God bless the child
Who can find their way home
God bless the child
Who is weary in soul
Oh beware
To take care of yourself
Or you lack the strength
To help somebody else

God bless the child
Who is broken and bruised
God bless the child
Who just wants to be good
Oh beware
To take care of yourself
Or you lack the strength
To help somebody else
So take care, so take care
Of yourself

Oh beware
To take care of yourself
Or you lack the strength
To help somebody else
So take care, take care
Of yourself


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    General CommentA song about the people so often seen as the others, those who are weaker or quieter and asking for strength for them, at least thats what i think. Its a beautiful slow song.
    wolf cubon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti first heard this one One Tree Hill.. the shooting episode.. and well.. i think it's perfect for that

    like "wolf_club" i also think that its a song about those weaker and more quiet, but i particularly find it to be for "loners" and "unpopular" kids, who only want to be acknoledged every once in a while, it's actually quite sad when you think about that, then listen to this song

    major kudos for this.
    jhandson August 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI heard this song on One Tree Hill episode 3x16 and I fell in love with it. I agree with wolf_cub and jhands, it's about asking for strength. It's kinda ssad, or at least when I think of it from One Tree Hill.
    OverMyHeadxon August 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti also heard this from one tree hill (wow what a good episode!) and i absolutely love this song. i think its sad probably just because of OTT...but its amazing ;)
    chocolate chip eyeson December 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's not just about people who are hurting or loners, unpopular people, etc...

    i think it's for everybody.
    this line:
    "Oh beware
    To take care of yourself
    Or you lack the strength
    To help somebody else
    So take care, take care
    Of yourself"

    say, basically, that the people who help these people have to help themselves, too...
    have you guys heard 'god bless the child' by billie holiday?
    i think the 2 concepts go together very well....
    getlostbeccaon May 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti found this song looking for the other god bless the child(billy holiday)but this one is amazing too!!! it's just about the naive and innocent i believe this song is about everyone....we all get so caught up sometimes
    fukkface666on December 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti heard this on One Tree Hill (best show ever) too. i love it. i think it means that we need to learn to love ourselves (and obviously take care of ourselves).
    angelbehavior18on August 07, 2008   Link
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    General Comment^It is the best show!
    This song is so sad, but very beautiful
    Nikki--xoxoon November 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI also first heard this song on One Tree Hill on in my opinion one of their best episodes ever. This song was perfect for the point of the episode where they placed it. The song is very beautiful and well written. I too believe that this song is for all those who have ever felt lost or that they didn't belong in this world. A song that today's youth should listen to.
    MizzLeesiePooon February 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI would say this song is about being able to stay strong through and after rough times...definitely my favorite right now.

    Unlike everyone else though, I heard it on How I Met Your Mother...perhaps one of the best shows ever.
    farrah0fawcetton May 04, 2009   Link

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