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Break through the undertow
Your hands I can't seem to find
Pollution burns my tongue
Cough words I can't speak so I
Stop my struggling
Then I float to the surface
Fill my lungs with air
Then let it out

I give it all
This is the reason why I sing
So give it all
Cause it's these reasons that belong to me

Rock bottom's where we live
And still we dig these trenches
To bury ourselves in them
Backs breaking under tension
For far too long these voices
Muffled by distances
It's time to come to our senses
Up from the dirt

We give it all
This is the reason why I sing
So give it all
Well it's these reasons that belong to me

Breathe (breathe) the air we give (give)
The life we live (live)
Our pulses racing distances (breathe)
So wet my tongue (give)
Break into song (live)
Through seas of competition
So please believe your eyes
A sacrifice is not what we had in our minds
I'm coming home tonight
Home tonight

We give it all
This is the reason why I sing
So give it all
And it's these reasons that belong to me
Today I offer up myself to this
I'm living for my dying wish

I give it all
Now there's a reason
There's a reason
To give it all



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    UnregisteredSep 28, 2013 at 8:36 pm
    This song is the one of my favorite songs. It gives me the courage to do things that are out of my comfort zone and do the best I can. Hence the lyric and the name "give it all" I love this song and it gives me the strength and the confidence to keep going. That's what this song means to me.
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    UnregisteredMay 9, 2012 at 1:37 am
    I think that this song is about breaking away from the "norms" of society and the standards that are placed apon life. To break away from the label that has been placed apon you and to just give your all to sompthing you truly believe in. Then again this is just my own personal opinion and outake on this song.

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