I can't believe your thinking
Save everyone, inside you
Take everything
Fake everything
Save everything, about me

All of you, (all right)
Just, just because, I want to know
Do you still (come last night with clear eyes peeled/pale)
You never got there (even though you say you will)
Sorry now that you've fallen from my eyes
That's the truth

Why tell me about (everything)
Why tell me about (anything)
You're just waiting for her to come apart
You're just waiting for her

Take everything
Fake everything
Save everything


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Take Everything Lyrics as written by DAVID ROBACK, HOPE SANDOVAL

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  • +6
    General Comment

    I think this song is about a relationship between a man and a woman after a break up or they were just friends to begin with. He still wants to be her friend and comes to her about his feelings about other women. She is asking him why he is telling her all of this because he does not want her, he is waiting for someone else. He wants to save everyone inside him, that he is emotionally attached to, and she can't believe it. She still talkts to him and listens because she is in love with him and doesn't care if he is faking. I think this describes what I am going through exactly...

    MagicalPositionon January 28, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I agree with magical...this lyric sounds as if it's about being on the outer of someone's love and affection. She has has allowed him to drag her along for the ride and while she doesn't like it, it's really all she got to hold onto...if she wants him, she'll let him take everything of her and even the other woman, the object of his attention and the object that's in her way. On the other side, she is the one who 'takes everything'and files it all away in the hope of them being together... and fakes everything...believing that he wants her and not the other woman and she saves any scrap of him in her for her longing heart...Who hasn't bloody been there! I love this song too! Takes you away!

    nihliszton December 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I like this one, and 'Still Cold', they are more passionate and upbeat. x

    _ellieon April 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I think she was really, really into him.

    He said or did the right things and left her with Hope of what he might become or accomplish and I feel like she loved him for that even if they never really had a relationship beyond friendship.

    But in the end he didn't follow through with those things and more, became self-absorbed with relationships with other women that he'd pour his heart about to her.

    And one day she realized he wasn't what he imagined he was. And he wasn't what she Hoped. And it feels like she was left with these feelings of disappointment and maybe some resentfulness.

    I think she probably still cares about him but it's a distant care like she'd have for any acquaintence and not the feelings she had before.

    scott59775on April 21, 2023   Link
  • -3
    General Comment

    great melody, louder than Mazzy Star's usual. lyrics not so good.

    praitoon May 31, 2007   Link
  • -3
    My Interpretation

    umm, I don't hear the same lyrics. "I can't believe your thinking" (this shows he keeps his thoughts to himself, so he can't be intimate or do honest conversations, example: he won't do real pillow talk at all) "Do you still cum, clear as pale" "You never got there even though you say you will" (That's definitely about bad sex) "Why aren't you telling me about anything Why aren't you telling me about anything Why are you waiting for her to come apart" (Again, he keeps everything to himself, he isn't intimate in the relationship, she wants a relationship worthwhile, something he can't give)

    I've listened to this song plenty of times, and the lyrics I hear clearly just differ from the ones here.

    NightsOfMayon October 31, 2019   Link

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