"Should've Tried Harder" as written by and Cassadee Pope....
Some think that they deserve more
Give a little like it's become a chore
Don't demand things and walk yourself out the door

I fell flat on my face too many times
Left with nothing but some cheap perfume
Now you cry, now you need me
Now that perfume's not cheap but I told you

If you wanted to be my only one
If you wanted to see this happen
Maybe you, you should've tried harder

If you thought I would leap into your arms
Every time I would see your face
Then maybe you, you should've tried harder

Go on, prove it, I'd love to see you try
Convince me that you gave me the world
I tried and tried but you never opened your eyes

You stand tall like you've won some kind of award
But really I've never seen someone so short of a dollar
If you gave me some more but I told you

If you wanted to be my only one
If you wanted to see this happen
Maybe you, you should've tried harder

If you thought I would leap into your arms
Every time I would see your face
Then maybe you, you should've tried harder

Some think that they deserve more
Give a little bit

If you wanted to be my only one
If you wanted to see this happen
Maybe you, you should've tried harder

If you thought I would leap into your arms
Every time I would see your face
Then maybe you, you should've tried harder


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"Should've Tried Harder" as written by Cassadee Pope

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    General Commentfirst post! woooooh.
    =] I think I can relate to this song. lol.


    ---She wants him to PROVE that he really loves her.
    I mean she wants more to see from him. like more sacrifices, etc...
    janinexdon October 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentShe wants him to be there for her. To pay attention and always be there, thick and thin. He pretty much ignored her and acted like he didn't care. Now he wants her but she won't stand for it. Shes over him.
    I love this song.<3

    (you say they are the new paramore, you obviously have a hard time understanding music.)
    xAlternativexon December 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commenther boyfriends an asshole and doesnt deserve her so shes letting him know that.
    lala9ioon March 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYou stand tall
    Like you've won some kind of award
    But really, I've never seen
    Someone so short of a dollar

    and to me this sounded like
    "But really, I've never seen
    Someone so short look taller."

    simply because she said tall and then short.
    and i dont understand what a dollar would have to do with it
    lala9ioon March 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love this song because i can relate to it in so many ways basically shes saying that he wasnt there for her and now hes paying the price for letting her go...theres other meanings to but i feel like thats the main one
    naiely1o2on June 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI fell flat on my face too many times
    Left with nothing but some cheap perfume
    Now you cry, now you need me
    Now that perfume's not cheap.


    To me, this is like saying,that now that shes famous, and her perfume is no longer cheap [saying she has money], that he then decided that he 'needs her'.
    Uncontrollableon June 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLove her voice. It's so angelic.
    dancegabbydanceon July 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commentshe wants her boyfriend to prove his love and impress her.

    i think she chased him long enough, so she wants him to do the same thing
    ayubellelikesiton March 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBasically this song is saying you don't have a chance because you didn't put everything you had into it. Every girl can relate to this in some way or another.
    Arobsonskiion October 12, 2010   Link

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