"Forever" as written by and Ben Harper....
Not talkin' 'bout a year
No not three or four
I don't want that kind of forever
In my life anymore
Forever always seems
To be around when it begins
But forever never seems
To be around when it ends
So give me your forever
Please your forever
Not a day less will do, from you

People spend so much time
Every single day
Runnin' 'round all over town
Givin' their forever away
But no not me, I won't let my forever roam
And now I hope I can find my forever home
So give me your forever
Please your forever
Not a day less will do, from you

Like a hand-less clock with numbers
An infinite of time
No not the forever found
Only in the mind
Forever always seems
To be around when things begin
But forever never seems
To be around when things end
So give me your forever
Please your forever
Not a day less will do
From you


Lyrics submitted by dragonflower44

"Forever" as written by Ben Harper

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Forever song meanings
Add your thoughts

31 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    General Commentok so this song will make just about anyone cry if they listen to it. i mean cmon now...its such a good song that anyone can relate to. the best lyrics of the song are "Forever always seems to be around when it begins but forever never seems to be around when it ends
    So give me your forever " Everyone always dives into a relationship with the high hopes of "this is the one i'll be with forever...but then (if) it ends you feel betrayed by your hearts thoughts of "forever". but at the end of that lyric, the part where he says "so give me your forever" its like he is submit to the other persons idea of forever..whatever it may be.
    Traumattizingon June 01, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFOREVER is a proverbial to love, yes. But what kind of love? The love of a person here or the love of a lost one?
    I can go either way on this song, it's brought tears to my eyes, thinking of my brother who past.
    But I also think, it is of a loved one here on this earth as well.
    So anyway you look at it, you are all right. It's your interpretation and what the song means to you.
    I know if I feel something in a song, I whole heartedly stick with it. Yet at the same time, I'm completely open minded as well. Songs can have dual meanings I think.
    vick3825on May 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea... this is my future WEDDING SONG
    emo12PUNK12metalon June 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the fact that he acknowledges the fact that forever is sort of an abstract idea that no one can really grasp. in reality, when does something really last forever? it seems the last thing that anyone can accurately describe, let alone predict or create. i agree with trauma -- best line for sure. life is so fragile and sooo temporary that "forever" really isn't applicable to anything, save perhaps the idea of love, which i think is a point he makes. rad song....
    fireygoddesson July 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so lovely. i love the beginning lines. it makes me wish i was some where lying in some one's arms.
    goodtimes312on July 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts such an amazing song...I LOVE it...you can listen to it anytime, when you're sad, happy, just relaxed...*sigh* so good. and i totally agree with you emo12PUNK12metal.. -future wedding song. Definetly. Very hip song..

    -Mia*
    Boarder_punkon July 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with boarder punk.. an anytime song. : )
    Laurajaneon August 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song effects me in a couple different ways. first, i found out my boyfriend at the time when i heard this song was diagnosed w/ cancer. he was given a year. the song starts out..."I'm not talkin bout a year". it crushed me, and i really went into a deep depression because of all the things going on in my life, and the song triggered how much i realized that no one can promise forever. it was crazy to think that i was in a relationship w/ a guy i truly admired, and one day, he found out he didnt have forever. we decided to continue our current relationship as friends becasue he was goin to be busy w/ family, etc. then, the song meaning changed drastically about a month ago when i was saved. "born-again" in the christian faith. i broke down again listening to this song, but this time realizing that god had a purpose for my life, and that he wanted me forever....no on sundays, not on the weekends, not giving my forever away to anyone else. All i know is that i have an amazing hope and now a purpose in life that has given me more peace than anything i've ever experienced. i'm not trying to offend anyone....but i do believe in having faith, and i believe that to find urself, u have to find a place to put ur faith. find a bible, and if it doesnt answer every one of ur questions, then get back to me, becasue jesus christ is my best friend, and i couldnt imagine where i'd be w/ out him. "come to me all who are weary and burdend, and u will find rest for your souls." go, find it, its in there
    krish05on August 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts a song that makes me cry...
    forever, something you want to give to the person you love the most...Now I hope this forever for me will last indeed, I really hope so. Ben, you're so incredible, I love your work!
    brechton August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have given my forever away to a friend of mine, our favourite song is this one... I hope that the meaning of the word stays as powerful and "Forever always seems
    to be around when it begins
    but forever never seems
    to be around when it ends " this part of the lyrics won't be true... but mostly it is...
    flakeon October 12, 2002   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain