What did I do to deserve this?
Tell me the truth and don't lie
You're pretty good at that
But no, not this time

You walk around like you run the world
Running your mouth and talking about me now
They think that you're the perfect girl
They're gonna see everything
So get back

It's gonna come back around
You know that this town is just too small
And I'm too tall to take this again
You're dressed to impress
But I've got news
You know you're just gonna lose
Everything and everyone that means so much to you

I'm feeling bad for
You were alone and nobody cares that you are
One look into your eyes
Easy to see what you could be
But you're not

I say it's time that you give in
You can't tell what's real
You can't help but feel you can't win
You feel your heart beat deep down
Ignoring the shame and causing this pain
Just get out

It's gonna come back around
You know that this town is just too small
And I'm too tall to take this again
You're dressed to impress
But I've got news
You know you're just gonna lose
Everything and everyone that means so much to you

You keep hearing everything that people say
And you can't take the pain another day

It's coming back around
I told you this town was just too small
You're dressed to impress
But you can stop now
This is gonna come back around and around
And around and around and around
Yeah, yeah

It's gonna come back around
You know that this town is just too small
And I'm too tall to take this again
You're dressed to impress
But I've got news
You know you're just gonna lose
Everything and everyone that means so much to you
Everything and everyone that means so much to you
Everything and everyone that means so much to you


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  • +2
    General CommentI think it's basically about karma.
    Whether it's about being stabbed in the back or cheating/bulling like the previous comments said. She's saying that whatever this person is doing to her will 'come back around.' The person will get found out and their true colors will be exposed, people will see that this person isn't who they say they are.
    It can be interpreted with almost anything anyone's ever done bad to you, just saying 'yeah, you'll get yours one day'
    stupiddmeon May 24, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTo me this song sounds really personal like betrayal. It sounds like she has something on the girl that's gonna come out to everyone because they're in such a small town. The line where she says look into your eyes see what you could be and where she talks about her lies and her being alone sounds like she knows her well personally.
    aaa1234on April 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningTo me this song is about being 'stabbed in the back' by a very close friend, who everyone thinks is perfect and innocent, but is actually very stuck up and pretencious, and Demi is saying that soon everyone will get bored of her bad attitude and she'll be left on her own.
    xerin101xon May 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy hasn't anyone commented this song! I think it's personally, amazing.

    I look at this from either way, it could either be about being bullied OR watching someone being cheated on.

    "What did I do to deserve this?
    Tell me the truth and don't lie
    You're pretty good at that
    But no, not this time

    You walk around like you run the world
    Running your mouth and talking about me now
    They think that you're the perfect girl
    They're gonna see everything
    So get back"

    Basically - she's found out the truth/sick of being bullied, thus the whole "lie" thing and she's about to tell everyone who this girl really is.

    "You feel your heart beat deep down
    Ignoring the shame and causing this pain
    Just get out"

    She's saying here that the person that's bullying/cheating on the person - ignores the remorse and a conscience she'll have for what she's doing.

    "It's gonna come back around
    You know that this town is just too small
    And I'm too tall to take this again
    You're just too adverse
    But I've got news
    You know you're just gonna lose
    Everything and everyone that means so much to you"

    She's basically saying here, that really - once everyone finds out about what's happened, she will lose everyone and everything around her will collapse.

    Well, that's my take on it! I personally love it (: Well done Demi, this is amazing.

    ALSO, PLEASE DON'T COMPARE HER TO PARAMORE. PARAMORE IS A BAND. DEMI IS A ONE WOMAN SHOW. THANKS. (:
    WereInseparablexoon April 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI Love this song, mostly because I know what it feels like.
    TeamEdwardGirlon August 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel this song is about her days being bullied, and if people took a step back and looked at there actions then they would see the damage it will cause to someone now or later in life. It can also damage there life later, as thats what they have grown up doing and if they keep on that path then there life will turn out bad. As in KARMA.
    stephed101on October 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure this is about being bullied, mostly because I know that she used to be bullied, but it was done in a somewhat vague way so it could be interpreted for different things, which is part of what makes it such a well written song because art may have a definite meaning to the author or creator, but come across to someone else in a completely different was and mean something to them that the author or creator had never even thought about.
    oxheroinexoon February 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this is about being bullied, mostly because I know that she used to be bullied, but it was done in a somewhat vague way so it could be interpreted for different things, which is part of what makes it such a well written song because art may have a definite meaning to the author or creator, but come across to someone else in a completely different was and mean something to them that the author or creator had never even thought about.
    oxheroinexoon February 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about Demi being bullied by someone quite big in Hollywood (I'm thinking Miley when she had that fued with Demi and Selena) and Demi's basically saying with this song that's she's been through this before, she's been bullied before, and she's not gonna take it again now that she's away from all that and living her dream.
    EchoRoseon February 11, 2013   Link

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