"Give" as written by and Scott Preston/browning Alexander....
I have felt the comfort
Now what did I do to disappoint you?
Idle my emptiness
And it keeps returning to remind me

That I want to remain
A child with you forever
And hear as you lay before me
You tease me and tell me to stay
But what would you give
What would you give

I have given everything I could
But I don't think it really matters
Maybe nothing does
And how it keeps returning to remind me

That I want to remain
A child with you forever
And hear as you lay before me
You tease me and tell me to stay
What would you give?
What would you give?

I want to remain
A child with you forever
And hear as you lay before me
You tease me and tell me to stay
What would you give?
What would you give?
What would you give?
What would you give?


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"Give" as written by John Robert Richards George Edward Iii Pendergast

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    General CommentI've always imagined a Great Expectations situation. A young man is head over heels for a girl but she keeps teasing and abusing him for her enjoyment. And now he's realizing it and trying to get out from under her spell, but is suffering emotionally.
    grizzly228on October 04, 2007   Link
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    General Comment2 options

    1- bout a babysitter he had when he was a kid, and he fell in love with and had sexual attraction to. so one day he offered her money to show him his boobs or whatever he wanted....and that´s why ¨what would you give

    ¨2 - bout childhood and the memories of being in love with someone, and how far are you willing to give to it

    anyways, is a love song and things like that, very sexy song indeed, love it

    juan pablo
    cochabamba - bolivia
    massive100thon December 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think its about how when you're in love all you feel is the responsibility to sustain that love and have nothing else to worry about.
    spacepirateon December 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about someone he loves and does everything for but maybe she doesn't do much for him, but that doesn't matter because he loves her. He wants to "stay a child with her forever"..be with her forever
    jhendrix86on October 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment
    it's about a lover who lost his girlfriend:
    "Now what did I do to disappoint you?"

    so he became crazy:
    "I have given everything I could
    And I don't think it really even matters
    Maybe nothing does
    And it keeps returning to remind me
    That I want to remain
    A child with you forever"

    something like a regression state
    agostino12on February 12, 2009   Link
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    General Comment
    it's about a lover who lost his girlfriend:
    "Now what did I do to disappoint you?"

    so he became crazy:
    "I have given everything I could
    And I don't think it really even matters
    Maybe nothing does
    And it keeps returning to remind me
    That I want to remain
    A child with you forever"

    something like a regression state
    agostino12on February 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis really is a beautiful song. It's melancholy and definitely a little bitter, but you can't help but feel the love and the disappointment of the narrator, because in my opinion he's coming to terms with the fact that he will likely lose the woman he loves so very much simply because there's nothing he can do to make her happy, no matter how hard he tries. And I can certainly relate.

    It's haunting--"I want to remain a child with you forever"--I think we all feel like that sometimes. The narrator, when he was young and in love with this woman, had nothing to worry about, and things between them were beautiful. He longs for the ability to stay the hands of time, because he knows that if they didn't have to grow up then they never would have come to such bitter terms. He tries so hard for her, but she's never satisfied, and when he tries to leave, she "tease[s] him and tell[s] him to stay." So he stays, trying to convince himself that things can work...but deep down he knows they never will. So he just wistfully wishes that time could stop.
    Harusameon August 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIts about the aftermath of cheating in a relationship in which you try to work it out. she's forgiven him, but only in words and she is still hurt so she continues to lash out accusing him. He wishes he can go back to a time when he was innocent of the accusations.
    5kissbearon January 30, 2013   Link

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