Well you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go
Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you're missing home

from Passenger – Let Her Go Lyrics on Rap Genius


Once you need something, it leaves you. This seems to be the story of Passenger’s life, where nothing seems to go right.

However, it also seems to reflect human nature to a degree, that people never know what they’ve got till it’s gone. This not only applies to love, but every aspect of life. He finds himself in an incredibly reflective mood, questioning life and whether it’s worth it.

Incidentally, ‘Only hate the road’ could be a reference to Ray Charles‘ famous Hit The Road Jack.

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