"For What It's Worth" as written by and Mark David Hollis....
I love to hear you sing
In every style you give
Sometimes I'll touch the right
Finally you tried
Such pressure you cannot bring
In every trial you'll give
Enough, enough, not all
Finally you'll fall
I love to hear you sing
Along, along, along the crowd
Finally you've found


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"For What It's Worth" as written by Mark David Hollis

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    My InterpretationIf I were to take a stab at this song... piece by piece (it's the only way I can)

    I love to hear you sing
    In every style you give
    Sometimes I'll touch the right
    Finally you tried

    Someone teaching another something. Either to sing, or the singing can be a metaphor fr any other action. Making love could come to mind, possibly. So this person his teaching his soul mate, and he loves to hear the praise sung by the reward of this learning experience. But the pupil isn't always able to grasp the process, and it only comes when the teacher 'grasps the right' way to educate, and thus the pupil has finally 'tried' properly.

    Such pressure you cannot bring
    In every trial you'll give
    Enough, enough, not all
    Finally you'll fall

    The learner needs extra support and to be pressured by another to succeed for each trial given. He can give enough of an effort, but is unable to give it his all. And eventually, he will trip and stumble along the way.

    I love to hear you sing
    Along, along, along the crowd
    Finally you've found

    But the fall is learning experience in the end. The teacher now loves to hear this beautiful singing along with the crowd, and the learner has finally found the key to his/her enlightenment.

    degree7on January 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics of the 1997 greatest hits album are slightly different: 'sometimes a touch charade/finally you change' and 'along along among the crowd'. on the other hand, mark hollis does appear to sing 'along along along the crowd'.

    love the song but haven't a clue about the meaning
    innion June 05, 2005   Link

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