Here on Earth there's so much confusion,
People live in a kind of illusion,
But somebody else is making things better,
But somehow we've gotta do it together.

I am just a true believer
When it comes to giving
I'm an over-achiever.

As long as I live there's more I can give
It's never enough
I'll give anything but up
As far as I go
There's one thing I know
It's never too tough, Oh no
I'll give anything but up

Some girls are not quite what they seem
A twisted life of self esteem
Mirrors are all they want to see
That's not the way that it should be

Sometimes the world is just so small
You can reach anybody just by giving your all.

As long as I live there's more I can give
It's never enough
I'll give anything but up
As far as I go
There's one thing I know
It's never too tough, Oh no
I'll give anything but up,
I'll give anything but up.

I'll give my first breath,
Last word
Every prayer I've ever heard
Once I start, I will not stop
Giving everything but up

As long as I live there's more I can give
It's never enough
I'll give anything but up
As far as I go
There's one thing I know
It's never too tough, Oh no
Cause I'll give anything
The days and the years
The time and the tears
The sound and the sight
Of laughter and light
The healing it hurts
The hours of work
The smooth and the rough
I'll give anything but up
I'll give anything but up
I'll give anything but up
I'll give anything..
I'll give anything but up
I'll give anything..
I'll give anything but u-up


Lyrics submitted by hilaryxx

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  • +1
    General Commenti'm not a huge fan, but i like a few of her songs. & just so you know, she only "dissed" avril lavigne because avril "dissed" her fans first. i can't remember what all was said, it was a while ago. but she made some statement about her fans being posers & fake because they were dressing like her. well duh. they want to be like you. hah. but yeah. just thought you should know.
    Xx_blahhh_xXon June 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentkind of pathetic you come here just to say she sucks. some life you guys must have.....
    Krys678on June 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree I come here looking for a meaning and there's all this crap. I like this song.. Gosh. I love Hilary.

    The lyrics are wrong in places.

    Might I add,Xx blahh xX is right. It was Avril who called her a mummy's girl or something as well.

    I don't get why she's a poser or whatever lol... She doesn't copy anyone, lives her life and picks work for her that she wants. Sheesh.

    I agree that this song is living your life in a good way but I'm not completely sure of the meaning...

    I believe it's about being the best person you can be in life. Living aligned with morals, and not being so vain etc.
    Razzaon June 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...?
    hilaryxxon June 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentan old, dying monkey should throw its poop at hilary duff. and her fans.
    1000BrokenHeartson January 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow can you possibly say Hilary Duff is stupid? All she has done is done something with herself. She has made lots of music and been in tonnes of films - what's so bad about that? Did you know that two of her albums made number 1 in America? Have you ever done that?

    The song is basically saying about her life and she won't give anything up, she'll kive her life how she wants to - and she couldn't care less what people say about her.
    Honestyon February 08, 2006   Link
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    General Comment@honesty: i'm not gonna say "hilary duff, what a pOsEr!!!onesone!!!!!" but about the number one album in america thing- just because her albums made number 1 doesn't mean it's good. (i've never heard them, but still.) something popular is not always good. and, just because she's made lots of music and been in tons of films doesn't mean anything. it depends on quality, doesn't it? but if you like here, that's fine by me. to each his/her own. (also, they lyrics see m decent, but i've never heard the actual song, so idon't know if i like it or not.)
    floatingworldon May 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaha. Whatever.

    I love the lyrics of this song, but I don't listen to it much.
    Muffinon October 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of the greatest by her , the lyrics are so strong and powerful and lots of things everybody should have known ... everytime i need to be strong bcause of sth , i go listen to it and it helped me everytime ...
    so thanks hilary for singing it ! seriously ...
    Nazaninon September 09, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentFUCKHEAD!!!
    Popcorn_adleron June 14, 2005   Link

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