i've got a secret plan to love you and i do so night and day,
and i always stand right by you, have your back in every way,
and you wish that i could save you and i wish that i could too,
but if you cause too much pain for me i'll leave if i have to,
but i think about you constantly all through the night and day,
and i toss and turn in bed at night and hope it goes away,
but it never does and when i wake and you're not next to me,
i remember where you are, i hope your girl forgives me.

do i need you?
you seem to think i do
can't seem to see through anything that you do
oh, ooohhh, the things you make me do

i should know better than to follow your lead wherever you go,
through the raging ???? stones and alley ways we go,
sometimes i wonder if you really know where you take me to,
but your radio is on so loud i can't get through to you,
but if everything's ok with you then it's ok with me,
you are such a little boy with you're big philosophy,
but i'm not a little girl, i am a woman, don't you know?
i'm packing up my toys, i don't want to play anymore.

do i need you?
you seem to think i do
can't seem to see through anything that you do
oh, ooohhh, the things you make me do

and how can you smile at me when you know just what you can do,
and it's not fair to me cause you know that i can never have you,
how can you make me feel so good but then you make me feel so bad,
you know that you are the baddest lover that i've never had.

i've got my own man now, he treats me the way that you never could,
and now you're all like "i should have, could have, would...".
but i'm afraid you've missed the train, you were too busy playing games,
and now our story comes to an end, you ain't my lover or my friend.
and when i am walking down the aisle oh so happily,
then you'll be saying "it could have, should have been me."

if you need me, i will not hear thee,
stay away from me, trying to deceive me.
oh,oh,ohhh the things you make me do

oh the things you'll never make me do (2x)

roses are red, violets are blue and so are you

Lyrics submitted by MissCharlotteSometimes

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    General CommentMy second favorite by Colleen (behind "If I Died In Your Arms"). She loves (or loved) someone who is not with her; he's with another female. She doesn't understand his actions and she's tired of his emotional games. She feels played by him and she wants out. She's moved on (to another) and no longer even considers him a friend. It's her belief that he'll be sorry he lost her. The things he made her do were all the emotional games he played with her head...all the while he had no desire to be by her side. It's a powerful song sung by a very special voice. Her vocal quality reminds me of Adele's. Colleen is very talented.
    MissCharlotteSometimeson September 18, 2011   Link

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