Luke Combs - Be Careful What You Wish For Lyrics




Couldn't wait to ride out of that one horse town
Didn't see no use in sticking around
I was green and busting at the seams to leave
I was sitting on G, waiting on O
The day I hit eighteen, I hit the road
Traded that county maintain for a four lane city street

But sometimes things ain't what you think they're gonna be
What you want ain't always what you need

Don't know what you got 'til it's gone
And you're out on your own
All you want is what you can't get back
Once you let it go, then you know what you have
Don't hold a candle to what you had
Sometimes what you think you'll find
It ain't quite what real life has in store
So be careful what you wish for

She was holding on just a little too tight
Talked a little too much about the rest of our lives
I broke her heart thinking freedom would set me free
Well sometimes things ain't what you think they're gonna be

Don't know what you got 'til it's gone
And you're out on your own
All you want is what you can't get back
Once you let it go, then you know what you have
Don't hold a candle to what you had
Sometimes what you think you'll find
It ain't quite what real life has in store
So be careful what you wish for

'Cause these city lights can't shine quite like the stars
I wish I could wish her back into my arms

Don't know what you got 'til it's gone
And you're out on your own
All you want is what you can't get back
Once you let it go, then you know what you have
Don't hold a candle to what you had
Sometimes what you think you'll find
It ain't quite what real life has in store
And you can't get her back no more
So be careful what you wish for
Be careful what you wish for





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  1. Debby lee

    i love song

  2. Donna Benson

    That girl might be gone ! Find a better man

  3. Paige Heartly

    New favorite song. HELLO

  4. Eli Merrill

    I literally hate all country except luke Combs!!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️ You are amazingly good!!!

  5. Michelle Behr

    This is a nice song with meaning. At least it's not about getting drunk in some bar and jumping in bed with the first STD you can find, and then pretending it was the true love that got away "new" country songs they've come out with. I miss the 90's country songs I learned to love in my late teens/early 20's

  6. Nick Grondin

    The most underrated song of Luke's and my favorite.

  7. Lee Fletcher

    Always be careful what you wish for

  8. Northern Ninety7

    One of his best

  9. CadenRoyer

    This song and refrigerator door are my favorite songs rn

  10. Adam

    Kinda funny how true every lyric of every luke combs song is. This song however should be taught in school or something, you wont find a more accurate truth to life in any history book.

    OcelotStromberg

    Adam agreed

  11. Sierra Gilbert

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  12. Donna Benson

    Very true

  13. Shiny Hunter Umbreon

    Truthful song

  14. Ethan Johnson

    That the country that we should always hear

  15. Debby lee

    I love this song

    Debby lee

    Ty luke combs

    Debby lee

    Ty merry Christmas and happy new year too

  16. Yadifannum1 Baseballlover

    I guess be careful what you wish for's all I meant when i said, what you see is what you get

  17. Jaylene Quintero

    Couldn't wait to ride out of that one horse town
    Didn't see no use in sticking around
    I was green and busting at the seams to leave
    I was sitting on G, waiting on O
    The day I hit eighteen, I hit the road
    Traded that county maintain for a four lane city street
    But sometimes things ain't what you think they're gonna be
    What you want ain't always what you need
    Don't know what you got 'til it's gone and you're out on your own
    All you want is what you can't get back
    Once you let it go, then you know what you have
    Don't hold a candle to what you had
    Sometimes what you think you'll find
    It ain't quite what real life has in store
    So be careful what you wish for
    She was holding on just a little too tight
    Talked a little too much about the rest of our lives
    I broke her heart thinking freedom would set me free
    Well sometimes things ain't what you think they're gonna be
    Don't know what you got 'til it's gone and you're out on your own
    All you want is what you can't get back
    Once you let it go, then you know what you have
    Don't hold a candle to what you had
    Sometimes what you think you'll find
    It ain't quite what real life has in store
    So be careful what you wish for
    'Cause these city lights can't shine quite like the stars
    I wish I could wish her back into my arms
    Don't know what you got 'til it's gone And you're out on your own
    All you want is what you can't get back
    Once you let it go, then you know what you have
    Don't hold a candle to what you had
    Sometimes what you think you'll find
    It ain't quite what real life has in store
    And you can't get her back no more
    So be careful what you wish for
    Be careful what you wish for

  18. Lone Wolf95

    My Top 5 songs from This One's For You

    5. Be Careful What You Wish For
    4. I Got Away With You
    3. One Number Away
    2. Hurricane
    1. Beautiful Crazy

  19. Eric Huffman

    Thank you luck you just help my mind up

  20. Vinnie Sutra

    A very old saying that is as true today as it was then.

  21. Jocelyn Flores

    luke combs will forever be a favorite ! ❤❤

  22. Jordan Prevost

    Good song my favorite

  23. Niamh Boyle

    MY BITCHHHHHH❤️👏🏻

  24. Ryan Rummel

    This may be the best country song ever made, keep up the good work and keep singing songs like this. You are hands down the best country artist. You deserve everything that you have achieved so far and what ever you will achieve in the future.

  25. Puck2Nasty

    I’m drunk with my buddies and I am grateful this song

  26. Tony Delarosa

    .......becareful what you wish for.... This ones for you...."pops top"

  27. Alan Carifelle

    Deadly song!!

  28. Tamilou Reid

    Couldn't wait to ride out of that one horse town
    Didn't see no use in sticking around
    I was green and busting at the seams to leave
    I was sitting on G, waiting on O
    The day I hit eighteen, I hit the road
    Traded that county maintain for a four lane city street
    But sometimes things ain't what you think they're gonna be
    What you want ain't always what you need
    Don't know what you got 'til it's gone and you're out on your own
    All you want is what you can't get back
    Once you let it go, then you know what you have
    Don't hold a candle to what you had
    Sometimes what you think you'll find
    It ain't quite what real life has in store
    So be careful what you wish for
    She was holding on just a little too tight
    Talked a little too much about the rest of our lives
    I broke her heart thinking freedom would set me free
    Well sometimes things ain't what you think they're gonna be
    Don't know what you got 'til it's gone and you're out on your own
    All you want is what you can't get back
    Once you let it go, then you know what you have
    Don't hold a candle to what you had
    Sometimes what you think you'll find
    It ain't quite what real life has in store
    So be careful what you wish for
    'Cause these city lights can't shine quite like the stars
    I wish I could wish her back into my arms
    Don't know what you got 'til it's gone And you're out on your own
    All you want is what you can't get back
    Once you let it go, then you know what you have
    Don't hold a candle to what you had
    Sometimes what you think you'll find
    It ain't quite what real life has in store
    And you can't get her back no more
    So be careful what you wish for
    Be careful what you wish for

  29. Sheila Allison

    Someone please take me to see him !😊❤

  30. KAILEIGH BARGER

    Great advice for later on in life, thanks Luke

  31. Crystal Bauman

    🦇 💙 🦇

  32. Marty Flaherty

    This song reminds me of when I broke up with my longtime crush then girlfriend for 3 months I love and miss her so much plz come back baby❤️

  33. Mack Sampson

    Saw him in tulsa it was awesome

  34. cecelia Stephens

    Man you are so awesome , I can't  wait until Dec to see you in Shreveport Louisiana , I finally got tickets so we having my birthday party with you !!!!!

  35. Christine Fernandes

    damn I love this

  36. Will Salice

    The best song Luke has ever pumped out of his ass bar none.

  37. jameshernandez22

    IT'S A YES FROM ME DAWG!!

  38. Barbara Clark

    Love ya luke love your songs real country man love teddybears

  39. C. Benoit

    Love Luke! Great artist

  40. Pamela Jefferson

    🍃❤️❤️❤️❤️💋💋💋💋🍃😢🍃🍃🔥🔥🔥😘

  41. ellie anderson

    im obsessed with this man! i seen him at Red White and Boom AKA the best day ever!!

  42. Pamela Jefferson

    So true 🍃❤️❤️❤️

  43. Noah todd

    this is so gooooooooooood i love it

  44. Adrianna C

    This needs more views!!!!

  45. Christine Anderson

    This man is the shit ... can't stop listening to him...

  46. Chris Patterson

    Good old NC boy

  47. sara tfkh

    Loooove this omggggg

  48. CookiezforCookie

    <3 needs more subscribers your so under rated

  49. Ty Gable

    Absolutely love Luke Combs I swear he couldn't put out a bad song and I love how his songs always seem to hit you in the heart

  50. Rosemarie DeWolf

    Ed Sheeran is not a new singer and he is really good. His songs you hear on the radio but never here, WHY...

  51. Staci White

    Luke is the best I know I'm just a kid but the best person I've ever heard was Luke I LOVE YOU LUKE!!!!!!!

  52. will Bradford

    There isn’t a Luke combs song I don’t love. Dude has been a legend for a long time.

  53. Mke Dildwr

    Favorite REAL country singer need to hear more from him !!

  54. Shawn

    It’s wonderful he’s actually country not this pop country crap that’s over played on the radio please keep making great songs !

  55. Sarah Teasley

    Been listening to Luke for better than a year now...He Kicks Country music Ass!!!!!!

  56. gravity rifle

    Your are the best out Luke Combs... I can't get enough of your music, thanks for bringing back country!!!!!

  57. Kevin Kincaid

    Stuck in my head

  58. Breann Cowley

    Your so good at songs

  59. Betul d

    so good

  60. Øř Ëø

    This song is awsome 🤗😍.
    I downloaded this song by mistake 😅i was trying to download another song it was from eminem be careful what u wish for.But when i listen to this song i fell in love with this song

  61. Tracijo London

    Luke you are so right “Be Careful What you wish for” you are right no 🕯! God Bless you 🙏🏻 I just want it back so bad! He is never coming back until we meet again! Even if I live another 40 years he is only waiting in Heaven for 15 minutes! God is beautiful 😍

  62. Ashley Reyes

    such a powerful beautiful song. makes me wanna sing at the top of my lungs and curl up in a ball and reminisce all at once 💘

  63. Buddha Bunny

    i used to wish for a baby blue pickup truck with bullet holes, cuz i thought it was totally country... be careful what you wish for cuz when the bullets are real, it isn't fun anymore... lol :(

  64. Sam Sunshine

    Yep. This song right here 👌👍. Be careful what YOU wish for. Lol.

  65. Landon Cain

    Y'all be careful what u wish for there is bad choices so listen to this song and sink it in

  66. Z RY

    I broke up with my girlfriend of 6 and a half years because I thought I wanted out and wanted to see the other side. About two months later I had my dose of the “other side” and missed her. I messaged her on a Monday and we briefly talked and asked how each other were. I had it planned in my head how I was gonna slowly get her back. The day after I messaged her, she got into a relationship with someone else. Yeah lol let’s just say that was a rough time. But I was shitty during the time I thought I wanted out and I’m living with that. They’re still together and if they stay together, I wish nothing but great things for them. She seems happy, but Ive yet to catch my second wind. I’m hoping to be joining the national guard soon, maybe then I can get my chance to start over.

    HARLEY WALLER

    Hey brother , it’ll be fine. Thanks for supporting your country 🇺🇸

    Kelly Moon

    Stay strong...I did the similar thing...And as I learned...The grasp isnt greener on the other side...lol
    Live and learn my ftiend!!°

    Chris Toy

    My girl broke up with me and she told everyone and she made me believe i broke up with her until i read the text msgs she didnt even want discuss it in person so my ex had alot of communication issues. So dont feel bad man maybe it was for the best.

    Ray Dean

    Everything happens for a reason mabey you and her door was ment to close so you could open another

  67. Elmasa Iletisim

    Wish Upon anyone?

  68. TRAIN CHASERS

    Great music indeed, keep it up buddy

  69. Shenandoah Williamson

    peps with roots want wings, & peps with wings want roots
    Cant please them

  70. vickie malone

    Love this song! A job well done Luke! You're going to go a long way.

  71. jamie cable

    Just saw Luke in concert he was amazing! This is going to be his next hit 100%

  72. James Jones

    This guy s badass

  73. Aja456800

    There’s literally no lyric videos for this song, well only one and the audio is fucked up on it so it just shows lyrics and no music.

  74. rabiaa a

    ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  75. Keenan Chiasson

    271 people don't know what they got till its gone

  76. Ross Imonetoo

    don't let the industry change your views it makes you so great

  77. Amanda

    I love Luke combs songs . 1 number a way is my favorite song .

  78. Jessica Allison

    ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  79. Javier Jimenez

    There should be a music video on this song 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻

    Bucky Cummings

    Javier Jimenez BCKUY

  80. Daina Persaudz

    This beautiful

  81. Ceanna Baker

    I like the song

  82. Kevin Cooper Sr

    He is the best

  83. Hi-Critz

    TRUTH!!!.... That is all..

  84. Stevie Madison

    1 million viewssss!!

  85. Kelly Beck

    Lozenges

  86. Kristy Wurz

    I'm just listening to your music right now... i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    David Huffman

    Hell yeah

  87. Mary White

    My god he is sooo good

  88. Spawny_95

    Your my hero

  89. skyla james

    I absolutely love this song💕

  90. Angela K

    Beautiful Song & voice.

  91. Geraldine Mitchell

    Great voice

  92. TexasGirl Rocks!

    You are the real thing!!

  93. prosper gomzy

    Luke Comps akapenga manje, real country👌

    TheKeredProject

    Combs* yes, yes, yes, yes, yes
    Comps no, no, no, no, no

  94. Sam Sunshine

    😁😁😁😍😍😍

  95. Old Gregg

    I only ever liked certain country songs I'm super picky in this genre, but I can't get enough of your music 😍

  96. Nikki PlayItLoud

    I absolutely love your voice and the songs on this album!… ❤️🎶🎤🎸
    🦋💋’s

  97. Dana Falls

    Love love your music !!! All of it !!! 💗💗💞💞 We here in North Carolina are so proud to call you a Carolina native !!

    Matthew Bailey

    Dana Falls I couldn't agree more. I'm so far from home now and he makes me feel like I'm home.

  98. Connie Beaudoin

    Amazing

  99. Ady 2015

    Every song is awesome!!!! Country boy rulz!!

  100. Aloha Fourpeaks

    Who KNOWS THIS IS RAG'N'BONE MAN?