Shoulda Known Better
Nasty Cherry Lyrics


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I know, I know

"X" marks the spot where our love lands
Told him to keep diggin′ on
In the wet sands
Can you tell me what you want?
'Cause you got me fuckin′ up
You're an emotional architect
But I'll never understand
Why you want me to live?
Actin′ like you′re dead
And it's really not cool

I told you, I like you
For who you are, but you didn′t drink up

Eyes fog, crocodile tears
Take a shot 'cause I know that you′ll miss me
You're a true deceiver
I should′ve known better, I should've known better, yeah

Hot socks, kissin' lips
It was hard because I wanted it
You′re a true deceiver
I should′ve known better, I should've known better, yeah

Will we enjoy it when we′re there?
Got bad manners
Poured in your glass
Actin' like you′re dead
And it's really not cool

I told you, I like you
For who you are, but you didn′t drink up

Eyes fog, crocodile tears
Take a shot 'cause I know that you'll miss me
You′re a true deceiver
I should′ve known better, I should've known better, yeah

Hot socks, kissin′ lips
It was hard because I wanted it
You're a true deceiver
I should′ve known better, I should've known better, yeah

I should′ve known better, I should've known better, yeah

I should've known better, I should′ve known better, yeah

I told you, I like you
For who you are

Eyes fog, crocodile tears
Take a shot ′cause I know that you'll miss me
You′re a true deceiver
I should've known better, I should′ve known better, yeah

Hot socks, kissin' lips
It was hard because I wanted it
You′re a true deceiver
I should've known better, I should've known better, yeah





I should′ve known better, yeah

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Nasty Cherry's "Shoulda Known Better" paint a picture of a tumultuous relationship with a partner who is emotionally manipulative and self-destructive. The first lines, "X marks the spot where our love lands," suggest a search for something that is lost, possibly indicating that the relationship has already ended. The following line may indicate a reluctance to let go of the relationship, as the singer tells their partner to keep searching in the wet sand.


The second verse reveals that the partner is an "emotional architect," someone who designs and crafts their moods and reactions in a calculated way. The singer seems to be frustrated by this and unable to comprehend why their partner wants them to continue living in this emotionally draining relationship. The chorus repeats the line "you're a true deceiver" as the singer expresses regret for being deceived by their partner's façade.


The final lines of the song suggest that the singer knows they should have seen through the deceiving nature of their partner, but they didn't, and are now left with the consequences. The song overall presents a portrayal of the complexity and confusion of love and relationships, where sometimes it's difficult to tell truth from deceit, and sometimes our desire for affection can override our better judgment.


Line by Line Meaning

I know, I know
The singer is acknowledging their understanding of a situation.


"X" marks the spot where our love lands
The singer metaphorically references the location where their love intersects with their partner's.


Told him to keep diggin′ on / In the wet sands
The singer instructed their partner to continue pursuing the relationship despite the difficulties.


Can you tell me what you want? / 'Cause you got me fuckin′ up
The artist is expressing frustration because their partner's intentions are unclear and causing them distress.


You're an emotional architect / But I'll never understand / Why you want me to live? / Actin′ like you′re dead / And it's really not cool
The artist is pointing out that their partner is skilled at navigating emotions, but their aloofness is hurtful.


I told you, I like you / For who you are, but you didn′t drink up
The singer expressed acceptance of their partner, but feels rejected by their lack of reciprocation.


Eyes fog, crocodile tears / Take a shot 'cause I know that you′ll miss me / You're a true deceiver / I should′ve known better, I should've known better, yeah
The singer sees through their partner's emotional facade, acknowledging their deceit and regretting that they didn't recognize it sooner.


Hot socks, kissin' lips / It was hard because I wanted it / You′re a true deceiver / I should′ve known better, I should've known better, yeah
The artist admits to giving in to physical desire despite recognizing their partner's dishonesty, and regrets not trusting their instincts.


Will we enjoy it when we′re there? / Got bad manners / Poured in your glass / Actin' like you′re dead / And it's really not cool
The artist questions whether future experiences with their partner will be satisfying, due to their partner's lack of consideration and continued emotional disengagement.


I should′ve known better, I should've known better, yeah
The artist repeats their regret for not recognizing the truth of their situation sooner.


I told you, I like you / For who you are
The singer reminds their partner that they accepted them as they are, without any pretense or falsehood.


Eyes fog, crocodile tears / Take a shot ′cause I know that you'll miss me / You′re a true deceiver / I should've known better, I should′ve known better, yeah
The artist realizes that their partner's displays of emotion are insincere, and that they will regret breaking off the relationship.


Hot socks, kissin' lips / It was hard because I wanted it / You′re a true deceiver / I should've known better, I should've known better, yeah
The singer acknowledges that their actions were influenced by desire, but wishes they had been able to see through their partner's facade.


I should′ve known better, yeah
The singer reiterates their regret for not being more aware of the negative aspects of their relationship.




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cookieforj

[Verse 1]
X marks the spot where our love lands
Told him to keep diggin' on
In the wet sands
Can you tell me what you want?
'Cause you got me fuckin' up
You're an emotional architect
But I'll never understand
Why you want me to live?
Actin' like you're dead
And it's really not cool

[Pre-Chorus]
I told you, I like you
For who you are, but you didn't drink up

[Chorus]
Eyes frog, crocodile tears
Take a shot ‘cause I know that you’ll miss me
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better, I should've known better, yeah
Hot socks, kissin' lips
It was hard because I wanted it
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better, I should've known better, yeah

[Verse 2]
Why do we enjoy it when we're there?
Got bad manners
Poured in your glass
Actin' like you're dead
And it's really not cool

[Pre-Chorus]
I told you, I like you
For who you are, but you didn't drink up

[Chorus]
Eyes frog, crocodile tears
Take a shot ‘cause I know that you’ll miss me
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better, I should've known better, yeah
Hot socks, kissin' lips
It was hard because I wanted it
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better, I should've known better, yeah

[Bridge]
I should've known better, I should've known better, yeah
I should've known better, I should've known better, yeah

[Pre-Chorus]
I told you, I like you
For who you are



RouseLuv

Lyrics Guys!!!


X marks the spot where our love lands
Told me, keep digging on
In the wet sands
Can you tell me what you want?
'Cause you got me fucking up
You're an emotional architect
But I'll never understand
Why you want me to live
Actin' like you're dead
And it's really not cool


I told you, I like you
For who you are, but you didn't drink up


Eyes fog, crocodile tears
Take a shot 'cause I know that you'll miss me
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah
Heart stops, teasing lips

It was hard because I wanted it
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah


Why do we enjoy it when we're there?
Got bad manners
Poured in your glass
Actin' like you're dead
And it's really not cool


I told you, I like you
For who you are, but you didn't drink up


Eyes fog, crocodile tears
Take a shot 'cause I know that you'll miss me
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah
Heart stops, teasing lips
It was hard because I wanted it
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah



I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah


I told you, I like you
For who you are




Eyes fog, crocodile tears
Take a shot 'cause I know that you'll miss me
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah
Heart stops, teasing lips
It was hard because I wanted it
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah


I should've known better, yeah



ANAMILE VELAZCO MUÑOZ

X marks the spot where our love lands
Told me, keep digging on
In the wet sands
Can you tell me what you want?
'Cause you got me fucking up
You're an emotional architect
But I'll never understand
Why you want me to live
Actin' like you're dead
And it's really not cool
I told you, I like you
For who you are, but you didn't drink up
Eyes fog, crocodile tears
Take a shot 'cause I know that you'll miss me
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah
Heart stops, teasing lips
It was hard because I wanted it
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah
Why do we enjoy it when we're there?
Got bad manners
Poured in your glass
Actin' like you're dead
And it's really not cool
I told you, I like you
For who you are, but you didn't drink up
Eyes fog, crocodile tears
Take a shot 'cause I know that you'll miss me
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah
Heart stops, teasing lips
It was hard because I wanted it
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah
I told you, I like you
For who you are
Eyes fog, crocodile tears
Take a shot 'cause I know that you'll miss me
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah
Heart stops, teasing lips
It was hard because I wanted it
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah
I should've known better, yeah



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cookieforj

[Verse 1]
X marks the spot where our love lands
Told him to keep diggin' on
In the wet sands
Can you tell me what you want?
'Cause you got me fuckin' up
You're an emotional architect
But I'll never understand
Why you want me to live?
Actin' like you're dead
And it's really not cool

[Pre-Chorus]
I told you, I like you
For who you are, but you didn't drink up

[Chorus]
Eyes frog, crocodile tears
Take a shot ‘cause I know that you’ll miss me
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better, I should've known better, yeah
Hot socks, kissin' lips
It was hard because I wanted it
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better, I should've known better, yeah

[Verse 2]
Why do we enjoy it when we're there?
Got bad manners
Poured in your glass
Actin' like you're dead
And it's really not cool

[Pre-Chorus]
I told you, I like you
For who you are, but you didn't drink up

[Chorus]
Eyes frog, crocodile tears
Take a shot ‘cause I know that you’ll miss me
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better, I should've known better, yeah
Hot socks, kissin' lips
It was hard because I wanted it
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better, I should've known better, yeah

[Bridge]
I should've known better, I should've known better, yeah
I should've known better, I should've known better, yeah

[Pre-Chorus]
I told you, I like you
For who you are

RouseLuv

Lyrics Guys!!!


X marks the spot where our love lands
Told me, keep digging on
In the wet sands
Can you tell me what you want?
'Cause you got me fucking up
You're an emotional architect
But I'll never understand
Why you want me to live
Actin' like you're dead
And it's really not cool


I told you, I like you
For who you are, but you didn't drink up


Eyes fog, crocodile tears
Take a shot 'cause I know that you'll miss me
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah
Heart stops, teasing lips

It was hard because I wanted it
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah


Why do we enjoy it when we're there?
Got bad manners
Poured in your glass
Actin' like you're dead
And it's really not cool


I told you, I like you
For who you are, but you didn't drink up


Eyes fog, crocodile tears
Take a shot 'cause I know that you'll miss me
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah
Heart stops, teasing lips
It was hard because I wanted it
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah



I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah


I told you, I like you
For who you are




Eyes fog, crocodile tears
Take a shot 'cause I know that you'll miss me
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah
Heart stops, teasing lips
It was hard because I wanted it
You're a true deceiver
I should've known better
I should've known better, yeah


I should've known better, yeah

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