"Dear Maria, Count Me In" as written by Jack Bassam Barakat, Robert Ryan Dawson, Alexander William Gaskarth and Zachary Steven Merrick....
I got your picture, I'm coming with you
Dear Maria, count me in
There's a story at the bottom of this bottle
And I'm the pen

When the lights go up
I wanna watch the way you take the stage by storm
The way you wrap those boys around your finger
Go on and play the leader

'Cause you know it's what you're good at
The low road for the fast track, make every second last

'Cause I got your picture, I'm coming with you
Dear Maria, count me in
There's a story at the bottom of this bottle
And I'm the pen

Make it count
When I'm the one who's selling you out
'Cause it feels like stealing hearts
Calling your name from the crowd

Doesn't that mean
You'll be the showgirl of the home team
I'll be the narrator
Telling another tale of the American dream

I see your name in lights
We could make you a star
Girl, we'll take the world by storm
It isn't that hard

'Cause I got your picture, I'm coming with you
Dear Maria, count me in
There's a story at the bottom of this bottle
And I'm the pen

Make it count
When I'm the one who's selling you out
'Cause it feels like stealing hearts
Calling your name from the crowd, whoa

Take a breath, don't it sound so easy?
Never had a doubt, now I'm going crazy
Watching from the floor

Take a breath and let the rest come easy
Never settle down 'cause the cash flow leaves me
Always wanting more

'Cause I got your picture, I'm coming with you
Dear Maria, count me in
There's a story at the bottom of this bottle
And I'm the pen

Make it count
When I'm the one who's selling you out
'Cause it feels like stealing hearts
Calling your name from the crowd

'Cause I got your picture, I'm coming with you
Dear Maria, count me in
There's a story at the bottom of this bottle


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"Dear Maria, Count Me In" as written by Jack Bassam Barakat Alexander William Gaskarth

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  • +4
    General Commentit's about one of his friends who he found out became a stripper, then he got this whole scenario in his head that some guy (like a talent agent or manager or something) see her and wants to make her a star. the song is their conversation and stuff.
    alex wrote a whole thing about in the booklet or the single.

    also guys, just cuz the girl in the songs name is maria doesn't mean that the girl who the song is about name is maria. just thought i'd point that out.
    tasteslikeFIRExon August 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfuck yeah, they did it again. god damn these boys are good.
    veggiestyleon July 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a stripper, he told me at their acoustic set at Warped Tour in St. Petersburg.
    carolinebooon July 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcarolineboo
    you're right.
    i remember in 100 bands you need to know in ap they said that one of their songs was about somebody trying to make a stripper a star
    Arden!on July 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentexactly Arden/carolineboo. In AP its says the song is about a writer talking to a stripper about making her into something bigger than what she is by turning her into an icon.
    SensesFailedon July 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe song is about a stripper and her agent. the girl was a friend of alex's and he thought it was heaps funny that she wanted to be a stripper so he wrote a song about it. nothing more to it than that.
    atlloveron July 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis sonq was written about the lead sinqers friend who he found out was a stripper .
    [ look up the interview on youtube .)
    sexiimamsz22on March 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about a stripper. haha.
    in an interview Alex stated its about his friend who told him she was a stripper and he was like cool. hahaa.
    aprillmayyyon May 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a good friend of Alex, she told him she was going to become a stripper, Alex thought it was hilarious but he was willing to help her get huge. Hence,


    Girl, we'll take the world by storm
    It isn't that hard

    Because ATL was already famous by then and he has experience
    randommusicon October 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is what I got when I listened to it. It's similar to yours but there's a few differences.

    I got your picture
    I'm coming with you
    Dear Maria, count me in
    There's a story at the bottom of this bottle
    Another pen

    When the lights go out
    I wanna watch the way
    You take the stage by storm
    The way you wrap that boy around your finger
    You wanna play with me now?
    Cause you know it's what you're good at
    From small roads to the fast track
    Make every second theirs

    Cause I got your picture
    I'm coming be with you
    Dear Maria, count me in
    There's a story at the bottom of this bottle
    Another pen

    Make it count when I'm the one
    Who's selling you out
    Cause it feels like stealing hearts
    Calling your name from the crowd

    Listen up here ?
    You'll be the show girl of the home team/your own team ?
    I'll be another .....?
    Telling another tale .....?

    I see your name in lights
    We can make you a star
    Girl, we'll take the world by storm
    It isn't that hard

    Cause I got your picture
    I'm coming with you
    Dear Maria, count me in
    There's a story at the bottom of this bottle
    Another pen
    Make it count when I'm the one
    Who's selling you out
    Cause it feels like stealing hearts
    Calling your name from the crowd

    Take a breath, cause it's not so easy
    Never settle down
    Now it's getting crazy watching from the floor
    Take a breath and let the rest come easy
    Never settle down
    Because you'll be always wanting more

    Cause I got your picture
    I'm coming with you
    Dear Maria, count me in
    There's a story at the bottom of this bottle
    Another pen
    Make it count when I'm the one
    Who's selling you out
    Cause it feels like stealing hearts
    Calling your name from the crowd

    Cause I got your picture
    I'm coming with you
    Dear Maria, count me in
    There's a story at the bottom of this bottle.
    scribbledlieson June 30, 2007   Link

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