"Payback" as written by and Andrew Meunier Steve Miller....
This is not a test, not a test
There can't be any secrets
Do you think that I can see you?
I know it's late
I need you

To open my chest, my chest
Fix whatever you need to be fixed
So long as I can hold you
Breathe in rhythm with you
It's all that I've waited for

This is payback for all of the words
That never meant enough to keep me concerned
Every homesick letter
That never had the strength to find your door

This is just enough to keep me concerned
With every hope I had that you would return
And now I've learned that you've become
Everything I've once hated
That I still depend on

This is torturous, torturous
So close I can feel your touch
I'd be patient, but I lust for you
I'll do anything you want me to

I'll be the best chance you take
Lost in the rhythm our bodies make
Girl, you know I lust for you
I'll do anything you want me to
It's all that I've waited for

This is payback for all of the words
That never meant enough to keep me concerned
Every homesick letter
That never had the strength to find your door

This is just enough to keep me concerned
With every hope I had that you would return
And now I've learned that you've become
Everything I've once hated
That I still depend on

And if all I can do
Is just sit and wait for you
Then I guess I'll just be waiting till the end
Oh, I guess I'll just be waiting till the end


Lyrics submitted by thoseguiltyeyes

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    General CommentThis song is really amazing, the new album sounds awesome i can't wait till it comes out, i just have a few corrections on it

    This is not a test, not a test
    There can't be any secrets
    Do you think that I can see you?
    I know it's late
    I need you


    This is just enough to keep me concerned
    With every hope I had that you would return
    And now I've learned that you've become
    Everything I've once hated
    That I still depend on

    I'll be the best chance take you take
    Lost in the rhythm our bodies make
    Girl, you know I lust for you
    I'll do anything you want me to
    It's all that I've waited for



    nothin too big, good job
    Shane_Maseon August 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorites off the new album.
    pika pok3monon August 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh, and it's "I'll be the best chance you take". Not, "I'll be the best chance take you take".
    pika pok3monon August 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThanks for the corrections. I took these off of plyrics.com so I didn't really check to see if they were right or not. Hah. Guess I should have.
    thoseguiltyeyeson August 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits about a guy who wants to be with a girl who he loves, but she doesn't feel the same. the guy will literally do anything to get with this girl who means everything to him. he sees her go from one bad relationship to another and all he can really do is sit on the side and wait for her.

    idk maybe i'm wrong but its just my take on the song. either way it's a beautiful song with great lyrics
    mypaperheart310on January 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about a guy and a girl who broke up for some reason. but he wants to change (open my chest, fix whatever you need to be fixed) so that they can be together again because he still loves her. i think it being called payback has to do with him not telling her how he feels, at least that's what it sounds like from the first part of the chorus.

    anyone agree?
    pygmy92on August 01, 2008   Link

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