"Everytime" as written by and Robinson/spears....
Notice me
Take my hand
Why are we
Strangers when
Our love is strong
Why carry on without me

Every time I try to fly I fall
Without my wings
I feel so small
I guess I need you baby
And every time I see
You in my dreams
I see your face
It's haunting me
I guess I need you baby

I make-believe
That you are here
It's the only way
That I see clear
What have I done
You seem to move on easy

Every time I try to fly I fall
Without my wings
I feel so small
I guess I need you baby
And every time I see
You in my dreams
I see your face
You're haunting me
I guess I need you baby

I may have made it rain
Please forgive me
My weakness caused you pain
And this song's my sorry

At night I pray
That soon your face will fade away

Every time I try to fly I fall
Without my wings
I feel so small
I guess I need you baby
And every time I see
You in my dreams
I see your face
You're haunting me
I guess I need you baby


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"Everytime" as written by Britney Spears Annette Stamatelatos

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  • +4
    General CommentI believe that the song and the video coinside more closely than people think. I don't really think it's about reincarnation as in reborn physically, but more so mentally. Britney and Justin were having problems. Things went wrong. Britney felt like a part of her died. She and Justin tried to get back together (hence the guy saving her in the bathtub) but things didn't work out. Britney was reborn then, because a part of her life was gone. She no longer was the same person after her breakup with justin. So long, goodbye, the end. Take a hike :)
    TraLaLaon June 20, 2005   Link
  • +4
    General CommentBritney Spears is miles away from anything I would listen to, I admit I have a broad taste but I tend to lean towards guitar driven music, rock, hard rock, some metal but basically anything that is finely crafted and meaningful.

    Perhaps that's why I respect this song so much because it is the opposite of anything she has ever done and because she wrote it herself. Whilst every other song I have heard by her has been throw away trash with over processed vocals and hollow lyrics this song has true feeling, it's written from real experience and as a result everyone can relate to it.

    It's not even as if she has attempted to display a hidden intelligence or depth, the lyrics are very simple but drip with meaning and sentiment and for the first time you can actually hear her natural voice and it sounds half decent! Even the live SNL rendition on youtube goes a long way to answering those who claim she is unable to sing.

    If it was any other song by her I would hate it but this song is just so beautifully honest and mournful and while normally she is one of the worst offenders for spewing artificial nonsense with no relevance to anyone's life but this song is the opposite, even the piano goes through you, the first time I heard it my spine tingled and as much as I HATED to admit it I loved the song right away.

    This is such a simple song but it's sincerity is undeniable and that is why you will find the most unlikely people admitting to liking it.

    I'm a big, hairy, grumpy kinda fella but 30 seconds of this song has me wanting to blub like a baby and reaching for my phone to text my wife how much I love her.

    Like I said, all her other music is awful but this song connects with me in a way only a few songs ever have, it's tragic and fragile and honest and it's beautiful because of those things.

    I didn't choose to like this song, it pained me to admit I liked this song but I truly believe there are few people who's hair doesn't stand on end when listening.

    This song is so different, so superior to anything else she has ever done because it has EFFORTLESS SINCERITY.

    IMO
    deefatmanon August 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti was never a huge fan of Brit, until this song. Hearing reminded me of all the times i've felt broken, sad and hurt by guys. I think it touches all girls, but esspecially those in situations similar to this. It's cool to hear songs like this from her. It's really heartfelt, and desrcibes my love life perfectly. I love the part "i make believe that you are here, its the only way i see clear."
    forelsket segon April 14, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like it. I'm not much of a fan, but this song is really good.

    And isn't this the one that is *supposted* to be written in responce to Justin's 'Cry me a river?" I heard that somewhere....
    phoenix7239on April 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't really like Britney Spears all that much, but I have to agree that the suicide stuff is all fake. You need to re-watch the video and it shows her bleeding from the head, then she sinks. The video is talking about reincarnation. Right when she dies, a new baby is born.
    LostProphets417on April 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is the ONLY song that I like from Britney Spears. I think it's rather relaxing in some ways.
    xangelicxon August 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song made me so sad.
    SMUSER17002421on January 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song nv fails to make me feel sad.
    qeenzieon April 04, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love listening to this song, her voice is magical in it and filled with so much emotion, I haven't read through the rest of the comments, but I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned it could be about her having an abortion? There is a tremendous sense of loss for the one she loves, maybe she didn't cheat, she just couldn't face the media with her news at the time and chose what she later saw as the weak option of covering up? That's why he walked away? she managed to loose both of them?
    Lollyliciouson October 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlove it :)
    Musicisthepoweron February 07, 2007   Link

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