"Build You Up" as written by Gerald Eaton, Brian West and Nelly Furtado....
Baby don't believe it

Baby don't believe it
Oh, it's in your eyes
I can see the weakness
You don't have to hide
I can take you under
Under my wing
Cause your voice gives me a song
That I love to sing

Baby, they build you up
Only to tear you down
Don't give up
Baby don't believe it
Baby don't believe it

Baby, they build you up
Only to tear you down
Baby don't believe it
Baby don't believe it
Oh, it's good for nothing

You were just a child
Ready to explore
And everything you saw
Looked like an open door

A place you can remember
You'd love to go back
But you can't even comprehend
That it's all in the past

Baby they build you up
Only to tear you down
Baby don't believe it
Baby don't believe it
Oh, it's good for nothing

Baby they build you up
Only to tear you down
Baby don't believe it
Baby don't believe it
Oh, it's good for nothing

Put your heart in my hands
And I won't hurt you
Put your heart in my hands
I promise not to

Put your heart in my hands
I'll lift you up, you'll fly away
Fly way, lift you up

I'll never build you up
Only to tear you down
Don't give up
Baby don't believe it
Oh, it's good for nothing

I'll never build you up
Only to tear you down
Baby don't believe it
Baby don't believe it
Oh, it's good for nothing

I'll never build you up
Only to tear you down
Baby just believe it
Baby just believe it
Oh, it's good for something

I'll never build you up
Only to tear you down
Oh, it's good for nothing
I love you the way you are


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"Build You Up" as written by Brian West Gerald Eaton

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    General CommentThis song is so sad. It's definitely about someone who has trouble getting away from the past... and Nelly wants to help him.. the world is tough. nice one NF. =P
    amilaon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit deals with a person who has been hurt in the past and is looking back to previous times, still wanting to return to what they had before and not understanding that it was destorying them. the person's lover wants him/her to understand that he/she is truly in love and won't do what previous people had done before.
    gpowerson January 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely about a person trying to help someone who has trouble with letting go of his/her past.

    The sounds on the background remind me of waves breaking on the beach. Indicating the song/conversation takes place on a wide open space, somewhere where noone can hide and must face the truth.
    Joeneon November 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't know if I'd go as far as saying it's a lover she's singing to, maybe a childhood friend? That would explain the second verse.. It's a really chilling song, and I think she's trying to release this person's demons in a somewhat nurturing way.. But she gains inspiration from this person as well, as per the line 'cause your voice gives me a song that I love to sing'. Such a beautiful song.
    centrestageon April 02, 2009   Link

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