"You Have Been Loved" as written by Sia Furler, Cliff Jones and Peter John Vettese....
You shot me up, yeah
You filled my cup, oh
You sailed my boat
You were my last hope
You took my very last hope away

Oh you, you will be loved by someone good
And you, you will be loved by somebody good
You have been loved

You dropped the bomb
And now you're gone
I held you dear
You swallowed my fears
And now I've drunk my last beer with you

Oh you, you have been loved by someone good
Yeah you, you will be loved
Oh will you ever know
That the bitterness and anger left me long ago
Only sadness remains
And it will pass

Yeah you you will be loved by somebody good
By somebody good


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"You Have Been Loved" as written by Peter Vettese Cliff Jones

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    General CommentIt's as though she is finally letting him go, and although he completely destroyed her at first, she knows she is going to get better. She may even feel ready to let him go completely, and let him find love with someone else.

    Wish I could?
    baby,babyon February 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think when she says "you will" she means she will continue to.

    To me, the whole song is simply saying, "You have been loved by someone good" and you screwed it up asshole.
    tigermoonon December 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's as though she is finally letting him go, and although he completely destroyed her at first, she knows she is going to get better. She may even feel ready to let him go completely, and let him find love with someone else.

    Wish I could?
    baby,babyon February 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah she's letting go, it's quite sad and bitter...but then she says 'you will be loved by someone good', so yeah, she's ready to let someone else have him, which I find is a strange contrast to the rest of her song and saying 'you have been loved by somebody good' (her).
    missmeon July 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah that must be it. So sad, but beautiful.
    missmeon February 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNo no no. She’s saying that he’ll be fine but she will not. She gave him every bit of her and can’t recover from that, but he will find someone good and be happy. “You took my very last hope away.” “And now I’ve drunk my very last beer with you.” She might forgive him and be less sad over time, but she’s not going to find love with someone else. And she’s over being angry “The bitterness and anger left me long ago” so I’m pretty sure she’s not calling him an asshole. Just accepting the fact that he damaged her.
    vickykim9on May 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think it's someone telling their friend that he does really love her in the chorus, and the verses are how the friend feels about him. does that make sense? oh well.
    blackrabbit666on June 27, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think she has finally come to grips with the fact that the chance for their relationship is over. The anger and resentment has left her and only sadness remains. She wants him to know that she truly loved him because she feels he never recognized that. Sort of, "he really let a good thing go" deal. and though their may be others that will love him, he was loved by somebody good like her.
    jai2maddon March 01, 2011   Link

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