When I was a kid,
Put a Ciggarette out on my hand.
Didnt want my friends to see that I wanted to scream so I laughed.
I wont give it away that I'm just so afraid,
I wont give it away Im hide out in my head
The Hunger steals the evening,
I just want to get lost get lost
and it feeds the fool that I play,
to much is never enough
Just wish I could belive that God is watching over me
When I'm dead when I'm dead there aint no heaven or hell waitin for me
Oohh oohh I give it all away
Man I'm just so afraid
So I wont give it away
I'll Just hide out in my head
All my blessings remain
Uncounted and then
When I start adding them together
What I was counting was gone, gone
I wont give it away
Oh I' just so afraid
I wont give it away
I kneel with the preist and I pray
But I still want you if you would have me
I still call you my one and only, my one and only
Oohh oohh I give it all away
I hope you get the very best of me
And when I give it all away
You get the good and the bad, bad, bad
Bad, bad, bad


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    General CommentIs Dave getting divorced? I heard rumors and this song makes me think he might be.
    tydeuson March 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIs Dave getting divorced? I heard rumors and this song makes me think he might be.
    tydeuson March 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can't say whether or not he's getting divorced but I hope not : (

    I don't think the song is about that though- it seems as if he's warning someone he loves and wants to get into a relationship with that he has a lot of baggage and problems. What he is giving away is his heart and soul to his love which is hard for him to do. He has rejected giving his souls to religion and so feels that he must seek refuge in his love for her.

    That's just my interpretation though ;)
    ~ Grey ~on March 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a simple song about a person recalling in their life when they were scared about being loved by God and giving up complete control.


    who does dave call "my one and only"? its his God
    Me2on April 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt leads me to believe that he is talking about God, because he talks about praying, priest, and his "one and only". He also says about there not being a heaven or a hell when he is gone, and that leads me to believe he may be struggling with his faith. I cannot say for sure what religion he may be struggling with (although I believe it to be christianity) but it would seem to be a pretty religious song. I know he talked about his repect for Jesus, but not for being a savior (not saying he doesn't believe that) but for his ability to tell stories.

    P.S. I also didn't hear about a divorce, and hope it not to be so. Eventhough he writes good songs when he is upset (ie Halloween) that is no reason to wish someone pain.
    DMB NAZIon June 02, 2006   Link

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