"Forgiven" as written by and Ben Harper....
I will wait like nothing; I have ever waited for
I will catch your tears from falling; until from my hands they poor

You can leave me abandoned, I'll be here if you walk back in
Like the rest I have been branded far beneath the skin
So far beneath the skin

You shall be, you shall be, you shall be Forgiven
You shall be, you shall be, you shall be Forgiven

Here I have been standing but the time has come and gone
I tried singing to you, but you turned my words to stone

Here I have been waiting, it seems for quite a while
Changed all my reflections
But inside still just a child
But inside still just a child

You shall be, you shall be, you shall be Forgiven
You shall be, you shall be, you shall be Forgiven

These eyes weren't made for crying; This love wasn't made to waste
These arms weren't made for battle, but to share in your embrace

You shall be, you shall be, you shall be Forgiven
You shall be, you shall be, you shall be Forgiven


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"Forgiven" as written by Ben C Harper

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    General CommentI cant believe no one commented on this song!!! The first time I read these lyrics I got chills down my spine,, plus the music is great too. To me, its about someone whos changed all their opinions on lov through experience and downfall or conflict of some kind, howeverr "inside still just a child" , which is how all of us are - we're all just children on this earth. its about someone who has this deep love for another and will always be there for that person despite all the heartache they've been through with them. i relate to it a lot.
    MusikLuver12on June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful soulful voice.
    beautiful riffs.
    amazing song
    amazing message.
    this deserves more comments with more time given into them than what i just gave.
    fingersatmytipson May 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.
    lin_neaon September 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti recently went to this concert at the Bank of America Pavillion, he was absolutely amazing...every one of his songs is relatable in some way and his voice in this song especially is so incredible. love it.
    liluxo104on September 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCherub Rock YEAH!
    D_Caton July 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsongs about giving 2nd chances because he cares too much
    Sublimedude1992on October 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts about Jesus guys. if you look at it from the perspective God every lyric makes sense
    Lightdrop7on March 18, 2010   Link
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    General Commentbeautifull song by the way!
    Lightdrop7on March 18, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationsounds more like gods words of love over his lost ones, cause i refuse to fall that deep in love with someone.
    sheenakon September 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSounds like God's love towards humanity to me.
    gabester76on July 12, 2011   Link

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