"Give Me Some Love" as written by and James Hillier Blount....
Me and my guitar play my way
It makes them frown
The little pieces by the highway
Bring me down

Mine is not a heart of a stone
I am only skin and bone
Those little pieces are little pieces of my own

Why don't you give me some love
I've taken a shit load of drugs
I'm so tired of never fixing the pain
Valium said to me
I'll take you seriously
And we'll come back as someone else
Who's better than yourself

Many faces at the doorway
All hang around
Watch me fight in the hallway
But make no sound
So standing all alone
And I'm only skin and bone and
So many faces but they all look out for their own

Why don't you give me some love
I've taken a shit load of drugs
I'm so tired of never fixing the pain
Valium said to me I'll take you seriously
And we'll come back as someone else
Who's better than yourself

Why don't you give me some love
I've taken shit load of drugs
I'm so tired of never fixing the pain
Valium said to me I'll take you seriously
And we'll come back as someone else
Who's better than yourself today

And someday soon they'll drop the bomb
And let it all out someday
I know that someday soon we'll all be gone
So let it all out
Let it all out today

And give me some love, yeah give me some love
Come give me some love, today


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"Give Me Some Love" as written by James Blount

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  • +2
    General CommentNo, I agree with the depression hypothesis. If he was referring to drugs of abuse he would have used something other than Valium. Think of a confused and lonely teenager (adults go through it too, but it's easier to visualize an adolescent) who wants to be understood and loved for who he/she is, but all anyone else cares about is their own comfort level. "Take some Valium" they say, "we like you better when you're on psychotropics because you're a different person, better." But they don't understand, nor do they care, that the drugs don't stop the pain.

    Heaven forbid the "drop the bomb" reference be predicting another campus/workplace shooting. That seems a little violent for Blunt's imagination, but who knows.
    texags7on July 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about doing things your own way so you're never accepted by everyone else. It's about having people sit around watching you struggle with your addictions, your heartaches and your problems, but no one ever puts out a hand or says a word that might help. So then, maybe you turn to a drug for assistance because it can make you someone you're not, possibly someone everybody else will prefer. Yet through it all, you're still screaming out for love from someone who will just take you as you are.
    devilslittlesisteron October 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHmm. I actually think this song is about Depression.

    "Why don't you give me some love?
    I've taken ship loads of drugs
    I'm so tired of never fixing the pain"

    The give me some love bit is about people cutting you a bit of slack, not putting preassure on you all the time. The drugs dont neccessarily have to be illegal or whatever, they could be prescribed anti-depressents, which then is shown in the next line about its only valium (relaxing drug) which 'helps'

    The first verse about his own way is often a sign of depression aswell, believing you're different to all the others. The second verse about lonliness is obviously a sign towards it aswell.

    All these things add up rather well, which is why i think it's about depression.
    johnti90on December 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis exactly wat i need to say to the girl i like
    zoooozon September 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an amazing song
    jamblocon October 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song!!!
    Celizaon October 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest song in the album i reckon!
    so_fetch!on October 09, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Commentgive her just some love!
    rodolfenrikeon September 13, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is hot. Give me some love reminds me of something very naughty, and the shitload of drugs part comes of as sexy to me. It's like give me some love already! DAMN!

    Yeah, I'm sick.
    Dagger Trepeon December 21, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think this song is obviously about drug addictions, and how alone and isolated you can feel.

    "Many faces at the doorway all hang round
    Watch me fighting in the hallway but make no sound
    So I'm standing all alone and I'm only skin and bone
    So many faces but they just look out for their own"

    and about how people take drugs to escape, mask their feelings, not have to deal with them, feel better about everything ect.

    "Valium said to me, I'll take you seriously
    And we'll come back as someone else".

    amazing song. reallly
    gshiels05on March 14, 2008   Link

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