"The Man Who Told Everything" as written by and Jimi/williams Goodwin....
Get out of bed, pick up the phone, time to tell the press
Say to myself, I can't do no one else, there's a whole world outside
I'm gonna tell it all, I'm gonna sell it all, I'm gonna sell
Get out of bed, come out and sing, blue skies ahead, the man who told
And I feel, like I'm losing my head, I didn't mean to stay
Lives have been wrecked and I've picked up my cheque, catch a plane out of here
I'm gonna get out of here, I'm gonna get out of here, I'm gonna sell

Lyrics submitted by OwnPersonalDemon, edited by matthewh37

"The Man Who Told Everything" as written by Jez Williams Andy Williams

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    General CommentA beautiful song, but I think the meaning goes a little deeper than just as a theme song for the Real World.

    To me, "I'm gonna tell it all" is basically him admitting to himself and everyone else that it's over. Once you tell the press, there is no going back.

    The lyrics seem to convey a sense of hope with his new situation, but it doesn't sound very upbeat or hopeful at all. His comments on singing with "blue skies ahead" seem to be laced with depressed sarcasm. What he's basically saying is, "I'll be ok, I just need to get away from here." There doesn't seem to be much hope in that, just someone searching for answers, maybe escaping from his problems, hoping that they don't follow him. Anyways, just my own, very personal take on it.
    oktedson October 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is really beautiful, gives me goosebumps everytime I hear it.

    I agree with okteds all the way, that's such an accurate analysis :)
    LillyDarkoon September 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentawesome song, very sad
    iluvothon October 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song so much, although it will forever remind me of Aneesa from Real World XI: Chicago... but that's cuz they played this song when she was in the confession room, and that's the first time I heard it, and I fell in love with it!!!
    AaliyahForeveron May 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthat's where i first heard it too -- the real world chicago, it's kind of a sad song though.. =/
    dmbjilon July 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think its from the point of view of a journalist who realises that "lives have been wrecked" from what he does. ace song though. the violins on the single version were heartbreaking.
    Lexicographeron March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHeartbreaking..
    DeViLiShAnGeLon March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love every part of this song
    Everything is so perfectly fitted.. i dunno.. just so awesome!
    Splaire89on May 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my all-time favourite songs. It's crushing in it's fragility.
    enigmatic_jesson June 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much it got me into the doves and i love that album too, lost souls. I think this song is beautiful and the music is a masterpiece i find this song dramatic and calming in a very deep thoughtful sort of war and i nearly always play this song when i'm smoking out of my window alone thinking about me life at the present.
    purplekimmion March 26, 2006   Link

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