"Always" as written by Paul Allen Crosby, Christopher Jon Dabaldo, David A. Novotny, Joseph Scott Sappington, Wayne A. Swinny and Bob Marlette....
I hear a voice say "Don't be so blind"
It's telling me all these things
That you would probably hide
Am I your one and only desire
Am I the reason you breathe
Or am I the reason you cry

Always, always, always, always, always, always
I just can't live without you
I love you, I hate you, I can't get around you
I breathe you, I taste you, I can't live without you
I just can't take anymore
This life of solitude
I guess that I'm out the door
And now I'm done with you

I feel, like you don't want me around,
I guess I'll pack all my things,
I guess I'll see you around,
It's all been bottled up until now
As I walk out your door,
All I can hear is the sound

Always, always, always, always, always, always,
I just can't live without you
I love you, I hate you, I can't get around you
I breathe you, I taste you, I can't live without you
I just can't take anymore
This life of solitude
I guess that I'm out the door
And now I'm done with you

I love you, I hate you, I can't live without you

I left my head around your heart
Why would you tear my world apart

Always, always, always, always

I see, the blood all over your hands
Does it make you feel, more like a man
Was it all, just a part of your plan
This pistol's shakin' in my hands
And all I hear is the sound

I love you, I hate you, I can't get around you
I breathe you, I taste you, I can't live without you
I just can't take anymore
This life of solitude
I guess that I'm out the door
And now I'm done with you

I love you, I hate you, I can't live without you

I love you, I hate you, I can't live without you
I just can't take anymore
This life of solitude
I pick myself off the floor
And now I'm done with you
Always, always, always


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"Always" as written by Christopher Jon Dabaldo Paul Allen Crosby

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  • +1
    General Commenti love this song!!! saliva was an ehhhhhhhh kind of band for me.. lol really didnt get too much into them... but this song totally rocks.. i was surprised it was them LOL
    joeytucciaroneon September 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAll these meanings posted on this page make a lot of sense, and I agree that battered girlfriend prespective is probably it, but does it confuse anybody else that we left out the most obvious explanation? First time I heard this, I thought maybe he was singing as a guy about a guy. If it weren't for the line "does it make you feel more like a man" would we just have assumed that he was writing, as himself, about a girl. As soon as another man is mentoned, we bend over backwards to find explanations that keep the song straight. Not that I'm calling all of you bigots or anything - you're probably not - it's just a thought.
    loserdorkon June 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHi all.

    I think most of your meanings are correct, but are lacking one little thing. Connection.

    See, recently i lived a situation like the one described in this song...

    Me and her, we were in love... everytime, at any moment, we were making promises to each other, that our love would last forever... that we would ALWAYS be together...

    Years passed by... things happened, fights happened... she decided to end our relationship, but still, she told me that she would ALWAYS love me...

    I tried to get back with her, but, everytime i tried to talk to her, i got vulnerable... and she got more cold towards me, everytime...

    I started to hate her, to hate me, even if i still loved her (I LOVE YOU, I HATE YOU)... It's basically the same feeling, they both consume you...

    She was rejecting me, and was like.. i felt like i was crawling, begging to her, but... she rejected me, every time (I cant live without you... I cant get around you)...

    And you know... every time, i heard her voice, saying that.. "I will ALWAYS love you" (actually, that was the only thing that kept me sane)...

    And then...i tried to kill myself. I cut my own wrists. I felt like i was gaining back my dignity, (Does it make you feel more like a man?)...

    I survived. And even if still love her (and hate her)... I understood something, and it relates to this song.

    This song (and the end of my relation) was all about abuse. Abuse to myself, and abuse to her. Not physically, but emotionally.

    About the line, "Does it make you feel more like a man?" Thats the guy telling that to himself. Speaking to his inner self. in a state of extreme loneliness... Then he "wakes up" to reality, and says "the pistol is shaking in my hand"...

    ...Good song. Fucked up life.
    Druglyon August 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI dont know exactly what this song means, but I do know that the lyrics and the song mean alot to me.
    claus37on January 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its about abuse.
    Does it make you feel
    more like a man

    The boyfriend abusing the girl. Makes more sense to me that way.
    amymonsterron January 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love having sex to this song.
    JMo1506on April 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song isn't about being scitzo and its not being sang from a girls point of view (why would Josie Scott do that?!?). He's confused about how she feels about him and its driving him crazy with frustration.
    "I see the blood
    All over your hands
    Does it make you feel
    more like a man
    Was it all
    Just a part of your plan?
    The pistol shaking in my hands"
    In this part of the song, the part that seems to be confusing everybody, he's talking to himself. He shot his girlfriend, and he's asking God if it was all a part of his plan. The song ends with the chorus, "and now I'm done with you". Ahh it all makes sense now doens't it?
    Tracie18on May 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentApparently, I have a different train of thought than the rest of you. ^^

    Like the rest of you, I thought the song was about a guy who was dumped by a girl. He's in torment about it - "I love you
    I hate you
    I can't get around you" - and he obviously wants her back. But the part with the blood and gun - "I see the blood
    All over your hands
    Does it make you feel
    more like a man
    Was it all
    Just a part of your plan
    The pistol shaking in my hands
    And all I can hear is the sound" - I thought the girl got in a relationship with someone else, and *that* guy killed her. And then the other guy (the one singing the song) came in to find her dead and her new boyfriend standing over her with "blood on his hands", yeah? And then singer guy gets pissed and kills the new boyfriend and then kills himself...

    If any of that complicated backstory makes sense. ^^


    I hear
    A voice say don't be so blind
    It's telling me all these things
    That you would probably hide
    Am I your one and only desire
    Am I the reason you breathe
    Or am I the reason you cry

    (CHORUS)
    Always (x6)
    I just can't live without you
    I love you
    I hate you
    I can't get around you
    I breathe you
    I taste you
    I can't live without you
    I just can't take anymore
    This life of solitude
    I'm guessing I'm out the door
    And now I'm done with you

    I feel
    Like you don't want me around
    I guess I'll pack all my things
    I guess I'll see you around
    It's all
    Been bottled up until now
    As I walk out your door
    All I can hear is the sound

    (CHORUS)

    I love you
    I hate you
    I can't live without you
    I left my hand
    Around your heart
    Why would you
    Tear my world apart
    Always (x4)
    I see the blood
    All over your hands
    Does it make you feel
    more like a man
    Was it all
    Just a part of your plan
    The pistol shaking in my hands
    And all I can hear is the sound

    (CHORUS)
    I love you
    I hate you
    I can't live without you
    I love you
    I hate you
    I can't live without you
    I just can't take anymore
    This life of solitude
    I pick myself off the floor
    And now I'm done with you
    Always (x3)
    kyuufoxon October 29, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think there are multiple reading sof this song - I've always struggled to pin this one down.

    Interpretation #1:

    In a similar vein to what Kalyandra said, perhaps the voice is actually a girl's and the song covers the day she decided to change and get herself out of this abusive situation, i.e:

    "I see the blood
    All over your hands
    Does it make you feel
    more like a man
    Was it all
    Just a part of your plan
    The pistol shaking in my hands"

    Also, there are refers to running away "I guess I'll pack all my things", "I pick myself off the floor and now I'm done with you"

    However, seeing as we know Josey Scott is a GUY, I figured it could be about something else...

    Interpretation #2:
    I figured it could also be a about child abuse, too but this one’s a bit more tenuous, seeing as it refers to "desire" and I'm not even getting into how gross that is >.< However, it could be about a kid watching his dad/mum fight and decides to sort it, as in "why would you tear my world apart"

    But I guess you can get anything out of song like this.
    Lederinon August 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti'm not sure if these are right...i just listened to the song and was like...umm ok this sounds right...if it's not...i'm sorry.... :( ... i tried lol ok .... ENJOY!!! this is a great song!!!
    shleigh03on September 14, 2002   Link

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