Let Me Down

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  • This song finds Kelly at her most cynical as she sings to a Bad Boy, "I am too smart to let you in here, but I'm just dumb enough to linger." The singer penned the track with songwriter/producer Chris DeStefano (Scotty McCreery, David Archuleta). Kelly told AOL Music that this and other tracks on Stronger reflect how she is in her personal life and because she dates a lot of wrong guys, she can pull from her experiences. The American Idol champ explained: "I grew up with a single mom for a little bit of my life, in the growing stages. Just watching her work so hard, I'm not a feminist, but it kind of lit something inside of me like, 'Always take care of myself,' and 'I can do anything I want to do if I really work hard for it.' Watching my mom really instilled those thoughts in my head. It can be really damaging in a relationship because it's hard for me to let go of control of certain things. I could be a great girlfriend if a guy was really independent like me, but I'm a bad a girlfriend if the guy is leachy and has no identity. That's why I do a lot of kiss-off songs."

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