Mr. Know It All
Kelly Clarkson Lyrics


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Mr Know It All
Well ya think you know it all
But ya don't know a thing at all
Ain't it something y'all
When somebody tells you something bout you
Think that they know you more than you do
So you take it down another pill to swallow
Mr bring me down
Well ya like to bring me down don't ya
But I ain't laying down, baby
I ain't going down
Can't nobody tell me how it's gonna be
Nobody gonna make a fool out of me
Baby you should know that I lead not follow

Oh you think that you know me, know me
That's why I'm leaving you lonely, lonely
'Cause baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me
You ain't got the right to tell me
When and where to go, no right to tell me
Acting like you own me lately
Yeah baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me

Mr Play Your Games
Only got yourself to blame
When you want me back again
But I ain't falling back again
'Cause I'm living my truth without your lies
Let's be clear baby this is goodbye
I ain't coming back tomorrow

Oh you think that you know me, know me
That's why I'm leaving you lonely, lonely
'Cause baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me
You ain't got the right to tell me
When and where to go, no right to tell me
Acting like you own me lately
Yeah baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me

So what, you've got the world at your feet
And you know everything about everything
But you don't
You still think I'm coming back but baby you'll see

Oh you think that you know me, know me
That's why I'm leaving you lonely, lonely
'Cause baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me
You ain't got the right to tell me
When and where to go, no right to tell me
Acting like you own me lately
Yeah baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me

Mr Know It All
Well ya think you know it all
But ya don't know a thing at all




Yeah baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me

Overall Meaning

"Mr. Know It All" is a song about an overconfident person who thinks they know everything about someone else. The song is sung by Kelly Clarkson, who is addressing this person and telling them that they don't really know her. She's pushing back against their attempts to control her and to define who she is.


The first verse highlights how frustrating it is to have someone think they know more about you than you do. It's especially frustrating when that person is always trying to tell you what to do or think. The chorus reiterates this point, emphasizing that this person "don't know a thing about me" and that they have no right to try to control her.


The second verse takes a more aggressive tone, telling the person that they can't make her go back to them. She's done with their lies and manipulation, and is living her life on her own terms. The bridge mocks this person's overconfidence, suggesting that they think they know everything but are actually clueless. The song ends with a repetition of the chorus, underscoring the message that nobody has the right to tell someone else who they are or what to do.


Line by Line Meaning

Well ya think you know it all
You believe that you have complete knowledge or understanding.


But ya don't know a thing at all
However, you actually have little or no knowledge or understanding.


Ain't it something y'all
Isn't it surprising or interesting, everyone?


When somebody tells you something bout you
When someone says something about you.


Think that they know you more than you do
Believe that they understand you better than you do yourself.


So you take it down another pill to swallow
So you have to accept or deal with another unpleasant or difficult fact.


Mr bring me down
You are the person who brings me down or makes me feel bad.


Well ya like to bring me down don't ya
You seem to enjoy making me feel bad or unhappy.


But I ain't laying down, baby
But I am not giving up or giving in, my dear.


I ain't going down
I will not be defeated or weakened by your actions or words.


Can't nobody tell me how it's gonna be
No one can predict or control the future for me.


Nobody gonna make a fool out of me
No one is going to humiliate or take advantage of me.


Baby you should know that I lead not follow
You should understand that I am a leader, not a follower.


Oh you think that you know me, know me
You think that you fully understand and know me.


That's why I'm leaving you lonely, lonely
That's why I am breaking up with you and leaving you alone.


'Cause baby you don't know a thing about me
Because, my dear, you have no knowledge or understanding of who I really am.


You don't know a thing about me
You have no information, understanding, or insight about me whatsoever.


You ain't got the right to tell me
You do not have the authority or permission to dictate to me.


When and where to go, no right to tell me
You have no right to decide or control where I go or when I go there.


Acting like you own me lately
You have been behaving as if you have complete ownership or control over me recently.


Yeah baby you don't know a thing about me
Yes, my dear, you truly do not have any knowledge or understanding of who I am.


Mr Play Your Games
You are the person who likes to play games or manipulate people.


Only got yourself to blame
You are the only one responsible for the negative outcomes of your actions.


When you want me back again
When you want to reconcile or reunite with me in the future.


But I ain't falling back again
But I am not going to relapse or return to you again.


'Cause I'm living my truth without your lies
Because I am living in honesty and integrity without your deceptive or false words or actions.


Let's be clear baby this is goodbye
Let's be completely certain and firm, my dear, that this is a permanent farewell.


I ain't coming back tomorrow
I am not planning or intending to return to you in the future.


So what, you've got the world at your feet
So what if you have everything you could want or desire in life.


And you know everything about everything
And you believe that you have comprehensive knowledge or understanding about everything.


But you don't
But, in reality, you are not all-knowing or all-understanding.


You still think I'm coming back but baby you'll see
You still have the mistaken belief that I will return to you, my dear, but you will eventually realize the truth.


Yeah baby you don't know a thing about me
Yes, my dear, you definitely have no comprehensive understanding or knowledge about who I really am.


You don't know a thing about me
You are completely ignorant or uninformed about any details or facts regarding me.


Mr Know It All
You are the person who believes that you know everything and cannot be wrong or incorrect.


Yeah baby you don't know a thing about me
Yes, my dear, you really do not have any factual knowledge or understanding of who I truly am.


You don't know a thing about me
You do not have any relevant, accurate, or meaningful information about me in any way.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: BRETT JAMES, ESTER DEAN, DANTE JONES, BRIAN SEALS, BRIAN KENNEDY SEALS, DANTE LAMIRE JONES

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Lyricss
Mr Know It All
Well ya think you know it all
But ya don't know a thing at all
Ain't it something y'all
When somebody tells you something bout you
Think that they know you more than you do
So you take it down another pill to swallow
Mr bring me down
Well ya like to bring me down don't ya
But I ain't laying down, baby
I ain't going down
Can't nobody tell me how it's gonna be
Nobody gonna make a fool out of me
Baby you should know that I lead not follow
Oh you think that you know me, know me
That's why I'm leaving you lonely, lonely
'Cause baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me
You ain't got the right to tell me
When and where to go, no right to tell me
Acting like you own me lately
Yeah baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me
Mr Play Your Games
Only got yourself to blame
When you want me back again
But I ain't falling back again
'Cause I'm living my truth without your lies
Let's be clear baby this is goodbye
I ain't coming back tomorrow
Oh you think that you know me, know me
That's why I'm leaving you lonely, lonely
'Cause baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me
You ain't got the right to tell me
When and where to go, no right to tell me
Acting like you own me lately
Yeah baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me
So what, you've got the world at your feet
And you know everything about everything
But you don't
You still think I'm coming back but baby you'll see
Oh you think that you know me, know me
That's why I'm leaving you lonely, lonely
'Cause baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me
You ain't got the right to tell me
When and where to go, no right to tell me
Acting like you own me lately
Yeah baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me
Mr Know It All
Well ya think you know it all
But ya don't know a thing at all
Yeah baby you don't know a thing about me
You don't know a thing about me



All comments from YouTube:

@SuzyLuOfficial

I used to play this album in my car everyday on my way to work when I was suffering through an abusive relationship. I always imaged singing this song to him when I finally had the courage to walk away. Listening to it 9 years later far away from him and I feel so strong. Thank you Kelly for getting me through those dark hopeless days!!

@frankinsaneandmyrrh1202

congratulations, I hope you're living a happier, more free and more peaceful life! :)

@ljsbmac

Nice

@BrownieEXE

Yo Suzy!

@robsonduarte9349

🤩

@jaymiegarrett401

This song would remind me of who I was before I married my now ex husband who was abusive. It was what kept the fight in me to stay strong and find a way out. And now it is what puts a smile on my face.

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@Moonflowertarot777

This song got me through leaving my abusive ex and taking our son out of a toxic environment. I was so broken and I listened to this song daily as my positive affirmation. I even made it my ring back tone when those were a thing so every time he called that’s what he heard before I hit decline. Love you kelly s❤️💪

@Elizabeth-gw7hw

I love it! I'm glad you are happy now 🙂

@Burty_YT

It's December 2021, let's see how many legends are listening to this masterpiece♡

@jussielynn7848

Me me me!

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