"Overrated" as written by and Gavin Degraw....
Take my home
Take everything I own
Take it, take control
You will feel better
You will feel whole
You're so good
You stopped me where I stood
And let me look at love and I feel better
Oh, I feel good

I just want to give it all to you
I want to share this with you
Make you mine and mine will be all yours
Whatever you want and more
What I'm anticipating
Everything else will be over-rated
Baby, it's for you, it's all for you
You speak kind

Oh, if you were mine
What would we be like?
We would be liked
We would be

I just want to give it all to you
I want to share this with you
Make you mine and mine will be all yours
Whatever you want and more
What I'm anticipating

Everything else will be over-rated
Everything else will be over-rated
Open up
Let me fill your cup
I can really pour it out
It will be like

I will be enough
I just want to give it all to you
I want to share this with you
Make you mine and mine will be all yours
Whatever you want and more
What I'm anticipating
Everything else will be over-rated

Baby, it's for you
Baby, it's for you
Baby, it's for you
Baby, it's for you, it's all for you


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"Over-Rated" as written by Gavin Degraw

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    General CommentThis song is saying that he will give her everything that she wants because he loves her so much. It is such a sweet song. I wish someone would say that to me.
    Jess0628on April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThat's exactly how I see it. I love this song!
    LaVitaBellaon November 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOver the summer, I made a new friend. We had so many things in common, a passion for music being one. We both loved Gavin Degraw, and he told me this was one of his favorite songs on the album. That day I learned how to play Overrated on acoustic and then showed him how. From then on, we started to think of each other differently. I can really relate to the lyrics, "You stopped me where I stood," because it's like I stopped dead in my tracks the night I realized how much I cared about this guy. And I often wondered what he and I would "be like" if we ever got serious. Compared to being with him, everything else in life seemed overrated to me. And that's what Gavin is singing about--how the person you are falling for makes everything else around you seem like an exaggeration.
    bunnygrey84on December 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentagree with all of you.. 'meaning' and 'over-rated' is about the same thing, that love is all in the world.. the meaning with life is love and then everythingelse is over-rated... all Gavins songs are so true to real life.. I share his feelings, "I just wanna give it all to you" and "It's all for you", awesome song, one of my Gavinfavorites..
    innoxiouson February 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentUm, guys, this song is about sex.

    Maybe also about the relationship between love and sex, and how the two compliment each other to create a much richer experiment, but sex nonetheless.

    The guy is trying to convey to her the desires he has to take their relationship to the next level. "what I'm anticipating, everything else will be overrated"
    And I won't even get into the innuendo-filled lyric of "open up, let me fill your cup.."

    Also, I love the tone of voice he takes in the line "you speak kind". So wry, you can literally hear the sarcasm dripping off it. Or maybe its smothered lust? Hehe.
    musicmaxon March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentUm...musicmax: clearly you're a nympho!! - This song is not about sex, it's about love and how it completely and utterly takes precedence over anything else going on in your life. Nothing else matters…and it’s uncontrollable! This song is sick and gavin’s voice is so sexy (apu)!
    DaisyDukeon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always saw it as about sex, too.
    foldsbaldwinon October 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti see this song as a great wedding song. i can also relate it to my rel'p. it can be about sex but i think its more about this loving relationship moving forward to a deeper commitment.
    boutuxon June 11, 2008   Link

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