"What Will Give?" as written by and Daniel Gustav Peter/tj�der Tj�der....
Bloody but unbowed
You turn to face the crowd
How can you bring yourself to even care?
Show me a weakness if you dare

What will give?
Be sensitive
Keep it pure, be secretive
Of this I'm sure
How I want to hide
Like Jandek before playing live

You fell on deaf ears after screaming cheers
You'd seen it all before
In your mind
You saw it all before
In your mind

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    General CommentI fucking love that Jandek reference. For those who don't know, Jandek is a folk musician who has been releasing albums since the late '70s, and he's known for being a recluse who is extremely mysterious about himself even to this day. However, sometime last decade, he started playing his first live shows ever, and the reference in this song is almost hinting of how he wants to regress as Jandek might before he goes onto stage.
    Anilandon July 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno comments here?..i love this whole album, i think this song is about someone who did something wrong to the writer, they have blood on their hands but they stand straight in no shame, maybe the perpetrator even felt victorious after causing pain but no one acknowledged their victory. This was nothing new to them. I'm not sure though, Cheers ^^
    rej0inderon November 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOther than that, I'm drawing a bit of a blank as to what this song is about. The sample at the beginning may shed some clues. All I can think of is somebody who is unrelenting and steadfast in every regard.
    Anilandon July 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWow. Mentioning Jandek in your song automatically makes you uber-cool. Maybe, I'll even give you a listen one day.
    Nimbieon July 12, 2012   Link

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