When I came to pick you up
The color of my eyes blazed
Telling all the mistakes
Once again I made
You knew instantly
So disappointed
Fell without warning

Taking me forever to accept this weakness
That I've been defeated
I need help, I need you
For I have lost control and can't be trusted
If I won't stop for you, I won't stop for myself

Give you all my love
But it's not enough
I'll do better, I'll do better, I swear I'll do better
Give you all my love
But it's not enough
I'll do better, I'll do better

Cause you, you're losing faith in me
It's frightening to think that
Concious that I had somehow slipped away
I couldn't feel a thing
Devil's made a new friend
But we get closer every day

Taking me forever to accept this weakness
That I've been defeated
I need help, I need you
Cause I have lost control and can't be trusted
If I won't stop for you, I won't stop for myself

Give you all my love
But it's not enough
I'll do better, I'll do better, I swear I'll do better
Give you all my love
But it's not enough
I'll do better, I'll do better

And I want more than anything to prove
That I am the one, the one for you
And I want more than anything to prove
That I am the one, the one for you
Oh you

Give you all my love
But it's not enough
I'll do better, I'll do better, I swear I'll do better
Give you all my love
But it's not enough
I'll do better, I'll do better, I swear...

Taking me forever to accept this weakness
That I've been defeated
I need help, I need you
Cause I have lost control and can't be trusted
If I won't stop for you, I won't stop for myself

Give you all my love
But it's not enough
I'll do better, I'll do better, I swear I will
I'll do better, I swear I will
And I'll do better


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    General CommentI'm pretty sure that this song is about addiction. The cycle of addiction in a relationship.

    When I came to pick you up
    The color of my eyes blazed
    Telling all the mistakes
    Once again I made
    You knew instantly
    So disappointed
    Fell without warning

    (he's used again, and it's physically obvious. she's disappointed in him, and due to his guilt he instantly feels horrible instead of "high")

    Taking me forever to accept this weakness
    That I've been defeated
    I need help, I need you
    For I have lost control and can't be trusted
    If I won't stop for you, I won't stop for myself

    (he's is now able to accept the fact that he's an addict and his addiction has gotten the best of him, or "defeated" him. he needs her to help him through this. he's lost control of himself, and as an addict he can't be trusted because he'll do anything to "get what he needs." the last part is obvious, because he cares about her so much, if he can't stop for her, he absolutely won't stop because he wants to.)

    Give you all my love
    But it's not enough
    I'll do better, I'll do better, I swear I'll do better
    Give you all my love
    But it's not enough
    I'll do better, I'll do better

    (a "promise" that someone experiences addiction will make. as much as he cares about her, it's not enough because his addiction has overtaken him, but he wants to "do better" for her)

    Cause you, you're losing faith in me
    It's frightening to think that
    Concious that I had somehow slipped away
    I couldn't feel a thing
    Devil's made a new friend
    We get closer every day

    (he's continuously slipping up and she's losing her faith in him being able to stop. his conscious has "slipped away" as an addict he'll do anything to get it, without feeling bad about it, he "couldn't feel a thing." his actions could even be considered "evil" and they getting worse as the days go on and he falls further into his addiction.)

    Taking me forever to accept this weakness
    That I've been defeated
    I need help, I need you
    Cause I have lost control and can't be trusted
    If I won't stop for you, I won't stop for myself

    Give you all my love
    But it's not enough
    I'll do better, I'll do better, I swear I'll do better
    Give you all my love
    But it's not enough
    I'll do better, I'll do better

    And I want more than anything to prove
    That I am the one, the one for you
    And I want more than anything to prove
    That I am the one, the one for you
    Oh you

    (he wants to prove to her that they can in fact be together and he wants to change)
    paperbackheadon July 08, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely love this song
    alinamatterson September 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a relationship that is failing, but he's willing to do better to fix it. it's such an amazing song. every song by jarrod gorbel is :)
    danatan79on March 24, 2010   Link

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