"The Perfect Mistake" as written by David Katz, Sam Hollander, Will Pugh and Joseph Pepper....
Wake me up, I've been dreaming
It feels just like any other, day
I sit you down, here goes nothing
And you're not gonna like what I say

And get out, oh, just get out

Get up, get out, that's what you said
You drive me crazy
I can't believe that's what you did
Don't call me baby
And I know I'm wrong, I knew all along that you'd find out
I'm the perfect mistake I'm hoping you'll make right now

Wake me up, I've been dreaming
'Cause I haven't heard from you in, days
Well hazy now, this fog just follows me around
And it's only you that burns it away

So get out, oh, just get out

Get up, get out, that's what you said
You drive me crazy
I can't believe that's what you did
Don't call me baby
I know I'm wrong, I knew all along that you'd find out
I'm the perfect mistake I'm hoping you'll make right now

I see your face every time I close my eyes
It's getting worse you say
It comes as no surprise

Why am I hell-bent on losing?
When I can't get you out of my head

Get up, get out, that's what you said
You drive me crazy
I can't believe that's what you did
Don't call me baby
I know I'm wrong, I knew all along that you'd find out
I'm the perfect mistake I'm hoping you'll make right now

Oh I'm the perfect mistake I'm hoping you'll make right now
Oh you'll make right now


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"The Perfect Mistake" as written by Joseph Pepper David Katz

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    General Commentit's definitely "I know I'm wrong" and "I'm the perfect mistake" and then a few other minor changes...song is included on the new CD Cycles :)


    Wake me up, I've been dreaming
    It feels just like any other day
    I sit you down, here goes nothing
    And you're not gonna like what I say

    Get out, oh just get out

    "Get out, get out," that's what she said
    "You drive me crazy
    I can't believe that's what you did
    Don't call me baby"
    And I know I'm wrong
    I knew all along that you'd find out
    I'm the perfect mistake I'm hoping you'll make right now

    Wake me up, I've been dreaming
    Cause I haven't heard from you in days
    Hazy now, this fog just follows me around
    And it's only you that burns it away

    So get out, oh just get out

    "Get out, get out," that's what she said
    "You drive me crazy
    I can't believe that's what you did
    Don't call me baby"
    And I know I'm wrong
    I knew all along that you'd find out
    I'm the perfect mistake I'm hoping you'll make right now

    I see your face every time I close my eyes
    It's getting worse, you say it comes as no surprise

    Why am I hell-bent on losing?
    When I can't get you out of my head

    "Get out, get out," that's what she said
    "You drive me crazy
    I can't believe that's what you did
    Don't call me baby"
    And I know I'm wrong
    I knew all along that you'd find out
    I'm the perfect mistake I'm hoping you'll make right now

    Oh, I'm the perfect mistake I'm hoping you'll make right now
    Oh, you'll make right now
    fedorov1fanon October 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about that one person you like sooo much and you wish they would just fall for you. You take the chance of telling them you like them and they reject you. You hope that that special someone will make the perfect mistake and fall for you.
    allthingsmusicon December 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it means that he was hiding something from a girl he's in a relationship with. He made a mistake and decided to tell her about it. Sounds sort of like he lied or cheated? He was hiding something from her at first, and then told her because he realized how much she means to him and is hoping that she can get over it. She isn't speaking to him and he really wants her back.
    callingxxyouon December 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWill sings "I'M the perfect mistake" in the chorus. Big difference but all-around good post.
    dragoonelfon August 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI'm hearing "I know I'm wrong, I knew all along" in the chorus.
    I don't know if that's correct but that's what I hear.
    Good work on the lyrics though.
    Charliebrow16on January 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere are a good amount of errors in these lyrics
    irthesteveon December 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationTo me, this song means that there is a guy and he knows that he's not good enough for her & he understands that, making him the "perfect mistake". She finally realized that she can do better & they've both been having a rocky relationship so he's saying he wants to fix it for her.
    PerfectMistakeson June 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYeaaah, definitely a lot of errors. Nonetheless, this is probably one of my favorite songs by them. It's pretty much this huge catharsis. I wonder if its based on one of Will's personal experiences. Anybody agree?
    saragriffin5on December 01, 2010   Link

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