No matter what you are
I will always be with you
Doesn't matter what you do girl, oh girl with you

No matter what you do
I will always be around
Won't you tell me what you found girl, oh girl won't you

Knock down the old grey wall, be a part of it all
Nothing to say, nothing to see, nothing to do
If you would give me all, as I would give it to you
Nothing would be, nothing would be, nothing would be

No matter where you go
There will always be a place
Can't you see in my face girl, oh girl don't you

Knock down the old grey wall, be a part of it all
Nothing to say, nothing to see, nothing to do
If you would give me all, as I would give it to you
Nothing would be, nothing would be, nothing would be

No matter what you are
I will always be with you
Doesn't matter what you do girl, oh girl with you
Oh girl, you girl, I want you
Oh girl, you girl, I want you


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    First comment on this song! Come on, people! This song kicks butt. Simple, loud, awesome!

    allan777on April 07, 2005   Link
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    Swansea's finest - what a band, what lyrics, what a story to this lot. True greats, much under-rated

    nagromnaion May 06, 2006   Link
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    I really get annoyed with how many people make every song on this site have some religious connectation. It's a love song about whichever two people you want it to be about.

    If I really wanted, I could a put argument together about how this is a song about drugs sung by the drug itself.

    Anyways, good tune, catchy, easy to like. I think the love meaning is fairly clear, but I listen to this and every so often I think it may be a guy telling a girl that she'll never get him off her mind, no matter what she does.

    He encourages her to go out and try, but is confident that he'll always be with her inside.

    hotrod78monteon December 03, 2007   Link
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    great song about loving someone unconditionally. "No matter what" says it all. it's also a song of reassurance; no matter how many mistakes she makes or what she does he'll always love her and be around for her

    SK8LinZ94on September 05, 2008   Link
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    some of the lyrics on this song don't make any sense.. but i love it. This was my ex and I's song.. it makes me so mad because i listen to this song now, and it reminds me of what a jackass he is. "No matter what you are, I will always be with you" yea.. my ex would say that line, what a bunch of BULL. but anyway. this is a really good song, catchy tune.;)

    lilbeatleluveron April 18, 2005   Link
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    razajac is right, the line is "Knock down the old GREY wall"

    Fluffyinsanityon June 07, 2006   Link
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    razajac is right about the lyric, but the rest just shows how far a person can stretch something to fit it into their belief system."A love song from God" indeed.

    fredthepigon December 18, 2006   Link
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    This song is twice as good as any Beatles song ever released.

    Runningace18on January 06, 2007   Link
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    woah, can't believe the very few comments on badfinger. they were amazing!

    skimthefaton May 14, 2008   Link
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    Unconditional love? Maybe. I think this song is more about accepting that you do not own your partner and can not control all your partner's desires or actions. Even within the context of an intimate partnership, he or she is still an autonomous person and can't be kept on a leash. (Well, maybe a really long leash... we do have to establish some limits, right?)

    Unfortunately, most people do not accept this reality, and disappointment is the inevitable result, which is why so many seemingly compatible people can't keep their relationships together.

    Johnnyboy1973on May 16, 2011   Link

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