I got to sing, I got to dance
I got to be a part of a great romance
Still forbidden, still outrageous
Only a few around us knew
But no one said a word, it was contagious

Looked out the window and watched the cars fly by
I look at you and I start to cry
What you did was: you saved my life
I won't forget it

You said, even if I left my girlfriend
Packed up my stuff and loaded up my car
Drove down to your house with good intentions
Came through your door
For what it's worth

I got to love, I rode the rails
You came with me because you cared
I was broke and I was scared
You held my hand, took away my fears
We knew we couldn't last and that was hard

We looked out the windows, we watched the cars fly by
I look at you and I start to cry
What you did was: you saved my life
I won't forget it

You said, even if I left my girlfriend
Packed up my stuff and loaded up my car
Drove down to your house with good intentions
Came through your door
For what it's worth

I got to sing, I got to dance
I got to be a part of a great romance
Still forbidden, still outrageous
Only a few around us knew
But no one said a word, it was contagious

We looked out the windows, we watched the cars fly by
I look at you and I start to cry
What you did was: well, you saved my life
I won't forget it

You said, even if I left my girlfriend
Packed up my stuff and loaded up my car
Drove down to your house with good intentions
Came through your door

Oh, you said, even if I left my girlfriend
Packed up my stuff and loaded up my car
Drove down to your house with good intentions
And came through your door
For what it's worth
For what it's worth
For what it's worth


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For What It's Worth song meanings
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    Song MeaningI believe this song is sung from the point of view of a girl who was in a bad place in life, but a man came along and helped her get to a better place.

    He was already in a relationship, but in the process of helping this girl, they became intimate. They both knew all along, however, the intimacy was not meant to last.

    This song seems to take place at the moment he is telling her they can't continue to see each other as lovers. I envision them parked in a car "looking out the windows" and "watching the cars drive by" as they accept the fact they can no longer be intimate. She expresses her sincere appreciation for all he's done while at the same time lamenting that he cannot be hers.
    sadchildon August 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentTo me she is singing to the one person who had courage enough to say "stop doing cocaine!" sort of like she's saying she had a good time but no one wanted to say enough is enough. "I got to sing I got to dance. I got to be the the part of a great romance" Still forbidden ( It was fun but forbidden now because as then and now) "Still outrageous" "Only a few around us knew but no one said a word it was contageous" (meaning no one said anything because they were all addicted too and didn't want to stop)"I rode the "rails"" (another coke reference) " you came with me because you cared. i was broken i was scared. you held my hand and took away my fear. we knew we couldn't last" "packed up my stuff come down to your house" (all sounds like 2 people on their way to rehab because they couldn't keep doing dope still) "that was hard" (to stop) (now years clean riding in a car again but not to rehab strikes the memories of that drive long ago with that same person) "look out the window and watch the cars fly by. i look at you and start to cry. What you did was save my life. i wont forget it." (speaks for itself right?)
    fryguy1982on January 07, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningActually this particular song is about Dallas Taylor, the drummer from Crosby, Stills and Nash. He later became an interventionist and was working at the hospital where Stevie detoxed from Klonopin in 1994. He then formed a bond with Stevie, went with her on the Street Angel tour, and they had a little fling. And that's who she wrote this about, according to her. :)
    *Also, For What It's Worth as a title is a reference to the song by Buffalo Springfield.
    kaydelongpon May 19, 2013   Link

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