it's about this girl who wants love and is giving every one else love but herself. at the end, she gets her wish. See the music video? i sure did :D....
Give me love like her,
'Cause lately I've been waking up alone,
Paint splattered teardrops on my shirt,
Told you I'd let them go,
And that I'll fight my corner,
Maybe tonight I'll call ya,
After my blood turns into alcohol,
No, I just wanna hold ya.

Give a little time to me or burn this out,
We'll play hide and seek to turn this around,
All I want is the taste that your lips allow,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love.

Give me love like never before,
'Cause lately I've been craving more,
And it's been a while but I still feel the same,
Maybe I should let you go,
You know I'll fight my corner,
And that tonight I'll call ya,
After my blood is drowning in alcohol,
No I just wanna hold ya.

Give a little time to me or burn this out,
We'll play hide and seek to turn this around,
All I want is the taste that your lips allow,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
Give a little time to me, or burn this out,
We'll play hide and seek to turn this around,
All I want is the taste that your lips allow,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My my, my, my, oh give me love.

M-my my, m-my my, m-my my, give me love, lover,
M-my my, m-my my, m-my my, give me love, lover,
M-my my, m-my my, m-my my, give me love, lover,
M-my my, m-my my, m-my my, give me love, lover.

M-my my, m-my my, m-my my, give me love, lover,
M-my my, m-my my, m-my my, give me love, lover,
M-my my, m-my my, m-my my, give me love, lover,
M-my my, m-my my, m-my my, give me love, lover (love me, love me, love me).

M-my my, m-my my, m-my my, give me love, lover (give me love),
M-my my, m-my my, m-my my, give me love, lover (give me love),
M-my my, m-my my, m-my my, give me love, lover (give me love, love me),
M-my my, m-my my, m-my my, give me love, lover (give me love).

My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love,
My, my, my, my, oh give me love

Of all the money that e'er I had
I've spent it in good company
And all the harm that e'er I've done
Alas it was to none but me
And all I've done for want of width
To memory now I can't recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all

Of all the comrades that ever I had
They are sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that ever I had
They would wish me one more day to stay
But since it falls unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I'll gently rise and I'll softly call
Good night and joy be with you all

A man may drink and not be drunk
A man may fight and not be slain
A man may court a pretty girl
And perhaps be welcomed back again
But since it has so ought to be
By a time to rise and a time to fall
Come fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all
Good night and joy be with you all


Lyrics submitted by MayaMoo, edited by Phyxsius

"Give Me Love" as written by Christopher William/sheeran Leonard

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Royalty Network

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  • +7
    General CommentI first heard this in The Vampire Diaries.

    The way I see it, its about this guy who's still in love with a girl who has left him (maybe she dumped him , or maybe she died). And now there is this new girl who loves him and he loves her too. But he still can't forget his old love. He's still thinking about her and crying for her and getting drunk over her memories. But he also understands the new girl loves him, and he's feeling maybe he's being unfair to the new girl by clinging on to the old one. He's trying to move on.

    I could go verse by verse, but I think you get the general idea I'm trying to convey.

    (Come to think of it, the situation kind of applies to Vampire Diaries as well. From Elena's perspective. Since she's trying to let go of Stefan and maybe give a chance to Damon)

    Well, that's how I see it.
    Kozon February 24, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentJust wanting to love and feel love in return. It's pretty simple. It's terrible to feel like you'll never find love. The girl in the video was Cupid, giving love to everyone else even though she longed for some herself. So in the end she stabs herself in the neck. When she wakes up, the arrow bursts and my guess is she finds love in the cop.
    Sugarncyanide8on September 19, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its about a guy who has been broken up with by his ex girlfriend and basically never told her he loved her but he's with someone new but this girl he's with now dosen't even come near to his last girl.
    But the chorus indicates that the girl he was with before, didn't love him and had no time for him but he tried to fight for but It was no use she had moved on
    adventureeon October 27, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSounds like the guy is trying to let go of the hurt of previous relationship through seeing someone new. He's asking the new girl to give him love but can't tell if it's because he misses that so much from the other girl, or because he is finally feeling new passion with the new girl. Leaning towards the former since it simply seems a bit of a sad/tragic song.
    coffeebreathon January 11, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningabout wanting to be able to be with someone but not being able to because they'll say no, or you're too scared (after my blood has turned into alcohol) shows he has to be drunk to talk to her.
    fairy565on June 15, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song!!!
    It reminds me of a Damian Rice sort of song...
    scottfrayon February 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is about a guy who was in love with a girl who didn't know what love was. She tried her hardest to love him but couldn't, leaving him desperate for her love, hence 'give me love'. When they split up, she found out what love was with someone else and he was left alone, trying to find someone like her. Maybe, anyway.
    aprillouiseon February 26, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningHey guys ♥ A beautiful song,full of emotions :)

    My view on the lyrics: It's about a relationship which gets so cold and one of the partners distances from the other. The other partner finds the situation unbearable and still has deep feelings about her.

    Give me love like her,
    'Cause lately I've been waking up alone,
    Paint splattered teardrops on my shirt,
    Told you I'd let them go,
    And that I'll fight my corner,
    Maybe tonight I'll call ya,
    After my blood turns into alcohol,
    No, I just wanna hold ya. - He tells her that she changed. "Give me love like her" - by "her" he means the person she was when they fell in love. He convinces that he's lonely and that he miserably wants and needs her loving and care.

    Give a little time to me or burn this out,
    We'll play hide and seek to turn this around,
    All I want is the taste that your lips allow - He asks her to give him more attention.

    M-my my, m-my my, m-my my, give me love, lover (give me love),
    M-my my, m-my my, m-my my, give me love, lover (give me love),
    M-my my, m-my my, m-my my, give me love, lover (give me love, love me),
    M-my my, m-my my, m-my my, give me love, lover (give me love). - Like this,it doesn't make sense,but actually this is the most powerful moment of the song. The way that he screams at her "love me!" just shows how deep his emotions are.

    Really touching,made me cry.
    Have a nice day all of you ♥
    Kaya1on March 14, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song describes the situation i'm in right now. i kinda relate to the guy's feelings towards the girl.
    StellarBeeon April 08, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that this has to do with a guy who is deeply in love with a girl. He goes back and forth with how he should go about trying to fix his problems with her. He begs for forgiveness. He sees that for some reason she is detached and can't love him because of something that happened in her past. She's physically there yet emotionally absent and he is just trying to pull her back to reality. They wake up together, yet emotionally alone. As emotional as she is she just cant get herself to love. He is willing to do what it takes to bring her back but sometimes he gets frustrated but in the end he will always be there for her.
    abtx3on October 29, 2013   Link

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