I Would Do Anything for You
Foster the People Lyrics


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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 listen, open up my heart and
I must say that I love you, so

Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than ever before
Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than I've ever known

Every day is a battle I face
Strange life I lead but it's what you've decided
I'll give it all into your hands,
Do what you will with me, and oh
I'll smile when you speak
Remember those times I was hoping for something
And shaking my head from all I've done
But you never left me

Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than ever before
Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than I've ever known
Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than ever before
Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than I've ever known

Give it up for you, I would give it up for you
I would give it up for you, I'd do anything for you

Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than ever before
Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than I've ever known
Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than ever before
Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than I've ever known

I have fallen in love




I have fallen in love
I have fallen in love

Overall Meaning

The Foster the People song "I Would Do Anything for You" is a love song about being completely devoted and dedicated to someone. The singer of the song admits that he never stands up for himself and doesn't know what the plan is, but he is willing to listen to anything his partner has to say and follow their lead. The chorus, "Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than ever before," shows that he is head over heels in love and that this relationship is truly special.


The lyrics also touch on the struggles that the singer faces in his life, but he is willing to give everything over to his partner and let them do what they will with him. He is grateful that his partner has never left him and is willing to do anything for them in return. The repeated line "I have fallen in love" reinforces how deeply the singer feels about his partner.


Overall, "I Would Do Anything for You" is a heartfelt love song about surrendering oneself completely to love and being devoted to another person.


Line by Line Meaning

Never wanna stand up for myself
I am not confident in myself and I don't want to cause any troubles.


Never wanna get in the way, I said it
I don't want to be an obstacle or bother anyone with my thoughts or opinions.


I don't know what the plan is,
I am unsure about the future and what is meant to happen.


But you can share with me, 'cause I'll
You can confide in me, because I'm ready to listen and help in any way I can.


Be listening here,
I am fully attentive and present in this moment.


To everything you say, I won't turn away
I will not ignore or turn a deaf ear to your words, I will give them my full attention.


And I listen, open up my heart and
I'm not only using my ears but also my heart and emotions to be there for you.


I must say that I love you, so
I really want you to know that I love you and care for you deeply.


Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than ever before
I am experiencing a greater love than I have ever felt before, and it's wonderful.


Every day is a battle I face
I am facing daily struggles and challenges that I must overcome.


Strange life I lead but it's what you've decided
My life is different and perhaps unusual, but it's the life you have chosen for me and I accept it.


I'll give it all into your hands,
I trust you so much that I am willing to give you control of my life, knowing that you will do what's best for me.


Do what you will with me, and oh
You are free to do anything you want with me because I trust you completely.


I'll smile when you speak
I am happy and content when I hear your voice and listen to what you have to say.


Remember those times I was hoping for something
I have past memories of hoping and desiring certain things that I did not get.


And shaking my head from all I've done
I'm looking back at my past actions and feeling regret and disappointment for some of them.


But you never left me
Despite my mistakes and failures, you never abandoned me and always stayed by my side.


Give it up for you, I would give it up for you
I am willing to sacrifice anything for you and I am ready to give up anything that is necessary to make you happy.


I would give it up for you, I'd do anything for you
There is nothing I am not willing to do for you because I love and cherish you so much.


I have fallen in love
I am unequivocally in love.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: MARK FOSTER

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@dgcbfhev

Never want to stand upon myself
Never want to 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 a listening ear to everything you say
I won't turn away and I'll listen
Open up my heart and I must say that I love you, so
Ooh-la-love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than ever before
Ooh-la-love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than I've ever known
Every day is a battle I face
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
Remember all those times I was hoping for something
And shaking my head from all I have done
But you never left me
Ooh-la-love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than ever before
Ooh-la-love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than I've ever known
Ooh-la-love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than ever before
Ooh-la-love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than I've ever known
Give it up for you
I would give it up for you
I would give it up for you
I'd do anything for you
Ooh-la-love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than ever before
Ooh-la-love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than I've ever known
Ooh-la-love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than ever before
Ooh-la-love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than I've ever known
I have fallen in love
I have fallen in love



@serranosanchezericksamuel1693

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 and
I must say that I love you, so

Oo la love, I’ve fallen in love, and it’s better this time than ever before
Oo la love, I’ve fallen in love, and it’s better this time than I’ve ever known

Every day is a battle I face
Strange life i live but its what you've decided
I’ll give it all into your hands,
Do what you will with me, and oh
I’ll smile when you speak
Remember all those times I was hoping for something
And shaking my head from all I have done
But you never left me

Oo la love, I’ve fallen in love, and it’s better this time than ever before
Oo la love, I’ve fallen in love, and it’s better this time than I’ve ever known
Oo la love, I’ve fallen in love, and it’s better this time than ever before
Oo la love, I’ve fallen in love, and it’s better this time than I’ve ever known

Give it up for you, I would give it up for you
I would give it up for you, I’d do anything for you

Oo la love, I’ve fallen in love, and it’s better this time than ever before
Oo la love, I’ve fallen in love, and it’s better this time than I’ve ever known
Oo la love, I’ve fallen in love, and it’s better this time than ever before
Oo la love, I’ve fallen in love, and it’s better this time than I’ve ever known

I have fallen in love
I have fallen in love
I have fallen in love



@bigdog2352

Never want to stand upon myself
Never want to 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 a listening ear
To everything you say
I won't turn away
And I'll listen, open up my heart and
I must say
That I love you, so

Ooh-la-love
I've fallen in love
And it's better this time
Than ever before
Ooh-la-love
I've fallen in love
And it's better this time
Than I've ever known

Every day is a battle I face
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
Remember all those times
I was hoping for something
And shaking my head
From all I had done
But you never left me

Ooh-la-love
I've fallen in love
And it's better this time
Than ever before
Ooh-la-love
I've fallen in love
And it's better this time
Than I've ever known

Ooh-la-love
I've fallen in love
And it's better this time
Than ever before
Ooh-la-love
I've fallen in love
And it's better this time
Than I've ever known

Give it up for you
I would give it up for you
Give it up for you
I'd do anything for you

Ooh-la-love
I've fallen in love
And it's better this time
Than ever before
Ooh-la-love
I've fallen in love
And it's better this time
Than I've ever known

I
Have
Fallen
In love

I
Have
Fallen
In love
I don't own the rights to this song



All comments from YouTube:

@dugtyler

i love this song, i just wasted it with the wrong person so it’s hard to listen to anymore

@TheAnxiousHearts

You realize it is about Jesus, not a girl, right?

@dugtyler

that doesn’t invalidate that it was me and hers favorite song?

@TheAnxiousHearts

@@dugtyler my point was that the meaning of the song is about loving Jesus and if you got that and felt that it wasn't wasted regardless of how your relationship turned out with the girl because Jesus never leaves us. If anything, I would say lean more into the love of Jesus and don't let the pain from the failed relationship turn you away from something that brings you closer to the love of our savior. God bless.

@frog-fu7yp

@@TheAnxiousHearts wait how is this song about jesus? /gen

@TheAnxiousHearts

@@frog-fu7yp everywhere it says you the person it is referring to is Jesus.

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@mawie8274

i have had this song on repeat this year! it was very painful to listen to for a few years but now it's a great memory, thank you for the reupload on my birthday love you guys so much

@popliuon2304

same birthday date here

@thdgcfx

Same here! Nostalgic songs are bittersweet

@popliuon2304

@@thdgcfx the Ryan Gosling Birthday gang!

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