AEROSMITH


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

[Chorus:]
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 everything 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

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]

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 everything 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
Ooo Let go, let go, let 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
I don't wanna burn, I don't wanna burn

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Songwriter(s): Joe Perry, Desmond Child
Copyright: Juju Rhythms, Universal Polygram Int. Publishing Inc.
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Meaning to "What It Takes" (9 meanings)
Alexis 02/14/12,08:34
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I'm only 12 years old (almost 13) yet this has so much meaning to me. This song reminds of my parents divorce :(. Reminds of what my dad would do for my mom. But every single day, I pray for my parent
shattered heart 10/31/12,16:25
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This song mirrors my emotions to my ex. To every last line. I dont know why i torture myself either. Maybe its because i lost the love of my life to chance.
brokenhearted Lady 08/11/12,10:07
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Married 30 yrs, divorced 11 yrs. My best friend cheated. After the last 11 yrs, I still wonder How am I supposed to let him go? Tears me up
humour guy 12/17/11,14:33
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i don't know why i torture myslef with this tune someimes. college chic did that after three years. (secretly i weep sometimes when i hear this)
vincent d 11/03/11,19:02
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one of aerosmith's best song..it brings me back to the time when i was really mad about rock. it says the truth about man in love...
Sad girl 07/19/11,02:16
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This song hits home for me now. Husband told me he still loves high school sweetheart and is sorry he married me. Heart breaking in two. How am I suppose to let him after 39 years?
Sentimental Sap 05/17/11,22:58
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Song gets me every time. divorced after 13 years. ultimately broke up because of her kids. resentment was strong, but I still loved her. during separation, she moved on without missing a beat. :(
faithhopes 02/23/11,02:36
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oh i luv this song so much it reminds me a guy way back when that i loved so much in high school a pce of me he took 4sure.sweet memories
Kansaskid94 10/21/10,12:33
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Aerosmith is forever the greatest rockband ever,i love them and What it takes is on of my all time favorite songs
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