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Like It Used to Be
Amerie Lyrics


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Our love what we once treasured
Your ways what I remember most of all
Can't quite get away from the days we love so heavenly
Your kiss such a sweet surrender
That day when I let my temper get the best of what we used to have
Now I got to ask you can you make it

[Chorus]
Like it used to be
Bring back your love to me
I remember when our love was new
And all I needed in my life was you
And baby it felt so right to me
Please make it like it used to be

Now I won't usually press nobody
But why can't worse as hastily
Before God had forgiven me
Thought the love that we had count for anything else
Only one way to find out how and you know how

[Chorus: x2]

Ohhh, don't want to lose your love
And I can't stand to lose your touch
Ohhh, I can still remember when our love was strong
But I don't know where we went wrong

[Chorus]

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Overall Meaning

In Amerie's song Like It Used To Be, the singer reminisces about a past love and the memories she cherishes from that relationship. She cannot get away from the days when they were deeply in love and their love was heavenly. She describes her lover's ways as something she remembers most of all. She also remembers the sweetness of his kiss and how he surrendered to her in love. However, she admits that her temper got the best of what they used to have, and she wonders if they can ever make their love whole again.


The chorus of the song seems to be an appeal to her lover to bring back the love they once shared. She pleads with him to make it like it used to be, to bring his love back to her, and to remember the way their love felt when it was new. She remembers how it felt when all she needed in her life was him, and how it felt so right to be with him. She is afraid that she might lose him and their love altogether.


The song's lyrics highlight the importance of love and the difficulties that come with maintaining a loving relationship. Amerie's voice and delivery create an emotional impact, making the song both tender and powerful.


Line by Line Meaning

Our love what we once treasured
Our relationship is the most special thing we had


Your ways what I remember most of all
I still think of the things you used to do that made me love you


Can't quite get away from the days we love so heavenly
I can't forget how good we were together


Your kiss such a sweet surrender
Your kiss used to make me feel weak in the knees


That day when I let my temper get the best of what we used to have
I ruined our relationship when I lost my temper that day


Now I got to ask you can you make it
I wonder if we can fix our problems and make it work again


Bring back your love to me
I need you to love me like you used to


I remember when our love was new
I think about the beginning of our relationship


And all I needed in my life was you
You were my everything


And baby it felt so right to me
Our relationship used to feel perfect to me


Please make it like it used to be
I want our relationship to go back to how it used to feel


Now I won't usually press nobody
I don't usually ask for a lot


But why can't worse as hastily
But why can't things be easy between us


Before God had forgiven me
Before I received forgiveness from God


Thought the love that we had count for anything else
I thought our love was enough to overcome any obstacles


Only one way to find out how and you know how
The only way to see if we can fix our relationship is to try


Don't want to lose your love
I don't want to lose you


And I can't stand to lose your touch
I can't stand the idea of losing our physical intimacy


I can still remember when our love was strong
I still have good memories of how strong our love used to be


But I don't know where we went wrong
I'm not sure what caused our relationship to fall apart




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: RICH HARRISON, AMERIE MI MARIE ROGERS

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