the best years lyrics – swv

the best years

he tapped me on my shoulder, so unexpected
i started to hug him but paused for a second
and that’s when he showed me an old picture that he had oh
then we started talkin’ and reminiscin’
and at first i smiled, then i started to remember
that my memories of us are all bad
that’s when i told him

it took me some time to get over you
had to wrap my head around what i let you do
i was young, i was dumb, i played the fool
but one thing today prove
i gave you the best years of your life (of your life)
now you wanna get back what you missed
but i cannot forget about what you did
i gave you the best years of your life, your life
i gave you, yea
i gave you the best years of your life

i ain’t gonna lie, for a while i was bitter
acid to my stomach every time i saw you with ‘er
i know she was all those texts and late night phone calls (late night phone calls)
when you had an emergency and rushed out of home
i bet she was on the other side of the phone
now you stand here saying you love me still (you don’t love me)
i guess the gr*ss was greener, yea

it took me some time to get over you
had to wrap my head around what i let you do
i was young, i was dumb, i played the fool
but one thing today prove
i gave you the best years of your life (of your life)
now you wanna get back what you missed
but i cannot forget about what you did
i gave you the best years of your life, your life (of your life)
i gave you, yea
i gave you the best years of your life (life)

baby, ain’t n*body gonna love you like i did
you’ll never miss a good thing until it’s gone forever
you must be out your mind
that she can give you
what you’re lookin’ for
cause i know i gave you

i gave you the best years of your life (best years of your life)
now you wanna get back what you missed
i just cannot forget about what you did
i gave you the best years of your life, your life (of your life)
i gave you, yea
i gave you the best years of your life

just say it (say it)
i’ll do it (i’ll do it)
whatever
whatever
you’re honest, i trust you
oh, i’ll follow you wherever (wherever)
if your love is overseas that’s just where i’ll be
be right by your side
love you all the time
i love you
i love you

/ swv lyrics