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Gonna make a heart-throb out of me
Just a bit of minor surgery
These desperate times call for desperate measures
I'll give you something to cry about
Show some skin, and would be cache
How could you let this get to desperate measures now?

For a first effort this,
Feels kinda last ditch
I guess this just
Got kinda drastic
Trust us you just fell off the bus, baby

I can't let this, I can't let this go

When I got you right where I want you
I been pushing for this for so long
Kiss me, just once, for luck
These are desperate measures now

I can't let this, I can't let this go

Have a piece of American dream
Open up, and swallow, on your knees
And say "Thank you"
I'd like some desperate measures, please

For a first effort this,
Feels kinda last ditch
I guess this just
Got kinda drastic
Trust us, you just fell off the bus, suckers
Yeah, well, payback is a mother fucker

I can't let this, I can't let this go

When I got you right where I want you
I been pushing for this for so long
Kiss me, just once, for luck
These are desperate measures now

I can't let this, I can't let this go

Go Forever, for worse, or better
My poor heart will only surrender
Go forever, for worse, or better
My poor heart will only surrender, now

I can't let this, I can't let this go

When I got you right where I want you
I been pushing for this for so long
Kiss me, just once, for luck
These are desperate measures now

I can't let this, I can't let this go

When I got you right where I want you
I been pushing for this for so long
Kiss me, just once, for luck
These are desperate measures now

I can't let this, I can't let this go



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    UnregisteredAug 15, 2012 at 3:23 am
    This is song is about a guy who lost his girlfriend and wants her back. But she doesnt want him back so he tries to make her jelous by dating another girl. It didnt work but he found it in her heart to forgive him. But if you want my brothers meaning of the song its on word: sex.
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    UnregisteredMay 6, 2012 at 1:10 am
    Easy there it could just mean begging or even praying, swallowing your pride kinda thing.. I think they probably wanted it to sound that way for a reason.. But knowing them it has a much deeper meaning.. Tell your sister not to post things like that.. Theres a zillion times worse songs like this in the world.. Grow up
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    UnregisteredMar 7, 2012 at 5:05 am
    It's totally about doing what you need to in a desperate place. Whether it's true desperation or simply moving up in the world, it's about doing whatever is needed to make it to where they want to be. "show some skin, and would be cache
    How could you let this get to desperate measures now? " cache means something hidden. How could you let it get to desperate measures? Than onto "i'd like some desperate measures please". Do what you have to, than it becomes the go to.
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    UnregisteredJan 17, 2012 at 2:56 am
    Thanks mariana's trench. My thirteen year old sister posted "have a piece of american dream
    open up, and swallow, on your knees
    and say "thank you"
    i'd like some desperate measures, please" as her facebook status. She obviously doesnt know what it is referencing, however she has just referenced someone giving a blow job because they are in a desperate situation..
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    UnregisteredFeb 19, 2012 at 11:28 pm
    I dont think that hes talking about somethin gross when he says "open up and swallow on your knees and say thank you.. ", cux if you think of it, he writes songs based on real events in his life. Things hes going through. He eaven said it in an interview, his songs are like his diary. So i dont think that thats what hes talking about. His lyrics usually have a deeper meaning. And knowing his style and the types of songs he writes, i honestly don't think he'll write about something disgusting like that

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