I Can't Give Everything Away

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"I Can't Give Everything Away" is a song by David Bowie, covered by Nine Inch Nails and first performed live on the I Can't Seem To Wake Up 2017 tour. It is the final song from Bowie's final album, "Blackstar", released days prior to his death in January 2016. The version played live is an exclusive "Farewell Mix" composed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

During the Royal Albert Hall show on June 24, 2018, Reznor stated that it would be the final time they played it live, presumably due to the emotional impact of the song. Despite this, the song was brought back for the Cold And Black And Infinite Tour.

Appearances

Other

  • Available via the live stream of the Bakersfield, CA show.

Song Credits

  • Originally written by David Bowie, 2016.

Versions

I Can't Give Everything Away (Farewell Mix)

This was anonymously posted at Soundcloud in January of 2017 and it was initially speculated to be a Reznor and Ross creation. This was then confirmed by the fact that the Soundcloud track matched the live arrangement when it was first performed at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA on July 19, 2017.

Lyrics

  I know something's very wrong 
  The pulse returns the prodigal sons
  With blackout hearts, the flowered news
  With skull designs upon my shoes
  
  I can't give everything
  I can't give everything
  Away
  I can't give everything
  Away
  
  Seeing more and feeling less
  Saying no but meaning yes
  This is all I ever meant
  That's the message that I sent
  
  I can't give everything
  I can't give everything
  Away
  I can't give everything
  Away
  I can't give everything
  I can't give everything
  Away
  I can't give everything
  Away
  
  I know something's very wrong 
  The pulse returns the prodigal sons 
  With blackout hearts, the flowered news
  With skull designs upon my shoes
  
  I can't give everything
  I can't give everything
  Away
  I can't give everything
  Away
  I can't give everything
  I can't give everything
  Away
  I can't give everything
  Away

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