First It Giveth

Album: Songs For The Deaf (2002)
Charted: 33
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  • I'm in you
    You're in me
    I can't tell

    You're so cruel
    More than me
    It is true
    That's right

    Loyal to
    Only you
    Up your sleeve

    I want some (come on, take it)
    Of all of you (it's yours)
    Trickin' me

    First it give'th
    Then it take'th away

    I would beg
    I would plead
    I would shake

    On a hook
    Dangling
    By the way

    I'm so young
    And beautiful
    (That's right)
    (I'm slick)
    I'm no fool

    Time goes by
    Tables turn
    Now I know

    First it give'th
    Then it take'th away Writer/s: JOSH HOMME, NICK OLIVERI
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Layton from Paris, TxI really like this song, I like the background vocals in the chorus. My friend gave me the CD and I really like it.
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