its arms around me and
Bathe my skin in water cool and cleansing
Feel what it’s like to be new‘Cause in my head there’s a Greyhound station
Where I send my thoughts to far off destinations
So they may have a chance of finding a place where they’re
Far more suited than hereI cannot guess what we’ll discover
When we turn the dirt with our palms cupped like shovels
But I know our filthy hands can wash one another’s
And not one speck will remainI do believe it’s true
That there are roads left in both of our shoes
But if the silence takes you
Then I hope it takes me tooSo brown eyes I’ll hold you near
‘Cause you’re the only song I want to hear
A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere
What a great song. I’ve heard it but never thought about it. ❤
I didn’t think about, until I saw a student asking for help with an assignment on the song years ago. I meant to help only a little, but ended up analyzing the whole song.