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Please sing to me,
I can see you open up to breathe.
Fast words make it easier on me,
If the points to never disappoint you,
Somebody's got to tell me what to do
I just wish you could have seen me
When it used to come so easy.
I'd like to say that it's easy to stay
But it's not for me,
Cause I'm barely here at all.

Slow down now, the secrets out
And I swear now I can make this perfect.
What you want, what you need has been killing me.
Trying to be everything that you want me to be.
I'll say yes, I'll undress, I've done more for less and
I will change everything till it's perfect again.

Coming down, coming around,
Giving a frown to the sound when I hit ground.
I hate the way that I say I should say
When I know that I don't give a fuck about it anyway.
Shake hands, and shoot smiles all around,
As I sell my body by the pound
Sign my name on the dotted line,
It would be fate, do not resuscitate.

Slow down now, the secrets out.
And I swear now I'll still make this perfect.
What you want, what you need has been killing me.
Trying to be everything that you want me to be.
I say yes, I'll undress, I've done more for less
Now I'll change everything till it's perfect again.

I think it's better this way; It's good in a bad way
It's better this way.
I'll make this perfect again.
I'll make this perfect again.

What you want, what you need has been killing me
And I will change everything, you want me to be
I'll say yes, I'll undress, I've done more for less
Now I'll change everything, whhhhoa yeah.
What you want, what you need, has been killing me.
Trying to be everything (I'll make this perfect again) that you want me to be.
I'll say yes, I'll undress, I've done more for less
Now I'll change everything, I'll make this perfect again.



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    UnregisteredJul 19, 2012 at 9:16 pm
    I think this song is about a girlfriend (maybe boyfriend) saying that she'll do anything ("i'll say yes/i'll undress") to change their relationship into the perfect one that it used to be, instead of the one they have right now, (which is her collapsing under his expectations) because she loves him that much.
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    UnregisteredFeb 28, 2012 at 11:09 pm
    A guy who really wants to change to be who the girl wants him to be even if he doesn't like it. He wants her to be happy with him and he doesn't want her to question everything. He wants to push himself to be perfect even though it might not be the best for him.
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    UnregisteredFeb 13, 2012 at 12:10 am
    To me he's saying that he'll sacrifice anything to make it perfect again. The again insinuates that it was perfect at one point in time, but something changed that, and he's saying he would do anything to get back to that place. To the time when everything was perfect. The beginning is saying she opens her mouth to speak but she doesn't. But he just wants to know how to make her happy again. That's my take anyway.
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    UnregisteredFeb 12, 2012 at 1:34 am
    He's talking about having a relationship with this person, but it's not really working despite him doing all these things to try to make it work. For most of the song, he's prepare to do everything possible to make their relationship what it once was, but during parts of it, he's wondering if it's really the best thing... That's just what i think

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