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I wanna live before I die
so don't say I have to cry on
one more freezing floor
I ask you to open the door
and see how things could have gone
The reason that it took so long
before you could figure out
that for so long I was about to break
and there were no arms to keep me
from harming me and now I'm searchin back to see
how I never tried to ask for some sympathy
'cause no- nobody wants to ride with me too far
'cause I might trip away
but in your arms I'd rather stay

You might just turn into something I like
You might just turn into something I like
You might just turn into something I li-li-li-li-li-li-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
You might just turn into something I

Want to dream about
Something I can't live withouit
My foot is in your hand
I want you to understand
how I could be confused
right after being used
but still your here in spite
when I close my eyes to dream at night
I've gotta keep my pants on
I gotta check my pulse before I've gone too far away
to hurt so i think I'll stay around to hear ya breath
saying all those words to me
unraveling my fantasy while I drink
my oleander tea

You might just turn into something I like
You might just turn into something I like
You might just turn into something I li-li-li-li-li-li-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
You might just turn into something I liii.... Yea-yea-ea-ea-ea-aa
You might just tur into something I like
You might just turn into something I like
You might just turn into something I.....


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    General CommentThis song has such a cool sharp rock rhythm to it. I love it!

    I believe that Katy is perhaps looking back on one of her relationships and that she is hoping that this person is patient enough. That she is damaged:

    "The reason that it took so long
    before you could figure out
    that for so long I was about to break
    and there were no arms to keep me
    from harming me"

    "I want you to understand
    how I could be confused
    right after being used"

    And if that person sticks it out with her, they'll see the true her behind the scars. And that he might just be someone she'll truly like.
    chino69on September 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti personally think its about being abused in some way:
    "I wanna live before I die
    so don't say I have to cry on
    one more freezing floor
    I ask you to open the door
    and see how things could have gone "
    and correction its "and see how things could have BEEN"
    maybe thats the way its seems on someother website, but thats what i hear when i hear this song..

    xoxo
    kandie
    vanessarox_09on November 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't think the songs about abuse. I just think its about a relationship that might happen and she's telling the person that they just might turn into something she's going to like.
    ItsLoveMakeItHurt0on February 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFIrst of all, vanessarox_09, it IS "and see how things could have GONE". Check HER website: katyrose.net/

    This song is about her being in a bad relationship. She really likes this guy, but he's using her. "how I could be confused right after being used". But she's drawn to him and she can't get him out of her head. She doesn't want to leave him, so she keeps convincing herself that he'll turn into a good guy. He'll turn into something she likes.
    fairyinblacknwhiteon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"I Want to dream about
    Something I can't live withouit
    My foot is in your hand
    I want you to understand
    how I could be confused
    right after being used
    but still your here in spite
    when I close my eyes to dream at night
    I've gotta keep my pants on
    I gotta check my pulse before I've gone too far away
    to hurt so i think I'll stay around to hear ya breath
    saying all those words to me
    unraveling my fantasy while I drink
    my oleander tea"

    Although this could easily be passed off as a relationship song, this verse suggests rape or sexual abuse. How she says shes gotta keep her pants on, and her foot is in somebodys hand, with that I think she means that someone is trying to prevent her from running away. Also with the "but you're still here in spite, when I close my eyes to dream at night" suggests that something has shook her up so badly that she can't get it out of her head. This is sang with so much emotion.
    IRubMyDuckyon October 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti believe this relates to her harming, cutting or burning or something, herself (hence the lyrics, "there were no arms to keep me from harming me) and this boy let her down and she's mad, but now she's playing a game with him, saying "you MIGHT just turn into something i like".

    love the song, she sings it with revenge, happiness, and agony all through the song and i like how it blends together.
    xx_darling_xxon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow! what an amazing song, its been ringing in my head ever since i bought the album, its so catchy and the chorus "you might just turn into something i like" is pure art, giving such a sense of possibility, this line just shakes me!

    well to me, the song is abt this new guy she met who thinks shes the "all american type of girl", so she faces him with her past "Ive been fucked up, ive been through a lot, im moody i can be depressed i can be a total bitch when im angry, but hey guess what, theres a new rule for me "I wanna live before i die" "which to me really really sounds like a new beginning, like a new philiosophy in her life, so chances are shes changed, shes more confident now, shes got things under control but still nothing is for granted, so "this is me, i like you, if u wanna be in a relationship with me thats great if u dont it doesnt seem to matter"...


    the whole song is abt possiblities, things can change with a blink of an eye but shes sure of one thing :she really likes him NOW...

    but i dont really think theres been using in the relationship and DEFINITELY its not about an ex!
    "My foot is in ur hand" to me doesnt really make sense but i think its close to "i give u my all and i wanna lose control, you control my future (hence the foot)"
    Hotel-Paperon May 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is a cool song, but the meaning is once again unclear with all of the metaphors. Probably about Katy trying to trust her new boyfriend.
    Pinkbutterflyon June 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's not about a bad relationship. It's about learning to trust in a new one and hoping your partner will understand why you are the way you are.


    "I wanna live before I die
    so don't say I have to cry on
    one more freezing floor
    I ask you to open the door
    and see how things could have gone
    The reason that it took so long
    before you could figure out
    that for so long I was about to break
    and there were no arms to keep me
    from harming me and now I'm searchin back to see
    how I never tried to ask for some sympathy
    'cause no- nobody wants to ride with me too far
    'cause I might trip away
    but in your arms I'd rather stay"

    In every other relationship, they've left her crying on the floor. Katy is/was a self harmer, & in that bit it means there's no-one to stop her from doing it. She wants to go on crazy adventures, but she'd rather stay in their arms.

    "Want to dream about
    Something I can't live without"
    She wants to finally have something she can't live without so much so that she dreams about it.


    "My foot is in your hand
    I want you to understand
    how I could be confused
    right after being used"

    She hopes they'll realise and understand the way she acts how she does after being used so much.


    "but still your here in spite
    when I close my eyes to dream at night
    I've gotta keep my pants on
    I gotta check my pulse before I've gone too far away
    to hurt so i think I'll stay around to hear ya breath
    saying all those words to me
    unraveling my fantasy while I drink
    my oleander tea"

    In spite of it all, they're there and they're telling her things she wants to hear. Maybe true love? And everything is perfect and it's going the way she planned.
    C0m4.Wh1t3on August 12, 2008   Link

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