"Like It Or Not" as written by and Christian Karlsson . Madonna....
You can call me a sinner
Or you can call me a saint
Celebrate me for who I am
Dislike me for what I ain't
Put me up on a pedestal
Or drag me down in the dirt
Sticks and stones will break my bones
But your names will never hurt

I'll be the garden
You'll be the snake
All of my fruits
Is yours to take
Better the devil that you know
Your love for me will grow
Because
This is who I am
You can like it or not
You can love me
Or leave me
'Cause I'm never gonna stop
No no

Cleopatra had her way
Mata Hari too
Whether they were good or bad
Is strictly up to you
Life is a paradox
And it doesn't make much sense
Can't have the femme without the fatale
Please don't take offense

Don't let the fruit rot
Under the vine
Fill up your cup
And let's drink the wine
Better the devil that you know
Your love for me will grow
Because
This is who I am
You can like it or not
You can love me
Or leave me
'Cause I'm never gonna stop
No no, you know

This is who I am
You can like it or not
You can love me
Or leave me
'Cause I'm never gonna stop
No no, you know
No no, you know
No no, you know
No no, you know
No no, you know

I'll be the garden
You'll be the snake
All of my fruit
Is yours to take
Better the devil that you know
Your love for me will grow
Because
This is who I am
You can like it or not
You can love me
Or leave me
'Cause I'm never gonna stop
No no, you know

This is who I am
You can like it or not
You can love me
Or leave me
'Cause I'm never gonna stop
No no, you know
No no, you know
No no, you know
No no, you know
No no, you know


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"Like It or Not" as written by Christian Karlsson . Madonna

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    General Commentso glad im the first to comment cuz i love this song.
    this is the perfect song to close COADF. its basically her F-U song. ithe lyrics are basically self-explanitory. I think she made this song to shoot back at her critics from American Life and kinda her whole career cuz she's still here.
    Forever-Poshon December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah i agree, it's basically about all the negative criticism she gets. Hate her or love her she's still going to do her thing. :)
    Alexis507on January 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI would like to know what these lyrics specifically mean though:
    I'll be the garden
    you'll be the snakes
    all of my fruits
    is your to take
    better the devil that you know
    you love for me will grow


    anyone know?
    nodoubter90on November 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI would like to know what these lyrics specifically mean though:
    I'll be the garden
    you'll be the snakes
    all of my fruits
    is your to take
    better the devil that you know
    you love for me will grow


    anyone know?
    nodoubter90on November 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^.
    [it's a] Book of Genesis reference. Garden of Eden, the serpent, the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

    ..etc.
    NoFinalSpareon March 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song sums up why I love Madonna: whatever you say about her, you can't deny she's a strong, independent woman that does what she wants and doesn't give a shit what anyone else thinks...that's what makes her an amazing woman, in my opinion.
    missmeon January 03, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningi love this song , it help me stay in my own style and not to fear of being myself even if everyone else hate me for who i am .
    like it or not but this is who i am !
    Nazaninon March 23, 2010   Link
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    Song Meaning"nodoubter90" i think so ...
    she means that her Oppositions attack her like a hungry snake to a garden's fruits ...
    and they think she s in treatment with Devil and she s her puppet ,
    she says like that Devil u think... i love u all too !
    that means although they call her those words but she still love those who hate her ...
    Nazaninon March 23, 2010   Link

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