You Shoulda Treated Me Better
Words and Music by Thomas Gannett
Love—it will get you through
many a dark night, when that love is true.
But true love needs true lovers, baby.
Nothing else is gonna do.
You need to hold on to the one you love
if you want love to hold on to you.
You watched me walk away
when what we had left could not make me stay.
Now if you know you’re lost without me, baby,
and you can’t see how you’ll make it through the day,
well I hope then, baby, you’ll recall
what I said to you that day.
You should have treated me better.
You should have known that there’s a line you’d best not cross.
Ya, baby, nothing lasts forever,
except that void where there was once love that you have lost.
Love is a fine thing indeed,
and for most of us, it’s all we really need.
But if you take love for granted, baby,
one day you’ll wake up and find it’s gone.
Then you can shake your head and cry your tear
and wonder how it all went so wrong.
You let a love so fine
slip away from you when you crossed that line.
There is no one to comfort you now, baby,
no one to hold you and whisper it’s ok.
But you can hold to these words I said
to you as I walked away.