Shoulda Let U Go
Sean Kingston Lyrics


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Oh, oh
Oh, oh

I'm losing my mind, 'cause she's one of a kind,
Oh, she's so fine, gotta make her mine,
Everything I do is only for you, 'cause you're my boo,
Yes it's so true.
My heart is so broken it's splitting in two,
Looking so sad 'cause I'm feeling so through,
Missing the days of being with you,
'Cause I was stuck to you, girl.
Feel like I'm trapped and I cannot get loose,
'Cause I'm so lost I don't know what to do,
Yeah, I'm so bad and I'm confused, but I'm still stuck to you, girl.

'Cause even when I met you, yeah I knew I couldn't have you,
I knew that I would try, and mess it up, what can I do?
And even when you're gone and all my friends all say I'm crazy,
Say it ain't right, I want you to have my baby.

[Chorus]
Oh, shoulda let you go
Oh, shoulda let you go
Oh, shoulda let you go
Oh, let you go

Now I'm sitting home, feeling all alone,
Wish you had a clone, 'cause girl you got me gone.
Here in this chair, wishing you was here,
But now it's getting clear, that you don't even care.

My heart is so broken it's splitting in two,
Looking so sad 'cause I'm feeling so through,
Missing the days of being with you,
'Cause I was stuck to you, girl.
Feel like I'm trapped and I cannot get loose,
'Cause I'm so lost I don't know what to do,
Yeah, I'm so bad and I'm confused, but I'm still stuck to you, girl.

'Cause even when I met you, yeah I knew I couldn't have you,
I knew that I would try, and mess it up, what can I do?
And even when you're gone and all my friends all say I'm crazy,
Say it ain't right, I want you to have my baby.

[Chorus]

(Shoulda let you go)
But if I walked away, I know you'd come crawling back,
(Shoulda let you go)
You're playing hard to get, and I know it's all just an act.

'Cause even when I meet you, yeah I knew I couldn't have you,
I knew that I would try, and mess it up, what can I do?
And even when you're gone and all my friends all say I'm crazy,
Say it ain't right, I want you to have my baby.

[Chorus]





Let you go, go, go, go.

Overall Meaning

The song "Shoulda Let U Go" by Sean Kingston portrays a man who is struggling with his emotions after a painful breakup. He admits to himself that he should have let go of his former partner, but he can't help but want her back. The song implies that the woman in question may be playing hard to get, causing additional confusion for the singer. He's enamored with her and believes she's special, but he's also clear-eyed about how much she's hurt him.


The chorus of "Shoulda Let U Go" is a repeated refrain that follows each verse. It reinforces the idea that the singer is holding onto something that may be detrimental for him. The phrase "shoulda let you go" is a reminder that sometimes, holding onto something that's past its expiration date can hurt more than it helps. Throughout the song, the singer seems to be coming to grips with the idea that the relationship is over and he must move on.


"Shoulda Let U Go" is a relatable and emotionally-driven song that skillfully captures the tumultuous feelings one may experience during a breakup. Its catchy tune and lyrics make it a memorable song of love and loss.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm losing my mind, 'cause she's one of a kind,
I am going crazy because she is unique and special.


Oh, she's so fine, gotta make her mine,
She is incredibly attractive, and I am determined to win her over.


Everything I do is only for you, 'cause you're my boo, Yes it's so true.
I do everything for you because you are my partner, and I mean it sincerely.


My heart is so broken it's splitting in two, Looking so sad 'cause I'm feeling so through, Missing the days of being with you, 'Cause I was stuck to you, girl.
I am devastated because I am no longer with you, and I miss the time we spent together as I still have strong feelings for you.


Feel like I'm trapped and I cannot get loose, 'Cause I'm so lost I don't know what to do, Yeah, I'm so bad and I'm confused, but I'm still stuck to you, girl.
I feel stuck and unable to move on, though I am unsure and confused about my emotions, I am still unable to let you go.


'Cause even when I met you, yeah I knew I couldn't have you, I knew that I would try, and mess it up, what can I do? And even when you're gone and all my friends all say I'm crazy, Say it ain't right, I want you to have my baby.
Since the day I met you, I knew I could never be with you, but I couldn't help but try to pursue you although I knew I'd cause problems. Even now, even after being warned by my loved ones, I still want to be with you and even imagine starting a family.


Oh, shoulda let you go Oh, shoulda let you go Oh, shoulda let you go Oh, let you go
I regret not letting you go and allowing myself to move on from you; now, I am stuck with these intense feelings for you.


Now I'm sitting home, feeling all alone, Wish you had a clone, 'cause girl you got me gone. Here in this chair, wishing you was here, But now it's getting clear, that you don't even care.
I am alone, but I wish I could have a version of you to be with me. As I spend my time thinking of you, I am coming to realize that you possibly don't return feelings for me.


(Shoulda let you go) But if I walked away, I know you'd come crawling back, (Shoulda let you go) You're playing hard to get, and I know it's all just an act.
I know if I were to leave you, you would try to win me back, and your attitude towards me is all something you employ to make it seem like a challenge.


Let you go, go, go, go.
I wish I could let you go and move on from this complicated situation.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: JUSTIN FRANKS, KISEAN ANDERSON, NOEL FISHER, JOEL MADDEN, BENJI MADDEN

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