Dishwalla - Give Lyrics




I have felt the comfort
Now what did I do to disappoint you?
Idle my emptiness
And it keeps returning to remind me

That I want to remain
A child with you forever
And hear as you lay before me
You tease me and tell me to stay
But what would you give
What would you give

I have given everything I could
But I don't think it really even matters
Maybe nothing does
And how it keeps returning to remind me

That I want to remain
A child with you forever
And hear as you lay before me
You tease me and tell me to stay
What would you give?
What would you give?

I want to remain
A child with you forever
And hear as you lay before me
You tease me and tell me to stay
What would you give?
What would you give?
What would you give?
What would you give?
What would you give?





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  1. master grandfatha

    JR, your music is timeless and wonderful. Thank you!

  2. Mental Highs Tv

    what up it’s P.A. This is the right link bro my bad bro..... https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqA8S_VEd0hDfxXv-rouBHFMV-aqm-Crp

  3. Too little

    This man sang this with so much heart it hurts

  4. Raini Edwards

    Amazing after all these years.
    Thanks

  5. Raguel Amitiel

    see in bohol philippines feb 2019 😊

  6. Danny T

    Such a great tune, 2019

  7. Acoustica Acoustic Duo

    Hands down the most underrated singer in this genre of music. Truly gifted. For other singers, watching JR Richard sing is like taking a masterclass in how to sing with feeling.

  8. mazdafiero11

    Man this song brings back to so many great times when I was young and only around 19. Times I'm afraid we'll never get back, much better easy going times.

  9. Daru Tattoo

    One of the greatest voices of all times. For me he's top 10 easy

  10. felipe mendoza

    Agosto 2019

  11. oragon ini2018

    Whos still listening aug 2019?😎😀😃 nice rythm and blues and bass

    inasadworld

    Def love the bass!!

  12. Jorge Rosas

    Roll On
    Que nadie habla español???
    Rola 100 x ciento noventera
    Quien en agosto de 2019??

  13. Jan Brennan

    Even though this video has a lot of evil Illuminati imagery, it's still a beautiful song. Love the band, the singer and the lyrics. Like the Bible says "Brothers and sisters, don't be childish in your thinking, but be infants in regard to evil and adult in your thinking."

    Jan Brennan

    Matthew 18:3 ~ *_“Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven."_*

  14. Mark Garcia

    So 90s, I love it!

  15. Poetisa //

    La canción..💜🎶🎶la melodía del bajo me mata y la voz🙈🌹...🎸😌

  16. Cak Redi

    I love love love the video's visual.
    Like the works of Storm Thorgerson.
    Love the song too.

  17. MsDivaKelli

    Hands down, my favorite Dishwalla song! (And I got to hear him sing it live at a small bar in my home town... it was incredible!)

  18. Daniel Frazier

    This is the song I always wanted to write.

  19. Filipe Vincent

    Seem like "sour girl" by Stone temple pilots

  20. Will Lopes

    Still Listenning!!

  21. Michael DiGregorio

    I like the laid back style you guys have....need to unleash your guitarist a bit tho....I hear so many possibilities in my head that aren't played (I'm an accomplished guitarist)

  22. John bernie Cabisas

    i wonder why coldplay have more fans than dishwalla....

  23. Boris Vargas

    Vielen Dank...

  24. Dino Glen

    Santa Barbara days....

  25. debra durling

    I lived in California. iv just discovers this band his voice is beautiful and he's good-looking to x

  26. madmadameminx

    This song is still heart-rending and gorgeous in 2019. <3

  27. Mr.Big

    Great band. From a technical aspect, this is the best recorded album of all time. You hear every instrument distinctly.

  28. Neal Workman

    just happened onto this song recently- found it fascinating and left me wondering how I missed it the first time around. Was happy to find it was by a band that has my highest respect.

  29. Ty Shakur

    Layne Staley?

  30. Adrienne

    I never saw this video until now, but this song is BEAUTIFUL. Every time I hear it, I get such a good feeling. It also reminds me of the movie Eight Days A Week because it was featured in it. Good movie too!

  31. J T

    정말 훌륭한 명곡입니다. 언제들어도 좋습니다

  32. Jennifer Oviawe

    Remember there was a show that he was in and this song was the main song. If i didnt kmow the group I would assume Incubus would have sang this

  33. Auto Matic

    I was so sad you guys broke up. Wish you guys would have kept going 😢

  34. zykomonkey

    lol ... didn't even know there was a video for this song and i've been listening to it for nearly two and a half decades :) easily my favorite tune from what is one of the most underrated albums of the decade. <3 <3 <3

  35. MassageFan100

    Loved the song when it came out and still do. Hated the video when it came out and still do. Video could have been epic. Instead.... we have this.

  36. Danny mathis

    Merry Christmas JR! This song says everything! It's a masterpiece!

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thanks so much Danny! Hope you had a great Christmas :)

    Danny mathis

    i had a great one Bro! Thank you. Hope you did as well. Have a super New Year!
    @JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

  37. Dedoria

    I love the funky bit at the end, its so unique.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    we had a good time recording that bit :)

  38. Gerald Jaramillo

    This song has NEVER been out of circulation on my playlists after all these years. Still fresh as it was yesterday.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    I love hearing that Gerald!

  39. Melanie C

    I have felt the comfort
    Now what did I do to disappoint you?
    Idle my emptiness
    And it keeps returning to remind me

    That I want to remain
    a child with you forever
    And here as you lay before me
    And tease me and tell me to stay
    What would you give
    What would you give

    I have given everything I could
    I don't think it really even matters
    Maybe nothing does
    And how it keeps returning to remind me

    That I want to remain a child with you forever
    And here as you lay before me
    You tease me and tell me to stay
    What would you give?
    What would you give?

    I want to remain a child with you forever
    And here as you lay before me
    And tease me and tell me to stay
    What would you give?
    What would you give?
    What would you give?
    What would you give?
    What would you give?

    ♡♡♡

    Melanie C

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA :)

  40. Renee Williams

    He is so beautiful.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thanks Renee :)

    Renee Williams

    Your music is one of the best things I have in my life. It brings me so much joy. I'm so thankful for your music, I listen to it pretty much everyday.

  41. The Music Journal Brazil

    Trust: a masterpice from 1990 years!

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Cheers!

  42. ttt ggg

    2018 and still listen! 90' music will be always de best, this song bring me bsck memories when i went to the school, thanks for this master pieve.

  43. Donkey Steams

    I still have a autograph that you signed in 2000 at buzz bake sale in West Palm Beach, FL. Will never lose it JR Love you too much!! It was the first concert I took my wife of 20 years to. Thank you soooooo much JR!! Plus the Doem CD you handed me, not a single mark on the sleeve or CD and never will be.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Love it! Thanks my man :)

  44. Ashley Nicole

    Love this song remind me of the old 90 movies early 2000s movies type of songs they used in movies love love love heard it at my job couldnt get it out my head it is a dark but peaceful tune love the vocals 🍁❤

  45. craigdamage

    I think those are the exact
    same chords as "Down in Splendour" by Straitjacket Fits.

  46. J T

    15년가까이 들어도 정말 느낌이 좋은 노래입니다

  47. readdyj always

    this video is not how i saw this song. This song is great but they chose the wrong video producer. just sayin.

  48. Cak Redi

    In my opinion, this is the best song Dishwalla ever wrote. Not a big hits yet stands the test of time.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thank you... its one of the last songs I wrote for the album :)

  49. Cooldodz Video

    Up... Hope you can do some concert here in Philippines...I really love your band until now... Awesome!

  50. newton.tube

    This is the 90's playing right here. Love this song.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Cheers! Thanks You :)

  51. FERNANDO JIMENEZ CHAVEZ

    Great song, great band! because the quality music always remains...after 21 years and still here.

  52. Manuel Abreu

    i just found out about this song i liked it at my job and used shazam...i light a cuban cigar at my porch light some candles at sun set, couple freezing beers and repeat this song at leeeeast 10 times... its amazing !!

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thanks so much for listening Manuel!

  53. April D

    One of the best voices of all time. Been a fan of JR since the first album with dishwalla. Saw them at edgefest in 97. Awesome show

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    WOW! Thanks April :)

  54. Craig Miller

    One of the greatest Soft Rock songs of all time

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thanks Craig!

  55. Mezanin Srl

    flawless voice, perfect band ... I can listen this in any mood

  56. Gail Garcia-Smith

    I was looking at your symbolism with the video and your lyrics. I don't know if they are susposed to to coincide, but it reminded me of Peter Pan, a heart hung out to dry and yet still wanting to remain. Very bittersweet. I love your chords do your influences have some of the Doors mixed in with it. Your singing style is similar to Jim Morrison. Not exactly because you are you obviously but I can't help but feel that vibe.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Wow.... your are right Gail, this really does have a Peter Pan feel to it. I had not made that connection until now :)

  57. malcolm adderley

    Grunge fashion check, sesame street set pieces
    Check, giant Rock fan check
    But the music and vocals
    Are powerful. Unlike a lot
    Of rock vocalists, shouting
    Is not equivalent to singing.
    I still think surrender the
    Crown is beast.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thanks Malcolm!

  58. Amy Delaforce

    Still listening 02/06/2018 10:19 at night. Still moved by this song and band after all these years.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Awesome! Thanks for still listening Amy :)

  59. Andres F

    This music vid screams inspired by Heart Shaped Box music video

  60. K- LoFu

    2018
    And still listening
    Greetings from Chile.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Awesome! And I will be performing this in Peru on March 29th :)

  61. carlos eduardo

    Rádio 013 FM tocando essa Maravilha

  62. Brats Asylum

    I miss you guys, I hope you come back and play again....

  63. Nezekielljames Palacio

    2018 still listening 🤘

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Awesome!

  64. John Rosalez

    What did i do to disappoint you?

  65. Tim Curtis

    I thought was audioslave....smh killer song!

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thanks Tim!

  66. Loreta Marotto

    My first time in California, driving on the pacific coast with your song. It was fantastic to bring your lyrics in my dreams.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thanks for taking us with you :)

  67. goratgo 70

    JR Richards, question of lyrics to "Give" as I checked my original CD foldout of Pet your friends but as u know, none printed. Is it "Here as you lay before me", or "Hear as you lay before me" ?
    Thank you.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Its is "Here as you lay before me" :)

    goratgo 70

    Ha, as I thought. Greatly appreciate that you found time to give (sorry, I did go there...) me a direct reply! Cheers

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    @goratgo 70 You are very welcome :)

  68. Balbon Kupal

    2018 and still listening over and over, one of my favorite bands. Rock on!

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thanks for still listening!

  69. Unit Elevator Moscow

    Обалденные ребята!!!

  70. Unit Elevator Moscow

    Amazing!!!!! I love this guys!

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thank you!

    Unit Elevator Moscow

    JR Richards Official I live in Hollywood and make same style music . But I don’t know nobody in music world, m.b. U can explain me what steps?

  71. Leannemyloves Sareno

    Thi is one of my favorite band..i used to cover your songs,sir..

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    So cool to hear Thanks for still listening :)

  72. John Nikko Villanueva Sayson

    end of 2017!

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thanks for still listening John!

    John Nikko Villanueva Sayson

    JR Richards Official I wish everybody make comebacks,alternative days!you guys,the calling,lifehouse and many more,music meant so much for people like me because of you,pure substance and feels!!rock on! thank you for the music!God bless from philippines!!

  73. Jim Jones

    This tune's on the Muzak FM-1 rotation now, so I hear it everywhere. Every time it starts, my ears perk up and I think "Pink Floyd!" This song's a bit more structured & deliberate than Floyd (which is good), and the instruments are just perfect. The guitarist so sounds like David Gilmour, and gives me chills down the spine just like when I listen to Pulse. Very heady, impassioned vocals, too -- a step up from Floyd, to be sure. Just a beautiful song, masterful art...

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Love this!... thanks for you comments Jim!!

  74. WolstenGaming

    JR is such an underrated vocalist, he's honestly at the same tier as Eddie Vedder.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    wow... thank you!

    The Music Journal Brazil

    We agree! Spetacular voice! I keep with the greatest affection my copy of the A&M Records album "Pet Your Friends". JR, best regards from Brazil - Marcelo de Assis - Musical journalist - MTV The Music Journal Brazil website

  75. Keenen Oliver

    This song gets me through the night at work

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Nice to hear Keenen!

  76. Claire Steele

    Charmed brought me here

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    we had a great time filming that episode :)

  77. electrotech3000

    on yalls side everybody. We remember

  78. DKRK279

    I remember hearing Dishwalla for the first time while Pet Your Friends was was being mixed at Studio 4 in Philly late ‘94 or early ‘95 IIRC. The band was not there, just engineers and producers. I can’t remember the songs they played for me but I am pretty sure it was Give and The Feeder, what I remember most is they were keyboard heavy. I was in college at the time and the following Spring they played on campus opening for The Gin Blossoms or some other band. They rocked the place. So much in fact that my friends all wanted to leave after they were done, we all felt the main act could not follow theirs. J.R., your music stands the test of time. Long time fan here and who knows we may have crossed paths back when you were recording this album.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Wow! thanks for the awesome comment my man! And yes what an experience...everyone at Studio 4 was just amazing! Phil Nicolo is the best. I also like the fact that you liked our use of keyboards... not many rock bands were using them at the time but I was writing most of the songs on keys and therefore put a lot of keys down. Dishwalla keyboardist Jim Wood would not join the band until after this record in order to fill in the keys spot live. This way I was able to be a proper front man guy :) Cheers! - JR

    Craig Miller

    Did you guys make a music video for Until I Wake Up
    20 years ago

  79. Maggie Record

    Amazing voice, album and group!!

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thanks so much Maggie!

  80. callMeZal 30

    my fav rock band of all tim tho... and the vocals

    Management Reid Richards

    Thank you!

  81. Juninho Brasil

    Still Listen in 2017 and is fucking amazing!

    Management Reid Richards

    That is so awesome to hear Juninho!

  82. Scott Bridges

    So I was listening to Dishwalla for some time and did not even know much about them. Then I was at work (Hughes SBRC) talking to Michelle who coordinated a lot of my work there. She was talking about her sons band being in town and how she loved to watch him play but did not care for the type of music they played. I asked her what was her son's band name, as I knew a lot of the local bands and did not think much of it being a much bigger deal than that. She kept getting it a little wrong and I reached in my backpack and pulled out a CD. She said that s them. I think Scott may know this woman?

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    That is a great story. Thanks for sharing :)

  83. khj pj

    Dishwalla!! 👊

    Management Reid Richards

    Yes! :)

  84. Ian Madina

    been a fan since 1996..always loved their songs...brings back so much memories..this pop shit today doesn't even come close to Dishwalla's artistry

    Management Reid Richards

    Thanks for still listening Ian!

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thanks so much Ian!

  85. milkmunstr

    This song is awesome, but I think it'd kinda be cool to hear Chris Cornell's vocals. I guess it's a little late for that now though..

    Management Reid Richards

    Though I did my best at the time.. I think Chris would have killed it! Thanks!

  86. Julie Jensen

    absolutely love this tune. thanks for the incredible music.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thanks for listening Julie :)

  87. Michael Driscoll

    TimelessThank you for all your gifts to us J.R.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thanks for the kind words Michael!

    Michael Driscoll

    Thank YOU JR.

  88. Eva Tamayo

    One of the most powerfull and at the same time beautiful and masculine voices in rock.
    Timeless song.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    wow... thank you Eva!

  89. johncaveman12

    Amazing!!! Love your work.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thanks so much John!!

  90. Bass Paracuelles

    best still

    Management Reid Richards

    Thank you!

  91. Chris CJC

    Great 90's Album ..... One of the few I actually liked.... 70's is my thing.....

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Awesome! Thanks Chris :)

  92. juju7584

    Dishwalla will always remind me of my dad (who has passed now). He took me my first concert which was to see Dishwalla at the orange blossom festival many many years ago. And just recently I started listening to them again and they bring back such great memories of my dad.

    Craig Miller

    juju7584 what videos do you like

  93. john cates

    I still to this day have no idea how this song did not blow up!

    Maggie Record

    john cates Me too. The whole album actually.

    James Holder

    Pet your friends is one of the best compilations ever.

  94. grunge head

    This song never failed to give me the needed chill after a long day's work. Great music, indeed.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thank you!

  95. superphone xperiaz

    the best of all time

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thanks so much for listening!!

  96. ShaMar Wilder

    I used to dance with my 2 year old daughter to this song. she absolutely loved it.

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    That is awesome to hear!!

  97. NELL 1982

    dishwalla original lineup the best....

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Agreed :)

  98. hakaglancworm

    are you immortal? like your songs :) never old hehe ,my high school days

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    I don't believe I am... but I hope the music will be :)

  99. FerYCin García Belixsan

    The best band and jr richards you have a unique voice I am fans of yours from boy I hope you never change your style and less than the current one there is no band with this style greeting from Argentina

    JR Richards Official Orig. Singer DISHWALLA

    Thanks so much my man!!