Belief makes things real
Makes things feel, feel alright
Belief makes things true
Things like you, you and I

Tonight, you arrested my mind
When you came to my defense
With a knife in the shape of your mouth
In the form of your body, with the wrath of a god
Oh, you stood by me, belief


Belief builds from scratch
Doesn't have to relax, it doesn't need space
Long live the queen and I'll be the king
In the color of grace

Oh, tonight, you arrested my mind
When you came to my defense
With a knife in the shape of your mouth
In the form of your body, with the wrath of a god
Oh, you stood by me, belief

I'm gonna yell it from the rooftops
I'll wear a sign on my chest
That's the least I can do, it's the least I can do

Tonight, you arrested my mind
When you came to my defense
With a knife, in the shape of your mouth
In the form of your body, with the wrath of a god
Oh, you stood by me
Tonight, you arrested my mind
When you came to my defense
With a knife, in the shape of your mouth
In the form of your body, with the wrath of a god
Oh, you stood by me and I'll stand by my belief

I will stand by my (belief)
I will stand by my
Belief
Belief
Like you stood by me
I will stand by my, stand by my belief
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh


Lyrics submitted by BlueAndStarry

Belief Lyrics as written by Gavin Degraw

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    Personally, I believe this song is just about a good friendship. Possibly a friendship he didn't know existed. When I first heard the song I had no idea what he meant by the chorus but when I started listening more closely I thought of it as someone sticking up for him. "Tonight you arrested my mind when you came to my defense with a knife in the shape of your mouth..." I just feel like that line means someone he never expected to stuck up for him by using words. I think I explained that as best as I could. Who knows, I could be wrong. It's just the way I interpreted it.

    BuildingMusicon July 16, 2005   Link
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    i saw gavin in concert last night & it was amazing! he said this song is about that person who has faith in you, even when you don't need it. even if you do believe in yourself, it's nice to have that person there to believe in you too.

    finallyfreeon September 11, 2005   Link
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    I love all of Gavin's songs; however, this is one that hits me. This song I feel is about Gavin being in love with a girl who believes in him and makes life worth living. This song is basically saying thank you for believing in me and thank you for standing besides me no matter what.

    Jess0628on April 14, 2004   Link
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    Jess0628....you said it all :)

    diegorockusaon September 21, 2004   Link
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    One of the best songs I've ever heard. And my tastes go way back. I love that whole album.

    K-Wiseon October 05, 2004   Link
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    I agree!

    millionaireon January 14, 2005   Link
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    best gavin song ever!!!! i hope its a single so the rest of the world can hear it! the chorus is what really got me the first time i heard it

    gonletitslideon February 07, 2005   Link
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    i love this song!

    dancer31814on March 18, 2005   Link
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    sooo amazing. i can't even describe.. no words. i love it so much. i love you beary

    laxgrl28on April 11, 2005   Link
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    BuildingMusic, I think you hit it exactly. Of course, same to Jess0628. I think that she surprised him by coming to his defense once, and then it became something more.. which makes it so perfect.

    Nataliexoon July 23, 2005   Link

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