"I'll Take Everything" as written by Francis Eg White and James Blount....
Ooh, these feet carry me far
Oh, my body,oh so tired
Mouth is dry
Hardly speak
Holy spirit rise in me

Here I swear
Forever is just a minute to me

And I'll take everything!
Mmm, mmm, mmm
In this life
I'll join everyone
When I die

Have my body
Have my mind
Have my coat
Take my tie
These are borrowed
Borrowed so far
Turn to dust
Fall apart

Here I swear
Forever is just a minute to me

And I'll take everything!
Mmm,mmm.mmm
In this life!
I'll join everyone
Oh, and understand
'Cause all men die ('cause all men die)
'Cause all men die

And I'll take everything!
Mmm,mmm,mmm
In this life!
I'll join everyone!
Ooo, since I'm gonna die
And I'll take everything!

Mmm,mmm,mmm
In this life!
I'll join everyone!
Cause all men die


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"I'll Take Everything" as written by James Blount Francis Eg White

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    General CommentI think it's pretty simple really. I think it's just about living your life to the fullest by appreciating everything, experiencing as much as you can and taking every good opportunity that you can get. It's about realizing that your body is a borrowed gift from God and that life on Earth is only a tiny drop of water in the vast sea of eternity. Take in all that you can because "all men die".
    devilslittlesisteron October 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLoose Tongue, I am not sure what is Communist or Marxist in this song. To me, this song is (a rather bleak) call to make the most of one's life. I am agnostic, but this song does not even bother me. He is calling on a Holy Spirit to guide him, and I understand that when people feel desperate or have unanswered questions, they will turn to God to guide them. I completely understand.

    You could say that there is a bit of nihilism in his emphasis that we all turn to dust. Really, he says that our BODIES turn to dust, not ourselves. Again, I am agnostic, so I am conflicted regarding feelings about whether there is a soul that is separate from the body. That is the main reason I am not atheist! But this song is deep and beautiful to me and makes me think. Isn't that what good music is all about?
    stoolhardyon December 09, 2007   Link

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