"Give It Up" as written by and Duane Lee....
Yeah baby, yeah baby

I've been waiting a long time
Was just hoping I might find
The right kind of lover
For me, yeah

Well you know I been lonesome
God knows we all been lonesome
Some people think they're lonesome
With a need of being free, yeah

But I would give it all up for you
Yes I would give it all up for you
Yes I would give it up
Settle down
Stop looking around
Cos I finally found something

We live in a world full of confusion
Cos they're based in illusion
Some people think it's amusing
But it's just fantasy, yeah

But I would give it all up for you
Yes I would give it all up for you
Yes I would give it up
Settle down
Stop looking around
Cos I finally found something, woah

I'd give it all up for you
I'd give it all up for you
I'd give it all up for you
I'd give it all up for you


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    General CommentI can't believe no-one commented on this song!
    It's so awesome, hip 'n swinging!
    Link-Won October 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song fricken rocks
    lozza985on December 18, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwooo this song does a lot for this girl ;) haha
    soulfoodon July 27, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningMr.M. did tell me what this song was Bill Withers. It was about 5 years ago on a photoshoot. It got me into one of the best art schools in the world. Thank you, Mr.M!

    I've been waiting a long time
    Was just hoping I might find
    The right kind of lover for me.

    The first lines are Bill because he waited longer than other singers to become a performer and he was older than other singers, during that time, when he got married his second wife.

    Well you know I been lonesome
    God knows we all been lonesome
    Some people think they're lonesome
    With a need of being free, yeah
    Lonesome is code for sleeping around with different people here and there not finding what he's looking for.

    But I would give it all up for you
    Yes I would give it all up for you
    Yes I would give it up
    Settle down
    Stop looking around
    Cos I finally found something

    We live in a world full of confusion
    Cos they're based in illusion
    Some people think it's amusing
    But it's just fantasy, yeah
    These lines are about his first wife. Who he divorced very soon after they got married. She was a popular sitcom actress.

    But I would give it all up for you
    Yes I would give it all up for you
    Yes I would give it up
    Settle down
    Stop looking around
    Cos I finally found something, woah

    I'd give it all up for you
    I'd give it all up for you
    I'd give it all up for you
    I'd give it all up for you
    Ceeyayaon April 01, 2017   Link

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