Know Better

Know Better

DeannaSweidel's picture

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It's early and I had little sleep thanks to all night fireworks and the need to wake up early for work. A tad rough. Don't know how I feel about the word "quitter' but too tired to find a better word....suggestions?

Lyrics: 

Know Better
(c) 2019 Deanna Sweidel

I should know better than to think
I should know better than to dream
I should know better than to crave
Things are never what they seem

I should know better than to love
I should know better than to care
I should know better than to feel
Things are never as declared

I should know better
But I don’t
I should know better
But I won’t
I won’t be a quitter
I won’t cave to pressure
Even though I know
I know I should know better

I should know better than to beg
I should know better than to pray
I should know better than to hope
Things will never go my way

I should know better than to sigh
I should know better than to grieve
I should know better than to cry
Things never work as I’d believe

I should know better
But I don’t
I should know better
But I won’t
I won’t be a quitter
I won’t cave to pressure
Even though I know
I know I should know better

I can’t stop now
I can’t stop ever
I won’t stop now
Though I know better

I should know better
But I don’t
I should know better
But I won’t
I won’t be a quitter
I won’t cave to pressure
Even though I know
I know I should know better

I won’t be a quitter
I won’t cave to pressure
Even though I know
I know I should know better



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Comments

kahlo2013's picture

Powerful and poignant. The repetition is so effective. We should know better than to dream or crave or hope feels edgy and raw as we really can’t control those things at all but it would be so nice if we could given all the emotional angst they can cause. Really well done!

3tdoan's picture

So often as we grow up, we resign ourselves to not wanting and not feeling. I dig the defiance against that.

Kristi's picture

I think the word "quitter" fits well. The lines carry lots of emotion...and the repetition helps carry that through. Relatable topic too! Nicely done!

Roel van Veldt's picture

Hey Deanna, so glad to see you hear again with great lyrics! Well, I should know better, but I couldn't help putting music to this lyric rightaway! Wink

§ Roel

Kingwood Kowboy's picture

Even though I know
I know I should know better

Now, that is a catchy line. No better could I find.