Good times for a change
See, the luck I've had
Can make a good man
Turn bad

So please please please
Let me, let me, let me
Let me get what I want
This time

Haven't had a dream in a long time
See, the life I've had
Can make a good man bad

So for once in my life
Let me get what I want
Lord knows, it would be the first time
Lord knows, it would be the first time



Lyrics submitted by Idan, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want" as written by Johnny Marr, Steven Patrick Morrissey

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +7
    General Comment:ah to be 15 again, depressed, misunderstood, and filled with unrequited love, with my parents knocking on my bedroom door telling me to turn on the lights and stop playing this song over and over and over again *sigh*
    wickedsprouton April 20, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:Depressing, bitter, melancholy, and absolutely brilliant.
    chemicalnovaon January 12, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:Oh my God, how ppl always misinterpret Morrisseys lyrics as extremely sad lyrics. They sound sad because of the song but

    READ!

    It's a threat! Someone is forcing someone else. (And Morrissey described this song as "a straightforward punch to the face" and that it had to be short to keep its effect. It's not a miserable song, it's a violent song.)

    The life I've had "can make a good man turn bad", so please let me get what I want.
    Duffoon October 29, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:This song hits the spot. I'm 22 years old and though I'm healthy and my family too, nothing ever goes right for me--like personally. With friends, guys, work, money, school....it's pathetic and depressive but when i listen to this song, I, too actually feel hope. It's like Morrissey is my other half--my best friend, my spirit. It's corny but there is a special connection I feel when I hear this song.

    And the amazing thing is that it's without a doubt the kind of song that everyone relates too...look at all the covers and fans....and that fact alone, makes me feel better knowing that I'm not the only one who feels this way at times....
    spunkychickon December 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Love this song. Such longing and heartache. This is one of the Smiths songs that deals straightforward with the meaning and the music. It's wishful thinking in poetry.
    Helixion June 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Short, bitter, poignant, like Morrissey has cut through all the BS poetry and is just plainly, heartbreakingly speaking his mind...like a prayer that you mouth to yourself more than to God:
    "For once in my life, let me get what I want. Lord knows, it would be the first time."
    driggsyon June 05, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:'haven't had a dream for a long time' says to me that he's got one now, and has some hope. that and the fact that 'the luck i've had' not turning him bad (a good person despite his life) stop this from being the most depressing song ever. incidentally the instrumental cover version by The Dream Academy is the gallery music from Feris Bueller's Day Off. lovely version too.
    _____james_____on April 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:he said he heard this song at CHURCH?
    that seems kinda weird.
    plaincl0thesmanon August 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Yeah, that's weird. What kind of church do you go to?

    I love this song and Muse's cover is good too.
    kmk_natashaon December 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Great damn song! Simple and Brilliant! Heartbreaking!
    Giackson January 02, 2006   Link

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