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Seether The Gift Lyrics

Last updated: 06/12/2013 07:05:51 PM

Hold me now I need to feel relief
Like I never wanted anything
I suppose I'll let this go and find a reason I'll hold on to
I'm so ashamed of defeat
And I'm out of reason to believe in me
I'm out of trying to get by

I'm so afraid of the gift you give me
I don't belong here and I'm not well
I'm so ashamed of the lie I'm living
right on the wrong side of it all

I can't face myself when I wake up
And look inside a mirror
I'm so ashamed of that thing
I suppose I'll let it go
till I have something more to say for me
I'm so afraid of defeat
And I'm out of reason to believe in me
I'm out of trying to defy

I'm so afraid of the gift you give me
I don't belong here and I'm not well
I'm so ashamed of the lie I'm living
right on the wrong side of it all

Hold me now I need to feel complete
Like I matter to the one I need

I'm so afraid of the gift you give me
I don't belong here and I'm not well
I'm so ashamed of the lie I'm living

right on the wrong side of it all

Now I'm ashamed of this
I Am So Ashamed Of This
Now I'm so ashamed of me
I Am So Ashamed Of Me

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The Gift | Reviewer: CanSee | 6/12/13

I've heard several times that this song is about a man that goes to Mexico and hits a little girl and she dies. So, he goes back every year to visit her grave and he sees her ghost. This makes sense because, it you notice in the video people are not really smiling at him, one woman looks shocked when she realizes who he is. Another wipes his hand off after shaking his hand. I also think this song and video was made to be somewhat vague to leave it open to interpretation.
I found it to have a completely different interpretation and meaning to me. A year before my mother died, and I was in school in the medical field, something, IDK if it was God or what, but something told me to do special things with her because she would not be here in a year. And it came to pass. After I got in the medical field, I started to get a very weird feeling that certain patient's were going to die. Usually a couple hours before they did. I thought I was cursed. But now I think it may be a gift. So to me, this song is about a man that goes to mexico, sees the little girl and knows she's going to die and then see's her grave. Pretty crazy, huh? But, it's real.

What this song means to me..... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/10/12

I really like this song.... it hits home to me because i can relate to every line!!! I have done no research nor have i asked Shaun Morgan what he wrote this song about but personally i think he is talking about his relationship with God. he realizes that God has given him a musical talent (a "gift"). -I dont belong here and Im not well- means that he knows hes not using his gift the way God had intended. i think he has a fear of God. this song has so much meaning!!! ...and if i am wrong, its definitely about more than just box a cereal on sale at safeway.....

Ohmygoshlovethissong | Reviewer: KendraRussell | 8/3/11

I started lissioning to Seether After Metallica's concert Rock the hill, They were amazing anyway I first got introduced to them by curiosity and The first song I fell inlove with was Broken.After The concert I wanted to lission to them ahole lot more so after I actually did I know like a hole buch about Shaun Morgan,
I really like seether because It seems like there down to Earth people and not stuck up snobs like most faymous people The Gift is an amazing song Im glade to actually know what It means now I thought it was something completely differint, This song moves me Shaun you did a greate job

Great live and studio | Reviewer: Madmarshall | 1/4/11

this song is immense and means alot to me. I watched the acoustic version on youtube and i felt like i had been hit by a sledge hammer as the emotion in the song struck me.
Shaun Morgan, Saron Gas and Seether all rock!
Broken is there best song though lol

Shame. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/21/10

For those saying there is no meaning behind this song, you are wrong. This was based off of an event where a man ran over a little girl in a car crash in Mexico. He felt so guilty about this that he goes back to her grave on the Day of the Dead every year after and sleeps next to it. They say her ghost leaves him skull candies on his pillow for when he woke up. He is afraid of her gift. The candy, and her forgiveness, because he feels he doesn't deserve it.

Please do some research before forming your opinions so you don't make a fool of yourself again.

Hmm | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/20/10

"No dissing here, I am one of the biggest seether/ saun morgan fans alive...... ",
I'd have thought that if you were one of the biggest Seether/ Shaun Morgan fans alive you would at least have known/learnt how to spell his name.
Great song though, one of Seethers best in my opinion :)

so meaningful to me | Reviewer: Kayla | 3/13/10

I absolutely love this song, I was never the kind of person who was looking for a relationship, was the girl who had guy friends and watched them go out with people totally wrong for, them and they would ask me for help but would never listen to me, and would regret it, well anyway when I got my first job is when I found my first love, well we have been together for a year and three months, and I'm graduated and he is going to graduate, he has his whole life like planned out to do what he wants, but I feel ashamed of myself, because I want nothing but for him to be there to hold me and make me feel safe, but I feel I ask for to much, and even though he is willing to do this, I feel like I don't belong here in his life, like I don't deserve him because he is so great, and I just ain't, I feel so ashamed of this because we love each other so much,but I don't know what to do, so maybe ill just let this go and see what happens, or what if I make the wrong decision and ruin his life! :(( HE IS MY GIFT BUT WILL I BE HIS? OR WILL I BE A BROKEN GIFT? :((

Great Song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/11/10

Let me start by saying this is a really great song and if you watch the music video you see its about him. He hits a little girl with a car and he feels terrible about it and hes all depressed. He goes and visits her grave and he says i don't belong here cause he feels so terrible about what he did. But anyway this is a great song and can be interpreted many ways.

facts? | Reviewer: yates | 10/9/09

when this song came out i seen an interview on MTV with Seether about this song, they later performed it..they said this song is about the transmission of AIDS and how he wrote it about himself. SO props to reviewer Jenna for being absolutely oblivious to recognizing the art behind beautiful lyrics, i'm sure she eats alot of cereal...

....... | Reviewer: seetherlover | 9/12/09

This song is (what I beleive) is his daugter. saun morgan writes most of their songs and I think he wrote this because of her. He is probably feeling guilty he left his daugters mother and is off in america where he cant be with the one person he truely wants to. "the gift" is his daugter, he, like most people in his situation, probably doesn't even know her... Im so afraid of the gift you give so afraid of you, I don't know how to react to you. "im so ashamed of the lie im living", Im so ashamed of pretending to be your father when I know im nothing what a father should be... Just my impression. No dissing here, I am one of the biggest seether/ saun morgan fans alive...... This is just how the direction in which he was personaly going. Of course we may never know considering the band wont give info on what there music is about ( only exception is "rise above this" which they made it a point to dedicate it to his brother) they want there fans to interprate the music for themselves and find a personal meaning... so go us!!! we are all doing exactly as they hoped for! :)
seether fan FOREVER!!!

Riiiiight | Reviewer: Jenna | 9/13/09

This song is simple and stupid. It's poorly written and has little meaning. It's funny how everyone attributes these crazy meaning to the song. He's probably just talking about getting a really great cereal on sale at Safeway and then also getting a prize in it.

Let's all get lives!!!!!

SEETHER !!!!!! | Reviewer: Alishah | 8/22/09

he is saying that GOD gave him the gift that he do not deserve or he gave him gift not on the right time ....... basically hes trying to say that hes so sinster that hes afraid of GOD gift ...... and HE do not deserve it and now hes crying because wat he did was not correct and hes ashamed of him self and hes trying to realize his mistake !!!!!! I LOVE SEETHER SHAUN MORGAN IS MY IDOL REALLY !!!!!!!! (plz srry for the english b/c em not american }

The Gift and what I think it means | Reviewer: Erin | 8/5/09

I think this song may be to God. He is depressed and is ashamed of the way he has lived his life and is telling God he is afraid of life (the gift), because he is not doing good and doesn't believe he wants to live anymore. It's a sad song but beautiful at the same time because he is basically asking for help, but he feels insignificant, like he doesn't matter. That is what I think it means anyway.

LOVE | Reviewer: Karan1337 | 6/23/09

Seether here is all about pure love, the person is hurt and feeling so low that he cannot even trust himself. He says that he's ashamed of himself and does not deserve anything. This song forms an integral part of my life, best lyrics ever! May GOD always unite true lovers!

relate | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/15/09

i know how many people listen to this and relate.
i have always had trust problems, but a few people in my life have come along and this is how they make me feel. so ashamed i cant be a better person, but im scared of what they mean to me or become to me. its so easy just to fall in love with this song because i want them to be there, but im afraid of what could happen. its perfect i love it, and they are absolutely amazing in concert :) all those that love seether probably have their hearts open to all of the music. :) just never stop believing in the story you find