Trust in You
The Offspring Lyrics


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I am the one, your help I've refused
Your offering hand just set off the fuse
I am the rock that pushes away
I gave up tomorrow to spite today

Too proud to beg
Too stubborn to try
I?d look in your face
And spit in your eye

But I'm willing to find what's really inside
And show I am strong enough to

Trust in you.
Trust in you.
Trust in you.
Pull me up
Quo modo ? shadow to light
Quo modo ? shadow to light
Quo modo ? pull me up
Pull me up
Cause I am ready

I am the one who blames only you
The flame in my eyes now blackens my view
I am the one who wanders alone
Darkness inside blocks how you've shone

Who tied the other
End of my rope?
I want to move on
I want to have hope

So I'm willing to change




I'm going to try
To show I am strong enough to

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to The Offspring's song Trust in You seems to be about the struggles of trusting someone who has previously disappointed you or not lived up to your expectations. The singer of the song appears to be someone who is stubborn and takes pride in refusing help from others, even from those who offer it with good intentions. Instead of accepting assistance, the singer pushes people away and becomes resentful towards them. This attitude, however, seems to be a defense mechanism to protect the singer from getting hurt again.


As the song progresses, the singer starts to realize that their stubbornness and pride are not helping them. They express a willingness to change and try to find what's really inside of them. The line "Too proud to beg, Too stubborn to try" shows how the singer recognizes that their behavior is contributing to their unhappiness, but they don't know how to change it alone. The chorus is a call for the singer to trust in someone else, likely the person or people they previously pushed away. The lyrics "Pull me up, Cause I am ready" express the desire to be helped and the readiness to change.


Overall, Trust in You seems to be about the struggle of trusting others, especially after being let down in the past. The lyrics suggest that being vulnerable and asking for help can be difficult, but it's necessary to move forward and find the light.


Line by Line Meaning

I am the one, your help I've refused
I'm the one who rejected your help and support.


Your offering hand just set off the fuse
Your help ignited my anger, and I exploded with resentment.


I am the rock that pushes away
I'm stubborn and obstinate, refusing to accept help from others.


I gave up tomorrow to spite today
I chose to ruin my future by acting impulsively out of anger and spite.


Too proud to beg
I'm so proud that I refuse to ask for help even when I need it.


Too stubborn to try
I'm so obstinate that I won't even try to change my ways.


I'd look in your face
I'd stare right at you,


And spit in your eye
And show my contempt and disrespect in the most vulgar way possible.


But I'm willing to find what's really inside
Despite my anger and pride, I'm ready to look inside myself and face the truth.


And show I am strong enough to Trust in you.
I want to prove that I am strong enough to trust you and accept your help.


Pull me up Quo modo ? shadow to light Quo modo ? shadow to light Quo modo ? pull me up Pull me up Cause I am ready
I'm ready to be pulled up out of the darkness and into the light, and I'm ready to work with you to do so.


I am the one who blames only you
I'm the one who unfairly blames all my problems on you.


The flame in my eyes now blackens my view
My anger and resentment have consumed me to the point where I can no longer see clearly.


I am the one who wanders alone
I'm the one who isolates myself, even though I know I need help and support.


Darkness inside blocks how you've shone
The darkness and negativity within me prevents me from seeing the brightness and goodness within others.


Who tied the other End of my rope?
Who is responsible for putting me in this situation?


I want to move on I want to have hope
I want to leave behind my anger and resentment and have hope for a better future.


So I'm willing to change I'm going to try To show I am strong enough to Trust in you.
I'm willing to change my ways and try to trust you, and I'm confident that I'm strong enough to succeed.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: BRYAN KEITH HOLLAND

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