Because of You, I Learned How to Say No

Be-cause of you, I lear-ned how to say no
I lear-ned a long time a-go
That I had to stand strong and be on my own
To be the wom-an eve-ry-one knew I could be
But when I met you I’d do eve-ry-thing but what I should be
You’d make our life im-pos-si-ble to keep me by your side
And ev-er time you walked away, a lit-tle bit of me died
Most-ly, I just cried

Chorus
Be-cause of you
I lear-ned how to say no
Be-cause of the things you put me through
I now know what to do
And for the first time in a long time
I a-m read-y for some-thing new
Be-cause lov-ing you was so wrong
I now know where I be-long

Verse 2
Be-cause of you, I lear-ned how to say no
To all of the things that kept me down and held me back
I should have not hes-i-tat-ed to tell you to pack
And walk right out of the door
I should have opened my eyes
And used my own mind
Someone should have taught you how to be a man
And treat me the way, only a real man can

Chorus
Be-cause of you
I learned how to say no
Be-cause of the things you put me through
I now know what to do
And for the first time in a long time
I a-m read-y for some-thing new
Be-cause lov-ing you was so wrong
I now know where I be-long

Bridge
Be-cause of you, I lear-ned how to say no
To all of the bad things I lear-ned from you
If I knew you were so in-se-cure
I would have taught you how to love you
Be-fore you could love me

Verse 3
Ten years lat-er
I a-m old-er, wis-er, and smarter and love a lot harder
I have eve-ry-thing that a good man would want
I nev-er un-der-stood why you were al-ways so non-cha-lant
I now know it was the smallness in you
That made you a-fraid of lov-ing a good wom-an like me
If I knew back then what I now know
I would have tak-en it slower
I would have taught you what your fa-ther should’ve

Chorus
Be-cause of you, I lear-ned how to say no
Be-cause of the things you put me through
I now know what to do
And for the first time in a long time
I a-m read-y for some-thing new
Be-cause lov-ing you was so wrong
I now know where I be-long

7-15-08
© Nadine Chatman

Because of You, I Learned How to Say No

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Joined January 2008

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