"Giving It Up For You" as written by Holly Hafermann and Jon Ingoldsby....
Though I'm young and cynical
That''s not my only crime
I've been stealing all your cigarettes
To save another dime
In case you haven't noticed I just gave them all away

TELL ME WHAT DO YOU THINK OF ME NOW
THAT I'VE TRADED ALL MY ARMOR FOR A CROWN
COME ON WHAT DO YOU DO WITH ME NOW
THAT I'VE TAKEN DOWN THE MIRROR ON THE WALL
AND THE SWEET RAIN IS READY TO FALL
GIVING IT UP FOR YOU

Well I take a lot of medicine
I don't really need
I was drinking at eleven
Getting high at seventeen
So now I don't appreciate the taste of expensive bitter wine

TELL ME WHAT DO YOU THINK OF ME NOW
THAT I'VE TRADED ALL MY ARMOR FOR A CROWN
COME ON WHAT DO YOU DO WITH ME NOW
THAT I'VE TAKEN DOWN THE MIRROR ON THE WALL
AND THE SWEET RAIN IS READY TO FALL
GIVING IT UP FOR YOU

Take your aim like Artemis
And kill another dove
But when your heart becomes a hunter
You may wound your chance to love


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"Giving It Up for You" as written by Holly Brook Jon Ingoldsby

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    General Commentthis is probably way off but atleast i tried right?:D to me this song is saying that she is revealing a side of her to someone she loves.She might have thought that if she told him before that he would judge her and now she has told him and she's asking him "what do you think of me now?"she's telling him now to say, "i'll give it all up for you"The rest of the chorus,well i have no idea what the "THAT I'VE TRADED ALL MY ARMOR FOR A CROWN....THAT I'VE TAKEN DOWN THE MIRROR ON THE WALL"means if someone would enlighten me id appreciate it ^_^
    Nvmbr_Loveon July 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the part where she sings "That I've traded all my armor for a crown" she's asking what he thinks of her when he actually sees that she'd rather have the easier life rather then fighting, the hard part. It's really hard to explain heh, but yeah hopefully you kind of understand. =)
    Josephine16on July 25, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Oh, and we finally picked a focus song for my record, it's going to be "Giving It Up for You" so please check it out! You may think I wrote this song about a person, but it's not true. I wrote it about my career in music, which has always been my #1 priority over all things, including school and boyfriends. Sometimes it's hard to say no to things, but when you're as passionate about something as much as I am about music, it makes it a lot easier to skip a party and go write a song instead! The great thing about music is that people can relate to songs in their own ways. Have you ever compromised and given up one thing for something else?"-Holly brook (hollybrookmusic.com)
    there you have it:D
    kilalashinodaon August 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.... glad i've finally seen someone elaborate on what the meaning is, because holly's lyrics are a little hard to decipher sometimes!
    SMUSER17185761on June 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNobody can string words together and make them sound so perfect like her!

    I love the allusion to Artemis, Goddess of the Hunt and Moon. It's so true, too, that when you don't allow yourself to take a chance but insist on shallow relationships with deep people, you miss out on love.

    kiwispirt36on July 04, 2011   Link

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