"Say You'll Be There" as written by Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell, B Jon and Eliot John Kennedy....
Say you'll be there
I'm, giving you everything
All that joy can bring, this I swear

Last time, that we had this conversation
I decided we should be friends, hey
But now, we're going 'round in circles
Tell me will this deja vu never end, oh
Now you tell me that you've fallen in love
Well I never ever thought that would be, eh
This time, you gotta take it easy
Throwing far too much emotions at me

But any fool can see they're falling
I gotta make you understand
I'm, giving you everything
All that joy can bring, this I swear
I give you everything
And, all that I want from you
Is the promise you, will be there
Say you will be there, yeah
Oow, say you will be there
Won't you sing it with me?

If you, put two and two together
You will see what our friendship is for, oh
If you, can't work this equation
Then I guess I'll have to show you the door
There is no need to say you love me
It would be better left unsaid

I'm (I'm)
Giving you everything (I give you everything)
All that joy can bring (all that joy can bring)
This I swear (yes I swear)
And (and)
All that I want from you (all I want from you)
Is the promise you (is the promise you)
Will be there
Yeah, I want you

Any fool can see they're falling
I gotta make you understand
I'll give you everything on this I swear
Just promise you'll always be there

I'm, giving you everything (I'm giving you everything)
All that joy can bring (all that joy can bring)
This I swear (yes I swear)
And, all that I want from you (all that I want from you)
Is the promise you (want you to promise too)
Will be there (always be there)
I'm, giving you everything (I'm giving you everything)
All that joy can bring (all that joy can bring)
This I swear (yes I swear)
And, all that I want from you (all that I want from you)
Is the promise you (want you to promise too)
Will be there (always be there)
I'm, giving you everything (I'm giving you everything)
All that joy can bring (all that joy can bring)
This I swear (yes I swear)
And, all that I want from you (all that I want from you)
Is the promise you (want you to promise too)
Will be there (always be there)


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"Say You'll Be There" as written by Jonathan Buck Eliot Kennedy

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing

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    My Interpretationi always thought this song was about a girl's friend with benefits that is falling in love with her. (if you put two and two together you will see what our friendship is for) she's giving him "everything" so all she wants is for him to be ok with their relationship (last time that we had this conversation i decided we should be friends) and be there for her.
    the spice girls are all about girl power! in most media, its the girls that fall in love with boys in a "friends with benefits" relationship, and i feel like the spice girls were sticking a middle finger up at that stereotype. the femdom themes/dudes in bondage in the music video reaffirm this theory for me, anyways!
    its just my opinion though!!!
    cofffinon March 24, 2014   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI don't think the girl in question is contradictory at all, nor is the guy really. She basically rejected this guy because he was giving her a headache with his lack of ability to commit. She decided, ya know what? Let's just be friends. It's not worth me fretting over (she seems perfectly content to move on). He keeps coming back to her because, naturally, he's falling in LOVE (she's a f**king Spice Girl, how could he not?), but he doesn't want to pay the price (which is to make a commitment). She's like: look, I'll give you everything I've got and then some, but you'd have to meet me halfway (commit), or else game over.

    It's like, if you negotiate a price with a vendor and the vendor says I won't go lower than $40, you decide to walk from it, and then you can't get it out of your head, so you come back and ask if they'll go any lower and they won't–the salesperson says "look, it's a great item, I will even throw in [insert relevant item], I promise you it's amazing, but I'm not going lower than $40." Is either person being contradictory?

    I think it goes perfectly with their general "girl power" message.
    rj2249on July 18, 2014   Link
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    General Commenti love the spice girls!
    tasha02721on August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love them too! I love this song. Yay.
    frozen illusionson June 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentoh my god i luv da spice girls! they were so great till geri left :) this was my fave song! y are there so few comments on the spice girls? u all know you luved them back in da 90s!
    ecto-skeletalon July 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA girl feels this boy who's just friends with her but wants to make it more is rushing it. Then the girl contradicts herself by saying that she'll give it everything she's got as long as he will always be there for her and her alone.
    Ultimate Panopticonon October 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno i think she changed her mind, actually...
    bouncehoperon January 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song means exactly what Ultimate Panopticon said =)
    fatunicornon March 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti find it hilarious that this is the song i can most relate to right now. this girl im involved with tells me she just wants to be friends, but then she wants me to be like her best friend and always be there for her which sucks for me.
    itwasreallynothingon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow such a good song
    Bridgetteon January 07, 2008   Link

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