"Giving It All Away" as written by David Alexander Courtney and Leo Sayer....
I paid all my dues
So I picked up my shoes
I got up and walked away
Oh, I was just a boy
Giving it all away
I didn't know how to play
I've worked hard and failed
Now all I can say is
I threw it all away
Oh, I was just a boy
Giving it all away
Sail away, sail away
Ooh, well I know better now,
I know better now
Giving it all away
Oh oh, I now better now,
I know better now
I've given it all away
Went out in the world
Too much for my nerves
Well, only myself to blame
See, I was just a boy
And there was nobody else to blame
I've done all I can
Now it's out of my hands
Stand on my head and say
Oh, I was just a boy
Giving it all away
Sail away, yeah sail away
Oh, I know better now,
I know better now
Ain't gonna give it all away
Oh oh, yeah yeah, I now better now,
I know better now
Ain't gonna give it all away
Ooh, I know better now
I know better now
I've given it all away
See I was just a boy
Giving it all away
I was just a boy
Giving it all away
Oh, I know better now
Giving it all away
I was just a boy


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"Giving It All Away" as written by Leo Sayer David Alexander Courtney

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    My InterpretationIMO somebody who has not learned from childhood mistakes , they were just a boy , when they first occurred ,small time issues ,this person went into the entertainment business ,suffering for there art ,[ too much for my nerves ] and possibly got ripped off by the business , [ Ain't gonna give it all away , repeated twice ,] becomes IVE GIVEN IT ALL AWAY , and the refrain Oh i Know better now, is ironic as they clearly have not learned there lesson .and history has repeated itself . but they were naive hence the line reinforcing this point again [ I was just a boy ]

    imo i think this song could be autobiographical for many in the music industry . .
    fudgedillon December 13, 2018   Link

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