Whataya Want From Me

Album: For Your Entertainment (2009)
Charted: 53 10
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  • Hey, slow it down
    Whataya want from me
    Whataya want from me
    Yeah, I'm afraid
    Whataya want from me
    Whataya want from me

    There might have been a time
    When I would give myself away
    (Ooh) Once upon a time
    I didn't give a damn
    But now here we are
    So whataya want from me
    Whataya want from me

    Just don't give up
    I'm workin' it out
    Please don't give in
    I won't let you down
    It messed me up, need a second to breathe
    Just keep coming around
    Hey, whataya want from me
    Whataya want from me

    Yeah, it's plain to see
    That baby you're beautiful
    And there's nothing wrong with you
    It's me I'm a freak
    But thanks for lovin' me
    'Cause you're doing it perfectly

    There might have been a time
    When I would let you slip away
    I wouldn't even try but I think
    You could save my life

    Just don't give up
    I'm workin' it out
    Please don't give in
    I won't let you down
    It messed me up, need a second to breathe
    Just keep coming around
    Hey, whataya want from me
    Whataya want from me
    Whataya want from me
    Whataya want from me

    Just don't give up on me
    I won't let you down
    No, I won't let you down

    So
    Just don't give up
    I'm workin' it out
    Please don't give in
    I won't let you down
    It messed me up, need a second to breathe
    Just keep coming around
    Hey, whataya want from me

    Just don't give up
    I'm workin' it out
    Please don't give in
    I won't let you down
    It messed me up, need a second to breathe
    Just keep coming around
    Hey, whataya want from me
    (whataya want from me)
    Whataya want from me
    (whataya want from me)
    Whataya want from meWriter/s: ALECIA MOORE, JOHAN SCHUSTER, MAX MARTIN
    Publisher: EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 2

  • Carrie from Roanoke, VaI've come to associate American Idol with cheesy, overproduced pop singers who can't actually sing, so when I heard this song, I was surprised to learn that it was sung by AI alum Adam Lambert. The catchy, retro sound stays in your head, and the lyrics are relatable. It reminds me of my crush, because I don't know how he feels about me, and sometimes I wish I could just say, "Whataya want from me?"
  • Camille from Toronto, OhI'm not an "Idol" fan, but this first song of Lambert's, released after he famously came in as 1st runner up on the show, has a catchy tune and common phrase "Whataya want from me?" that stick in your head after you hear it.Who hasn't uttered that phrase at some point in their life? You gotta love Adam's passionate voice. It's interesting that Pink wrote the song; it's definitely something I could hear her singing.
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