"Everything I've Got" as written by and Iain Archer....
With complication comforting my mind it was easy
To throw it to the air and watch it fall gently
And leave it scattered never pick it up
Plot the endless patterns of chaos
And never ever count the cost
Of not feeling

I bet you anything you want
I'll risk everything I've got

You watched me lose it every day and feared me
In your room you're trying to get things straight and failing
And how you must have longed for it to stop
Crying 'til you're almost throwing up
I don't know where you ever found the hope
But I know why

I bet you anything you want
I'll risk everything I've got
I bet you anything I won't
(Nothings ever lost, tell me nothings ever lost)
Lose it all again oh no
(Say that there's a way, say that you can find a way)
Lose it all again oh no
(Nothings ever lost, tell me nothings ever lost)
I'll risk everything I've got


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    General CommentOne of my favourites off Magnetic North, second only to the Canal Song.

    I think this song is about a relationship that has deteriorated to the point where he is not sure if it can be saved. The first verse seems to me to be about him not caring enough about the girl, not making a big enough effort (never ever count the cost, of not feeling)

    The second verse is about the girl and her reactions. It reinforces the idea that its the guy who is at fault (You watched me lose it everyday), and then goes on to how the girl is trying to cope with it by trying to make sense of the situation but ultimately can't (you're trying to get things straight and failing), yet she even though it seems pointless to continue, she still hasn't given up on him totally (I don't know where you ever found the hope)

    The chorus seems simple enough. He's begging for another chance to get things right, but at the same time feels that the relationship may already be broken beyond repair and lost.
    Two most powerful lines in the song for me...
    (Nothings ever lost, tell me nothings ever lost)
    (Say that there's a way, say that you can find a way)
    ratmuffinon May 03, 2008   Link

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