Don't want to give, Don't want to steal
Don't want to be anything I'm not
You take answers I give questions, like some rolling, monologue
Want to be the one to say, that today could be the day
A pity to believe in what you know is what you know

I will, take you as you are
Please accept me as I am
Find your lonely life bizarre
Know it's above you, I know it's below me

Always someone

Don't want to live, life in your shoes
Don't feel I know the way
Feeling you, giving me, directions I don't need
Up and up, and round we go
First it's fast and then we're slow
Could you connect with my intellect?

I won't take you as you are
Please don't take me as I am
Find your lonely life bizarre
You'll see this in love, you'll see this in li-ife

Hold an all-year-round reception
For a love with no connection
Knowing you, knowing my, ignorance to more than life
Know it's above you, I know it's below me

I will, take you as you are
Please accept me as I am
Find your lonely life bizarre
Know it's above you, I know it's below me

I will, take you as you are
Please accept me as I am
There'll be something in the wind
To show us we're right, and tell us we're wrong

I want to wake up


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Above You, Below Me Lyrics as written by Damon Michael Gough

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    I don't know what this song's about but it's wonderful. Absolutely lovely.

    Title_Trackon March 29, 2003   Link
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    I'm not too clear on it's meaning but i'm going to have a guess. I think the mans talking about a relationship that he misses and wants back but he knows it wont happen and theres good reasons why he shouldnt go back into it. "There'll be something in the wind To show us the light and tell us we're wrong". I think this si completely wrong probably but it's how i see it :D

    prettyinpunk8177on March 21, 2005   Link
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    i cant really figure out much meaning in it, but its one of my favorite badly drawn boy songs

    bronze_birdgirlon March 25, 2007   Link
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    I think that maybe they were sort of mismatched and broke up but he wants her back.

    I will take you as you are Please accept me as I am Find your lonely life bizzare Know it's above you, I know it's below me

    annaSon June 19, 2007   Link
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    Wow, i love this song it was awesome in About A Boy

    love it

    dockersfanon January 04, 2008   Link
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    this song is about being parallel with someone, but not quite matching, never connecting. there's hope for it, but it's not there yet. it's a very relate-able song for me..he wants to be on the "level" with someone...picture him on a line 2 spaces above another line. love would likely occur if the two lines met, but it's just not working.

    the person he speaks to sounds like they can't accept that both of their lives are equal in value and experience, but are on quite opposite sides of the spectrum.

    manymasterson May 29, 2012   Link
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    I've been trying to figure this song out too. I think it's a man who's in a relationship with a woman who has had a mad history but he loves her. "I will take you as you are, please accept me as I am..." "Don't wanna live life in your shoes.." "first it's fast and then it's slow". "find your lonely life bizarre" - It seems to me that it's about being in a relationship with a woman who he's drawn to but who is very independent and has a life where she seeks her own pleasure and is on her own a lot ;-) and she has had a lot of experience of life that he hasnt had - but he loves her regardless :-) x

    Yakee10262on January 08, 2021   Link

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