[Verse 1] I ain't started yet, I ain't off the mark and yet I feel like people half expect the finish lines a yard or less Away and I'm in place for gold and didn't even hardly sweat And they all wanna celebrate the victory in our respect Faces from my history appear and seem to harbour threat People I ain't spoken to for years hold out their arms again So they'll be there to share the spoils, pick up what we can't collect I like to think their genuine despite in what my heart suggests Maybe I'm just insecure and they are how they seem to be I just wonder where they were when I was down and feeling weak And they didn't wanna know me, now they wanna hound a piece of me Here take my heart; I Could do without it easily Its a simple procedure I just re-open the seam and reach A hand into my chest and pa** it over it doesn't need to bleed No need to be thankful, I'm glad too, I do it frequently In fact why don't you keep it, here! See how much it means to me [Chorus] I can't give you what you want 'Cause i'd have nothing left Can't give you what you need Why don't you take my heart instead? I can't give you what you want 'Cause I'd have nothing left Can't give you what you need Why don't you take my heart instead? [Verse 2] See they're quick to make a**umptions, I guess that I can deal with that The reasons why they feel this way ain't nowt to do with me in fact I'd be lying if I said I gave a damn what you perceive me as I ain't trying to impress you and don't need you to believe the fact But we all want accepting regardless of how we seem to act But see the saddest thing for me is that We neglect the ones we love to please the people we don't need to and Pray that they don't see the cracks, on the day the needle snaps That's holding us together, the pressures broken the thread And we're left with the regrets, upset, holding our heads And the people that surround us put fresh holes in our chest And step over our flesh we get what we accept We prepare for the worst and yet, hope for the best And wonder why the flowers bloom better just over the fence And the people on the other side come poking their heads over Full of well wishes with undertones of contempt [Chorus] I can't give you what you want 'cause i'd have nothing left Can't give you what you need Why don't you take my heart instead? I can't give you what you want ' Cause I'd have nothing left Can't give you what you need Why don't you take my heart instead?