I went to Mary
Far to, too long
Jubilee was cold as fuck
Why do they make it that cold
Stand aside while she
Picked me for you
For the time you gave it away
You gave it away
You gave it away
You gave it away
I seen you finish
I saw you at the start
I remember you straight from my heart
You'd ask me and I'd say "What'd you say?
"You gave me your heart and then you're taking it
You gave it away
You gave it away
You gave it away
You gave it away
You gave it away
You gave it away


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Gave It Away Lyrics as written by Timothy Armstrong Roger M. Freeman

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    Man, if you don't know the lyrics why try to post them on a lyrics site?

    opiv87on April 01, 2003   Link
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    Really,huh?

    sebrodon April 29, 2008   Link
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    Really,huh?

    sebrodon April 29, 2008   Link
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    well,those should be the corect ones:

    I went to Mary Far too,too long Jubilee was cold as fuck Why do they make it that cold Stand aside while she picked me for you For the time you gave it away You gave it away You gave it away You gave it away I seen you finish I saw you at the start I remember you straight from my heart You'd ask me and I'd say "What'd you say?" "You gave me your heart and then your taking it" You gave it away You gave it away You gave it away You gave it away You gave it away You gave it away

    AcheWithMeon August 04, 2011   Link
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    well,those should be the corect ones:

    I went to Mary Far too,too long Jubilee was cold as fuck Why do they make it that cold Stand aside while she picked me for you For the time you gave it away You gave it away You gave it away You gave it away I seen you finish I saw you at the start I remember you straight from my heart You'd ask me and I'd say "What'd you say?" "You gave me your heart and then your taking it" You gave it away You gave it away You gave it away You gave it away You gave it away You gave it away

    AcheWithMeon August 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    well,those should be the corect ones:

    I went to Mary Far too,too long Jubilee was cold as fuck Why do they make it that cold Stand aside while she picked me for you For the time you gave it away You gave it away You gave it away You gave it away I seen you finish I saw you at the start I remember you straight from my heart You'd ask me and I'd say "What'd you say?" "You gave me your heart and then your taking it" You gave it away You gave it away You gave it away You gave it away You gave it away You gave it away

    AcheWithMeon August 04, 2011   Link

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