Foolish
Ashanti Lyrics


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Ashanti

See, my days are cold without you
But I'm hurting while I'm with you
And though my heart can't take no more
I keep on running back to you
See, my days are cold without you
But I'm hurting while I'm with you
And though my heart can't take no more
I keep on running back to you

Baby, I don't know why you're treating me so bad (treat me so bad)
You said you love me, no one above me and I was all you had (all you had)
And though my heart is beating for you, I can't stop crying
I don't know how I allow you to treat me this way and still I stay

See, my days are cold without you (without you)
But I'm hurting while I'm with you (oh, oh)
And though my heart can't take no more
I keep on running back to you (keep on running back to you)
See, my days are cold without you (without you)
But I'm hurting while I'm with you
And though my heart can't take no more
I keep on running back to you

Baby, I don't know why you wanna do me wrong (do me wrong)
See when I'm home, I'm all alone and you are always gone (always gone)
And boy, you know I really love you, I can't deny
I can't see how you could bring me to so many tears after all these years

See, my days are cold without you (my days, yeah)
But I'm hurting while I'm with you
And though my heart can't take no more (no more, no more)
I keep on running back to you
See, my days are cold without you (without you)
But I'm hurting while I'm with you (without you)
And though my heart can't take no more
I keep on running back to you (I keep on running back to you)

Ooh, I trusted you, I trusted you
So sad, so sad what love will make you do
All the things that we accept
Be the things that we regret
So all of my ladies (ladies)
Feel me, come on, sing with me

See, when I get the strength to leave
You always tell me that you need me
And I'm weak 'cause I believe you
And I'm mad because I love you
So I stop and think that maybe
You can learn to appreciate me
Then it all remains the same
That you ain't never gonna change
Never gonna change, never gonna change

See, my days are cold without you (my days are cold, baby)
But I'm hurting while I'm with you
And though my heart can't take no more (no more, no more)
I keep on running back to you
See, my days are cold without you (without you)
But I'm hurting while I'm with you
And though my heart can't take no more (no more, no more)
I keep on running back to you

Baby, why you hurt me, leave me and desert me?
Boy, I gave you all my heart and all you did was tear it up




Looking out my window, knowing that I should go
Even when I pack my bags, there's something always holding me back

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Ashanti's hit single Foolish revolve around the pain and confusion of being in a toxic relationship. The singer of the song continues to return to her partner even though he constantly mistreats her. The opening lines of the song set the mood and establish that the singer is going through a tough time. She admits that her days are cold without her partner but also feels hurt while he is with her. Despite the pain, she keeps on "running back" to him, indicating that there is some sort of pull that makes it impossible for her to walk away.


The chorus is repetitive and emphasizes the singer's mixed emotions. On one hand, she acknowledges that her days are cold without him, indicating that she feels lonely when he is not around. But on the other hand, she is hurting while she is with him, which suggests that he is not treating her well. Despite the damage, she keeps running back to him, unable to break free from the vicious cycle of a toxic relationship.


The lyrics also touch upon themes of trust and disappointment. The singer had faith in her partner, but he betrayed her. Despite that, she finds it difficult to end the relationship. The song highlights the complicated emotions that occur in an unhealthy relationship and the struggles that come with breaking free from it.


Line by Line Meaning

See, my days are cold without you
My life is empty without you


But I'm hurting while I'm with you
Being with you is painful


And though my heart can't take no more
My heart is breaking


I keep on running back to you
I can't resist your pull


Baby, I don't know why you're treating me so bad (treat me so bad)
I don't understand why you're mistreating me


You said you love me, no one above me and I was all you had (all you had)
You claimed to love me, but now you're all I have left


And though my heart is beating for you, I can't stop crying
I love you, but you're hurting me so much


I don't know how I allow you to treat me this way and still I stay
I'm confused about why I put up with your mistreatment


Baby, I don't know why you wanna do me wrong (do me wrong)
I can't fathom why you're intentionally hurting me


See when I'm home, I'm all alone and you are always gone (always gone)
I'm constantly alone while you're out doing who knows what


And boy, you know I really love you, I can't deny
I'm still in love with you, despite everything


I can't see how you could bring me to so many tears after all these years
I can't fathom how many tears you've made me shed over the years


Ooh, I trusted you, I trusted you
I put my faith in you, but you betrayed me


So sad, so sad what love will make you do
Love can make you do foolish things that don't make sense


All the things that we accept
We tolerate so much from those we love


Be the things that we regret
We end up regretting the things we accepted


So all of my ladies (ladies)
All the women out there


Feel me, come on, sing with me
Can you relate to my pain?


See, when I get the strength to leave
Sometimes I feel strong enough to leave you


You always tell me that you need me
But you always convince me to stay


And I'm weak 'cause I believe you
I'm weak because I fall for your words


And I'm mad because I love you
I'm angry that I still love you despite everything


So I stop and think that maybe
Sometimes I wonder if things could be different


You can learn to appreciate me
Maybe you'll appreciate me more someday


Then it all remains the same
But ultimately, things never change


That you ain't never gonna change
You'll never change for the better


Never gonna change, never gonna change
Things will always stay the same with us


Baby, why you hurt me, leave me and desert me?
Why do you hurt me and leave me all alone?


Boy, I gave you all my heart and all you did was tear it up
I gave you everything and you destroyed me


Looking out my window, knowing that I should go
Sometimes I feel like I should leave you


Even when I pack my bags, there's something always holding me back
But I can't seem to shake off the feeling that I need you




Lyrics ยฉ BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Royalty Network, Sentric Music, Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Marcus Vest, Mark Debarge, Ashanti Douglas, Etterlene Jordan, Irving D. Lorenzo

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@ComeliaO7

โ€œSee, when I get the strength to leave
You always tell me that you need me
And I'm weak 'cause I believe you
And I'm mad because I love you
So I stop and think that maybe
You can learn to appreciate me
Then it all remains the same
That you ain't never gonna changeโ€
13 years old, and used to sing that part with my whole chest like I was really going through something. Never thought I would eventually live it. ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”



@Imalostboy

See my days are cold without you
But I'm hurtin while im with you
And though my heart can't take no more
I keep on running back to you
See my days are cold without you
But I'm hurtin while im with you
And though my heart can't take no more
I keep on running back to you

Baby I don't know why ya treatin me so bad
You said you love me, no one above me
And I was all you had
And though my heart is eating for ya
I can't stop crying
I don't know how
I allow you to treat me this way and still i stay

See my days are cold without you
But I'm hurtin while im with you
And though my heart can't take no more
I keep on running back to you
See my days are cold without you
But I'm hurtin while im with you
And though my heart can't take no more
I keep on running back to you

Baby I don't know why ya wanna do me wrong
See when I'm home, I'm all alone
And you are always gone
And boy, you kno I really love you
I can't deny
I can't see how you could bring me to so many tears
after all these years

See my days are cold without you
But I'm hurtin while im with you
And though my heart can't take no more
I keep on running back to you
See my days are cold without you
But I'm hurtin while im with you
And though my heart can't take no more
I keep on running back to you
Oohhhhh
I trusted you, I trusted you
So sad, so sad
what love will make you do
all the things that we accept
be the things that we regret
too all of my ladies (ladies) feel me
c'mon sing wit me
See, when I get the strength to leave
You always tell me that you need me
And I'm weak cause I believe you
And I'm mad because I love you
So I stop and think that maybe
You can learn to appreciate me
Then it all remains the same that
You ain't never gonna change
(never gonna change, never gonna change)
See my days are cold without you
But I'm hurtin while im with you
And though my heart can't take no more
I keep on running back to you
See my days are cold without you
Butm hurtin while im with you
And though my heart can't take no more
I keep on running back to you

Baby why you hurt me leave me and desert me
Boy I gave you all my heart
And all you do is tear it up
Looking out my window
Knowing that I should go
Even when I pack my bags
This something always hold me back



@shelleyrnphilippe2826

When Ashanti said โ€œ See, when I get the strength to leave
You always tell me that you need me
And I'm weak 'cause I believe you
And I'm mad because I love you
So I stop and think that maybe
You can learn to appreciate me
Then it all remains the same
That you ain't never gonna changeโ€

I felt that shit!๐Ÿ˜ฉ ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”



All comments from YouTube:

@coochiehairs1952

had to rinse out my ears wid the original after danielle.

@leandrahoyte9009

Same๐Ÿ˜ญ

@celiiiiiiiig

Me too ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿคš

@teshyerralashay2724

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@miinagedii3838

same๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

@KEN-vp8qp

@@teshyerralashay2724 it is

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@herfully5355

Iโ€™m here to clear my ears. Ifykyk ๐Ÿ˜… the disrespect.

@soullessprincess6473

It was a cover but nothing beats the original

@alexandrakendrick634

Uhuh ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿคฎ

@akosamoah0714

Same lool

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