what it ain’t lyrics – josh turner

i have been around this old block before.
i’ve walked into abruptly closin’ doors.
schooled in hard knocks, i’ve learned a lot,
about how a heart can break.
i might not know what love is,
but i know what it ain’t.

it ain’t layin’ in the dark,
and wonderin’ why she hasn’t called,
and now it’s 2 a.m.
it ain’t driving by her house,
to find her wrapped up,
in the arms of you ex-best friend.
it ain’t bold face lies or alibis,
that cannot be explained.
i might not know what love is,
but i know what it ain’t.

you say you could show me how to love.
baby, there’s one thing you can be sure of:
i wouldn’t treat you wrong ’cause i’ve been on,
the hurtin’ side of pain.
i might not know what love is,
but i know what it ain’t

it ain’t showing up for dinner,
with a rose and chardonnay,
then drinkin by yourself.
it ain’t a postcard from hawaii,
sayin’: “we can still be friends,
“but i met someone else.”
it ain’t bold face lies or alibis,
that cannot be explained.
i might not know what love is,
but i know what it ain’t.

it ain’t a mink coat,
forty pairs of shoes,
two 14-carat anklets on my mastercard.
it ain’t walkin’ in a p*wn shop,
recognizing her engagement ring,
she swore she lost.
it ain’t bold face lies or alibis,
that cannot be explained.
i might not know what love is,
but i know what it ain’t.

if you had all day i could tell you things,
that would make a grown man faint.
i might not know what love is,
but i know what it ain’t,
yeah, i know what it ain’t.

/ josh turner lyrics