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The Pretty Reckless: Make Me Wanna Die Meaning

Song Released: 2010


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Make Me Wanna Die Lyrics

Take me, I'm alive
Never was a girl with a wicked mind
But everything looks better
When the sun goes down

I had everything
Opportunities for eternity
And I could belong to the night

Your eyes, your eyes
I can see in your eyes, your...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Apr 17th 2015 report

    This song is about a "good girl" who falls for a "bad boy". She compromised her character in order to persue him, but her feelings still weren't reciprocated and now she's left broken and alone and feels like she wants to die. She squandered her opportunities and gave up the positive things in her life, for him, but he still didn't choose her, so now she's left with nothing. She's alone and she lost herself in the process.

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    anonymous
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    Apr 1st 2012 report

    She's talking about being in love with someone who will never love her or appreciate her no matter how hard she tries or how 'good' she is... she'll never be enough.

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    anonymous
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    Apr 9th 2011 report

    it's saying that she loves this person so much and they don't love her back so it "makes her wanna die" because she can't be with them. She says things like "i'll never be good enough" so it's like they walk a higher path in life than her.

  4. anonymous
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    Jul 23rd report

    This song to me describes being in love with a Narcissist! Narcissists are real life vampires. So, all the vampire ideas listed are not off.

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 20th 2018 report

    All this talk about vampires is intriguing, but in all honesty, the song is about a person’s trek through life. Whether it be loss of innocence, choices that change your direction, etc, life strips away things about you as a child as you grow. This the symbolism of her walking through the entire video, stripping her clothes and importantly giving the rosary to the child. Life strips us of the naive leaving behind in most cases something dark and wicked.

  6. anonymous
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    May 21st 2017 report

    My view for this song is that she is talking about she becoming a rock singer and how it is consider a dark thing. She had many opportunities of being like actress but she doesn't identify has that.It's a metaphor dark=rock and light=acting. In the chorus she says that someone very important for her disapproves this choice and she could see in their eyes that. And anything of good she could achieve by being a rock singer would never be good enough to they and all the support (love) that they use to gave her was a lie.
    This is my view I don't know if is the right one but this is why their music are so great, it inspire conversations and awareness. It has story behind.

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 24th 2016 report

    She's in love with someone that doesn't want her, metaphorically, it's a vampire.

    "Take me, I'm alive
    Never was a girl with a wicked mind
    But everything looks better
    When the sun goes down"

    She's offering herself to a vampire she loves. She tries to catch his attention ("Hey, I'm alive"). Before him, she never thought about being a vampire, she "was never a girl with a wicked mind". But now she knows him, she realises it's with him she wants to live ("everything looks better when the sun goes down", in the darkness).

    "I had everything
    Opportunities for eternity and
    I could belong to the night"
    She says they almost had a romance, they were almost a couple, but she wasn't bitten yet. She lost the eternal life in darkness.

    "Then your eyes
    Your eyes
    I can see in your eyes
    Your eyes"

    Just looking into his eyes she's able to know he doesn't want her.

    ""You make me wanna die
    I'll never be good enough
    You make me wanna die
    And everything you love will burn up in the light
    And everytime I look inside your eyes
    You make me wanna die"""

    Knowing he isn't going to bite her, she can't become his vampire-lover, and so she prefers to die.
    "I'll never be good enough" she says she'll never going to be good enough for him.
    She dismains / discredits the vampire life, because they can't be in the light (they burn).
    If she can't be his vampire, then she wishes everything he loves to burn in the light.

    "Taste me, drink my soul
    Show me all the things that I shouldn't know
    When there's a blue moon on the rise"

    She still tries to convince him. In "that I should'nt know" she speaks about his vision: she shouldn't know because she doesn't deserve to be a vampire like him.
    "When there's a blue moon on the rise". She knows it's very unlikely he will change his mind.


    "I would die for you my love
    My love
    I would lie for you my love
    My love
    (You make me wanna die)
    I would steal for you my love
    My love
    (You make me wanna die)
    And I would die for you my love
    My love"

    Even though she's hopeless, she wants him to know she loves him with all her heart. She would do anything for him. Without him, she wants to die.

    The vampire is a metaphor. It's someone she loves, but he doesn't want her.

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 18th 2016 report

    This is song is about how she is being controlled by the Illuminati people. How she hates being their puppet. How she's tired of going through the same crap and being over sexified for all her life. She feels dreaded being a part of them and regrets losing a childhood that most people consider as the best days of their life... since she's been working from the age of 2.

    She points out to "Satan" and says she can do anything to make him happy...

    Guys, this is what I think and hey, you can have your opinions and perspective towards it so you really don't have to be offensive towards my post.

  9. anonymous
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    Feb 23rd 2015 report

    My interpretation of it is reflective of my own situation right now.

    She's a virgin and she has ample opportunities to have sex or fun from other guys, but she's in love with this guy and wants him and him only. He doesn't want to ruin her like he does to all these other girls, because he respects her. She can't understand why he won't take her, she'll just never be good enough. And every time she looks at him with other women or having his fun, she just wants to crawl up and die.
    She's waiting, even going so far to point out maybe once in a blue moon it will happen. She'd also do all these bad things for him, just to be with him, but yet she doesn't want to move on from him, which is what he wants.

  10. anonymous
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    Apr 17th 2013 report

    wow anonymous that said that she doesnt consider herself to be evil and that the light she is reffering to is god ....i agree with ur answer , u stated it practically perfectly XD

  11. anonymous
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    May 21st 2012 report

    This song is about Romeo and Juliet story, Taylor Momsen said it in one interview, so don't think that it is about vampires or even god... -_-"

  12. anonymous
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    Mar 10th 2012 report

    I dont think the song has to do with twililght but it think it has to do with actually vampires . The one that cant be in the sun. She says " I could belong to the night " The " makes me wanna die " is saying that she cant be with him and it hurts her she wants to die . " I will die for you my love " She's saying she will be with him even if it means diein . Its a really beautiful song .

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  13. anonymous
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    Jan 29th 2012 report

    Basically, she's in love with a vampire. "Everything looks better when the sun goes down", "opportunities for eternity, and I could belong to the night", "everything you love will burn up in the light", "taste me, drink my soul" all these state the song is about loving a vampire, but real vampires do not exist so the song is translated to being, that she is in love with someone she can't have, a forbidden love.

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 17th 2012 report

    i think its someone she has a crush on for ages.or in love with . but she feels shes not good enough ..she also thinks when she looks into his eyes it makes her wanna die inside ... shes so nervous so she would rather die .. or it could be she litterarly freezes up when she looks into his .. and she gets so uncomfortable


    then of course later on in the song she describes how she would do anything for that person , but theres something from stopping her .. ie herself .. low self esteem, or maybe she cant be with him .because they jsut cant be together at that point in time ...

  15. anonymous
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    Nov 30th 2011 report

    Alright..... for all of you out there that think you have the correct interpretation, your wrong. "Take me, I'm alive
    Never was a girl with a wicked mind
    But everything looks better
    When the sun goes down." She is saying that although she doesn't consider herself to be a quote on quote "bad person" with a wicked (evil)mind, she falls into the temptations of this world which is (sin). She states that everything "looks" better when the sun goes down, BUT THEN talks about how everything she loves (which is the dark) is burning in the light. Do you know what the light is? GOD! Things look different under a light huh? Your flaws are exposed, and everything from a single thought in your mind to your actions are CONVICTED in the sight of God who is forever pure and divine. Think about it... when it's that time in our life that we are about to DIE, you may have second thoughts on how you lived your life.. all of those thoughts surface and we are "sorry" for everything we did... sorry doesn't cut it, and we will be judged.. She says "everytime I look in your eyes, I'm burning in the light"... I don't know it could mean a few things, such as how pure God is, compared to us humans who choose to live in sin because it's fun...convenient and pleasurable.. instead of trying to live in the light. She ALSO SAYS "I had everything
    Opportunities for eternity
    And I could belong to the night"................. Do you see this? She said she had everything (the opportunities to do good in her life to make things RIGHT, and follow God's loving ways, TO HAVE SALVATION...But she chooses to belong to the night, which is darkness, the devil, underworld, satans playground, our free will to do whatever we please JUST CAUSE WE CAN without consideration that it may not be the right thing to do... God loves us, he created us in His image and liking. Creating us LAST out of all the animals and creatures of the earth so that we could sit in awe and admiration for the creation he has made... just like waking up to a sunny day, it's beautiful outside, the birds are chirping and we question how all of this got here.. Were created in his image, liking meaning we have the power to CHOOSE which life we live in, here and eternity. Do you want to live in the light or dark?

  16. anonymous
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    Jul 14th 2011 report

    'Everything you love, will burn up in the lie'- two people who aren't socially 'supposed' to be together and their relationship would destroy 'everything they love' for one of them. Its like shes saying that if she takes what she wants, how life is at the moment will be thrown into chaos. Also 'make me wanna die' suggests frustration at not being able to be with someone.


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