My Way Of Giving
Small Faces Lyrics


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I've been told it's just a matter of time
Before you meet someone who opens your eyes
But time's on my side so nevertheless
I know the pain of too much happiness

[Chorus]
It's all part of my way of giving
And I'm giving it all to you
More than love it's a way of living
And what more would you have me do

Although I'm not a guy that means to hurt
And if at times it seems our love won't work
I tell you honey, you must surely realize
See all confusion in my cloudy eyes

[Chorus]

Although I'm not a guy that means to hurt
And if at times it seems our love won't work
I tell you honey you must surely realize
See all confusion in my cloudy eyes





[Chorus]

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Small Faces' song My Way of Giving speaks about the singer's approach to love and relationships. The first verse tells us that the singer has been told that eventually he will meet someone who will open his eyes. However, the singer is in no rush as time is on his side. Interestingly, he goes on to say that he knows the pain of too much happiness. This could mean that he has experienced a lot of love and happiness before, which has led to heartbreak and pain, and so he is cautious in his approach to love.


The chorus of the song is where the singer explains how he approaches love, saying that it's all part of his way of giving. He is giving it all to the person he loves and more than just love, it's a way of living. He asks what more could his partner want from him? The final verse is a repeat of the second, with the singer assuring his partner that he doesn't mean to hurt her and that she should understand the confusion in his eyes.


The song is heartfelt and poignant, and it speaks to the universal experience of love, heartbreak, and confusion. It also touches on the fact that love isn't just about feeling but about a way of life. In a way, it's a self-reflection on the singer's approach to love and relationships.


Line by Line Meaning

I've been told it's just a matter of time
People have told me that eventually, I'll meet someone who will give me a new perspective


Before you meet someone who opens your eyes
Before you find someone who can show you new experiences and change your outlook on life


But time's on my side so nevertheless
Despite what people say, I have plenty of time and patience to wait for the right person


I know the pain of too much happiness
I understand that sometimes extreme happiness can lead to pain or sadness when it ends


It's all part of my way of giving
This is just my style of showing affection and love to you


And I'm giving it all to you
I'm putting all my effort and love into this relationship


More than love it's a way of living
My expression of love goes beyond just saying the words, it's a way of life for me


And what more would you have me do
I'm giving you all that I can, what more do you want from me?


Although I'm not a guy that means to hurt
I don't intend to cause harm or pain to you


And if at times it seems our love won't work
If our relationship hits rough patches or feels like it's failing


I tell you honey, you must surely realize
I want you to understand that I'm doing my best and trying my hardest


See all confusion in my cloudy eyes
If I seem uncertain or confused, it's because I don't want to do anything to jeopardize our relationship


Although I'm not a guy that means to hurt
I'm not out to intentionally cause pain or harm


And if at times it seems our love won't work
If we hit a rough patch in our relationship


I tell you honey you must surely realize
I want you to understand that I deeply care about you and our relationship


See all confusion in my cloudy eyes
If I seem unsure or uncertain, it's only because I want to make sure our relationship stays strong and healthy




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: RON LANE, STEVE MARRIOTT

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