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A strangled smile fell from your face
It kills me that I hurt you this way
The worst part is that I didn't even know
Now there's a million reasons for you to go
But if you can find a reason to stay

I'll do whatever it takes
To turn this around
I know what's at stake
I know that I've let you down
And if you give me a chance
Believe that I can change
I'll keep us together whatever it takes

She said "If we're gonna make this work
You gotta let me inside even though it hurts
Don't hide the broken parts that I need to see"
She said "Like it or not it's the way it's gotta be
You gotta love yourself if you can ever love me"

I'll do whatever it takes
To turn this around
I know what's at stake
I know that I've let you down
And if you give me a chance
And give me a break
I'll keep us together, I know you deserve much better

But remember the time I told you the way that I felt
That I'd be lost without you and never find myself
Let's hold onto each other above everything else
Start over, start over

I'll do whatever it takes
To turn this around
I know what's at stake
I know I've let you down
And if you give me a chance
And believe that I can change
I'll keep us together whatever it takes



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    PlavwellApr 23, 2008 at 12:07 am
    I was married at 15 to a now 34 year old father of our two boys. We were married about 4 years. I cheated on him and he forgave me, but the guilt of what I did was over whelming. I could no longer look this beautiful man in the eyes and truely say that I loved him. So I ended up leaving, taking our two boys with me. I had crushed his world. And over the years I have come to be closer to him as friends. Just recently I told him that I loved him very much, and he said that he isn't ready for a relationship now. That I have hurt him and lied to him, but I thought we were past that. It seems he is not. So this song I dearly love it speaks my heart to him in every word. Whatever It Takes.
  • stormgirl08
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    stormgirl08Jul 8, 2009 at 7:06 pm
    Thts one thing I didn't do. I didn't work out my first problem with my ex boyfriend. I have made a terrible choice by letting him go tht this song is exactly how I feel. I just can't believe how emotional I have been these last few days and this song is rly how I feel. I am not going 2 write anymore b/c it may take up the whole page and I am absolutely not exaggerating at all.
  • EmO_LuVv
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    EmO_LuVvMar 28, 2011 at 2:01 am
    The Moment I Heard this Song Was At My Friends House. She Told Me "This is yours And *s song, Well Like S*s Song To Yuh.
    I Recently He Still Loves Me And Wants To Be With me. But He Still Believes That I A, Over Him.
    These Are His words He Told My Friend" Yeah I would take her back. I would not f**k up again. I swear on my life for what it's worth."
    *Sigh*
    But hey, life goes on.
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    JinggaySep 5, 2008 at 5:49 am
    I was with this guy for three years. And within those years, he kept saying that he'll change and he'll do whatever it takes to turn things better.
    And as time went by, I had to choose pride for love. I chose to move on and I am happier now. Letting go may sound so simple but yet it was tough because I was really in love with this guy but I knew I do not deserve him for not giving me due respect nor he deserved me for doubting his love.
    I know I was right - there was no excuse for what he did to me, and there was no excuse for why I continued to let it happen. And although he did try to turn things better, there was nothing that could make our relationship any better but to move on.
    We remain friends in spite of our separation and we are better off as friends.
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    SwaysFingEle36Aug 18, 2008 at 3:32 am
    I think this is a song about a guy who has gone out with a girl, and let her go without really knowing how much she really ment to him. He hates himself for doing it. He hates himself so much for this decision, that he tells her that he still loves her and he will do anything to get her back. She then tells him that he has to stop being so hard on himself before she will give him a chance. (note "you gotta love yourself if you can ever love me") how do I kno this? I'm going through it right now.

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