This song is about a girl who is breaking up with her boyfriend, who hasn't been good to her. When he asks to come back to her, she refuses to take him back.
Billy Steinberg wrote this song with Josh Alexander. Along with Tom Kelly, Steinberg had 5 US #1 hits, including "<a href="https://www.songfacts.com/facts/bangles/eternal-flame">Eternal Flame</a>" "<a href="https://www.songfacts.com/facts/madonna/like-a-virgin">Like A Virgin</a>" and "<a href="https://www.songfacts.com/facts/cyndi-lauper/true-colors">True Colors</a>." Says Steinberg: "'Too Little Too Late' is different than the hits that I wrote with Tom Kelly in that 'Too Little Too Late' is a song that my current partner, Josh Alexander, had already started, he brought that song to me partly written. So he had the title and some of the lyrics and melodies. I really just helped him finish writing that song and that lyric, so it wasn't one that we started from scratch together. It was a song that he had taken a certain way, and I helped him finish it." (Check out our <a href="https://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/billy-steinberg">interview with Billy Steinberg</a>.)
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