Giving Up Giving In
Streetlight Manifesto Lyrics


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I got no cash, got no girl, got the world in the palm of my hand,
I don't care if you care, or if you understand,
Cause I'm a little kid and I've got little problems yeah, and
I don't give a shit if you don't even understand,
I got me (But I got me)
That's all I need (that's all I need)
And I live comfortably (and I live comfortably)
And I sleep peacefully
GO!
I got no cash, got no girl, got the world in the palm of my hand,
I don't care if you care, or if you understand,
Cause I'm a little kid and I've got little problems yeah, and
I don't give a shit if you don't even understand,
I got me (well I got me)
That's all I need (that's all I need)
And I live comfortably (and I live comfortably)
And I sleep peacefully
GO!
I give up,
I don't wanna hear,
I don't wanna be near,
You, your friends, your dime a dozen miseries,
I don't care if you care about the way you wear your hair,
Your shoes, your idiot attitude,
Don't stop cause I wanna hear your problems,
Don't stop cause I wanna help you solve them,
Don't stop whatever I might say got a problem,
About your day, I'm moving things out the way.




I GIVE UP!
I GOT NO CASH!

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Streetlight Manifesto's song "Giving Up Giving In" detail a sense of disillusionment and apathy towards the world and the problems of others. The singer states that they have no money or romantic prospects, yet they feel content with their situation. They reject the idea that others need to understand or care about their life, as they view their problems as insignificant. The repetition of "I got me, that's all I need" emphasizes the theme of self-reliance and the rejection of the need for societal validation.


The chorus of "I give up, I don't wanna hear, I don't wanna be near, you, your friends, your dime a dozen miseries" further emphasizes this apathy towards the problems of others. The singer resents having to listen to others complain about their trivial issues, and instead chooses to move past them and focus on their own sense of peace.


Overall, "Giving Up Giving In" presents a rejection of societal norms and a focus on personal contentment, even in the face of perceived shortcomings. The song encourages listeners to prioritize their own well-being and to not feel the need to conform to societal expectations of success.


Line by Line Meaning

I got no cash, got no girl, got the world in the palm of my hand,
I don't have money or a girlfriend, but I feel like I have control over the world.


I don't care if you care, or if you understand,
I'm not concerned if you care about or comprehend my situation.


Cause I'm a little kid and I've got little problems yeah, and
Even though I'm an adult, I have insignificant problems.


I don't give a shit if you don't even understand,
I'm not bothered if you don't comprehend what I'm going through.


I got me (But I got me)
I have myself, which is enough.


That's all I need (that's all I need)
I don't require anything else.


And I live comfortably (and I live comfortably)
I am content with my current situation.


And I sleep peacefully
I am at ease when I go to sleep.


I give up,
I surrender.


I don't wanna hear,
I do not wish to listen.


I don't wanna be near,
I don't want to be close to you.


You, your friends, your dime a dozen miseries,
You and your friends have the same mundane issues.


I don't care if you care about the way you wear your hair,
I don't care if you care about your appearance.


Your shoes, your idiot attitude,
I don't care about your footwear or your foolish demeanor.


Don't stop cause I wanna hear your problems,
Keep going because I want to hear about your issues.


Don't stop cause I wanna help you solve them,
Continue because I want to assist you in resolving them.


Don't stop whatever I might say got a problem,
Don't stop regardless of me expressing an issue.


About your day, I'm moving things out the way.
I am not interested in your day, as I am moving on from it.


I GIVE UP!
I am done trying.


I GOT NO CASH!
I do not have any money.




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