"I'd Do Anything" as written by and John Charles Wiltshire Butler....
Tell me what you want girl, you tell me what you need.
You know you just say the word I'll be right there,
Yes I'll be right there at your feet
Because you know you rock girl yeah,
And I love how we roll
But I left you all alone,
All we got is the phone and it's never gonna be enough

Living in this dug-out
A million miles away, man, I wish
They'd pad these walls, like an institution, man,
I'm going crazy because when I'm away from you girl, I lose
Myself, you know my train jumps off tracks and all
My pots fall off the shelf.

Oh, I'd do anything, yeah, just to be with you,
Oh, I'd do anything,
Oh just to be with you girl,
Be with you

It's a little girl's birthday and yeah, we are apart
Ain't gonna make a big deal out of it but it breaks my heart
You tell her "Papa loves her" yeah, and it won't be too long,
'Til we're all together again and yes you know we're all singing yes those songs.

I escape into my tv, yeah, I know you understand
Man they call that shit reality,
I'd like to see those fools in Afghanistan.
Living in this cold damn world,
Hell bent on self-destruction,
What I need right now is a little bit of love, a little bit of love and affection.

Oh, I'd do anything
Oh just to be with you,
Oh I'd do anything,
Oh just to be with you, girl
Just to be with you, just to be with you girl, Be with you

Tell me what you want girl, you tell me what you need.
You know you just say the word I'll be right there,
Yes I'll be right there at your feet


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"I'd Do Anything" as written by John Charles Wiltshire Butler

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I'd Do Anything (Soldier's Lament) song meanings
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    General CommentI believe the lyrics in the 4th verse are "man, I wish they'd pad these walls like an institution" not paint these walls.

    Anyway this song is pretty obvious... just to be with you

    He's definitely talking about the pressure being on the road puts on his life too. He just wants to be with his wife and kid
    lookupattheskyon May 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about being depolyed in the army, its from that point of view.

    "Man, they call that shit reality
    I'd like to see those fools in Afghanistan"

    "Living in this dug-out
    A million miles away
    Man, id wish they'd pad these walls
    like an institution man I'm going crazy"

    he doesn't want to be away from his girl and his family but he has to, its his job.
    youmeeon October 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is actually called "I'd Do Anything (Soldier's Lament)", which also backs up the army thing.
    macman2511on March 20, 2011   Link

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