"Take A Bow" as written by Wayne Wilkins, Samuel J Watters, Ryan B Tedder and Louis Biancaniello....
The flowers are faded now
Along with your letters
They will never see the light of day
Cause I'll never take them out
And there's no turning back
Its for the better
Baby I deserved more than empty words
And promises
I believed everything you said
And I give you the best I have
Oh.

So take a bow.
Cause you've taken everything else
You played the part and like a star you played it so well
Take a bow
'Cause this scene is coming to an end
I gave you love. All you give me was pretend
So now, take a bow

The future's about to change
Before you know it the curtain closes
Take a look around
There's no one in the crowd
I'm throwing away the pain
And you should know that your performance it made me stronger now

So take a bow.
Cause you've taken everything else
You played the part and like a star you played it so well
Take a bow
'Cause this scene is coming to an end
I gave you love. All you give me was pretend
So now, take a bow

Well it must have been slight of hand
'cause I still can't understand
How I could never see
Just what a fool believed
Um

But the lies they start to show
Tell me how it feels to know
Right now that I won't be around
So baby before I put you out

So take a bow.
Cause you've taken everything else
You played the part and like a star you played it so well
Take a bow
'Cause this scene is coming to an end
I gave you love. All you give me was pretend
So now, take a bow

So take a bow.
Cause you've taken everything else
You played the part and like a star you played it so well
Take a bow
'Cause this scene is coming to an end
I gave you love. All you give me was pretend
So now, take a bow


Lyrics submitted by leahdelonge

"Take a Bow" as written by Ryan Tedder Louis Biancaniello

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    General CommentIt's one of those melodies that you can't get out of your head the first time you hear it! Definitely one of my fav songs from Spirit.
    leahdelongeon November 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLove this song!
    All of the album is pretty good, but this song really stuck out.
    I reckon it's about a relationship that's ended.
    And all throughout the relationship, the guy was just pretending and acting and lying, he was never his real self. And she finally got up the courage to end it.
    It's such a strong song, it's really good.
    hayles89on February 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is BRILLIANT-O ;)
    It`s about, in this song text, a girl who gave a guy her 100% and only got so little in return.
    eyamaticon March 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely el-oh-vee-ee this song! :]
    it is about one of those relationships where the just gives and forgives then gives and the bloke takes and takes... in an unapologetic way. she is basically saying 'who are you putting a show on for when there isnt anyone else? so just end this already!'
    its empowering but sad.
    justinsgirl17on May 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a woman lashing at her exboyfriend and about how he told her everything he knew she wanted to hear but it was all lies. it was all empty promises. and she got sick of trying to convince herself that someday everything he promised her was going to happen. she realized that she deserves better and that she deserves someone who appreciates her.

    it starts off pretty angry but towards the end you realize exactly how sad she is about having to lose him. she gave him her entire heart and she got nothing in return.

    very similar to so many relationships. after this song it's good to listen to better in time...it usually cheers me up lol.
    brandnew0323on November 24, 2008   Link
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    Song Meaninglove the song on of my personal favrouites. its clear about a girl who has gone though not such a nice breakup and no is going through the stages of moving on.
    letspartyon April 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI loove this song :D
    yeah i agreee, i think it's to do with a bad break up, and thinking that it was her fault, but know she realises that it was him and his lying, and him being something else than what she thought he was
    elleennnxon October 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love this song and i can relate... this song is deffinatly about a relationship where she gave her all and he didnt in return..didnt take it as seriously but acted like he was into it as much as her....and he obviously never realised she would guess...this song is also saying people can see through you now!
    misscherylon October 29, 2010   Link

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