Singalong! Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths

There's something about this song that I just love.  Taken at face value it's quite sad: a man who has lost all hope is begging with life/God/the universe to give him what he wants, just this once, before he gives up completely. At another scan, though, isn't this how we all think when faced with life's challenges?  No matter how lucky we've been, overall in life, faced with a dry spell or a bout of bad luck and all of a sudden we are beset with tragedy and desperate to get what we want, "just this once".

Even just the title "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want", is really just the rallying cry of our lives, isn't it?


PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE LET ME GET WHAT I WANT
by The Smiths

Good times for a change
see, the luck I've had
can make a good man
turn bad

So please please please
let me, let me, let me
let me get what I want
this time

Haven't had a dream in a long time
see, the life I've had
can make a good man bad

So for once in my life
let me get what I want
Lord knows it would be the first time
Lord knows it would be the first time

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