Poetry in Song: ‘Never Should Have’ (Ashanti)

You were all that I wanted
I fell in love with all of your heart and your soul
From that moment couldn’t imagine
You went from hurting me you’re mistreated in your love
I should have loved

Rivers of tear drops
These sharp pains in my heart
IF this was the way that you loved
You never should have loved me

You never should have loved me
You never should have touched me
You never should have
Never should have told me you loved me and you would never leave me.
‘Cause everything that you would do
It made me fall in love with you
Until you left and you made that mistake
Now I can’t take you back if I wanted to

(Ohh ohh ohh ohh…)

Balled up, laying in my bed
Thoughts racing through my head
How did we start out in love and end up here
You said you loved me and I believed you
Seems like you don’t even mean what you say.

Rivers of tear drops,
This short pains in my heart
This was the way that you loved
You never should have loved me

You never should have loved me
You never should have touched me
You never should have,
Never should have told me you loved me and you would never leave me.
‘Cause everything that you would do
It made me fall in love with you
Until you left and you made that mistake
Now I can’t take you back if I wanted to

You were all that I wanted
I fell in love with you
’cause you loved me and I thought that you were ready
I thought that we were gonna be a family
And if you weren’t then you should have let me
Keep all my love to give
To someone else

You never should have loved me
You never should have touched me
You never should have
Never should have told me you loved me and you would never leave me.
‘Cause everything that you would do
It made me fall in love with you
Until you left and you made that mistake
Now I can’t take you back if I wanted to

Yeah, yeah, yeah, hmm, hmm hmmm.

Flashing Neon Lights ©

The week was long

It was stressful

all I wanted

was your caring words

to support me

I should have known

even before

that I could not be

that one

to share that type of

…intimacy

And then you cancelled

again

the 10th time

in our short

‘whatever it was’

I started to like you

I am sure now

I was falling for you

but

I caught myself before I

hit the ground

It’s clear, and I should have seen

the flashing neon lights

screaming to me

‘He’s not into you’,

‘Your not special enough for him’

But, thank God…I saw them flashing

last night

and I had to end this ‘thing’ we had

because I know

I deserve better, and I need to protect myself,

before it hurts too much

I don’t think I am broken-hearted,

I just think it hurts

to know you didn’t care

more

it kinda feels

empty in my heart now

but not so much pain

as I felt once before

I will be ok

I know it

I will stop my search for my prince

I think right now

I need to rescue me

and have life without love for a while

as maybe it will tap me on my shoulder

unexpectedly in sometime

and then maybe

I will be ready.

will see…