She was stormin' through the house that day
And I could tell she was leavin'
And I thought, "Aw, she'll be back"
'Til she turned around and pointed at the wall and said

"That picture from our honeymoon
That night in 'Frisco Bay
Just give it away"
She said, "Give it away"

"And that big four poster king sized bed
Where so much love was made
Just give it away"
She said, "Just give it away"

Just give it away
There ain't nothing in this house worth fightin' over
Oh, and we're both tired of fightin' anyway
So just give it away

So I tried to move on
But I found that each woman I held
Just reminded me of that day, hmm

When that front door swung wide open
She flung her diamond ring
Said, "Give it away
Just give it away"

And I said, "Now honey
Don't you even want your half of everything?"
She said, "Give it away
Just give it away"

Just give it away
There ain't nothing in this house worth fightin' over
Oh, and we're both tired of fightin' anyway
So just give it away

So, I'm still right here where she left me
Along with all the other things
She don't care about anymore, hmm

Like that picture from our honeymoon
That night in 'Frisco Bay
She said, "Give it away"
Well, I can't give it away
That big four poster king sized bed
Where all our love was made
She said, "Give it away"
Well, I can't give it away

I've got a furnished house
A diamond ring
And a lonely, broken heart
Full of love
And I can't even give it away


Lyrics submitted by eric_jr2005

Give It Away Lyrics as written by Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon, Jamey Johnson

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    Gotta love this song. he sounds fantastic and the guitar solo in the beginning is amazing. Bascially it's about a guy whose wife is so fed up with fighting she tells him to give everything from their marriage away, she doesn't even wanna argue over it. I gotta say if she's crazy enough to throw out a diamond, you are definitely crazy for giving away George... ;)

    sambeeon September 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    What woman would ever give it all away. HMM!!!

    Dockwatcheron May 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    He's obviously still in love with this woman and no matter what, he can't move on (or give it away).

    NGwarfareon October 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    captain, what does that have to do with anything?

    mr above averageon October 01, 2007   Link
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    Maybe captain means George isn't getting any younger, that's why he can't give it away; he's too old. Either that, or he just couldn't think of anything else to say. I love how some people post the obvious meanings to a song. Does this one really need an explanation? No offense, Sambee.

    Gemanon December 23, 2007   Link
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    It's a pretty sad song. The women in his life are just able to throw those items back at him and say "just give it away." The whole phrase makes it sound so easy. Well yeah, I'm sure the character in the song is very capable of getting rid of those things, but that emotional experience has stopped being an experience; it's an object of its own. He can go on through life and leave it all behind, but he will always carry his broken heart.

    PercPurcon July 31, 2017   Link
  • -1
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    Ive got a great big boner, and I cant even give it away......

    Niko!on September 19, 2006   Link
  • -1
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    this song was written by Jamey Johnson, and is meant to be sung totally different than the way George Strait sang it. It sounds all happy and carefree when George sings it. But when Jamey Johnson sings it, he sings it the right way, search for it on youtube. Jamey said in an interview that he wrote this song when his wife left him because Jamey was an alcoholic and head deep in a cocaine addiction. Story goes before she left, Jamey asks her "well what the hell do you want me to do with all this shit I bought you?" she replies, "just give it away, i dont want any of it anymore". Now that brings new meaning to the song and he sings it the right way. Jamey is a storyteller and the way country music should be. Not a pretty face like George Strait who buys somebody elses story because he can and makes millions off of it. Fuck George Strait, he aint country. Yeah I said it.

    madpickleon April 13, 2009   Link
  • -2
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    Decent song, but you can just tell by the sound of George's voice that he ain't gettin any younger!

    captainhastingson November 11, 2006   Link
  • -2
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    Decent song, but you can just tell by the sound of George's voice that he ain't gettin any younger!

    captainhastingson November 11, 2006   Link

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