"Say What You Want" as written by Albert Johnson, Kejuan Waliek Muchita, John Mcelhone and Sharleen Spiteri....
Twenty seconds on the back time
I feel you're on the run
Never lived too long to make right
I see you're doing fine

And when I get that feeling
I can no longer slide
I can no longer run
Ah no no

And when I get that feeling
I can no longer hide
For it's no longer fun
Ah no no

Yeah, you can say what you want
But it won't change my mind
I'll feel the same
About you

And you can tell me your reasons
But it won't change my feelings
I'll feel the same
About you

What I am is what you want of me
Yeh, now that I'm not there
I took the tables away from you
It's turned and I don't care

And when I get that feeling
I can no longer slide
I can no longer run
Ah no no

And when I get that feeling
I can no longer hide
For it's no longer fun
Ah no no

Yeah, you can say what you want
But it won't change my mind
I'll feel the same
About you

And you can tell me your reasons
But it won't change my feelings
I'll feel the same
About you

Yeah, you can say what you want
But that won't change my mind
I'll feel the same
About you

And you can tell me your reasons
But that won't change my feelings
I'll feel the same
About you

I've said goodnight
Try to sleep tight
Ah just dream of me
Go close your eyes
'Cause I've closed mine
The sun will shine from time to time
Oh, when you dream of me, yeh

Yea, you can say what you want
But it won't change my mind
I'll feel the same
About you

And you can tell me your reasons
But it won't change my feelings
I'll feel the same
About you

Yeah, you can say what you want
But that won't change my mind
I'll feel the same
About you

And you can tell me your reasons
But that won't change my feelings
I'll feel the same
About you

Yeah, you can say what you want
But that won't change my mind
I'll feel the same
About you


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"Say What You Want" as written by John Mcelhone Sharleen Eugene Spiteri

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    General Commenti used to think this song was about her pining for her love. But now that i read the lyrics closer i think it means 'the tables have turned' meaning she used to pine for him but now that he is wanting her back, she has changed her mind. Now he loves her, and she just 'don't care'.
    abi33on August 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is her telling a guy who keeps giving her reasons not to like/love him that she doesn't care...adn that she still does...

    how sweeeeeet hehe

    her voice rules.
    save_my_dayon September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti always think of my you when i hear this song. after all these years i still love him and there's really all i can do. in many ways i think i can relate to this one.
    joiedevivreon February 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen she says "I took the tables away from you" it sounds like she says 'I took the tampons away from you'
    I remember when this song came out

    PiG
    sire_of_black_eyesson June 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGREaT!!!! song...version feat. Wu-Tang Clan work too**
    as_sainton August 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, this song is about a girl thats so in love, that even though her boyfriend/girlfriend is giving her reasons not to, she stays with him/her unconditionally. Thats what love should really be about - loving without being bothered about the other persons faults :)
    Cool Song...
    Love Angelon February 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is in the movie Picture Perfect with jennifer aniston it makes a lot of sense why its in it. The mean relates perfectly couldn't be better
    onelove4on November 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Now I'm no longer there." I've always thought it was about having to say goodbye to someone, them begging you to stay, and her saying "you can say what you want but I want change my mind" - she's decided he's no good and is leaving...
    missmeon August 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSherri Spiteri is a great singer. Paolo Nutini is great songwriter even is he
    only co-wrote it. ;)
    Thia007on December 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI have to say on the most part I agree with enoramatas interpretation. Though just going through a break up I might be able to add to it. Apart from the first line which I dont understand I think this is about someone who is in love with, and still in love with someone who has been playing with them and wont commit (say what you want but I still feel the same) and is fed up (can no longer slide / run) wants to force an issue by not playing the game anymore and put them on the back foot for once. She is singing about being fed up with it (no longer fun) and 'breaking up' with them to make them realise what they are missing but so fed up and past the point of caring that even if she won she does care - but strongly suggests she'd cave in anayway. thats my 2 pence!
    sh4ndson September 14, 2012   Link

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