"Given" as written by Shaun Welgemoed, Dale Stewart and John Humphrey....
Trust all the things
I tell you are true
Dress up in your best
So I can be proud of you

And never believe I won't turn on you
And never believe I do this for you

you're leading me on again,
And I find it,
Yeah I like it
And I'm reeling in awe for sure,
Now I know it was given to me,
Given to me, given to me

How I wish I could
Be rid of this ennui
Make you regret and,
Make you afraid of me

And never believe I do this for me
And never believe Ill do this gently

you're leading me on again,
And I find it,
Yeah I like it
I'm reeling in awe for sure,
Now I know it was given to me,
Given to me, given to me

you're leading me on again,
And I find it,
Yeah I like it
I'm reeling in awe for sure,
Now I know it was given to me,
Given to me, given to me

can't believe in broken promises
And render conscious all of me
Ill tell you its all for you
Then deny it

you're leading me on again,
And I find it,
Yeah I like it
I'm reeling in awe for sure,
Now I know it was given to me,
Given to me, given to me


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"Given" as written by Dale Stewart Shaun Welgemoed

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    General Commentthis song reminds me of a parent trying to live through their child. the parent regrets what they
    have done to their child, and it wasnt their fault.
    they cant change who they are. the chorus given to me, seems like know they know they had the opportunity to do what their child did but didnt do it.
    the_one_who_knew_iton May 28, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentUhh, okay. It'd be nice if everyone tried to learn a thing or two about proper grammar.... >_> At least we aren't flamers....

    Anyway, here's my take on the song. It's the author's take on a pretentious relationship. Sort of like being together for the sake of being together.

    "Trust all the things I tell you are true / Dress up in your best so I can be proud of you."
    --This is him sort of manipulating and using the other person. He thinks of their relationship as for show, and wants to just tote her around like a doll and control her because there's no love.

    "And never believe I won't turn on you / And never believe I do this for you."
    --This is him saying that he doesn't give a damn about her. He could easily "turn on her" without regret because he's not playing along with this empty relationship for her sake.

    "You're leading me on again / And I find it, yeah, I like it / And I'm reeling in awe for sure / Now I know it was given to me, given to me."
    --She's doing the same thing he is, playing along with a fake relationship and leading him on, but he likes it because it just proves that their relationship has no value or meaning. He's in awe at exactly how shallow and pretentious she is, sort of laughing at the entire relationship and the idea of her ever meaning anything to him. But now that he sees the truth, he can see that the relationship just sort of fell into his lap; he wasn't the one who started this.

    "How I wish I could be rid of this *anyway / Make you regret and make you afraid of me."
    --Even though he's playing along, he wishes he could just break it off and not have to deal with her because he holds a little hatred toward her for how shallow and uncaring she is. He's not intent on revenge, but he still wants the gratification of making her feel like shit because he knows it's her fault too; she's just too vain to realize that.

    "And never believe I do this for me / And never believe I'll do this gently."
    --This is him saying that he's not playing along for his sake; he's not trying to protect himself and pretend it means something. He's not going to be gentle about it, either, because he doesn't care if either of them get hurt. He's self-destructive enough to fuck them both over because he knows they're both vain.

    "Can't believe in broken promises / And render conscious all of me / I'll tell you it's all for you / Then deny it."
    --He's not going to pussyfoot around it anymore and pretend they still care for each other. He won't try to keep it alive, or try to show her that he was sincere. He's going to blatantly lie to her and contradict himself because he doesn't care what happens anymore. The relationship is dead, and they both know they're faking it, so this is sort of his statement of "I'm going to be the one to end this now, as it should have ended long before we reached this point, but neither of us were willing to admit we were this vain. Well, here it is."

    {{My deepest apologies for being so long-winded; it's just how I think/write.}}
    entitudeon January 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell if i could be botherd to read what u said it may make sence but i dont think there is that much to this song... its about how difficult some chicks can be when it comes to love
    Poo_Spoonon June 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm with Poo Spoon on this one. I think it's mostly about how difficult women can be when it comes to relation ships and trying to understand them.
    SR65on July 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually easy to relate with,
    It's about making someone trust everything you say it tru,
    Then they turn out to be false and untrue to the things they have said,
    So in the end you wan revenge,
    But all along you never did it for them,
    You did t for yourself,
    I could be wrong.
    ^_^
    Storms_Lullabyson May 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about virginity, attempted rape and then finding out it as voluntary all along.

    "Never believe I do this for me. And never believe I'll do this gently."

    Virginity anyone?

    "You're leading me on again. And I find it, yeah I like it."

    That's the attempted rape.

    "I'm reeling in awe for sure, now I know it was given to me..." the rapist finding out she wanted him to anyway.
    Kamonon June 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKamon's comment makes sense. but either way this song def kicks ass
    snowwhiteone89on October 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about someone who's daughter is turning into a slut...
    -the-decieved-on February 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis this song about sex 0.o
    yzarkon June 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this song is about a parent who abuses their child... when I first heard it it reminded me of all these stories I've read.
    PerfectGirlfromHellon June 21, 2011   Link

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