"For What It’s Worth" as written by and Simon Jons Liam Gallagher....
In my defense, all my intentions were good
And heaven owns a place somewhere for the misunderstood
You know I'd give you blood if it'd be enough

Devil's on my doorstep since the day I was born
It's hard to find a sunset in the eye of a storm
But I'm a dreamer by design and I know in time, we'll put this behind

For what it's worth, I'm sorry for the hurt
I'll be the first to say, "I made my own mistakes"
For what it's worth, I know it's just a word and words betray
But sometimes we lose our way
For what it's worth

Behind the lens is a poison picture you paint
And let's not pretend you were ever searching for saints
'Cause I've been crucified for just being alive

Somewhere in the crossfire of this whispering war
Seems that I forgot just what I was fighting for
But underneath my skin there's a fire within
Still burning

For what it's worth, I'm sorry for the hurt
I'll be the first to say, "I made my own mistakes"
For what it's worth, I know it's just a word and words betray
Sometimes we lose our way
For what it's worth

The first bird to fly gets all the arrows
Let's leave the past behind with all our sorrows
I'll build a bridge between us and I'll swallow my pride

For what it's worth, I'm sorry for the hurt
I'll be the first to say, "I made my own mistakes"
For what it's worth, I know it's just a word and words betray
But sometimes we lose our way
For what it's worth


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"For What It's Worth" as written by Simon Jons Liam Gallagher

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    General CommentA lean towards the regret from the public spat between Liam and Noel...

    "Behind the lens is a poison picture you paint and let's not pretend you were ever searching for saints" - Liam's interpretation that Noel when being filmed and quizzed on the oasis break up portrayed Liam as the crazy destructive, seeking media attention one but when Oasis were starting out that's what they both wanted, only now Noel looks down on this early approach.


    "The first bird to fly gets all the arrows" - a reference to Liam's band Beady Eye that were formed soon after the break up of oasis and got shot down from all angles, where Noel got an easier ride after taking time and not rushing into a new band and direction.

    "Somewhere in the crossfire of this whispering war
    Seems that I forgot just what I was fighting for
    But underneath my skin there's a fire within
    Still burning" - LIam looking back with tinged regret he was fighting his brother but his fire under his skin will be there regardless who is confrontation is with.
    Beanotownphotoon October 07, 2017   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's about Noel.Their relationship has to be the underlining meaning. Say what you want, for what it's worth
    cjer2fon August 10, 2017   Link
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    General CommentI think the meaning of this song is relatively simple. The song is about his brother, Noel, and that he wants to put the past behind him and move on from the feud that's gone on since the break-up of Oasis.

    Liam Gallagher has never ruled out an Oasis reunion and Noel has.

    "I'll build a bridge between us and I'll swallow my pride" is a perfect example. Liam has been known for chatting constant shit about his brother and he is ready to take all of it back and doesn't care about the consequences of the inevitable when the media ask him about the situation, because his relationship with Noel means much more to him than his own pride
    Andrew_WWFCon August 25, 2017   Link

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