"What Do I Have to Do?" as written by Andy Kubiszewski, Walter Flakus, James Eric Sellers and Christopher Hall....
You make it hard to breathe
It's as if I'm suffocating
And when you're next to me
I can feel your heartbeat through my skin
It makes me sad to think
This all could be for nothing
I wish there was a way
For you to see inside of me
I've never felt this way
About anyone or anything
Tell me
What do I have to do to make you happy?
What do I have to do to make you understand?
What do I have to do to make you want me?
And, if I can't make you want me
What do I have to do?

I know exactly what you're thinking
But I swear this time I will not let you down
I'm not as selfish as I used to be
That was a part of me that never made me proud
Right now I think I would try anything
Anything at all to keep you satisfied
God I hope you see what loving you would do to me
All I want is one more chance, so tell me...
What do I have to do to make you love me?


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"What Do I Have to Do?" as written by Christopher Hall Andy Kubiszewski

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    General CommentThis is definitely my favorite SW song and it's even better acoustic. I've loved the band and their music from the first time I heard one of their songs. Chris's voice is amazing to me. I just wish they were still together making more passionate music :(
    LizzieBizzieon March 16, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStory of my life.
    Edit the sad partson January 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttotally feel this song..
    lilaimzekinson January 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is just the most awesome song there is...it sums up pretty much my whole life rite now and i'd give n e thing for one person 2 read these lyrics and tell me what they meant 2 her...
    metallifreakon April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgod....tell me about it
    NicoleInWonderlandon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgood song, know exactly what he's talking about
    however, it can sound slightly psychotic at times
    pumpkingirlon May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnah, ill show you psychotic......JK
    NicoleInWonderlandon May 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI totaly agree with metallifreak about this song. I wish I had the answers, but I don't, and this song just screams it out.
    Stabbing Westward has had such a great impact on my life... because of songs like this. SW ROCKS!!!
    MysticDragonon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentStabbing Westward is my favorite of all time. I love them. And Christopher Hall is hott too. This song is my life right now. And when i hear this song its like i am feeling it. you know? lol. Anyways great song. The lyrics are so real
    gliteryvibratorzon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love this song. It's about wanting more than anything to rectify a relationship in which he has really, really messed things up. He cares a lot for this person and would do anything to get another chance.
    catherinekson June 09, 2002   Link

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