"Surrender" as written by Aaron Solowoniuk, Jon Gallant, Ian D'sa and Ben Kowalewicz....
She reads a book from across the street
Waiting for someone that she'll never meet
Talk over coffee for an hour or two
She wonders why I'm always in a good mood

Killing time before she struts her stuff
She needs support and I've become the crutch
She'll never know how much she means to me
I'd play the game but I'm the referee

(Surrender) every word, every thought, every sound
(Surrender) every touch, every smile, every frown
(Surrender) all the pain we've endured until now
(Surrender) all the hope that I lost, it was found
(Surrender) yourself to me

Even though I know what I'm looking for
She's got a brick wall behind her door
I'd travel time and confess to her
But I'm afraid she'd shoot the messenger

(Surrender) every word, every thought, every sound
(Surrender) every touch, every smile, every frown
(Surrender) all the pain we've endured until now
(Surrender) all the hope that I lost, you have found
(Surrender) yourself to me

I think I found a flower in a field of weeds
I think I found a flower in a field of weeds
Searching until my hands bleed
This flower don't belong to me
I think I found a flower in a field of weeds
I think I found a flower in a field of weeds
Searching until my hands bleed
This flower don't belong to me
This flower don't belong to me
Why can't she belong to me?

Every word, every thought, every sound
Every touch, every smile, every frown
All the pain we've endured until now
All the hope that I lost, you have found

(Surrender) every word, every thought, every sound
(Surrender) every touch, every smile, every frown
(Surrender) all the pain we've endured until now
(Surrender) all the hope that I lost, you have found

(Surrender) I never had the nerve to ask
(Surrender) Has my moment come and passed?
(Surrender) I never had the nerve to ask
(Surrender) Has my moment come and passed?
(Surrender) I never had the nerve to ask
(Surrender) Has my moment come and passed?
(Surrender) I never had the nerve to ask


Lyrics submitted by Starting_again, edited by Tyler5823

"Surrender" as written by Jon Gallant Ian D'sa

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  • +6
    General Comment=D I love this song.
    I think this song kind of sounds like a guy who likes a girl but the girl is his best friend. and he is always her crutch when she needs help. the part about him being the referee I think refers to him as playing the "game of love" ..but he isnt playing he is just judging her boyfriends.
    the chorus part with the surrender...
    I think that means that when he became friends with the girl he surrenders his judgement because he doesnt want to say something bad about her boyfriend and make her angry?
    And that he cant tell her how he feels because he doesnt want to ruin the friendship.

    I could be completely wrong =)
    either way..
    shotgunn_weddingon May 09, 2006   Link
  • +5
    General CommentThis is on Billy Talent's purevolume space, written by Ben.

    "Valentine's day for the most part sucks...I've hated it for the longest time because it either reminds me of someone I once had or someone that I'll never be allowed to have...which got me thinking ...love comes in so many different forms on so many different levels...Unrequited love is one of those forms/predicaments I've been in and it fucking sucked...Loving someone SO much but due to circumstance and timing I wasn't able to ever tell her exactly how I felt...I watched as other men came and went from her life and every time I just wanted to grab her and say "it's me stupid!!! I'm the one" anyway...the record is finished being recorded and we can't tell you how excited we are to share it with everyone...it is by far the best piece of work that we have ever done together...we experimented with new sounds and new emotions one being love and its many incarnations...This song Surrender was written about this one circumstance I was in with a friend...it is a REAL love song...believe or not...slow and romantic and it is a little different than most Billy Talent you've heard before...like our last record...we tried very hard to make it a complete piece with every song complementing the next but each one being different and unique in its own way...this song will be slightly different when it gets on the record and is a work in progress...so to speak...but we figured that because Valentine's Day is considered a holiday and we love our fans more than any band because we sincerely care about you and all your well beings...this is a gift from us to you...take care"
    alea.on August 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song to me is about this girl i loved. i was crazy about her , but i never told her. i told alot of my friends that where colse to me i loved her. and one of my close friends dated her before. and told me to ask her out. when i was going to ask her out i found out he asked her out and there still dating "I never had the nerve to ask" "Has my moment come and passed?" right there is what i can relate to cause has my moment come and passed?
    CurtKobainon January 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a really does show a much gentler (sp?) side BT
    thesimplewayson April 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits an amazing song.
    shotgunn_weddingon May 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about A guy who is best friedns with a girl but he really loves her. In the lyrics "She'll never know how much she means to me.
    I play the game but I'm the referee. " means that All he'll ever do is judge her boyfriends but she will never know that he really loves her. Also in the lyrics
    "I travel time and confess to her,
    But I'm afraid she'd shoot the messenger" could mean that he wanted to tell her that he loved her a long time ago so he wouldnt ruin their friendship
    Bobjangleson May 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"as my hope had come and passed" is really "as my moment had come and passed"
    x.xfatefellshortx.xon May 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis guy is definitely in love with this girl; there's no doubt about that. But, they are not friends.

    This may sound a little farfetched, but I think this guy and this girl work together. In fact, she is his boss. He is her assistant - someone she can always trust and depend on at work - but they are definitely not friends outside of work. Sure, they may meet up for some coffee before work but it's all on a professional level. The girl obviously doesn't suspect anything because she always wonders why he's in a good mood. He's only in a good mood because he's around you, you dumb biatch!

    I really like "I travel time and confess to her, but I'm afraid she'd shoot the messenger." Basically, this guy is obsessing over someone totally outside of his league. She is so far above him, like royalty.

    I don't know, one could take this as a sweet song about a crush, but personally, I think it's kind of creepy. If he were in love with me, I'd want to know! So to all those who are in love with me, please confess now - in the form of a song would always be a plus.

    I love this song! Definitely a favorite!
    3wish3son June 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"This flower don't belong to me" i think that line sums up the entire meaning of the song. This song is very different from all of their others, but quite beautiful nonetheless.
    iimandaon June 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing...but the lyrics on here are all wrong. I'll give the right ones...

    She reads a book from across the street
    Waiting for someone that she'll never meet
    Talk over coffee for an hour or two
    She wonders why I'm always in a good mood

    Killing time before she struts her stuff
    She needs support and I've become the crutch
    She'll never know how much she means to me
    I'd play the game but I'm the referee

    Surrender...every word, every thought, every sound
    Surrender...every touch, every smile, every frown
    Surrender...all the pain we've endured until now
    Surrender...all the hope that I lost, you have found
    Surrender...yourself to me.

    Even though I know what I'm looking for
    She's got a brick wall behind her door
    I'd travel time and confess to her
    But I'm afraid she shoot the messanger

    Surrender...every word, every thought, every sound
    Surrender...every touch, every smile, every frown
    Surrender...all the pain we've endured until now
    Surrender...all the hope that I lost, you have found
    Surrender...yourself to me.

    I think I found a flower in a field of weeds
    I think I found a flower in a field of weeds
    Searching until my hands bleed
    This flower don't belong to me

    I think I found a flower in a field of weeds
    I think I found a flower in a field of weeds
    Searching until my hands bleed
    This flower don't belong to me
    This flower don't belong to me
    Why can't she belong to me?

    Every word, every thought, every sound
    Every touch, every smile, every frown
    All the pain we've endured until now
    All the hope that I lost, you have found

    Surrender...every word, every thought, every sound
    Surrender...every touch, every smile, every frown
    Surrender...all the pain we've endured until now
    Surrender...all the hope that I lost, you have found
    Surrender...yourself to me

    (Surrender) I never had the nerve to ask
    (Surrender) Has my moment come and passed?
    (Surrender) I never had the nerve to ask
    (Surrender) Has my moment come and passed?
    (Surrender) I never had the nerve to ask
    (Surrender) Has my moment come and passed?
    (Surrender) I never had the nerve to ask.

    ...Sorry for the length, it just kills me when the lyrics are wrong. :)
    cckon July 01, 2006   Link

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