Sunday, September 18, 2011

Songs That Changed the World--The Most Important Songs of the Rock Era: "Everything I Own" by Bread

This song by Bread carries the message of loving to the fullest and never taking anyone for granted.  It has relevance as a song about romantic relationships but its deeper meaning is evidenced by the fact that the song was written by David Gates about his father after he had died.
"Everything I Own"
by Bread

Words and Music by David Gates

You sheltered me from harm
Kept me warm, kept me warm
You gave my life to me
Set me free, set me free
The finest years I ever knew
Were all the years I had with you

I would give anything I own
Give up my life, my heart, my home
I would give ev'rything I own
Just to have you back again

You taught me how to love
What it's of, what it's of
You never said too much
But still you showed the way
And I knew from watching you
Nobody else could ever know
The part of me that can't let go

(Repeat chorus)

Is there someone you know
You're loving them so
But taking them all for granted?
You may lose them one day
Someone takes them away
And they don't hear
The words you long to say
(Repeat chorus)

Just to touch you once again

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