Faithless:Giving Myself Away Lyrics

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Giving Myself Away

This song is by Faithless and appears on the album Outrospective (2001).

Do, do what I have to
Do, do what I have to
Do, do what I have to
Do, do what I have

Remember Emily?
("That's a long time. That's a long time.")
In a long dress one summer day she said, "Yes"
Now every special request requires another "Uh-uh, uh"
So many times it feels endless
A big "Yes" branded red on each breast
But she's selfless
Out there doing her best
Strangest thing, nobody seemed to be impressed

The more she do for this fool
The more she behind schedule
Had no fun for so long
Old records turn her onto High School flings
When she was full of daring

Colourful hair
Used to wear thirteen rings
Now she staring drudgery full in the face
And accepts it as her place
And just in case there's anything she missed
She recheck the list
Does it over again to make sure it's spotless

Jimmy longed for how it used to be
She was viscous and volatile, she was feisty
Iced tea was the tipple, never asked nicely
Her lips used to curl down ever so slightly
Impolite, fire burned bright behind the Oakleys
He just had to get to grips

After a few long sips juice begin to lose flavour
She no longer gets to savour being consumed

Jimmy sleep drunk in the other room, still in his shoes
Escapin' headlong into the booze
A whole house vibratin' with the changes of moods

From feisty she turned into "Be nice to me"
In the old days he'd o' been wearing iced tea
Jimmy prayed those times returned
She was fine and so beautifully unconcerned
Jimmy told her, on the day he quit
"You don't love me, you love the relationship"

I'm the progeny
Product of misogyny
Jimmy and Emily's homogeny
They promised me nothing but honesty, huh
And that's all I got
I could never be the cement in their destiny
They still haven't forgiven me
Y'know my own woman's leavin' me
Said she stopped believing me
Can't even see what she saw in me
I told my woman she was beautiful
She didn't believe
Convinced herself I was preparing to leave
So, she took my son and left the world to freeze

I told my woman she was beautiful ten times a day
Ten times a day she'd smile, and look away

I end up throwing my love down a bottomless pit
And giving myself away

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