"Make Me Wanna Die" as written by Kato Khandwala, Ben Phillips and Taylor Momsen....
Take me I'm alive
Never was a girl with a wicked mind
But everything looks better when the sun goes down

I had everything
Opportunities for eternity
And I could belong to the night

Then your eyes
Your eyes
I can see in your eyes
Your eyes

You make me wanna die
I'll never be good enough
You make me wanna die
And everything you love will burn up in the light
And every time I look inside your eyes
You make me wanna die

Taste me drink my soul
Show me all the things that I shouldn't know
When there's a blue moon on the rise

I had everything
Opportunities for eternity
And I could belong to the night

Then your eyes
Your eyes
I can see in your eyes
Your eyes
Everything in your eyes
Your eyes

You make me wanna die
I'll never be good enough
You make me wanna die
And everything you love will burn up in the light
And every time I look inside your eyes
You make me wanna die

I would die for you my love
My love
I would lie for you my love
My love (You make me wanna die)
I would steal for you my love
My love (You make me wanna die)
And I would die for you my love, my love
We'll burn up in the light
And every time I look inside your eyes
I'm burning in the light, look inside your eyes
I'm burning in the light, look inside your eyes
You make me wanna die


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"Make Me Wanna Die" as written by Kato Khandwala Ben Phillips

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  • +13
    General CommentDoes everything have to be f*cking about Twilight/vampires/werewolves? >_<; I am ready to choke a bitch over here.
    Carobearon May 29, 2010   Link
  • +6
    General CommentI think you are all being ridiculous. IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE TWILIGHT/WEREWOLF/SUPERNATURAL RELATED. At all. Clearly, pop culture is making the world stupid.

    It's about being innocent and vulnerable. She's innocent and young; alive = lively, fresh, new. And she wants to be bad and dark and sinister.

    "I'm alive" ---> "You make me wanna die".

    Metaphor. "I'm young, I'm fresh, I'm innocent, I'm new and you make me wanna be bad, dark, and dangerous, but I'm not. I would do anything to be like you and to be with you, but everything you love about me will burn up in the light if I change. If I become bad, I will lose everything you love about me."

    Life vs. Death
    Light vs. Dark

    Opposing sides, forbidden love, opposites attract. Oh hey, no mention of vampires.
    godthinksidontexiston July 25, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentCorrect lyrics:

    Take me, I'm alive
    I never was a girl with a wicked mind
    But everything looks better when the sun goes down
    I had everything, opportunities for eternity
    And I could belong to the night

    Eyes, your eyes
    I can see in your eyes, your eyes

    You make me wanna die
    I'll never be good enough
    You make me wanna die
    And everything you love
    Will burn up in the light
    And everytime I look inside your eyes
    You make me wanna die

    Taste me, drink my soul
    Show me all the things that I shouldn't know
    When there's a new moon on the rise
    I had everything, opportunities for eternity
    And I could belong to the night

    Eyes, your eyes
    I can see in your eyes, your eyes
    Everything in your eyes, your eyes

    You make me wanna die
    I'll never be good enough
    You make me wanna die
    And everything you love
    Will burn up in the light
    And everytime I look inside your eyes
    (I'm burning in the light)
    You make me wanna die

    I would die for you, my love, my love
    I would lie for you, my love, my love
    (You make me wanna die)
    And I would steal for you, my love, my love
    (You make me wanna die)
    And I would die for you, my love
    My love will burn up in the light
    And everytime I look inside your eyes
    (I'm burning in the light)
    Look inside your eyes
    (I'm burning in the light)
    Look inside your eyes
    You make me wanna die
    romanceisdeadon January 04, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think this is song is about wanting someone who you know you can't have and then when you look at them you feel worthless and empty and so they "make me wanna die".
    Codehon February 06, 2010   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationInterpretation #1: This song is about vampires.
    Evidence: "everything looks better when the sun goes down", "opportunities for eternity", "I could belong to the night", "burn up in the light", "taste me, drink my soul", "I'm burning in the light"
    Conclusion: She or the subject of the song is a vampire (or other creature of the night), possibly both of them, and there's a lot of forbidden romance going on, especially all the references to dying for the subject. Vampires because of the aversion to light, drinking of souls and belonging to the night.

    Interpretation #2: Some kind of Romeo and Juliet fatalistic romance.
    Evidence: "Everything looks better when the sun goes down", "I had everything", "you make me wanna die" "I'll never be good enough" "I would lie for you" "I would die for you" "I would steal for you"
    Conclusion: She or the subject is not literally going to "burn up in the light", more if you look at them with too much scrutingy (for example, under a bright light or in the light of day) the love will not be all it seems. The subject seems to be corrupting the narrator, making her willing to die, lie and steal for him or her.


    I DO NOT THINK THIS HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH TWILIGHT.
    princessofdyknesson November 03, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentStupid fuckers you have tainted this song for me now lol.
    Seriously. I really doubt this is about a freakin vampire. Stop trying to apply everything to twilight. Twilight is just a supernatural rip off of Romeo and Juliet anyway, which is more what this song reminds me of.
    bitchesburninupon November 11, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think this is generally about a relationship that goes from love to hate.
    It starts out as a girl who is eager to learn things about the "under world" of real life and learn secrets that everyday people don't and can't know.

    Take me I'm alive ( This is her desperation for the "under world" where people die illegally, people who live lives that are constantly on the verge of being taken. She wants to be taken to it, so she can know. )

    Never was a girl with a wicked mind (She was never able to imagine the truth, now that she knows how cruel and 'wicked' everything actually is.)

    But everything looks better when the sun goes down (She, although now open eyed, is fascinated by this knowledge and is now living in the initial bliss of the "underworld" and "darkness", not expecting the later distress she will feel.)

    I had everything/ Opportunities for eternity/ And I could belong to the night (Now the distress has come and she realizes how far her life could have gone had she remained in ignorant bliss and simultaneously recognizes the thin line these ignorant people walk on as they live in the same world filled with the same darkness and are everyday near death, should they discover the atrocities of that world.)

    Then your eyes/ Your eyes/ I can see in your eyes/ Your eyes (The man who tempted her and allowed her to walk into this dark world from her "light" one, used feelings to get her to walk into it. He tricked her with emotions and by using his eyes, she couldn't resist and walked right into everything she asked for and everything that would kill her.)

    You make me wanna die (She hates him now because he tricked her.)
    I'll never be good enough (She is afraid for her life, she could never be as good as him in surviving that dark world and doesn't want to die. It's either learn quick or die slow and now she is understanding that.)
    You make me wanna die (She hates him.)
    And everything you love will burn up in the light (He loves her but now she can never walk back into that blissful world without dying. Now that she is a part of that dark world, she can never leave it without dying first.)
    And every time I look inside your eyes/ You make me wanna die (She still has feelings for him and his eyes only remind her of her feelings and of her unfortunate future.)

    Taste me drink my soul/ Show me all the things that I shouldn't know (The girl is reflecting on how eagerly she gave up her life for him and what she "shouldn't know." She bared her "soul" to him and gave herself up completely, leaving her vulnerable to him.)
    When there's a blue moon on the rise (She couldn't have known it then but she thinks back to the irony of how she was back then and sees that she was a "blue moon" or rare occasion who is on the "rise" or surviving the dark world unexpectedly.)

    I had everything/ Opportunities for eternity/ And I could belong to the night (Same as above except now she is not quite as distraught.)

    Then your eyes/ Your eyes/ I can see in your eyes/ Your eyes/ Everything in your eyes/ Your eyes (His damn eyes are drawing her in again. She can see herself in his eyes and because he is the one who is helping her learn how to survive, she is becoming like him and now can only see a future where she will always be near him, always able to see herself in his eyes. Everything she wants is starting to become him which is dreadful to her.)

    You make me wanna die/
    I'll never be good enough/
    You make me wanna die/
    And everything you love will burn up in the light/
    And every time I look inside your eyes/
    You make me wanna die/
    (That whole section is about her trying to keep herself from loving him because she realizes still that she would die is she left the dark world but "every time [she]...look[s] inside [his]... eyes" she can't help but feel drawn in and in love. It makes her wanna die NOW because the love is so crushing and exactly the opposite of what she could want.)

    I would die for you my love
    My love (She is coming to grips with her feelings. He is making her want to die in a new way... for HIM should the situation come.)
    I would lie for you my love
    My love (You make me wanna die) (She would fool everyone in the world of light, forsake all those who she once loved and trusted her for him. Again the author hints the NEW suggestion of the reason she would wanna die.)
    I would steal for you my love
    My love (You make me wanna die) (She would steal others out of the world of light [refer back to 'take me' in the top line] who don't know what they're asking for as he did with her for him if he asked.)
    And I would die for you my love, my love
    We'll burn up in the light (She confessed her love for him and now, loving her back, he sees what this dark world has done to her and can't let her be in the suffering of the dark world anymore. He's decided that she and he will escape into the world of light, even if it is certain that they will die.)
    And every time I look inside your eyes (She feels content looking inside his eyes, even in the face of extreme suffering.)
    I'm burning in the light, look inside your eyes
    I'm burning in the light, look inside your eyes (They left the dark world and now she is dying with him but he tells her to look inside his eyes and she listens and feels calm as he knew she would.)
    You Make Me Wanna Die (His love for her and her love for him made her willing to die even in the most unconquerable of obstacles and she took the chance for him so now she is paying the price. She died.)

    So the gist? A relationship that transformed from hate into love where she became willing to die for him and eventually did.

    It's long I know but I hope it makes sense. Don't make me wanna die please by telling me you hate it ;D
    KillerKPon January 22, 2013   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationHaha so Taylor Momsen will probably hate me for this, but I can't help but think this song could be on the Twilight soundtrack. Lame, I know, but let me explain...

    Take me, I'm alive
    I never was a girl with a wicked mind
    But everything looks better when the sun goes down

    (Bella as a human thinking about how before she met Edward she never would have found herself drawn to wicked stuff, but now she despises the sun because it means Edward can't be outside. And "take me, I'm alive" could mean "bite me, I'm human".)

    I had everything, opportunities for eternity
    And I could belong to the night

    (Perhaps this song could be set during New Moon after Edward has left her and Bella is thinking about what she could have had if he would've just turned her. These two lines are what first made me think this song could be about a human and a vampire.)

    Eyes, your eyes
    I can see in your eyes, your eyes

    (Think of the Cullen's golden eyes vs. the "evil" vampires' blood red eyes.)

    You make me wanna die
    I'll never be good enough
    You make me wanna die

    (If this is set during the first book, then "you make me wanna die" could mean "I want to be a vampire too, because I'll never be good enough as a human", but if set during New Moon, then it could be how Bella felt after Edward left, when she basically curled up into a ball on the forest floor and wished she were dead because she thought she wasn't good enough.)

    And everything you love
    Will burn up in the light

    (I guess this part can't be a literal interpretation because Twilight vampires don't burn up in the sunlight like your traditional vamps, but maybe it's saying that if Edward is spotted by a human in the light and the Cullen's "sparkly" secret gets out, then everything they have worked for "will burn up" and they'll have to move out of Forks.)

    Taste me, drink my soul
    Show me all the things that I shouldn't know
    When there's a new moon on the rise

    (Taste me is obvious... Edward craves her blood all the time because Bella is his "singer" or whatever. The second line could refer to Edward showing Bella his world, which she shouldn't know about, or it could refer to Jacob showing her how to ride a bike/be a badass in New Moon.)

    Wow, I can't believe I just wasted all that time posting this! Way to procrastinate... But awesome song even if it is about Twilight (which I highly doubt, since it has more of an edgy feeling to it and Taylor doesn't seem like your typical teenage girl).

    Can't wait for their album to come out in June!
    onesmartbunnyon April 13, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree with onesmartbunny I would definatly have this song on one of the twilight saga movies...it would be perfect. I think they should have played almost lover by a fine frenzy for new moon it goes perfectly with what happened. Totally thought of twilight when I heard this song tho....love it..huge fan on taylor as a singer and actress
    kbeltz10on May 21, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI don't think this song is about vampyres, I think it's about trying to please people and then there's always someone who remains unimpressed. Like "Never was a girl with a wicked mind" could refer to all those people saying that she's changed and she's not being the real her, but she really is being herself "Everything looks better, when the sun goes down"

    "I had everything, opportunities for eternity." Maybe talking about how she might have been told that starting a band when she had a good acting career was 'foolish'. "And I could belong to the night" Maybe she's saying that by not going off on her own and getting away from the people who want to control her image would be like surrendering to the 'dark side/night'.

    "Your eyes, your eyes, i can see in your eyes, your eyes - You make me wanna die" People who don't believe in her, and don't think she can be good enough to make something out of herself and her band and she can see it in their eyes."I'll never be good enough" Covered that in the last bit there :P They don't think she's good enough to become a singer (or something along those lines). "Everything you love will burn up in the light" I think this line means something like she's going to show them that she can do it, and that perfect image they made of her (which they might have "loved" in a sense) will "burn up in the light".

    "Taste me, drink my soul, show me all the things that I shouldn't know. And there's a new moon on the rise" This part is harder to figure out, seeing as the lyrics are probably very personal to Taylor, but I think maybe it means something like entering her new world and learning new things about herself. The new moon is supposedly a time of new beginnings, so I think that make sense. Like she's talking about a new life, and a new beginning.

    "I would die for you my love, my love. I would lie for you, my love, my love. I would steal for you, my love my love. I would die for you my loe, my love...will burn up in the light" Seeing as she added on the "will burn up in the light" To the end of my love, I think she's talking about moving on from her old life and the old her.

    Idk, hope this made sense to anyone besides me, lol :)
    Erileeon September 16, 2010   Link

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