Song Lyrics – Help me. Your Opinions?

Road-tripping this week, I listened to The Tallest Man on Earth’s “Love is All” a few times in the car.  The song sounds so good, but there are a few poetic lyrics that confuse me still.  Why is evil in his pocket?  And what’s the river?  So many possibilities for that metaphor.

“The future was our skin and now we don’t dream anymore” is a gorgeous image, and I keep thinking about that too.

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And the lyrics:

Well I walk upon the river like it’s easier than land
Evil’s in my pocket and your will is in my hand
Oh, your will is in my hand

And I’ll throw it in the current that I stand upon so still
Love is all, from what I’ve heard, but my heart’s learned to kill
Oh, mine has learned to kill

Oh, I said I could rise
From the harness of our goals
Here come the tears
But like always, I let them go
Just let them go

And now spikes will keep on falling from the heavens to the floor
The future was our skin and now we don’t dream anymore
No, we don’t dream anymore

Like a house made from spider webs and the clouds rolling in
I bet this mighty river’s both my savior and my sin
Oh, my savior and my sin

Oh, I said I could rise
From the harness of our goals
Here come the tears
But like always, I let them go
Just let them go

Well I walk upon the river like it’s easier than land
Evil’s in my pocket and your strength is in my hand
Your strength is in my hand

And I’ll throw you in the current that I stand upon so still
Love is all, from what I’ve heard, but my heart’s learned to kill
Oh, mine has learned to kill

Oh, I said I could rise
From the harness of our goals
Here come the tears
But like always, I let them go
Just let them go

“Love Is All” as written by Kristian Matsson
Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Read more at http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858821372/#khPPZA2xlgWexqEC.99

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