"I Like What You Say" as written by and Daniel Lorca Ira S Elliott....
Emergency above
Put on your hard hats and invisible gloves
What's going on?
I was on the wagon, I thought I was done
You have to watch out
When one falls in another can't get out

You say that I like what you say
I like what you say
You say that I like what you say
I like what you say

They say I have to have somebody
They say you have to be someones
They say if you're not lonely alone
Boy, there is something wrong

You say that I like what you say
I like what you say
You say that I like what you say
I like what you say

You say baby, I only wanna make you happy
Baby, I only wanna make you

They say you learn from your mistakes
That's not always the case
And seeing that I understand
How I made 'em again and again

They say you have to have somebody
They say you have to be someones
They say if you're not lonely alone
Boy, there is something wrong

You say that I like what you say
I like what you say
You say that I like what you say
I like what you say

You say baby, I only wanna make you happy
Baby, I only wanna make you happy
Lately I only wanna make you happy
Baby, I only wanna make you



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"I Like What You Say" as written by Ira S Elliott Daniel Lorca

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    General CommentEven though this song is somewhat positive, I find that it makes me fall into that deep heartsick feeling.
    Jennexon August 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbasicllyy liek u dont NEED someone or to be someones to be happy (: ?
    blahCUPCAKESon February 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI regret not having heard this before! It had been floating in the void of oblivion that I call a part of my music folder until now.
    drmnon July 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBy the way, it's actually "They say you have to be someone's".
    drmnon July 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about never thinking you'll love again after a bad break up until you find that one person that takes your breath away.
    Sullivan.ABon August 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with Jennex, this song makes me feel so sad and heartsick, but i still love it. i wish he wanted to make me happy lol
    talahina_skyon August 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI actually think it's about not being able to get over someone. You see yourself making the same mistakes over again with other people. "I was on the wagon, I thought I was done" could mean at least two different things. First, you thought you were done finding the right person, but it was suddenly it was all torn apart or maybe it means that you thought you were done getting over that person, but somehow he/she is still part of your life, surprisingly enough. "When one falls in, another comes out" could mean that one of the two decided to break up and became a totally different person, as if he/she had fallen into a hole (perhaps falling in love for someone else) and was completely changed after that. Finally, i think the chorus refers to this idea of everyone else being just 'them', saying you have to be with someone, but not really connecting to you. You're with someone just because you're supposed to, not because you love them like you did love that person you now miss. "I like what you say" would then mean "I like what my real love says" which is so much greater than everyone's idea of being with someone just for the sake of it.

    Albeit it may be just a little too late.
    fixstrikeon January 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe this song came out 2 years ago on the John Tucker Must Die Soundtrack and I never heard it till now.

    I've only heard 3 of the new songs on Lucky and this song is easily the best. However, the other two, See These Bones and Weightless, are great songs as well.
    Shambeon January 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe first stanza talks about losing the one you thought you were going to spend the rest of your life with. Then you always find someone new, even after the other's gone out.

    The second stanza: you like hearing the new person's feelings, what they have to say

    the rest goes on to say that he can't stand loving somebody after the other person, no matter how much he likes them and how they want to make them happy.
    musicismy1luvon February 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOk, maybe Im crazy, but isnt there another verse before the OOH x 3s?

    "They say learn from your mistakes
    Thats not always the case
    See 'em now to understand
    How I made 'em again and again"

    Im pretty sure im not delusional, but cant find the verse on any lyric websites. I think thats only on the album and not the soundtrack? Iunno.
    AFasterGunon March 02, 2008   Link

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