"Let Me Down" as written by Kelly Brianne Clarkson and Chris Destefano....
I think I might be a fortune teller
I read your face just like a letter
The funny thing about forever
Is it comes with a side of never never

I can't buy into what you're selling
And no it's not that I don't want it
Believe me I love to close my eyes, enjoy the ride
But you reek of bad decisions and I

I know, I know, I know,
I know, I know, I know

You're only gonna let me down
When it counts, you countdown
You're only gonna turn me out
As I burn, you burn out
You're only gonna make me feel so crazy
But when I think we could be something
You go and let me down, let me down, oh

I am too smart to let you in here
But I'm just dumb enough to linger
I wanna think that you'll be different
Smoking mirrors are so clever clever

I picked him and things went so bad
Then what you say will actually happen
I've been dying to open my eyes
See you try instead of always leaving me out to dry

I know, I know

You're only gonna let me down
When it counts, you countdown
You're only gonna turn me out
As I burn, you burn out
You're only gonna make me feel so crazy
But when I think we could be something
You go and let me down, let me down, oh

I need you to be there when you say you're gonna be
I care too much and you care enough to leave
I want some place to rest my head without worrying
It's not fair, it's not fair, it's not fair, it's not fair
It's not fair to me, 'cause I know by now

You're only gonna let me down
When it counts, you countdown
You're only gonna turn me out
As I burn, you burn out
You're only gonna make me feel so crazy
But when I think we could be something
You go and let me down, let me down, oh

You're only gonna let me down
When it counts, you countdown
You're only gonna turn me out
As I burn, you burn out
You're only gonna make me feel so crazy
But when I think we could be something
You go and let me down, let me down, oh


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"Let Me Down" as written by Chris Destefano Kelly Clarkson

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  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. quite frankly this describes almost the exact situation i am in with my now ex. he used to always talk about forever and marriage and stuff but all he ever did was lie to me and hurt me...and so i finally ended it. we've tried to stay friends but thats not working. i dnt really know what to do.
    listening to kelly's songs helps me tho...theres almost always one to describe my mood. <3
    msdiedrichon November 20, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Commentoh my fucking lord.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on October 17, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI care too much and you care enough to LEAVE.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on October 20, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song finds Kelly at her most cynical as she sings to a Bad Boy, "I am too smart to let you in here, but I'm just dumb enough to linger." The singer penned the track with songwriter/producer Chris DeStefano (Scotty McCreery, David Archuleta). Kelly told AOL Music that this and other tracks on Stronger reflect how she is in her personal life and because she dates a lot of wrong guys, she can pull from her experiences. The American Idol champ explained: "I grew up with a single mom for a little bit of my life, in the growing stages. Just watching her work so hard, I'm not a feminist, but it kind of lit something inside of me like, 'Always take care of myself,' and 'I can do anything I want to do if I really work hard for it.' Watching my mom really instilled those thoughts in my head. It can be really damaging in a relationship because it's hard for me to let go of control of certain things. I could be a great girlfriend if a guy was really independent like me, but I'm a bad a girlfriend if the guy is leachy and has no identity. That's why I do a lot of kiss-off songs."
    musicrocks13on November 10, 2012   Link
  • -1
    MemoryI used to sing songs on my Ipod out in my backyard, and this was one of them. I'd be trying to scream like she does. ah, that was funny
    musicrocks13on November 10, 2012   Link

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