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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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    UnregisteredJul 21, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    Omg. I love mariannas trench, i love the main dude, the singer, i think the sng is like, relationship trobles? Maybe? Im not good with that so i wouldnt know hehe
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    UnregisteredOct 17, 2013 at 6:12 am
    I don't think that the "open up and swallow" a sexual thing at all. More likely a metaphor for "submitting to the cocktail expected to create success" this could be celebrity success, success in love, or in American culture, depending how you interpret the rest of the song.
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    UnregisteredSep 6, 2012 at 5:21 pm
    Desperate measures: frantic employ of an old protractor to sketch and document the angle of diffraction as light passes through a convex lens in the physics lab on the last day of the semester.
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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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    UnregisteredJul 10, 2012 at 11:30 pm
    This song is amazing! Marianas trench is coming to my home town and i am freaking out! Theres a meet and greet and im gonna ask for a hug...! Omg

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