"If I Could Be Frank, You're Ugly!" as written by and Ryan Donald/hackenson Zimmerman....
So is this what you really wanted?
What you really wanted?
Are you sure? Are you sure?

I've found a way of getting close to you
So you don't have control anymore
And I'll make you weak by getting close to you
Don't fight it, I've already won

Ask me why I'm doing this to you
And I'll just keep saying what you want to hear
And tell me that, that this is what you want
And I'll just keep saying what you want to hear

I'll whisper things you know you like to hear
So softly that you buy into it
And I know what it is you really want to hear
I'll use it against you now

Ask me why I'm doing this to you
And I'll just keep saying what you want to hear
And tell me that, that this is what you want
And I'll just keep saying what you want to hear

You make it so, so easy to get my way
Ask me why I'm doing this to you
And I'll just say what you want to hear

'Cause I know what it is that you really want to hear
'Cause I know what it is that you really want to hear
'Cause I know what it is that you really want to hear
'Cause I know what it is that you really want to hear

Ask me why I'm doing this to you
I'll just keep saying what you want to hear
Tell me that this is what you want
I'll just keep saying what you want to hear




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"If I Could Be Frank, You're Ugly" as written by Brandon Hackenson Alex Torres

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    General CommentHmm.. I can't quite figure out what this means..
    stagnateon September 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsex, maybe? lol i have no idea.
    bloodytamponon December 15, 2008   Link
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    My Opinionhey^^!
    i think it’s about how this person (‘you’) has been controlling him (‘I’/Ryan), and all he ever does is please the other person:
    “I’ll keep saying what you want to hear”

    and Ryan wants to get back. How: this song doesn’t exactly say it. but in the process, he is being non-suspicious about it, as he is still ‘sucking up’ to that person:

    “I’ve found a way of getting close to you
    So you don’t have control anymore
    And I’ll make you weak by getting close to you

    And I know what it is you really want to hear
    I’ll use it against you now”

    It tells that he is acting not any different from how he has been all along.

    “Don’t fight it” can mean “Don’t be suspicious” as:

    “I’ve already won
    I’ll whisper things you know you like to hear
    So softly that you buy into it
    You make it so easy to get my way”

    aka, his plan is already in motion, and he’s not acting strangely in the slightest.

    “So is this what you really wanted?
    What you really wanted?
    Are you sure?”

    is probably to warn/threat the one controlling him, because the more Ryan is doing what the other wants, and the “closer” he gets, the more effective Ryan’s plan of getting back is.

    so “Tell me that this is what you want” might be to spur Ryan to keep going with the plan of seeking vengeance for himself.

    Moreover, the way he sings “are you sure?” is kind of menacing, which goes with the whole warning/threatening theory.
    And throughout the song, he sounds pretty desperate.

    Plus, this can all be linked to the title:
    If I Could Be Frank, You’re Ugly!

    in relation to the song’s lyrics, it can be translated to:
    If I Could Have a Say, I Hate You! and I say this because it’s clear that Ryan always has to please the person with words that only the person wants to hear, but not necessarily the words that Ryan wants to say. therefore, it is possible that he does not agree with what the other person wants to hear from him. so he may even hate the other fella, and say he’s “ugly”

    hehe :D
    YourPersonalTalltaleon January 03, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningi mean its pretty obvious to me. this is what I think it means cos i feel like i can relate
    I think its about a relationship and mistreating the girl
    and she asking why are you doing this to me
    and he's just telling her things she wants to hear because he knows how to get to her to get what he wants
    .

    and in the beginning he's like are you sure you're ready to hear this the truth. soo yeah
    cupcakeimissyouon June 24, 2010   Link
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    General Commentgay band
    jwax8242oon January 21, 2010   Link

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