Meaning of the song Make Me Wanna Die by The Pretty Reckless

The very first single of the American rock band The Pretty Reckless, which was the composition Make Me Wanna Die (“Make me wish for death”), rose to the top of the UK Rock charts. He forced the public to pay attention to the colorful team, whose soloist is the spectacular model and actress Taylor Momsen, by that time already known, despite her young age, for her roles in several popular films.

History of the song Make Me Wanna Die

The composition was the first track that The Pretty Reckless wrote for their debut studio album Light Me Up. At the end of 2009, the song was posted on the official website of the Interscope Records recording studio, where it was offered for free download on the band’s page.

The producers of The Pretty Reckless chose Make Me Wanna Die for the first single, although the musicians did not originally plan to release it in this format. The single was released in May 2010. As mentioned above, it topped the UK Rock Chart and stayed at number one for six weeks.

The success of the song was facilitated by its inclusion in the soundtrack for the film Kick-Ass (“Kick-Ass”). Lionsgate Entertainment, which was filming the comedy, found out that Make Me Wanna Die would be the band’s first single and wanted to use the song in their picture. Both the musicians of The Pretty Reckless and the creators of Kick-Ass were satisfied with the result of such cooperation.

Meaning of Make Me Wanna Die

Many music lovers, having heard Make Me Wanna Die, decided that these were songs about love for a vampire. Approximately a year before the premiere of the track on the Internet, the first part of the sensational “Twilight” was released, and the lyrics of the song evoke very clear associations with the plot of a vampire drama.

However, as far as I know, the band’s musicians did not confirm this version of the interpretation of the main idea of ​​Make Me Wanna Die.

But it would be strange if none of the cinema fraternity took advantage of the situation. In the same 2010, the song Make Me Wanna Die was featured in the trailer for the second season of The Vampire Diaries. Naturally, this only strengthened the public in the opinion that it could not have done without vampires.

Clips of Make Me Wanna Die

Two music videos were filmed for Make Me Wanna Die. The first was created specifically for the promotion of the song on the Internet and appeared on the Web in May 2010. The second video, which became the official clip, was presented six months later. It was directed by Meiert Eivis. Here is how he explained the main idea of ​​the video:

… we decided to make it in the form of a kind of death march. You can no longer live in this world and are on your way to death. And you see everything you pass by, and you rip off everything on your way to the grave.

MTV News

When the video was filmed, Momsen was still a minor, which did not prevent her from appearing almost naked in the frame. She explained the need to undress as follows:

It’s such a complex song and the video really captures the meaning of it, showing that I’m ready to die for this man. The bottom line is this: if you are not doing what makes you happy, you are just working for the sake of property and other shit … I rip off worldly possessions and leave them behind me.

The Guardian, 2010

And now you can watch both video clips of Make Me Wanna Die. First this video.

And then this video clip Make Me Wanna Die.

Interesting Facts

  • In the series Gossip Girl (“Gossip Girl”), the song is played in a scene with Taylor Momsen (as Jenny).
  • Make Me Wanna Die starts with a sample from ABBA’s Lay All Your Love on Me.

Make Me Wanna Die – The Pretty Reckless 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
Then your eyes
your eyes
I can see in your eyes
your eyes

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 every time I look inside your eyes
You make me wanna die

Taste me drink my soul
Show me all the things that I shouldn’t know
When there’s a blue moon on the rise
I had everything
Opportunities for eternity
And I could belong to the night
Then your eyes
your eyes
I can see in your eyes
your eyes
Everything in your eyes
your eyes

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 every time I look inside your eyes
You make me wanna die

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
We’ll burn up in the light
And every time I look inside your eyes
I’m burning in the light, look inside your eyes
I’m burning in the light, look inside your eyes
You make me wanna die

Make Me Wanna Die Lyrics

Take me – I’m alive
Never been a girl with vicious thoughts
But everything looks better when the sun goes down
I had everything
Opportunities to go to eternity
And I could belong to the night
And also your eyes
Your eyes
I see in your eyes
your eyes

You make me want to die
I will never be good enough
You make me want to die
And everything you love will burn in the light
And every time I look into your eyes
You make me want to die

Taste me, drink my soul
Show me everything I need to know
When the full moon rises
I had everything
Opportunities to go to eternity
And I could belong to the night
And also your eyes
Your eyes
I see in your eyes
your eyes
All in your eyes
your eyes

You make me want to die
I will never be good enough
You make me want to die
And everything you love will burn in the light
And every time I look into your eyes
You make me want to die

I would die for you my love
My love
I would lie for you my love
My love
(You make me want to die)
I would steal for you my love
My love
(You make me want to die)
And I would die for you my love
My love
We’ll burn to ashes in the light
And every time I look into your eyes
I burn in the light, I look into your eyes
I burn in the light, I look into your eyes
You make me want to die

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