"Hand Me Down" as written by Kai Fish, Henry William Harrison, Steven Blaine Harrison, William Rees and Kapil Trivedi....
You get high cos you've got low self esteem
You toy with the boy on the football team
Seen you all over him just like a rash
Come home in bruises but always take him back

Do you love me?
Maybe you do, maybe you don't
Maybe you will but maybe you won't
Do you love me?
Maybe you do, maybe you don't
Maybe you do

Your heart is like a hand me down
Some thing to pass around and around
Your heart is like a hand me down
Some thing to pass around and around

Is it cos your daddy was never around
And he's the closest thing to him that you've found?
Tell me if this is too close to the bone
But things hurt the most when they're nearest to home

Do you love me?
Maybe you do, maybe you don't
Maybe you will but maybe you won't
Do you love me?
Maybe you do, maybe you don't
Maybe you do

Your heart is like a hand me down
Some thing to pass around and around
Your heart is like a hand me down
Some thing to pass around and around
Your heart is like a hand me down
Some thing to pass around and around
Your heart is like a hand me down
Some thing to pass around and around

Maybe you do, maybe you don't
Maybe you will, maybe you won't
Maybe you do, maybe you don't
Maybe you will, maybe you won't
Maybe you do, maybe you don't
Maybe you will, maybe you won't
Maybe you do, maybe you don't
Maybe you will, maybe you won't

Your heart is like a hand me down
Some thing to pass around and around
Your heart is like a hand me down
Some thing to pass around and around
Your heart is like a hand me down
Some thing to pass around and around
Your heart is like a hand me down
Some thing to pass around and around

Your heart is like a hand me down
Your heart is like a hand me down


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    General Commenti suppose this song is about the effects of this girls dad never bein around.
    it seems like shes with a person who treats her badly but stays with him because shes insecure, scared of being alone.
    i thought the lyrics wer "do you love him??" (mite not be)
    if so i rekon its sayin maybe u do or will... but on the other hand (&the more likely answer) is tht no she doesnt & she never will.
    the chorus "your heart is like a hand me down..." is saying that her love can go from person to person with no real sense of belonging or true attachment.
    thelostriotson July 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is brilliant and the lyrics definitely "is too close to the bone".

    The meaning is pretty straightforward, a girl who has daddy issues. She has self esteem issues because of that and gets high to feel confident. She dates guys that aren't good enough for her or abuses her.

    I'm pretty sure the song is from another guy's perspective, a good guy that can see through her facade. A guy that wonders whether she does or does not love him, will or will not love him. A guy that probably wants to save her.

    and I agree with thelostriots on the chorus part, "her love can go from person to person with no real sense of belonging or true attachment".
    unidentifiedJamon August 09, 2008   Link

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