"Give It All" as written by Joseph Principe, Timothy Mcilrath, Brandon Barnes and Christopher Chasse....
Break through the undertow
Your hands I can't seem to find
Pollution burns my tongue
Cough words I can't speak so I stall myself again, then I fall to the surface
Fill my lungs with air
Then let it out

I give it all
This is the reason that I sing
So give it all
Cause it's these reasons that belong to me

Rock bottom's where we live
And still we dig these trenches
Bury ourselves in them
Backs breaking on the tension

For far too long these voices
Muffled by distances
It's time to come to our senses
And from the dark

We give it all
This is the reason why I sing
So give it all
It's these reasons that belong to me

Breathe, the air we give
The life we live
Our voices raising distances
So when my tongue
Break into song
You seize a competition

So please believe your eyes
Of sacrifice
Is not what we had in our minds
I'm coming home tonight, home tonight

We give it all
This is the reason why I sing
So give it all
It's these reasons that belong to me

Today I offer up myself to this I'm living for my dying wish
I give it all
Now there's a reason, there's a reason
To give it all

Lyrics submitted by WayneSaysYes, edited by Metallika1

"Give It All" as written by Christopher Chasse Brandon Barnes

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    General Commentoooooookay. The meaning of this song I feel was meant to be open to interpretation, but there are still limits to what can be taken into consideration when interpreting this. We have three things here:
    Environment, Government, Media.
    All of those relate to eachother but the lyrics posted ARE wrong and the correct ones still aren't specific. So to break it down, I feel that the song is refereing to how average day to day people, people you you see everyday, just consume resources, and ignore the real problems with the world, and produce more waste as they consume other things, which hightens the demand for resources which is a real problem so people ignore it and produce more waste yada yada yada you see where that one's going.
    Someone used the very apropriate word, about how the song ENCOURAGES us to not give into the horrible aspects of American Culture that constantly warps our minds. I mean the music takes a really really serious turn to help point that out when he sings "So please believe your eyes of sacrifice, its not what we had in our minds." And the music video was just a bunch of people forcing the city to recognise a bunch of issues that we (as an apathetic society) don't really pay attention to until something bad happens. Say like a lawsuit against McDonalds, or hearing about 100 tigers that were killed for illegal Chinese medicines. So the actual meaning of the song, is simply: stand for what you stand for, take action, and give it all.
    Johnny C.on November 09, 2005   Link

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