"The Gift" as written by and Thomas Delonge....
There's the strangest excitement today
If you're awake then you're welcome to hear
I got a gift and it blew me away
From the far eastern sea, straight to here

Oh god, I feel like I'm in for it now
It's like the rush has gone straight to my brain
God, my voice is as lonely as loud
As I whisper the joy of this pain

And suddenly
You've done it all
You've won me over
In no time at all

And now, I'll stop the storm if it rains
I'll light a path far from here
I'll make your fear melt away
And the world we know disappear

If you ask I will do what you say
All we have is this night to get though
With the taste of the smile you're only
You left me all up in arms and confused

Oh god, I feel like I'm in for it now
And how this kiss will be one, roughly vague
I swear I'll melt if you touch me at all
And then I'll ask you to do it again and again

And suddenly
You've done it all
You've won me over
In no time at all

And now, I'll stop the storm if it rains
I'll light up a path far from here
I'll make your fear melt away
And the world that we know disappear

I'll stop the storm if it rains
I'll light a path far from here
I'll make your fear melt away
And the world we know disappear

Oh, ohoh, ohoh, ohoh, yeah
Oh, ohoh, ohoh, ohoh, yeah
Oh, ohoh, ohoh, ohoh, yeah
Oh, ohoh, ohoh, ohoh, yeah

And now, I'll stop the storm if it rains
I'll light a path far from here
I'll make your fear melt away
And the world that we know disappear

I'll stop the storm if it rains
I'll light a path far from here
I'll make your fear melt away
And the world we know disappear

Make world we know disappear

Oh, ohoh, ohoh, ohoh, yeah
Oh, ohoh, ohoh, ohoh, yeah
Oh, ohoh, ohoh, ohoh, yeah
Oh, ohoh, ohoh, ohoh, yeah


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"The Gift" as written by Thomas Delonge

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    General CommentWhen I hear this song, I think its trying to tell you to get out and try something new i guess. Cuz thats what Tom did. He was depressed cuz he didnt have blink anymore so he decided to form a new band rather than sit in his room and be sad. That's what it means to me.

    And one thing i hate about the people who use this website is when they say that they love a song.

    This site is called SONGMEANINGS.net not TELLEVERYONETHATYOULOVEASONG.net cuz quite frankly i dont think anyone gives a shit.

    If i were to tell you all that i love this song (which i do), would u give a flying fuck?

    I dont think so. So keep that in mind when ur commenting
    sobored916on May 28, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI don't know what this song is about exactly, but some of it seems to have a lot of religious significance. For example the chorus:

    And now, I'll stop the storm if it rains
    I'll light up a path far from here
    I'll make your fear melt away
    And the world we know disappear

    Seems like the first line refers to the story of Jesus calming the storm on the sea with the apostles.
    Second line just refers to Jesus as a symbol of light, lighting the way to Heaven,
    The third line seems to refer to the whole "Do not be afraid" thing, and that you can always feel safe with Him.
    And the last line I think refers to the end of the world and the Final Judgement

    Lastly, I think the title of the song "The Gift" simply refers to Jesus as God's gift to the world.
    The verses don't really match up with this interpretation, but it just seems like the chorus is all about it.
    jmfan11on March 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalso, i think the 'yeah' after the oh oh's is actually a 'now'
    but i could not decipher for sure.
    listen and decide for yourselves.
    clapp74on March 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsobored916... HAHA! that's exactly what I was thinking! also, this site isn't about commenting things such as "OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE BLINK BROKE UP" or talking about how AVA sucks live, or other shit like that. do we care?! NO. the point of this site is to discuss SONG MEANINGS. and jus tto let y'all know, Tom doesn't think about the Blink break-up 24/7, and you guys are just retarded if you think ALL of AVA's song have to do with Blink.

    but annnnnnnyways, this song is just amazing. I love the beginning how it gives you that good feel. it reminds me of a sunny day. my favorite part is when it's gets very powerful at the pre-chorus "And suddenly, you've done it all. you've won me over, in no time at all"

    I think the song is about getting "the gift" or a relationship or a person, and just being happy and wanting to do whatever you can for that person. and making "the world [you] know disappear" and all of the bad things go away so everything is good :)
    RecklessAbandonon May 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe line with the question marks-----
    And how this kiss will be one, roughly vague.
    clapp74on March 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song, makes me feel hope..
    SadieGlutzon March 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI want the whole version!!!!!!!
    CAMeyeon March 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is the whole version, I think.
    frozenphoenix32on March 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinately influenced by U2
    macatticus182on March 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think so beacause it doesn't have an intro like the adventure or Do it for me now.
    CAMeyeon March 22, 2006   Link

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