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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    This 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
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    Story of my life.
    Edit the sad partson January 10, 2002   Link
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    totally feel this song..
    lilaimzekinson January 25, 2002   Link
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    this song is just the most awesome song there 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 May 01, 2002   Link
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    god....tell me about it
    NicoleInWonderlandon May 02, 2002   Link
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    good song, know exactly what he's talking about however, it can sound slightly psychotic at times
    pumpkingirlon May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    nah, ill show you psychotic......JK
    NicoleInWonderlandon May 13, 2002   Link
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    I 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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    Stabbing 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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    I 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 10, 2002   Link

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