"Givin' Yourself Away" as written by Desmond Child, Stephen Pearcy and Diane Warren....
You say you don't want me
You say you don't care
You say that your heart
Ain't got no room for me there
You say you don't need me
But I know that it's just a lie
'Cause when you call me in the night
Tellin' me your life is better off without me
How come you're sleepin' all alone
Tellin' me you don't ever think about me...

Hey, you're givin' yourself away
It's there in every move you make
You can't hide your heartache away
Hey, it's somethin' you don't have to say
It's written in the tears on your face
I see through the part that you play
Your givin' yourself away...
Your givin' yourself away...
It doesn't matter what you say
Your givin' yourself away...
Your givin' yourself away...

So you got all your freedom
And you got all your time
So you got the illusion that your doin' fine
So you smile in the mirror
Through the sadness your smile can't disguise
Why don't you come right out and say
Baby you can't take another day without me
You know I'm runnin' through your blood
You need me like a drug and you can't live without me...

Hey, you're givin' yourself away
It's there in every move you make
You can't hide your heartache away
Hey, it's somethin' you don't have to say
It's written in the tears on your face
I see through the part that you play
Your givin' yourself away...
Your givin' yourself away...
It doesn't matter what you say
Your givin' yourself away...
Your givin' yourself away...

And when you call me in the night
Tellin' me your life is better off without me
I know that you're lyin' there alone
Baby cause I know you can't live without me



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"Givin' Yourself Away" as written by Stephen E Pearcy Desmond Child

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    General CommentInteresting interpretation. I think it's simply about a girl who dumped him because she wanted "all her freedom, and all her time" like he refers to in the second verse. But despite her efforts to display to him that she doesn't need him, she keeps calling him, and keeps finding ways to have him in her life. She is that crazy girlfriend we all had in our teenage years who "broke up" with us, but would always keep calling afterwards to prove to us that she was "doing fine", when in reality she was more upset about it than you are.
    esmjlm080507on November 07, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationA three dimensional song that could be about...

    A) a stalker confronting his victim.

    B) an admirer denying the love they have for someone (whether it be familial, romantic or platonic).

    C) the speaker of the song is an inanimate object that fuels the receiver's addiction (similar to Def Leppard's From the Inside).

    D) a pimp (or another kind of employer) talking to a retired prostitute (or another kind of employee) of whom he perceives to be needing his services.

    ...or...

    E) a police officer, a lawyer or abuse counsellor speaking to an abused woman.

    Word has that it was supposed to be Stephen's way of referring to Robbin's heroin addiction.
    Joseph_Kubyon September 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe guy and the girl had something going romantically. THEN something happened, and she said she wanted to break up. She was calling him, and saying that she is doing fine, but in reality, she is heartbroken. For some reason, she is doing all these things trying to convince herself, and him, that she is happy, but she is miserable. She's giving herself away. Everyone can see it.
    snafuoneon December 06, 2015   Link

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