"Light Me Up" as written by Kato Khandwala, Ben Phillips and Taylor Momsen....
Does what I'm wearing seem to shock you
Well that's okay
'Cause what I'm thinking about you Is not okay
I've got it on my mind to change my ways
But I don't think I can be anything other than me
No I don't think I can be anything other than me

Do you have a light
Can you make me feel alright
There's plenty of white to go around
Do you think its right
When you hit me to the ground
Then light me up when I'm down

Does what I'm saying seem to haunt you
Well that's okay
'Cause what I'm saying about you is not okay
I've got it on my mind to change my ways
But I don't think I can be anything other than me
No I don't think I can be anything other than me

Do you have a light
Can you make me feel alright
There's plenty of white to go around
Do you think its right
When you hit me to the ground well
Then light me up when I'm down

Does what I'm taking seem to bother you
Well that's okay
'Cause I can take it all without you
And I'm okay
I've got it on my mind to change my ways
But I don't think I can be anything other than me
No I don't think I can be anything other than me

Do you have a light
Can you make me feel alright
There's plenty of white to go around
Do you think its right
When you hit me to the ground well
Then light me up when I'm down


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"Light Me Up" as written by Kato Khandwala Ben Phillips

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    General CommentIs what I'm wearing seem to shock you?
    Well, that's okay
    Cause what I'm thinking about you is not okay
    Got it on my mind to change my ways
    But I don't think I can be anything other than me
    I don't think I can be anything other than me


    (In my opinion, she's saying that people talk about how 'shocked'they are, because of what she wears *suspenders, short dresses, lingere, etc...* and she is thinking stuff about these people as well, but it's not nice stuff, and she knows it. So she has tried to change the way she is but she can't because that's not who she really is.)

    You have a light
    Can you make me feel alright?
    There's plenty of light to go around
    Do you think its right when you hit me to the ground?
    Well, light me up when I'm down

    ('You have a light', bassicaly you have the power to make her feel alright, he can do the same for anyone and she asks him if he thinks its right to try and bring her down, and if not, then make her feel alright because he can,)


    Is what I'm taking seem to bother you?
    Well, that's okay
    Cause I can't take it all without you, and I'm okay
    Got it on my mind to change my ways
    But I don't think I can be anything other than me
    I don't think I can be anything other than me

    (Does her smoking cigarets bother people?! Yes it does and she doesnt care.. because she's got 'someone beside her and she's okay then, she tries to change but she really just wants to be herself.)
    ImPrettyRecklesson July 22, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm probably wrong, but I hear "There's plenty of white to go around" which to me makes this about smoking crack cocaine.

    Her boyfriend (drug-dealer) seems to be someone she can't relate to except through drugs.

    Hey, light me up when I'm down.
    yhtrownuon December 20, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretation'White' is definitely a coke reference.

    "Light me up when I'm down" is pretty straight forward. 'Lit up' = high on coke. It makes her feel better.

    This tune is all about her love for partying and be unwilling to change at this moment in time. She's basically saying, "Yeah, I party. I'm gonna change eventually, but right now I couldn't care less. So don't hassle me about it."

    lavenderpixieon June 29, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningI LOVE THIS SONG <3 It's my favorite along with You, Since your gone and Make me wanna die.

    Oh though it's about Taylor and the press and all the haters. It can also be about bullying.
    The chours and bridge explain that good.

    "Do You have a light?
    Can you make me feel alright?
    There's plenty of white to go around
    Do you think its right when you hit me to the ground?
    Well, light me up when I'm down"

    - So she just means that she asks them "Do you think it's right?" when they know it's not. And the whole "Light me up when i'm down" can be 2 things. One can be to help her. But for me, it can also be "Then, just finish me" as in burning her up(It fits more in my life. So I think like that)

    "Is what I'm taking seem to bother you?
    Well, that's okay
    Cause I can't take it all without you, and I'm okay
    Got it on my mind to change my ways
    But I don't think I can be anything other than me
    I don't think I can be anything other than me"
    -This really gets me.
    It may be smoking or drugs in her situation."Cause I can take it all without you, and i'm okay".
    But it can also be what she is going through.
    MeMyselfandMusicon August 06, 2011   Link

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