"Playing the Villain" as written by Matt Squire and Writers Unknown....
You're so pretty
Such a must-see
Dress yourself in jealousy
Self-appointed gift from above

You would make a killin'
Playing the villain
Well, I hate who you've become
I don't know you anymore
Who are you now?
I don't know
Who are you now?

This ain't gonna last forever
So come on back down my way, baby
This ain't gonna last forever
Nobody should want you
But I want you back

You're so shallow
Got those looks, though
Honest face
It sells the show
And you think you're changing the world

You would make a killin'
Playing the villain
Well, I hate who you've become
I don't know you anymore
Who are you now?
I don't know
Who are you now?

This ain't gonna last forever
So come on back down my way, baby
This ain't gonna last forever
Nobody should want you
But I want you
Destiny's an open map
So tell me, baby
Where's your head at?
This ain't gonna last forever
Nobody should want you
But I want you back

Hey, you're pushing me away
Hey, yes, you are
Hey, you're pushing me away
Hey, yes, you are

This ain't gonna last forever
So come on back down my way, baby
This ain't gonna last forever
Nobody should want you
But I want you
Destiny's an open map
So tell me, baby
Where's your head at?
This ain't gonna last forever
Nobody should want you
But I want you back


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    General Comment"So tell me, baby
    Where's your head?"

    should be

    "So tell me, baby
    Where's your head at?"

    anyway, LOVE this song! Basically i think the song is about a friend who started acting differently and just changed who they were and the singer is telling them nobody likes it and they should just go back to the way used to be.
    Katikoalaon March 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds like he is saying such a must see, not such a messy.
    anyways awesome song :).
    Stewie840on March 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe end of the chorus should be
    "nobody should want you
    but i want you back"

    and the second verse is
    "honest face--it sells the show"
    instead of
    "on his face it sells the show"

    those are from the cd cover
    special_ED291on May 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think its about a guy losing himself over a girl that really doesnt want him cuz she thinks that she's too god for him.

    -The Colors Of Vinyl
    XTheColorsOfVinylXon June 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of my sister actually LOL

    the girl that he use to be close with has changed and poseses the characteristics of a villain:
    selfish, thinks shes hot, thinks everything she does is for the best, acts on her own accord, shallow and so on
    though she has changed and has "pushed away" everyone from her past and now no one will want to be close with her anymore "no one will want you back"
    so he is suggesting he can help her sort out her head and take her back...
    Rainingbowson February 11, 2010   Link

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