"Some You Give Away" as written by and Simon Kristian Baillie Alan John Redmond....
Whatever happened to the promises you made
Those little notions of your breakthrough day
My one mistake was in making some room
Leaving doors unlocked that you pushed through
And taking too much time

Some you lose and some you give away
Some you lose and some you give away

I lost some friends out on that empty road
Good, bad together, it's always them you know
'Cause what don't get you, leave a mark on your back
Like the piece that doesn't fit in the jar that cracked
Forgetting what you were told

Some you lose and some you give away
Some you lose and some you give away

I left some candles at the side of your house
In case you got lost and needed showing out
Maybe we'll pass through L.A. again
Older and bitter with all the charm of friends
It's unlikely if the truth be told

Some you lose and some you give away
Some you lose and some you give away




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"Some You Give Away" as written by Bjorn Anders Baillie Alan John Redmond

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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG!! And the lyrics are so true, so true...
    koolioson November 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so sweet! Why isn't anyone commenting?
    koolioson November 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm quite surprised this song hasn't had more comments.

    I think this song is fairly self-explanitory.
    The first verse 'my one mistake' is him blaming himself for the end of a relationship, saying 'maybe if i'd done this it would've been different.'

    'I lost some friends out on that empty road' reminds me of a time when I'd be messed about constantly by this girl but I kept going back and in the end I lost a lot of friends because of it.

    And 'some you lose and some you give away' to me is him saying that there was more he could've done to keep her but he didn't so he feels he gave her away.
    MoonKilleron November 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentas i was listening to this song
    'some you lose and some you give away'
    seemed to me to mean that, you lose your mind, your virginity etc. but; you give away your heart.
    themomentisaiditon January 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think that part that says "Some you lose, and some you give away" is about break-ups. More specifically, who initiates the break-up. "Some you lose" means that some break up with you, and "some you give away" means that some you break up with.

    I think the song is about someone who has been given away though. I especially love the line "I left some candles by the side of your house in case you got lost and needed showing out". It means that even though the narrator has been given up, they aren't giving up. I really wish someone would write something like that about me. :)
    Georgefan889on February 18, 2010   Link

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