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Introduction:
I like the feeling behind this song. I can relate to the lyrics. Encourage your students to choose a song that makes them feel a certain way. Have them find their own favorite.

How Do You Like Me Now?

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I was always the crazy one
I broke into the stadium
And I wrote your number on the 50 yard line
You were always the perfect one
And the valadictorian so
Under your number I wrote "call for a good time"

I only wanted to catch your attention
But you overlooked me somehow
Besides you had too many boyfriends to mention
And I played my guitar too loud.

How do you like me now?

How do you like me now,
Now that I'm on my way?
Do you still think I'm crazy
Standin' here today?
I couldn't make you love me
But I always dreamed about living in your radio
How do you like me now?

When I took off to Tennessee
I heard that you made fun of me
Never imagined I'd make it this far
Then you married into money girl
Ain't it a cruel and funny world?
He took your dreams and tore them apart.

He never comes home
And youre always alone
And your kids hear you cryin' down the hall
Alarm clock starts ringin'
Who could that be singin'
It's me baby, with your wake up call!

How do you like me now?

How do you like me now,
Now that I'm on my way?
Do you still think I'm crazy
Standin' here today?
I couldn't make you love me
But I always dreamed about living in your radio
How do you like me now?

Tell me baby...
I will preach on...

--Toby Keith--

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Found at:

http://www.geocities.com/lyricstoday/lyrics/tobykeith-howdoyoulikemenow.htm

Extension:
Use the song as an introdution to a freewrite. "Have you ever wanted to show someone how you had changed, or felt the same way the songwriter feels?"