"Belief" as written by and Gavin Degraw....
Belief
Makes things real
Makes things feel
Feel alright
Belief

Makes things true
Things like you
You and I
Tonight, you arrested my mind
When you came to my defense
With a knife
In the shape of your mouth
In the form of your body
With the wrath of a god
Oh, you stood by me
Belief

Builds from scratch
Doesn't have to relax
It doesn't need space
Long live the queen
And I'll be the king
In the collar of grace
Tonight, you arrested my mind
When you came to my defense
With a knife
In the shape of your mouth
In the form of your body
With the wrath of a god
Oh, you stood by me
Belief

I'm going to yell it
From the rooftops
I'll wear a sign on my chest
That's the least I can do
Tonight, you arrested my mind
Tonight, you arrested my mind
When you came to my defense
With a knife
In the shape of your mouth
In the form of your body
With the wrath of a god
Oh, you stood by me
And I'll stand by me
Belief


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"Belief" as written by Gavin Degraw

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    General CommentPersonally, I believe this song is just about a good friendship. Possibly a friendship he didn't know existed. When I first heard the song I had no idea what he meant by the chorus but when I started listening more closely I thought of it as someone sticking up for him. "Tonight you arrested my mind when you came to my defense with a knife in the shape of your mouth..." I just feel like that line means someone he never expected to stuck up for him by using words. I think I explained that as best as I could. Who knows, I could be wrong. It's just the way I interpreted it.
    BuildingMusicon July 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love all of Gavin's songs; however, this is one that hits me. This song I feel is about Gavin being in love with a girl who believes in him and makes life worth living. This song is basically saying thank you for believing in me and thank you for standing besides me no matter what.
    Jess0628on April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentJess0628....you said it all :)
    diegorockusaon September 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best songs I've ever heard. And my tastes go way back. I love that whole album.
    K-Wiseon October 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree!
    millionaireon January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest gavin song ever!!!!
    i hope its a single so the rest of the world can hear it!
    the chorus is what really got me the first time i heard it
    gonletitslideon February 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song!
    dancer31814on March 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsooo amazing. i can't even describe.. no words. i love it so much. i love you beary
    laxgrl28on April 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBuildingMusic, I think you hit it exactly. Of course, same to Jess0628. I think that she surprised him by coming to his defense once, and then it became something more.. which makes it so perfect.
    Nataliexoon July 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti saw gavin in concert last night & it was amazing! he said this song is about that person who has faith in you, even when you don't need it. even if you do believe in yourself, it's nice to have that person there to believe in you too.
    finallyfreeon September 11, 2005   Link

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