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Head underwater
And they tell me
To breathe easy for a while
Breathing gets harder, even I know that
Made room for me;
It's too soon to see
If I'm happy in your hands
I'm unusually hard to hold on to

Blank stares at blank pages
No easy way to say this
You mean well, but you make this hard on me

I'm not gonna write you a love song
'Cause you asked for it
'Cause you need one
,
You see

I'm not gonna write you
A love song
'Cause you tell me it's
Make or breaking this
If you're on your way

I'm not gonna write you to
Stay
If all you have is leavin',
I'ma need a better reason
To write you
A love song
Today
Today, Yeah

I learned the hard way
That they all say
Things you want to hear


My heavy heart sinks deep down under
You and your twisted words,
Your help just hurts
You are not what I thought you were
Hello to high and dry

Convince me to please you
Make me think that I need this too
I'm trying to let you hear me as I am

I'm not gonna write you a love song
'Cause you asked for it
'Cause you need one,
You see

I'm not gonna write you
A love song
'Cause you tell me it's
Make or breaking this
If you're on your way

I'm not gonna write you to
Stay
If all you have is leavin',
I'ma need a better reason
To write you
A love song
Today

Promise me that you'll leave the light on
To help me see
With daylight, my guide, gone
'Cause I believe there's a way you can love me
Because I say
I'm not gonna write you a love song
'Cause you asked for it
'Cause you need one,
You see

I'm not gonna write you
A love song
'Cause you tell me it's
Make or breaking this
Is that why you wanted a love song?
'Cause you asked for it?
'Cause you need one?
You see

I'm not gonna write you a love song
'Cause you tell me it's
Make or break in this
Or you're on your way
I'm not gonna write you
To stay

If your heart is nowhere in it
I don't want it for a minute
Babe, I'll walk the seven seas when I believe that
There's a reason to write you
A love song
Today



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  • LoveSong_3
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    LoveSong_3Apr 20, 2008 at 11:09 pm
    This song means to me that there is this girl that likes this really nice, cute, and funny guy. {Best Friends} But this guy doesn't like her back he likes this other girl and he needs a love song for her and she doesn't want to give him one because she wants him to really mean it with all his heart and she wants him to fall for her, not another fake. This song is so powerful and strong. I love it!
  • basurajuice
    +2
    basurajuiceApr 3, 2008 at 6:47 am
    I guess this song is written for someone who give girls a hard time by giving them mix signals. "the-unpredictable-guy" then they kinda part ways to think if its better and she realized that yes it was better off without him. And the guy's kinda want to give their love (which is the perfect love song) a chance by giving happy interested signals but she want it no more. . And that the love song is all about. A sad love song which is ironic because it sounds happy, meaning she's ok now, better without him. A love song isn't always a happy song. :)
  • QTpie1167
    +1
    QTpie1167Apr 25, 2008 at 12:46 am
    Yea. As much as I would love to believe that its a heartwarming song about a playing "hard-to-get-unless-you-really-want-me" relationship, what moonlightvanilla said is right. Her publicist told her that her album was almost perfect, all she needed was a love song. So sara, being her funny/sarcastic self, wrote this. Think about her situation and the lyrics. It fits perfectly! "Im not gonna write you a love song cuz u asked for it!" really! She has a great sense of humor! ♥ you Sara!
  • U
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    UnregisteredJan 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    Well done, ilovefashion, you correctly guessed. Sara has said that she wrote that song to teach the managers a lesson. She was told by them that her album little voice would not be published if she didn't have a love song in it, but, she didn't want to write one. They forced her to and she wrote that to tell them that it wasn't fair, and they still haven't realised what or who it was directed at if anyone at all. If you are reading this, sara, cunning little plan you have got there, I love it!
  • soupergirlandladlelass
    -4
    soupergirlandladlelassJun 3, 2008 at 8:40 am
    Captain Carroll, we salute you.
    Now as for the rest of you, again here at S. F. J (Soup for Justice) we're feeling particularly kind today. And with our new found kindness Soupergirl and Ladle Lass are ready for action, serving up a hot tasty bowl of justice.
    If you're feeling under threat, no doubt we will be there. With Sara Bareilles upbeat tune, catchy lyrics and excellent piano skills, we are in the mood to help out. If you're in trouble, call us, if your toilet needs cleaning, we'll get someone to do that.
    Thanks to Sara Bareilles, we are in an upbeat mood. So lets fight together, for soup justice!

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