"Charity Case" as written by and Thomas Decarlo/burton Callaway....
(Oh ah)
Gi' gi' give it away now
Gi' gi' give it away now
Give it away now
Give it away now, I, I, I, I don't know what matters to you at this moment
But that's all that matters to me
How are ya?

How are you?

Knock on wood
Well I'm not doing so good

I thought you probably couldn't tell, although your worth it, I'm still not well

And I don't understand how I'm so understanding
I guess that that's all I can be
How are ya

How are you?

I think I can help
But I can't help myself

Should I be happy if you need my help, I usually just keep to myself.

Oh can't ya see
Oh can't ya see
If I help somebody baby there's mercy for me
Ah charity (And you, for you, one for you and you and you)

Don't want to bother you baby but I'm bleeding to
Are you needing me like I'm needing you
Even my shadow leaves me all alone at night
Guess I need to start to take my own advice
Lalalala lalala la
Lalalala lalala la

Oh can't ya see
Oh can't ya see
Somebody's a liar who ever said that freedom was free
Ah charity

(Oh ah)
Gi' gi' give it away now
Gi' gi' give it away now
Give it away now
Give it away now

Oh oh
Alright
Yeah, I want to be your lady
Charity, you betta' give to somebody


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"Charity Case" as written by Thomas Callaway Brian Joseph Burton

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    General Commentthis is the best song off The Odd Couple, I love it.
    but I think the girl says "I bet you probably couldn't tell, although you're worth it I'm still not well"
    stacecruzon May 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this song about wanting help, but not having enough balls to actually ask for it? cause you think you'll be looked down on..
    Famous xxon March 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me its about a couple who have split up and now that he has freedom, it is not "free" because it has cost him so much in terms of now realizing the things he misses about her.

    He discusses that maybe if he helps someone he'll have mercy because charity is essentially a selfish act; he does it to feel good about himself, which he usually doesnt feel now that she's gone.
    BIAMIAon April 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyou guys are kidding right?

    It's simply about how we have all the solutions to everyone's problems...

    except our own
    Wes Gilon April 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes i agree, this song is clearly about helping others before yourself mostly because you are unable or others are unwilling..i mean come on the song is titled "charity case"
    montego_cultureon April 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds like the portal voice
    tomwood3123on May 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah obviously about people helping the unfortunate when they are pretty much unfortunate themselves. (I don't understand how i'm so understanding.... how are you/ I think i can help/but i can't help myself)
    scarter19on May 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyup, that about sizes it. i just love that line, "even my shadow leaves me all alone at night"

    i'm actually one of those poor schmuks who completely relate to this song :(
    DeCeeVeeeon July 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song

    I believe this song is about a person who has some issues in their life that they wont open up about. All they need is someone who will notice the problem talk to them about it. Once you realize how you need someone to talk to, you will notice that other people have the same type of problems. Now you talk to them about it and help them through it without worrying about your own problems.
    scripton November 03, 2008   Link

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