"For Once In Your Life" as written by Linda Perry, Courtney Love, Pete Thorn and Micko Larkin....
You just don't love me
And I just don't care
Oh, I never said I would play fair
Something so perfect and so rare
There is no cure
There's not a prayer, a prayer
Look what I can do

I am the only perfect choice
You've met your match
I've lost my voice
And when you're gone it gets so cold
I swear I'm too young to be this old, this old
Look what I can do

Oh, I've been cheated
Covered in diamonds and covered in filth
But I'm still breathing
Oh, please stick around and I'll build

Yes, I've crawled on glass
To grasp at straws
Stuttering, staggering through
And I've pierced the last hole in my arm
To gouge out the pieces of you

And your staggering, stuttering greed
And your never ending need
And your terrible awful deeds
And your lack of truth in these things

You know the whole thing is writ
You'll always quit
You always did
To the most delusional stare
And all that I have is out
And laid bare
And laid bare
Look what I can do
Look what I can do
Look what I can do

Oh, I've been bitter
You know what's true
And you know what's right
Oh, I'm forever
Oh, just do the right thing
For once
In your life
In your life

I know that I'm a hungry lost girl
But please stick around and I'll build you a world
I'll build you a world
I'll build you a world


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"For Once in Your Life" as written by Courtney M. Love Mickro Larkin

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    My InterpretationMerciful GOD, I love this song. I think its about begging someone to stay. The singer has been hurt, hurt other people in the process of dealing with it, but now that she's finally clean, she realizes that she's hurt quite a few people in dealing with herself. So now she's begging them to come back.
    PolyphonicPrayeron November 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think-'You know the whole thing is writ' is actually-'You know the whole thing is rigged'...
    supervixenPgrrlon December 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI Think It's About Courtney's Struggle Over The Past Few Years, And The People She's Affected Through It. And She's Trying To Tell Them If She Could Make It Through Alive, They Can To.
    immissworldsomebodykillmeon January 09, 2011   Link

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