"I Believe in You" as written by Tyler Hilton and Mark M. Weinberg....
No, I've never seen the sky
As vanilla as tonight
And it's here I hold you close
When I finally close my eyes
And it never ever fails
The sun comes up, the story dies
And I don't know why

But baby, that's all I need
Is someone like you burnin' through me
Oh and it's never fair
The way that we meet and you disappear
No, it don't feel like sleep
When I'm this alive it's true
I believe in you, I believe in you, oh

It's so hard to give you up
But too easy to pretend
Like the way the leaves would fall
Tell the both of us would end
What to tell my friends

When baby, that's all I need
Is someone like you burnin' through me
Oh and it's never fair
The way that we meet and you disappear
No, it don't feel like sleep
When I'm this alive, it's true
I believe in you, I believe in you, oh yeah

What you want isn't what you get
Isn't what you want isn't what you get
What you want isn't what you get
Isn't what you want isn't what you get

I believe in you
What you want isn't what you get
Isn't what you want isn't what you get
I believe in you
What you want isn't what you get
Isn't what you want isn't what you get

'Cause baby, that's all I need
Is someone like you burnin' through me
Oh and it's never fair
The way that me meet and you disappear

Oh and it's oh' so real
The way that we talk, the way that you feel
Oh and I want to scream
But I know the fault lies with me

'Cause I believe in you, hey
I believe in you, I believe in you, oh, oh, oh, oh


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"I Believe in You" as written by Mark Weinberg Tyler Hilton

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    Song MeaningThe song is about being in love with someone who isn't real. Tyler Hilton said it himself. He said he couldn't imagine anything sadder then being in love with someone who doesn't exist.
    Mircaton December 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much!
    latemornings36on March 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMe too. The acoustic version is way better in my opinion..
    But I don't completely understand what this songs about. Like, he wants this girl but he can't get her?
    In the beginning of it, I'm thinking maybe he was dreaming about her (the sun comes up, the story dies)..
    And maybe she's kinda flaky? (Oh and it's never fair/ The way that we meet and you disappear)
    Not sure lol.
    musicislife11on May 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think he is dreaming about his soul mate or something like that. Because the whole song is talking about him sleeping. "No it don't feel like sleep when I'm this alive". He's saying he sees this girl in his dreams and he knows somehow that she's real so he "believes in her" because he knows they are meant to be and will find each other some day. And he hates when he wakes up from his dreams of her because she "disappears". Idk maybe there's a deeper meaning to this song but that's what I got from it. :) I love tyler hilton though, he's amazing.
    maddiepaigeon June 11, 2010   Link
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    I agree with the above comments tbh. Personally, I think this song is directed at someone he loves or likes a lot, and she doesn't feel the same. I am currently in this situation and it is very hurtful, annoying and breaking and this song really summarises the situation.

    I think maybe at some point he had his love on some level but then lost her because he sings in the very first verse about the ''vanilla sky'', ''holding her'' and ''closing his eyes'' as if to say he feels comfortable around her, etc. But then he says quite an interesting bit: ''And it never ever fails, the sun comes up, our story dies.'' The bit where he says ''it never ever fails'' I personally think he maybe referring to the situation ''having her and then losing her'' because (like me) it has happened more than once, making it recurring. ''The sun comes up'' I think is referring to the end of the night, which is discreetly a way of saying the relationship too. When the sun comes up, the night is over and the sun came up on their relationship (''Our story dies''). ''I don't why know'' is self-explanatory.

    The chorus is superb for emphasising the emotion of wanting someone who doesn't want you back. ''Baby that’s all I need, someone like you burning through me'' basically just examines how he's feeling and that is that he needs someone like her to be the one that sets his heart on fire (the use of the word ''burning'' is such a warm slant of the emotion, really deep). ''Oh and it’s never fair'' is clearly about how he can't have her when he wants her so badly. ''The way that we meet and you disappear'' helps emphasise my belief that this maybe about how she comes and goes from his life (my situation). They become close and then she 'disappears'. The line about being ''so alive'' I think is about how he is so into her that he can't sleep. At the end of the chorus, Tyler sings ''I believe in you'' which I think is his way of saying he believes he'll get her back and be with her again, but at the same time, a way of saying he is okay with her decisions to come and go because he respects her (not entirely sure on that bit!).

    The second verse speaks for itself really. He finds it ''so hard to give her up’’ but ‘’too easy to pretend’’ that he’s fine with it by the way he speaks to her the next time around like he only wants to be friends with her. ‘’Like the way the leaves would fall til the both of us would end’’ I think is his way of saying about how their relationship ends frequently (because of her coming and going) which Tyler metaphorically relates to the leaves falling every autumn.

    The bridge is where he reiterates what I think is the meaning of the song in general which is that ‘’what you want isn’t what you get’’, however you will if you believe.

    In the last chorus, Tyler also sings two more lines. ‘’Oh and it’s all so real, the way that you talk, the way that you feel’’ is how she does have feelings for him and act like she does but her constant mind-changing or reluctance to get into another relationship with him is putting her off. He then blames himself in the next line, saying ‘’I want to scream but I know the fault lies with me’’ before reassuring himself that he still ‘’believes in her’’.

    I have no idea if this is the intention behind it or anything close, you all may disagree with me anyway but I personally see it this way because it perfectly fits my life situation. I have an upcoming gig in which the girl I’m crazy for will be at and I plan on playing this song and she’ll know it’s about her. I just think it’s a lovely song, especially the acoustic version and I really hope Tyler or anyone writes more songs like this because they really have no idea how special these pieces are or how much they can affect and influence someone like me. Sorry for rambling ;)
    neilv93on November 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIn a few interviews about the song Tyler said he got the idea to write this song after watching the movie "Vanilla Sky" with his roomate. If you've ever seen it, (and if you don't want to know the ending stop reading haha) you would know that at the end, she ends up being a dream. No matter what he does or how hard he tries, she'll never be real. And he did say that it was the saddest thing he could imagine, just as Mircat said. But this song is BEYOND amazing. I absolutely love it! Tyler's the best...and he's pretty easy on the eyes too ;)
    Mrinajadeon February 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI kind of had a different take on this song. I don't think that the girl isn't real .. I just think its about someone who had a chance and kind of let things roll by. Hence the "fault lies with me" .. but he still can't help loving her, believing in her.

    It's kind of like he realized after she was gone that she was the one for him. Delayed epiphany sort of thing.
    thyi319on July 20, 2012   Link

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