"Give You Back" as written by and Matthew B. Scannell....
I need to know if you were real
'Cause I've been known to get it wrong
When the memory comes
I'll say I'm always in the dark
You got me now

I want to give you back
I want to give you back
Somewhere out of here
I want to give you
I want to give you
I want to give you back

I can't remember how it went
You looked like everything I wanted
And as you came along
Slowly everything began to change
I got you now


That's enough
Just talking about it
I don't mind
I don't mind no I
Laugh enough
Just dreaming about it

I need to know if you were real
I'd hate to think that I'd been fooled again
And as the vision fades
I'll say I was blinded by your eyes
I felt them burn


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"Give You Back" as written by Matthew B. Scannell Matt Scannell

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    General CommentI think this song is about how he wanted a girl really badly and fell for her "you got me now", even though she didn't love him. However, things started to change over time. He can't remember how they changed, they just did and now the girl that he could never have "you looked like everything I wanted" was the girl he had and probably should have never had to begin with (And as you came along, slowly everything began to change, I've got you now).

    And now that he has her, he needs to let her go, it's time to give her back. To me the first and last paragraphs are the ones that really drive the song home...I need to know if you were real (reflecting)...almost as if he can't believe any of this really happened. As his vision fades, he'll blame it on her eyes...probably the same eyes that got him to begin with.

    That's my interrpration anyway...I've listened to this song 1000x, it fits a piece of my life that I have a tough time placing my finger on...but this song somehow describes the way I feel about it PERFECTLY (music and lyrics).
    NicB.on August 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about someone who regretted what they let themselves fall into...n even tho they cant change it or take it bak theyre still saying "I wanna give u back"......theyre sayin the person they fell in love with wasnt what who they thought.......i dk
    goodpain3434on August 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentk well i totally love this song...its like...hes saying...heck what IS he saying... he wants to know if the girl really did love him, because it seemed like it, and then suddenly it seemed like she didnt and he is confused...then he looks back and realize how horrible the relationship was and goes, why did i do that?? did that make sense?
    Desaparecidaon September 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with the both of you, it's a beautiful song.
    neaton October 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti luv this song, n its especially powerful wen theres a backstory 2 support it. Hauntingly beautiful n bitter at d same time...dunno how 2 put it...resonant?
    to me, he seem 2 b still in love with her even though he knows hes been fooled, in a helpless kinda of way, d song jst sound so sad n mournful. dat girl sure is keeping him on d edge~lol
    *psyche*on May 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbtw, by backstory i mean like using it in a songfic or 2 apply it 2 a real situation, makes it more meaningful 2 d individual...
    *psyche*on May 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is currently describing my life right now........
    dannysmymanon May 28, 2008   Link

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