Everything I Own

Boy George

About Everything I Own

"Everything I Own" is a song written by David Gates. It was originally recorded by Gates's rock band Bread for their 1972 album Baby I'm-a Want You. The original reached No. 5 on the American Billboard Hot 100. Billboard ranked it as the No. 52 song for 1972. "Everything I Own" also reached No. 5 in Canada. Jamaican artist Ken Boothe's reggae version of the song was No. 1 in the UK Singles chart in 1974. A version by Boy George reached No. 1 in the charts in the UK, Canada, Ireland and Norway in 1987, Boy George's first hit and only UK No. 1 as a solo artist. 


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You sheltered me from harm, 
Kept me warm, kept me warm
You gave my life to me, 
Set me free, set me free
The finest years I ever knew, 
Were all the years I had with you

I would give anything I own, 
Give up my life, my heart, my home
I would give anything I own, 
Just to have you back again

You taught me how to laugh, 
What it solved, what it solved
You never said too much, 
But still you showed the way
And I knew from watching you
Nobody else could ever know, 
The part of me that can't let go


Is there someone you know, 
You're loving them so
But taking them all for granted
You may lose them one day, 
Someone takes them away
And they don't hear the words you long to say


Just to touch you once again

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Boy George

Boy George (born George Alan O'Dowd on 14 June 1961) is an English singer-songwriter, who was part of the English New Romanticism movement which emerged in the early 1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul, which is influenced by rhythm and blues and reggae. His 1990s and 2000s-era solo music has glam influences such as David Bowie and Iggy Pop. During the 1980s, Boy George was the lead singer of the Grammy and Brit Award winning pop band Culture Club. He also founded and was lead singer of Jesus Loves You during the period 1989–1992. Being involved in many activities (among them songwriting, DJing, writing books, designing clothes and photography), he has released fewer music recordings in the last decade. more »

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Written by: David Gates

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