Jesse McCartney - Checkmate Lyrics




How would you feel when the king has gotta lie down
Will you finally see that this is something that couldn't work out
You thought that you'd be ready but I knew that you always had your doubts
I just wanted to be the one to save you, the one that knew how
But this all would have an ending, it was so clear to see
'Cause you couldn't wrap your head around the jealousy

That's why I'm calling checkmate, checkmate
I'm calling checkmate on you baby
I'm calling checkmate, checkmate
You are gonna lose 'cause you chose to make the moves you make
Checkmate, checkmate
I'm calling checkmate on you baby
Oh I'm calling checkmate, checkmate
Girl you will always lose when you choose to make the moves you make

Said how are you feeling when the king has gotta lie down?
'Cause you put up a wall around your castle and I just can't climb around
I can hear you on the other side of it, screaming
But you're too afraid to face the demons
So you let your heart just take a beating
And I'm the one who pays for it, think I gotta get

I'm calling checkmate, checkmate
I'm calling checkmate on you baby
I'm calling checkmate, checkmate
You are gonna lose 'cause you chose to make the moves you make
Checkmate, checkmate
I'm calling checkmate on you baby
Oh I'm calling checkmate, checkmate
Girl you will always lose when you choose to make the moves you make

And I don't really wanna do this
Girl it's breaking my heart in two
Yes I'd give anything to keep on playing here with you
And maybe we can pick these pieces up and start again another day when things have changed
But you left me with no other moves to choose

Checkmate
I'm calling checkmate on you baby
I'm calling checkmate, checkmate
You are gonna lose 'cause you chose to make the moves you make
Checkmate, checkmate
I'm calling checkmate on you baby
Oh I'm calling checkmate, checkmate
Girl you will always lose when you choose to make the moves you make

I ran out of options
I ran out of options





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Jesse McCartney Checkmate Comments
  1. Nicole Everett

    I heard him sing this live when he opened up for Backstreet Boys years ago. I've been a fan of Jmac since Dreaktstreet days

  2. BE BEAR

    hey mine :)

  3. Ameerah Ali

    How would you feel when the king has gotta lie down
    Will you finally see that this is something that couldn't work out
    You thought that you'd be ready but I knew that you always had your doubts
    I just wanted to be the one to save you, the one that knew how
    But this all would have an ending, it was so clear to see
    'Cause you couldn't wrap your head around the jealousy

    That's why I'm calling checkmate, checkmate
    I'm calling checkmate on you baby
    I'm calling checkmate, checkmate
    You are gonna lose 'cause you chose to make the moves you make
    Checkmate, checkmate
    I'm calling checkmate on you baby
    Oh I'm calling checkmate, checkmate
    Girl you will always lose when you choose to make the moves you make

    Said how are you feeling when the king has gotta lie down?
    'Cause you put up a wall around your castle and I just can't climb around
    I can hear you on the other side of it, screaming
    But you're too afraid to face the demons
    So you let your heart just take a beating
    And I'm the one who pays for it, think I gotta get

    I'm calling checkmate, checkmate
    I'm calling checkmate on you baby
    I'm calling checkmate, checkmate
    You are gonna lose 'cause you chose to make the moves you make
    Checkmate, checkmate
    I'm calling checkmate on you baby
    Oh I'm calling checkmate, checkmate
    Girl you will always lose when you choose to make the moves you make

    And I don't really wanna do this
    Girl it's breaking my heart in two
    Yes I'd give anything to keep on playing here with you
    And maybe we can pick these pieces up and start again another day when things have changed
    But you left me with no other moves to choose

    Checkmate
    I'm calling checkmate on you baby
    I'm calling checkmate, checkmate
    You are gonna lose 'cause you chose to make the moves you make
    Checkmate, checkmate
    I'm calling checkmate on you baby
    Oh I'm calling checkmate, checkmate
    Girl you will always lose when you choose to make the moves you make

    I ran out of options
    I ran out of options

  4. JOJO

    I exposed my friend to his new album and we are in love with him..... we are currently on shady terms.  

  5. Stormy

    He needs more recognition I wish he blows up again it'd be a shame if he doesn't 

    Stormy

    @Ariel Arnold fingers crossed

    Jessie Crislip

    He is working on it . He's also doing a lot of acting . Busy busy guy ❤️

    Breanna Pepper

    +Jessie Crislip I've seen him in a few movies lately

    Thịnh Nguyễn

    He should advertise it...

    Princess Rose2020

    Doctor Idiot I agree with you he deserves so much more that's just a waste of all his beautiful voice

  6. Missiheartentertainment

    Now this song is good.

  7. Khalia Dunn

    Really great song <3