The Words
Muni Long Lyrics


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When we first met
I would've never guessed
You would be my ex
Oh, we had some good times
I was yours and you were mine
Oh, now I'm cryin' every night
I wanna make it right
If I could turn back time
I would go to the night
You hurt me first
And I would kiss you right before you said the words, the words
The words that broke up our forever
The reason why we're not together
Oh-oh

The words, the words, the words (the words)
The words (the words)
The words, the words, the words (the words)
The words

When you get that angry
Watch what the fuck you say
Don't put your pride in the way (yeah)
And I really hate
When it's B-I-T-C-H
So don't call me out my name

If I could turn back time
I would go to the night
You hurt (you hurt) me first (me first)
And I would kiss you right before you said the words, the words
The words that broke up our forever
The reason why we're not together
Oh-oh

The words, the words, the words (the words)
The words (the words)
The words, the words, the words (the words)
The words (Nah-ooh)

Don't like when you talk to me like that (I don't)
Don't say things you can't take back
Hmm, I know you didn't mean it (I know you didn't)
But you already hurt my feelings (hurt my feelings)
Don't like when you talk to me like that (I don't like it)
Don't say things you can't take back (oh, oh)
Hmm, I know you didn't mean it (whoa-oh, oh-oh, oh)
But you already hurt my feelings (already hurt my feelings)
Don't like when you talk to me like that (yeah, baby, know your hurt me)
Don't say things you can't take back (oh, baby, why you hurt me?)
Hmm, I know you didn't mean it
But you already hurt my feelings (yee-ee, yee-ee, woo-woo)
Don't like when you talk to me like that (no-oh, oh-oh)
Don't say things you can't take back (yee-ee, yee-ee)




Hmm, I know you didn't mean it (oh-oh, oh-oh)
But you already hurt my feelings (already hurt my feelings)

Overall Meaning

The song "The Words" by Muni Long is a melancholic R&B track about a love that has ended due to hurtful words spoken in anger. The lyrics describe the regret that comes with the end of a good relationship and the desire to turn back time and fix things. The opening lines reveal that the singer never imagined that their love would end, but now they are left crying every night. Despite the pain, the singer still loves their ex-partner and wishes they could make things right.


The chorus of the song emphasizes the power of words and how much damage they can cause. The words that broke up the relationship are said to be the reason why the couple is no longer together. The singer wishes they could go back in time and kiss their ex-partner before they said those words, hoping that this small gesture could have prevented the breakup. The bridge of the song warns against using hurtful language in moments of anger and frustration, as it can cause irreparable damage to a relationship.


Overall, "The Words" is a poignant reminder of the importance of communication and respect in any relationship. It highlights the destructive power of words and the need to be mindful of what we say to those we love.


Line by Line Meaning

When we first met
At the beginning of our relationship


I would've never guessed
I had no idea


You would be my ex
That we would break up


Oh, we had some good times
We had moments of happiness


I was yours and you were mine
We were in a committed relationship


Oh, now I'm cryin' every night
I am hurting and upset every night


I wanna make it right
I want to fix our relationship


If I could turn back time
If I had the ability to go back in time


I would go to the night
I would go back to that specific moment


You hurt me first
You caused pain to me initially


And I would kiss you right before you said the words, the words
I would kiss you before you spoke the damaging words


The words that broke up our forever
The words that ended our relationship permanently


The reason why we're not together
The cause of our separation


When you get that angry
When you get very upset


Watch what the f*ck you say
Be careful with your choice of words


Don't put your pride in the way (yeah)
Don't let your ego prevent you from thinking rationally


And I really hate
It upsets and bothers me


When it's B-I-T-C-H
When you insult me with derogatory language


So don't call me out my name
Do not use offensive language towards me


But you already hurt my feelings (already hurt my feelings)
You have already caused emotional pain to me


Don't like when you talk to me like that (no-oh, oh-oh)
I do not appreciate being spoken to in that manner


Don't say things you can't take back (yee-ee, yee-ee)
Do not say things that you cannot undo


Hmm, I know you didn't mean it (oh-oh, oh-oh)
I understand that it was not your intention




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Jeffrey Gitelman, Priscilla Renea Hamilton, Steven Robert Franks, Thomas Lee Brown

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@lesleydeleon5158

When we first met
I would’ve never guessed
You would be my ex
Oh, we had some good times
I was yours and you were mine
Oh, now I’m cryin’ every night
I wanna make it right

If I could turn back time
I would go back to the night
You hurt me first
And I would kiss you right before you said the words, the words
The words that broke up our forever
The reason why we’re not together
Oh-oh, oh, oh-ooh

The words, the words, the words (The words)
The words (The words)
The words, the words, the words (The words)
The words



@lesleydeleon5158

When you get that angry
Watch what the fuck you say
Don’t put your pride in the way (Yeah)
And I really hate
When it’s B-I-T-C-H
So don’t call me out my name

If I could turn back time
I would go back to the night
You hurt (You hurt) me first (Me first)
And I would kiss you right before you said the words, the words
The words that broke up our forever
The reason why we’re not together
Oh-oh, oh, oh-ooh

The words, the words, the words (The words)
The words (The words)
The words, the words, the words (The words)
The words

Don’t like when you talk to me like that (I don’t)
Don’t say things you can’t take back
Hmm, I know you didn’t mean it (I know you didn’t)
But you already hurt my feelings (Hurt my feelings)
Don’t like when you talk to me like that (I don’t like it)
Don’t say things you can’t take back (Oh, oh)
Hmm, I know you didn’t mean it (Woah-oh, oh-oh, oh)
But you already hurt my feelings (Already hurt my feelings)
Don’t like when you talk to me like that (Yeah, baby, know your hurt me)
Don’t say things you can’t take back (Oh, baby, why you hurt me?)
Hmm, I know you didn’t mean it
But you already hurt my feelings (Yee-ee, yee-ee, woo-woo)
Don’t like when you talk to me like that (No-oh, oh-oh)
Don’t say things you can’t take back (Yee-ee, yee-ee)
Hmm, I know you didn’t mean it (Oh-oh, oh-oh)
But you already hurt my feelings (Already hurt my feelings)



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This song is so underrated!! I’d consider it one of her best songs I can’t stop listening it j scratches the brain

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I was born in the 50's. It is rare I like ANYTHING now. This girl got me.... she's one you'll be listening to 50 years from now

@lesleydeleon5158

When we first met
I would’ve never guessed
You would be my ex
Oh, we had some good times
I was yours and you were mine
Oh, now I’m cryin’ every night
I wanna make it right

If I could turn back time
I would go back to the night
You hurt me first
And I would kiss you right before you said the words, the words
The words that broke up our forever
The reason why we’re not together
Oh-oh, oh, oh-ooh

The words, the words, the words (The words)
The words (The words)
The words, the words, the words (The words)
The words

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