Leave me alone
I'm in control
I'm in control
And girls lie too much
And boys act too tough
Enough is enough

Well, on the minds
Of other men
I know she was

I said, "Just take it or leave it
And take it or leave it
And take it or leave it
And take it or leave it
Oh, just take it or leave it
And take it or leave it
Oh, take it"

That's right

Oh, he's gonna let you down
He's gonna let you down
He's gonna let you down
He's gonna break your back for a chance
He's gonna steal your friends if he can
He's gonna win someday

I fell off the track
Now I can't go back
I'm not like that

Boys lie too much
Girls act too tough
Enough is enough

Well on the minds
Of other girls
I know he was

I said, "Just take it or leave it
And take it or leave it
And take it or leave it
And take it or leave it
Oh, just take it or leave it
And take it or leave it
Oh, take it"

Oh that's right

Oh, he's gonna let you down
He's gonna let you down
He's gonna let you down
He's gonna break your back for a chance
He's gonna steal your friends if he can
He's gonna win someday

Oh, he will


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Take It or Leave It Lyrics as written by Julian Casablancas

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  • +7
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    telling a woman: What are you waiting for? What are you looking for? Im right here now TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT.

    danny_Horneyon April 23, 2004   Link
  • +4
    General Comment

    Sorry, but none of you guys got the meaning of this yet... It's pretty simple. It's just saying "fuck that mating game bullshit, were girls gotta act false and guys gotta act tough. I'm out of that shit forever. This is me, take it or leave it"

    BrokenDickon August 15, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    yeah this song is awsome, thats how i feel all the time. guys have this pride thing going on, like they have to be tuff and girls are drama queens. but its a great song and i love the sound of it, its just great.

    trajikclownon June 28, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    He's just telling a girl he don't want to wait no more..take it or leave it..and that another guy is not good for her..maybe too selfish.

    birba.mozzon January 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I can't believe there aren't any comments on this song. It could be one of my favorites on the cd. MAN!! this cd stay so fresh no matter how much i play it over and over and over and over again day in and day out. DAMN THIS IS AN INCREDBLE ALBULM!!! enough said.

    Pheavon June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    agree with both

    roxy4109on July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I love the guitar in this song!! very catchy

    kimmyjean12on August 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    ahh this songg is soo awesomee, i just misssed seeing them this summer, they were touring with weezer and dashboard but they didnt play at some of the dates...and mine was one of them suckss

    weezerfanatic16on September 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this song is GREATTTT! :) He's warning his girl that if she leaves him for that other guy, that guy's gonna let her down :(
    "Take it or leave it"...to me, it sounds like he's offering his heart to her, and he's telling her, take it or leave it...but NOTICE how he ends each chorus with "oh take it!" He wants her...wants her bad!

    Lilakon March 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    oh man i saw them last week and they were so amazing. they were better than any group i have ever seen and they were better than on the cd. this song was last and it was defenitely the best. and drew barrymore was sitting in front of me. this song is my favorite, i think its pretty much about a guy who messed up and his girl is leaving even though hes good for her. she doesn't know it though.

    ahchar514on April 14, 2004   Link

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