5 best Switchfoot lyrics

Pop rock group Switchfoot began their career in the mid ’90s but it wasn’t until 2002’s film “A Walk to Remember” that they made mainstream success. The film featured four of their songs including the top hit “Dare You to Move.” The band continued with their success throughout the 2000s and in the 2010s, they began experimenting more with their soundscape. In 2019, Switchfoot released their 11th full-length album Native Tongue. Looking back at some of their songs, here are five of Switchfoot’s best lyrics.

5. “Only Hope”

“Only Hope” became a known song in 2002 when Mandy Moore recorded her own cover of the song for the movie “A Walk to Remember.” Both Moore and Switchfoot’s version was used in the film and appear on the soundtrack.

Best lyrics:

”There's a song that's inside of my soul
It's the one that I've tried to write over and over again
I'm awake in the infinite cold
But you sing to me over and over again

So I lay my head back down
And I lift my hands
And pray to be only yours
I pray to be only yours
I know now you're my only hope”

4. “The Edge of the Earth”

In 2014, Switchfoot released The Edge of the Earth EP, a 7-song set of leftover material from the band’s 2014 rock documentary/album Fading West. The EP debuted in the top 40 on the US albums chart as well as reaching the top 10 on Christian Albums, Soundtrack Albums and Alternative Albums. The title track is an ethereal song that concludes the compilation.

Best lyrics:

”When the morning finds us
We open up our eyes
With the stars still fading in the sky
All along the journey
You leave the past behind
I had a dream that we could fly

Over distant oceans
The fallen mountains
The great wide open of the desert sky
And where I'll be is where you find me
Meet me here at the edge of the earth”

3. “Enough to Let Me Go”

Taken from the Grammy winning album Hello Hurricane, “Enough to Let Me Go” was part of a collection of songs with a heavy mainstream appeal. Lead single Jon Foreman describes the song as a dance in a relationship, the give and pull, a seed that is dropped and buried in order to grow. It’s one of the more laid back songs on the set.

Best lyrics:

”Back from the dead of winter
Back from the dead and all our leaves are dry
You're so beautiful, tonight (do you love me enough to let me go?)
Back from the dead we went through
Back from the dead and both our tongues are tied
You look beautiful tonight (do you love me enough to let me go?)
But every seed dies before it grows”

2. “Oxygen”

“Oxygen” appears on Switchfoot’s 2019 release Native Tongue and could easily be seen as one of their best tracks to date. The melodic mid-tempo track sings of a love breaking using near perfect imagery. Lyric by lyric becomes scene by scene as the letdown is happening.

Best lyrics:

"And you walked away
And I saw fireworks imploding
Frame by frame
Like watching a movie in slow motion
From miles away
Up like a rocket ship ascends
Drifting up into space
And I'm running out of oxygen"

1. “Dare You to Move”

“Dare You to Move” has two different versions; the 2000 version as heard in “A Walk to Remember” and the 2002 version found on the band’s fourth album Beautiful Letdown that was released as a single. The song cracked the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 while peaking at No. 6 on the Top 40, Adult Top 40 and Pop 100 charts (Pop 100 is now known as Pop Songs). The first verse and chorus are some of Switchfoot’s best known lyrics.

Best lyrics:

"Welcome to the planet
Welcome to existence
Everyone's here
Everyone's here
Everybody's watching you now
Everybody waits for you now
What happens next?
What happens next?

I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened before"