"Lesser Things" as written by and Brian Leseny Fennell....
You look good but you don't look great
She's got you saying things on tape
You wouldn't tell your best of friends
You think this cycle never ends
Until you are old, it's sad, just how old you are

If you make it out alright
If you make it up for air
I promise you I won't go

(I won't leave before) Before the sun gets to rise
I'll ask this one more time
Will you have me in spite of her?

She has told you what she'd bring
You're entertained by lesser things
You've got to step it up a bit, step it a bit more until
You're sure there's nothing left inside to hurt this pretty mind
'Cause pretty eyes will see right through you

She'll find out
She'll break down
Stop this now

If you make it out alright
If you make it up for air
I promise you I won't go

(I won't leave before) Before the sun gets to rise
I'll ask this one more time
Will you have me in spite of her?

You're barely breathing
You're barely breathing
You're barely breathing tonight

You're barely breathing
You're barely breathing
You're barely breathing tonight

You're barely breathing
You're barely breathing
You're barely breathing tonight

You're barely breathing
You're barely breathing
You're barely breathing tonight

If you make it out alright
If you make it up for air
I promise you I won't go

(I won't leave before) Before the sun gets to rise
I'll ask this one more time
Will you have me, will you have me?

If you make it out alright
If you make it up for air
I promise you I won't go

(I won't leave before) Before the sun gets to rise
I'll ask this one more time
Will you have me in spite of her?


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"Lesser Things" as written by Brian Leseny Fennell

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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this is about him cheating on his girl friend, of some such, and he's afraid she'll find out so he has to "you�ve got to step it up a bit
    step it a bit more until you�re sure
    there�s nothing left inside to hurt this pretty mind
    'cause pretty eyes will see right through you"

    And yeah that's pretty much what this song is all about..I think
    oMittenson March 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the singer is criticizing someone who is cheating on someone, and being that they are entertained by lesser things (sex, superficial qualities), they need to stop cheating to avoid hurting the person being cheated on. perhaps. Really good sounding song.
    willstrife9fjgon June 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningTo me the song is about a guy who is cheating on his girlfriend and he is speaking to the girl he's cheating with.
    "if you make it out alright
    if you make it up for air
    i promise you i wont go
    before the sun gets to rise
    ill ask this one more time
    will you have me in spite of her?"

    He's asking the girl hes cheating with if she will have him inspite that they are both hurting his
    girlfriend.

    "theres nothing left inside to hurt this pretty mind
    'cause pretty eyes will see right through you
    she'll find out
    she'll break down
    stop this now"
    He's telling the girl they have to stop this because he knows that his girlfriend will be badly hurt.
    abosolutecontagiouson November 08, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI see this as a girl who has a "friend" who is her confidant that basically she goes to for advice. This girl tells her how to dress, who to hang with, who to date. And now she found someone she would not approve of. Who will wait until she gets the balls to tell her pretty "Friend"/puppet master that she is no longer hers to control.
    Emmanessaon February 03, 2012   Link

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