Riff: Ray LaMontagne – “Part of the Light”

May 21, 2018

I want to be part of the light/Please let me be part of the light/I want to be part of the light/I choose to be part of the light

from Part of the Light lyrics by Ray LaMontagne

The light strumming has him contemplating the forces of good and evil. He’s singling out wealth disparity, comparing today’s balance of power to a monarchy. Knowing what he knows and as mentioned in “Paper Man” he isn’t about to start dwindling under the pressure. He’s making a definitive stance and raging against the darkness. A simple statement, but one that he holds close to his heart.


Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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