"Tired" as written by Francis Anthony Eg White and Adele Laurie Blue Adkins....
Hold my hand while you cut me down
It had only just begun but now it's over now
And you're in the heat of moments with your heart playing up cold
I'm between the middle watching hastiness unfold
On my eyes you were smiling in the spotlight dancing with the night
The night
When I fell off your mind

I'm tired of trying
Your teasing ain't enough
Fed up of biding your time
When I don't get nothing back
And for what, and for what, and for what
When I don't get nothing back
Oy, I'm tired

Where'd you go when you stayed behind
I looked up and inside down and outside only to find
A double taking punching hard and laughing at my smile
I get closer you obviously prefer her

I'm tired of trying
Your teasing ain't enough
Fed up of biding your time
When I don't get nothing back
And for what, and for what, and for what
When I don't get nothing back
Boy I'm tired of trying
Your teasing ain't enough
Fed up of biding your time
When I don't get nothing back
And for what, and for what, and for what
When I don't get nothing back
Oy, I'm tired

(I should have known)

Never mind said your open arms
I couldn't help believe they tricked me back into them, even though

I'm tired of trying
Your teasing ain't enough
Fed up of biding your time
When I don't get nothing back
And for what, and for what, and for what
When I don't get nothing back
Boy I'm tired of trying
Your teasing ain't enough
Fed up of biding your time
When I don't get nothing back
And for what, and for what, and for what
When I don't get nothing back
Oy, I'm tired


Lyrics submitted by paulieboy, edited by Qubezero

"Tired" as written by Kris Bergsnes John Paul White

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentTo me, she's saying she's tired and fed up of this guy's teasing, and that he clearly prefers someone else so why not go off with her BUT I don't think she really means it, she just wants to mean it - I think she's saying that she realises exactly what she's doing, buying his time and getting nothing in return, but when he's there with open arms, she knows she'll end up in them. I know exactly how that feels! So that's what this song means to me. I could well be wrong.
    atikinon April 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correctionhold my hand
    while you cut me down
    it had only just begun
    but now it's
    over now
    and your in the heat of moments
    with your heart playing up cold
    I'm between the middle
    watching hastiness unfold
    on my eyes you were smiling
    in the spotlight dancing with the night
    when I
    fell off your mind

    I'm tired of trying
    your teasing ain't enough
    fed up of biding your time
    when I don't get nothing back
    and for what
    and for what
    and for what
    when I don't get nothing back
    Oi, I'm tired

    where'd you go
    when you stayed behind
    I looked up and inside down and outside
    only to find
    a double taking
    punching heartache
    laughing at my smile
    I get closer
    you obviously
    prefer her

    I'm tired of trying
    your teasing ain't enough
    fed up of biding your time
    when I don't get nothing back
    and for what
    and for what
    and for what
    when I don't get nothing back
    Oi, I'm tired of trying
    your teasing ain't enough
    fed up of biding your time
    when I don't get nothing back
    and for what
    and for what
    and for what
    when I don't get nothing back
    oi, I'm tired

    never mind
    said your open arms
    I couldn't help the leap
    that tripped me back into them
    even though

    I'm tired of trying
    your teasing ain't enough
    fed up of biding your time
    when I don't get nothing back
    and for what
    and for what
    and for what
    when I don't get nothing back
    oi, I'm tired of trying
    your teasing ain't enough
    fed up of biding your time
    when I don't get nothing back
    and for what
    and for what
    and for what
    when I don't get nothing back
    oi, I'm tired
    tearosemoonon July 09, 2011   Link
  • +1
    MemoryI might have appreciated this song more a little around the time I flirted a lot with this guy I really liked, and he just kept teasing me and pushing me away, and telling others I was a bitch and ugly when I was absent from school.

    But look who took it with pride? Yeap, me. Feels much better being over him than in love with him.
    NyanConverse28on August 15, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, I think that's about it. She's fed up of the relationship, of him wanting to be/being with someone else.

    I love that little instrumental part halfway through this song. The strings are remarkable.
    Mariosluv6on June 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI concur with your assessment of the instrumental, Mariosluv6. It's quite lovely.
    arigginon June 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother song about being led on; she's tired of trying, buying his time, giving and giving when she gets nothing back and he obviously is into another girl. She's not going to be used anymore.
    missmeon August 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's some missing words here. This needs to be corrected.
    lauraboo438on May 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure the lyrics say "biding your time" instead of "buying your time." She's fed up of him biding his time because he never makes a move.
    LittleGreen5on January 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"never mind" said your open arms,
    i couldn't help the leap that tripped me back into them.......
    whedonist21on November 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThe way I see it, the guy doesn't realise he's leading her on, he thinks he's just being friendly, and she's just trying to push something that is never gonna happen. The first couple of lines really do it for, 'Hold my hand while you cut me down'. The guy's trying to be nice, not realising that it's the worst thing he could do to her.

    I really like the line, 'I looked up and inside down and outside,' and not just because it flows really well. The list of places she searches reflects her repeated attempts to curry his favour, but to no avail.
    rhysepooson April 10, 2017   Link

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