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I Would Do Anything for You Lyrics

Never wanna stand up for myself
Never wanna get in the way, I said it
I don’t know what the plan is,
But you can share with me, ‘cause I’ll
Be listening here,
To everything you say, I won’t turn away
And I will listen, open up my heart...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 25th 2012 report

    I think it's about God. The reason its "better this time than ever before" is that it isn't a relationship with a person that can fail him but one with God that won't. I honestly don't see how, even if you don't believe in God, you could interpret these lyrics as being about a person. The verses sound like he's using lyrics straight out of a worship song.

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    anonymous
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    Dec 2nd 2011 report

    unless he says otherwise, i cannot see anything else than God here. never wanna stand upon myself. your plan with me. I give it all into your hands. do what you will with me. If that's not about God, then he stole lines from Tim Tebow huddles.

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    anonymous
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    Aug 20th 2012 report

    The "better this time than ever before" part is because a lot of the times people try and fill voids in themselves with hollow relationships. Before you give you're life to God you don't know what real love is because people can fail you, but God never fails you and He is perfect love.

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 2nd 2021 report

    It's definitely about god. I grew up in the evangelical church (though I am not a christian) and many of the lyrics are reminiscent of the worship music and communal prayers that we would have. "I don't know what the plan is (...) I'll be listening," and the lines "Strange life I live but it's what you've decided/ I'll give it all into your hands/Do what you will with me, and I'll, I'll smile when you speak." are in reference to god's plan for him. "Shaking my head from all I have done/ But you never left me." Lines referencing his past sins and how god never gave up on him.

  5. anonymous
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    Apr 16th 2020 report

    A song about surpassing love. "A strange life a live but it's what you've decided". That line displays a kind of submission and trust that a man would only give to God I believe.

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 2nd 2017 report

    Remember all those times I was hoping for something? = praying to God

  7. anonymous
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    Jan 28th 2014 report

    This song is literally about a man making a mistake to end his relationship with someone. They end things and then they talk again down the road and he falls in love better than he did before.

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  8. anonymous
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    Dec 17th 2013 report

    The evidence is in favour of this being about God. The band has never directly spoken about their religious beliefs, and it wouldn't be completely out of the blue for them to be Christian.
    For those in doubt about whether it's about God or a girl, may I direct you to the line, "Strange life I live, but it's what you decided."
    You wouldn't say that to some girl. You would only say something like that to God.
    I rest my case.

  9. seriouslynow
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    Oct 27th 2013 report

    his own voice his own raw creative "voice". true love.

  10. anonymous
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    Jul 31st 2012 report

    isoms dad is my teacher and the band came into my school and told their song meanings this particular song is about God it came from the band its self

  11. anonymous
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    Apr 28th 2012 report

    I think this song isn't about God, because there's line "I've fallen in love and its better this time than ever before" do you love someone/something before you love your God?

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  12. anonymous
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    Apr 15th 2012 report

    I can see where everyone is getting god from, and those people may be right. Foster did drugs back then and Helena Beat is about how he regrets it. This song could be about how he is in lve with god for being with him after all of the things he's done. Orrrr it could just be about a girl.

  13. anonymous
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    Jan 16th 2012 report

    I think its about giving your all to someone only to get friend-zoned. Then pretending like you aren't friend zoned, and that they secretly love you, but in reality they don't.

  14. anonymous
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    Dec 21st 2011 report

    THIS ISNT ABOUT GOD you retards.

  15. anonymous
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    Dec 21st 2011 report

    Its about making mistakes and choosing the wrong girl in the past but now he has fallen for someone who he loves and its "better this time, than ever before"
    Amazing.

  16. anonymous
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    Dec 9th 2011 report

    I agree with the others. I can't see how this can be about anything other than God. And that just makes me love this song even more.

  17. anonymous
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    Nov 15th 2011 report

    Its a song about a girl he has totally fallen in love with. He has made some mistakes ("Strange life I live but it's what you've decided" Where the "you've" refers to himself) but through all of them she has stayed with him. He has put all of his trust in this girl and she hasn't abused it. He found his true love and is singing about it.

  18. anonymous
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    Aug 27th 2011 report

    The song is talking about his love for God, it sounds like. but it could also be about a girlfriend.


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