"Centerfold" as written by Cathy Dennis, Gregory Allen Kurstin and Alecia B Moore....
Can you turn it up, just a little bit?
That'd be awesome...

I'm on the rebound
I get it where I want to
I'm on the way down
I'm getting fixed without you

You gave me a band-aid
I put it on my heartbreak
And all you got is pictures in your hand

Don't you wish you could hold
The angel in the centerfold
The fantasy you couldn't control
Who walked away from you

Don't you wish that you could hold
The pretty little paper doll
The one you couldn't quite control
Who walked away from you

Flip to me, I'm the centerfold
I'm gonna charm you
All night
Stick to me, I'm the centerfold
We're gonna go, oh
Hold tight

I'm gonna hate you
Tell I forget you
So here's a keepsake
I left it in the bathroom
Just a little something
Something to remind you
The joy you'll never get this close again

Don't you wish you could hold
The angel in the centerfold
The fantasy you couldn't control
Who walked away from you

Don't you wish that you could hold
The pretty little paper doll
The one you couldn't quite control
Who walked away from you

Flip to me, I'm the centerfold
I'm gonna charm you
All night
Stick to me, I'm the centerfold
We're gonna go, oh
Hold tight

Flip to me, I'm the centerfold
I'm gonna charm you
All night
Stick to me, I'm the centerfold
We're gonna go, oh
Hold tight

Now it's him but it could've been you
Tell me why it's him when it should've been you
Its crazy how this makes you wanna change
Here's an image you won't forget
All your life I'll tease, I'll torment
I'll be gone as soon as you turn the page

Don't you wish you could hold
The angel in the centerfold
The fantasy you couldn't control
Who walked away from you

Don't you wish that you could hold
The pretty little paper doll
The one you couldn't quite control
Who walked away from you

Flip to me, I'm the centerfold
I'm gonna charm you
All night
Stick to me, I'm the centerfold
We're gonna go, oh


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"Centerfold" as written by Cathy Dennis Alecia Moore

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    General CommentI think that this song is about a girl who was with this guy for one or two nights and then he left her... time passed and he wanted more with her again..but she was with another guy...so..now is his turn to suffer and have that desire for her.
    _Purity_on April 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song. I think it's only on the UK version.
    Nicolnickon April 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the best song on her album!
    about a girl who had a relatioship with a guy, who broke her heart then she found another guy and now he's realised he wants her back...and she's saying no!! shes moved on
    hayleybron July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentShe's saying, HA! Don't you wish you could control me? TOO BAD, SUCKER!
    Empathyon July 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhen she says "i'm the centerfold" does she mean shes like a playboy model? I knew that centerfold must have meant something so i looked it up on wikipedia and the term centerfold is used in the playboy magazine. It's the model who poses in the centerfold which is the 'playmate'. Just wondering.

    But given that, i think that the song is about a wild kind of girl who wants to go farther with a guy but he doesnt want to. She really liked him but "walked away" from him for that reason. Now shes with a guy who gives her want she wants. But the first guy wants to get back with her but the girl doesnt want to.

    Does anyone agree with me?
    xxxxcrossmyh3arton January 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that the song is about a really wild girl (possibly pink) who had a really controlling boyfriend who tried to make her into a little paper centerfold, but she didn't want to be like that so she walked out on him.

    Does anyone agree?
    sapphire12758on January 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'd agree mostly with the people above, but to me the idea of a centrefold is to do with some pictures that she had taken while in the relationship and now that's all the ex boyfriend has to remind him of their relationship.

    "And all you got is pictures in your hand"

    I think Pink is trying to tell us that her ex is idolising her, but he isn't going to get anything else from her except memories and that is how she has the upperhand.
    angelonroute666on February 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the catchiest song!!! Who cares what it means!!
    lauren_6_6_6on May 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCenterfold ... MEANS MASTURBATION !
    idk wat it has to do with this songg , anyways ..
    good song ..
    wish it was on the North American version
    oh well . i downloaded it . so its all good
    PorcelainTramp666on June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it talks about Pink having this relationship before getting famous but then this guy failed to her, they broke up, she got famous and suddenly he wants her back... but for fame reasons, therefore the centerfold reference.. He could have been the one posing with her (say, a picture with his current boyfriend) but instead there's someone else because he didn't do things right, being controlling and stuff. Now all he can do is look and stare at her in magazines, but she'll never let him "close again" .

    It fits yeah and it could be aimed to a past lover who really messed up things.
    dag_102on December 07, 2007   Link

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