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What It Takes Lyrics Meanings
by Aerosmith

Rock
1994
786

What It Takes Lyrics

There goes my old girlfriend, there's another diamond ring
And, uh, all those late night promises, I guess they don't mean a thing
So baby, what's the story?
Did you find another man?
Is it easy to sleep in the bed that we made?
When you don't look back I guess the feelings start to fade away
I used to feel your fire but now it's cold inside
And you're back on the street like you didn't miss a beat, yeah

Tell me what it takes to let you go
Tell me how the pain's supposed to go
Tell me how it is that you can sleep
In the night
Without thinking you lost ev'rything that was good in your life to the toss of the dice?
Tell me what it takes to let you go, yeah

Girl, before I met you I was F.I.N.E. Fine
But your love made me a prisoner, yeah my heart's been doing time
You spent me up like money then you hung me out to dry
It was easy to keep all your lies in disguise
'Cause you had me in deep with the devil in your eyes Tell me what it takes to let you go
Tell me how the pain's supposed to go
Tell me how it is that you can sleep
In the night
Without thinking you lost ev'rything that was good in your life to the toss of the dice?
Tell me what it takes to let you go
Guitar

Tell me that you're happy, that you're on your own
Yeah yeah, yeah
Tell me that it's better when you're all alone
Tell me that your body doesn't miss my touch
Tell me that my lovin' didn't mean that much
Tell me you ain't dyin' when you're cryin' for me

Tell me what it takes to let you go
Tell me how the pain's supposed to go
Uh, tell me how it is that you can sleep
In the night
Without thinkin' you lost ev'rything that was good in your life to the toss of the dice?
Tell me who's to blame for thinkin' twice
No no no no
'Cause I don't wanna burn in paradise
Let go. Let go. Let go. I don't wanna burn in paradise
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
I don't wanna burn, I don't wanna burn
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go

Writer(s): DESMOND CHILD, PERRY ANTHONY JOSEPH, STEVEN TYLER
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., BMG Rights Management
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This is where he wishes the pain wasn't only his, where he asks her to feel the same. To suffer when he's not there and to miss him as much as he misses her. It's that moment where we don't want to feel alone in loving and want to be loved back, want the feeling to exist in the other person as well. Or at least, that they'll say they never felt anything and sound serious, so after the heartbreak, maybe we could move on.

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