"Little By Little" as written by and Noel Gallagher....
We the people fight for our existence
We don't claim to be perfect but we're free
We dream our dreams alone with no resistance
Fading like the stars we wish to be

You know I didn't mean what I just said
But my God woke up on the wrong side of his bed
And it just don't matter now

As little by little we gave you everything you ever dreamed of
Little by little the wheels of your life have slowly fallen off
Little by little you have to give it all in all your life
And all the time I just ask myself why you're really here?

True perfection has to be imperfect
I know that that sounds foolish but it's true
Day has come, now you'll have to accept
Life inside your head we give to you

You know I didn't mean what I just said
But my God woke up on the wrong side of his bed
And it just don't matter now

As little by little we gave you everything you ever dreamed of
Little by little the wheels of your life have slowly fallen off
Little by little you have to give it all in all your life
And all the time I just ask myself why you're really here?

As little by little we gave you everything you ever dreamed of
Little by little the wheels of your life have slowly fallen off
Little by little you have to give it all in all your life
And all the time I just ask myself why you're really here?

Why am I really here?
Why am I really here?


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"Little by Little" as written by Noel Gallagher

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    General Commenti'm not sure but it seems like it has something to do with God's and creation... and how the human race has taken everything for granted and "little by little" screwed things up... and left wondering why we are even here

    i could be waaayyy off but ya never know, thats how i see it
    dylmeisteron May 04, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it is Noel being existential, 'We the people fight for our exsistence'
    i think that is people not knowning why they are here and question their exsistence, that was quite obvious. 'fading like the stars we wish to be ' is about mortality and how we seem important but in the end we are all just dust.

    'Ididnt mean
    what i just said
    but my god woke up on the wrong side of his bed '
    I think that is about repenting his religion, he may have said he hated god, for spliting up his relationships or some other tragedy, so he is sorry but still places the blame partly on god. And from questioning god he has realised there isn't much he can do 'you have to give it all in all your life ' but be the best he can be.
    'the day has come
    and now youll have to accept
    the life inside your head we give to you '
    Might be about religio and death aswell
    "You have to give it all in all your life and all the time ' is also about being a good person but how hard it is.

    i think, but i'm just an oasis fan with nothing better to do than over analyze songs
    ZeroGeneratoron December 08, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI just don't understand why he uses "we"...."we gave you everything you ever dreamed of" who's "we"?
    Ritaviterboon February 27, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentseems he's pondering existence in general. may just be a personal experience that inspired the song, but it masks the true question behind everyone's mind. we're born, we live, we die. while we live, what are we searching for? why did god (or whoever created us) design this circle of life? every action and reaction is part of this same cycle. to live, ask the question, and find the answer. every mystery has an answer. but ultimately, we all seek a perfect world. but if perfection is the answer, in reality, no one person is perfect, and no two people are the exact same.. so the fallacy is we feel pain so we may know true happiness. but is pure happiness having everyone be exactly the same and die side by side (living beings), or having one person left alone in the world and live forever (godly beings)? it still begs the question lol!!! it's like the saying, "what feels worse, being kicked in the balls, or punched in the boob?" now i feel like i'm rambling haha
    ericlmaron June 07, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this song seems to be about a child growing up from the eyes of his or her parents, perhaps around the time of high school graduation when we must discover what to do with our lives and even who we really are.
    alwayzeINAdayzeon May 09, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"True perfection has to be imperfect."

    That line must give away the topic of the song. So yeah, just be patient for the things you want. And plus, to get what you want, you not only dream about it; you HAVE to work for it too. Like, you go to school to get an education. And with education, you get a future. And if you want a future, like with those professional-ish jobs, as I like to call them, then stick with school. Like... LITTLE BY LITTLE, dude.
    LubyLou7on September 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the songs off of there new cd. Really good song. If your a Oasis fan check it out.
    DonkeyDick2000on May 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song in this record
    aperfectcharlieon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot even close, songbird is a classic lennon type tune and stop cryin your heart out is classic oasis
    ilyaon July 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentilya spot on, this is mega but songbird and s.c.y.h.o r pieces of genius
    Boon July 07, 2002   Link

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