"Relative" as written by and Gavin Degraw....
A flashlight
Isn't quite sunlight
But any light at all seems bright
When you're looking in the dark
A wet Dream
Isn't the real thing
It isn't really anything
But at least it makes a spark
And all is relative, relative
Everything is relative, yes it is

[Chorus]
It's all about the way we receive it
How much we believe it
Depending on the life you lead, if you lead it
Compare it to yourself
Compared to someone else, you care
And if you pick the threads in your closet, the cash in your wallet
The color of the skin in your blood, and how you got it
Compare it to yourself
Compared to someone else, you care

Pre-made isn't quite home made
But pre-made with a home name
Is almost just the same
Your girlfriend
Isn't your best friend
But any friend is best when
You're freezing in the rain
And all is relative, relative
Everything is relative, yes it is

[Chorus]

You're either underweight or you're unfit
Under dressed or over zipped
Too social or you're just too shy
Too depressed or you're too high
Night to day
Day to night
Rich to poor
Black or white
All is relative
Everything is relative
All is relative

[Chorus: x2]

All is relative
Everything is relative
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah
Everything is relative

All is relative
You care


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"Relative" as written by Gavin Degraw

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    General CommentThis song is basically saying everything is related no matter what. This song is very beautiful. I wish it was on his cd. It kind of explains itself.
    Jess0628on April 14, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"This song is about everything being related to everything else" -Gavin Degraw (I wanna say he said that at the FleetCenter show in Boston)

    So Jess, I completely agree with you. :-)
    starshine1763on April 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think his unreleased music is 10x better then his CD. But i love this song. i love his voice. i just love the fact that he actually sings about relative things.

    "Your girlfriend isn't your best friend
    But any friend is best
    When you're freezing in the rain"---i love that line!
    rlogrl14on January 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree- his unreleased music is such better. the guy is so talented! I met him twice and actually hung out with him the last time I met him, hes such a crazy ass! This song is so great because it's very rare for an artist to write about something like this --- he isnt writing about a relstionship or something, it's actually kind of philosophical, and sooo true when you hear it. He makes great analogies in the song...very, very good.
    maestr0on October 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthahah funniest song "a wet dream.. isn't the real thing" but like you all said, so true and his voice is perfect in this song.
    mmhmm10on May 25, 2008   Link

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