[1st verse]
Looking back it's hard for me to see,
Just how I could've been so blind,
Like an actor on the movie screen,
To play the part with every line.

But every story doesn't have a happy ending,
Sometimes the flower doesn't grow,
I hope you understand the message that I'm sending,
Boy I'm thinking you need to know

[chorus]
You could've been the one,
That I would give it all to, catch you when you fall too
Should've been the one,
Didn't know just what you had boy, now it's just too bad boy,
After all is said and done,
You're a cheater and a liar, went to play with fire,
Boy I hope that you enjoyed your fun,
'cause you could've been the one.

There's nothing left to say
You could've been the one (could've been, could've been, baby)

[2nd verse]
My momma didn't raise no fool,
She said "you play with fire, you get burned",
You laughed at me, I laughed at you (hehehe),
Now it seems the table's turned.

I must admit I really thought you had potenial
But I cannot have been more wrong
I need somebody that can trust that's essential
You had your chance but now I'm gone

[chorus]
You could've been the one (could've been the one),
That I would give it all to, catch you when you fall too
Should've been the one (should've been the one baby),
Didn't know just what you had boy, now it's just too bad boy,
After all is said and done,
You're a cheater and a liar, went to play with fire,
Boy I hope that you enjoyed your fun,
'cause you could've been the one.

Could've been the one baby,
You could've been the one,

[...]
You played yourself boy and there is no denying,
... it's just the way the story goes,
You made your bet boy, you better go lying,
.... you'll be lying there alone.

You could've been the one

[chorus]
You could've been the one (could've good boy),
That I would give it all to, catch you when you fall too
Should've been the one (should've been the one ),
Didn't know just what you had boy, now it's just too bad boy,
After all is said and done (after all is said and done),
You're a cheater and a liar, went to play with fire,
Boy I hope that you enjoyed your fun,
'cause you could've been the one.

[fading out]
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Coulda Been The One Lyrics

Rihanna – Coulda Been The One Lyrics

Songwriters: ROGERS, EVAN A. / STURKEN, CARL ALLEN / FENTY, ROBYN R.
Coulda Been The One lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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