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Know Better

I should've known, red flags were warning me
I couldn't see all that, when the room was pitch
I should've known, red flags were warning me
I couldn't see all that, when the room was

I should know better than to trust your ways
Promise but don't ever wanna do what you say
Really wanna leave but it's easier to stay
Used to see forever now I'm lookin' for today

All you do is play
Gotta give you props I know you really love the stage
But I don't do the games, cuz I been through the pain
And I got all these bills so know I had to make some change
Comin' off a couple Ls, oh you couldn't tell?
Guess I'm doin' well, nigga almost fell
Trippin' up the stairs, grippin' on the rail
All I got is God, livin' on a prayer
Didn't have a job, you was unaware
Talkin to ya moms, started not to care
All this depression and pressure to better myself
Is a lot for somebody to bare
I didn't question the lessons I dealt with
I knew that my God had a blessing to spare
I do my best and then He do the rest
Then it's no need for stressin, it's outta my hair
Feeling like I just got shot in the chest
With a Glock, and a vest I did not even wear
I'm just impressed at how could just jet
After all the progression we made through the years

No way
I don't wanna be the only one to save this
No way
Make it my mission take you to auditions
And I didn't say shit
No way
You don't even try to understand
No way
So I had to take you out of my plans

I should know better than to trust your ways
Promise but don't ever wanna do what you say
Really wanna leave but it's easier to stay
Used to see forever now I'm lookin' for today

Havin' conversations with myself
Gotta regulate my mental health
Gotta keep it all the way a hunnid
Because I can't open up to no one else
Maybe meetin' someone new isn't what I'm supposed to do
I'm tryna get poppin' off the tunes
Yeah I got way too much to lose
But fuck I'm too nice
Meet a new girl and she like everything that I like
She pretty as shit
And she hit everything on my list so I know she my type
We hit up the mall
And we get to talkin' so much that we don't even pause
I need to know where we planning on goin' 
Before I get over-involved
We had the discussion I knew it was comin'
She textin' me less, and it wasn't for nothin'
I swear to my Father, it's gotta be somethin'
And I shouldn't bother cuz I feel the dumbest
I see her name on my phone
And my heart skip a beat and it drop to my stomach
Yeah I gave you fifty and you gave me nothin' 
Why couldn't you keep it a hunnid?

No way
I don't wanna be the only one to save this
No way
You made a promise and couldn't be honest
And I'm outta patience
No way
You don't even try to understand
No way
So I had to take you out of my plans

I should know better than to trust your ways
Promise but don't ever wanna do what you say
Really wanna leave but it's easier to stay
Used to see forever now I'm lookin' for today

"So, you know, be thankful that
You're able to do this
You're able to really think about everything
And dad brought up a good point earlier
He was sayin', I don't know if he told you this
But he was sayin' he's glad that things are happening
The way that they're happening for you
That it's incremental, and not like, BAM, all at once
So that you can, as things happen, you can take it in
Process it, and come up with what you wanna do next
Like ok, instead of just, BAM, I'm in it, I'm in the limelight
I done blew up real quick, and all this shit is comin' at me
And woo woo woo, like
The women, the music, you know, all of this stuff
Always take time to think about things
WHY things are happening
WHILE they're happening"