"My Only Offer" as written by Kori Gardner Hammel and Jason Edward Hammel....
Bought a home we bartered right
2 kids, 2 car delight
Posed pictures on the walls
Small talk in the bedroom halls
Can't make it home tonight
Go sleep but leave the light
I pretend to make a call
Loose talk in bedroom stalls

Oh, oh, oh is my only offer
Stifle copies of myself
Oh, oh, oh or someone else

My friends they all agree
Give in to our defeat
In secret we believe
We're nothing, nothing, nothing that we need

Oh, oh, oh is my only offer
Stifle copies of myself
Oh, oh, oh or someone else

I always wanted to be the face in front of me
Debating a life sucked out the energy
build up a wall made out of finer things
Piled it high so we could barely see it

Oh, oh, oh is my only offer
Stifle copies of myself
Oh, oh, oh is all I have to offer


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"My Only Offer" as written by Kori Gardner Hammel Jason Edward Hammel

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    General CommentI think its about think its about growing apart from your spouse after you fall in love and move into a house together. The "Built up a wall" verse seems to be about filling their house with lots of flashy distractions, so they "barely see" the rift growing between them...anyway you see it, amazing song, LOVE that piano!
    kohlmeier65on May 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGod. here are the real lyrics.

    Bought a home we bartered right.
    Two kids, Two car delight.
    Posed pictures on the walls.
    Small talk in the bedroom halls.

    Can't make it home tonight.
    Go to sleep but leave the light.
    I pretend to make a call.
    Loose talk into bedroom stalls.

    Oh, oh, oh is my only offer.
    Stifle copies of myself.
    Oh, oh, oh, or someone else.

    My friends they all agree.
    Give in to our defeat.
    In secret we believe,
    We're nothing, nothing, nothing that we need.

    Oh, oh, oh, is my only offer.
    Stifle copies of myself.
    Oh, oh, oh, or someone else.

    I always wanted to be the face in front of me.
    Debating a life sucked out the energy.
    Build up a wall made ut of finer things.
    Piled in high so we could barely see it.

    Oh oh oh is my only offer.
    Oh, oh, oh, my only offer.

    Oh, oh, oh, my only offer.
    Stifle copies of myself.
    Oh, oh, oh, it's all I have to offer.
    griddleon June 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'd say it's aboout living life and being comfortable but not really happy.
    Pretending to live the perfect life, but having to sacrifice so much of yourselfs to do so. Losing who you really are, justified by material comforts.

    But don't take my word for it...
    The Propheton June 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a beautiful song. The new album is effing awesome
    emily7on May 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInfectious and catchy. Maybe it's about buying a house? I'm only looking at it straight on so I'm not quite sure. Or maybe it's about choosing what to offer of yourself to another person, your whole self or someone you don't want to be.
    laurentertainingon May 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's "in secret we believe, we're nothing nothing nothing that we need"
    let uss be freeon May 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthank you griddle.
    it was killin' me.
    anexperimenton June 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn secret we believe,
    We're nothing, nothing, nothing that we need.
    legitinateon August 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSlightly corrected real lyrics:

    Bought a home we bartered right.
    Two kids, Two car delight.
    Posed pictures on the walls.
    Small talk in the bedroom halls.

    Can't make it home tonight.
    Go to sleep but leave the light.
    I pretend to make a call.
    Loose talk into bedroom stalls.

    Oh, oh, oh it's my only offer.
    Stifled copies of myself.
    Oh, oh, oh, as someone else.

    My friends they all agree.
    Give in to our defeat.
    In secret we believe,
    We're nothing, nothing, nothing that we need.

    Oh, oh, oh, it's my only offer.
    Stifled copies of myself.
    Oh, oh, oh, as someone else.

    I always wanted to be the face in front of me.
    Debating a life sucked out the energy.
    Built up a wall made out of finer things.
    Piled it high so we could barely see it.

    Oh oh oh it's my only offer.
    Oh, oh, oh, my only offer.

    Oh, oh, oh, my only offer.
    Stifled copies of myself.
    Oh, oh, oh, it's all I have to offer.
    broke_rock_star77on September 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI def agree its about growing up getting married and only being slightly happy with your life/spouse. they grew up and are all the things they wanted to be and now they are debating it and just bulit a wall of finer things to mask it.
    JoeRBreueron November 23, 2009   Link

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