MKAliez + Arthur Kody
the story behind the song
My parents raised me to “always give more than I take” and I think that lesson stuck a little too well. Some people are wired to give, others to take. I was cursed as a giver. I often find myself in way over my head - buried in obligations just to make others happy. I have a tendency to bite off more than I can chew because I have the hardest time saying “no” when someone asks for my help. I’ll literally give until it causes resentment - and, even then, I’ll give a little more. In collaborating with MKAliez on this track, I was able to get some of my frustrations out and (hopefully) give all the other givers a voice - because, I know how hard it can be to remain voiceless while you pile on the weight of the world’s problems.
Check out "Giver" on MKAliez's full album, Lost Memories (he makes some sweet tunes). It's available wherever you wanna stream it! And, feel free to check him out on Instagram or Twitter!
by Arthur Kody
Tell me what you need. You know I can’t say no. When I try to make the sound come out, it dies inside my mouth. So, ask for anything, and I won’t say no. I’ll give my breath to you. I’ll bleed out just to prove that:
I don’t take too much. And I will give until I’m numb. My time is how I buy your love. As long as you say I’m enough, I will deliver. Cuz I was cursed as a giver.
I’m cursed. Cuz I believe what I am worth comes from what I do. And it my not be true. But it feels so real when I peel my skin back just for you.
I’m crazy and I know. But I can’t seem to just let go. Picking up the pace for the smile on your face. But smiles fade in time. Well, not mine. Cuz I’m fine giving all of me away.
I’m going insane. And I’m craving the pain. I feel better when everything is the same. The bones that I break and the cuts that I make, you won’t ever see cuz I’ll say I’m okay.
And I don’t take too much. And I will give until I’m numb. My time is how I buy your love. As long as you say I’m enough, I will deliver. Cuz I was cursed as a giver.