"Poison Cup" as written by and Matthew Stephen Ward....
One
One
One
One or two won't do
'Cause I want it all

And a sip
A sip
A sip or a spoonful won't do
No, I want it all

And I hope
I hope
Hope you know what I'm thinking of
I want all of your love
I need all of your love

She said "if love
If love
Is a poison cup
Then drink it up"

'Cause a sip
A sip
Or a spoonful won't do
Won't do nothing for you
Except mess you up"

And I hope
I hope
Hope you know what this means
I'm gonna give you everything
I'm gonna give you everything


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"Poison Cup" as written by Matthew Stephen Ward

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    General CommentThis song means a hell of a lot to me. It was the first M.ward track I heard and it stopped me in my tracks. I went out and bought the CD straight away, listened to the track about 5 times end on end before I got to track two. Pushed through to the core, to my very being. I have fallen in love with someone i can't have at the moment, but i get a sip and spoonful of her love and it messes me up, and she's the same, it messes her up, but i want everything, everything she can give. Thanks M.ward 'cause this song does it for me. Cheers
    Ceejay7313on August 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt means that you can't half ass love. It's all or nothing. You can try to have a piece of someone you need but it'll screw you up, because you can't only have a piece of them. So when you do drink it up, when you let all of you be consumed it's going to be amazing and it's going to be bad. And you have to just dive in. Just take all of it, the good the bad, the amazing and the terrifying, because there's no such thing as half assing real love.
    eluziveon March 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCause a sip
    A sip
    Or a spoonful won't do
    Won't do nothing for you
    Except mess you up

    Perfect lyrics, I didnt catch it at first but when i did i could totally relate to it...

    I want nothing but all her love and she only gives it out spoonfuls at a time, and thats all it does mess me up
    cooltobehipon October 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. I want it to be my wedding song. My eyes water every time I hear it. It's basically saying that their love consumes them so much that they want all of each other. I had that kind of love... sigh.
    giselitapron October 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove isn't perfect. It has ups and downs. But it has to be all or nothing. You have to take the bad, or poison, to get the good.
    Southboundon February 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou have to fall in love completely. A little bit won't do.

    It's not selfish to want it when you realize you need it.
    spanwayhitson February 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"A sip or a spoonful won't do, cuz I want it all"


    so this has nothing to do with drugs or alcohol?
    IvanXDurhamon May 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdude, love is the ultimate drug. as lennon said "love is all you need". ofcourse he was doing drugs at the time. but still, love can make you change things about yourself you normally wouldn't.
    Evlon June 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentceejay has emo kids thinking "this kid is gay".....haha dude....i couldnt even get through what you said without cracking up...my sister and i think you're a total fag. thanks for the night of laughs gay boy....keep it in the diary...or the butt
    thedoucheabovemeon August 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentspanwayhits: You have to fall in love completely. A little bit won't do.

    That's pretty much exactly what it is.
    Unless you're in love completely, and give it all, it will mess you up.
    Neadyon February 10, 2008   Link

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