Monica - Lesson Learned Lyrics




[Verse 1]
Lately we haven't had a chance to speak
Cause you aint really had no time for me
Maybe there's somewhere else you'd rather be
And I don't understand it at all
If I recall I gave you everything
But I can't remember one time you sacrificed for me
And I'm starting to feel like I'm losing myself
So I think that I'll just live with what's left

[Chorus]
Why did you treat me like a girl on the side
Why did you have to go and make me cry
Boy tell me
You could've walked away
Rather than cause me pain
Baby I aint really need it at all
And I cant make you love me
So I aint trying that
You won't make a fool of me
So you can forget that
Going out a leading lady
How my mama raised me
Take the stripes that I've earned lesson learned

[Verse 2]
Why did you have to go and lie to me
When you were out there running in the streets
Well I'm tired of calling your cell phone
4 o'clock in the morning
You pick it up and all I hear is....
If I was too much woman all you had to say was
That you wasn't ready
And I would've understood
Well let me calm down
Why should I be mad
When honestly it aint nothing you stressing bout

[Chorus]
Why did you treat me like a girl on the side
Why did you have to go and make me cry
Boy tell me
You could've walked away
Rather than cause me pain
Baby I aint really need it at all
And I can't make you love me
So I aint trying that
You won't make a fool of me
So you can forget that
Going out a leading lady
How my mama raised me
Take the stripes that I've earned lesson learned

[Bridge]
Gave so many chances you blew it over again
Time and time I wonder why
You put me after your friends
You couldn't tell me the real
Boy do you know how it feels
When I call your phone and you don't call back
I know you can't be for real uh uh
So I packed my bags uh
And aint comn back
Treat me like I don't know you
What part of the game is that
Boy I aint turning around
This is no place for me to be
You never meant enough for me

[Chorus]
Why did you treat me like a girl on the side
Why did you have to go and make me cry
Boy tell me
You could've walked away
Rather than cause me pain
Baby I aint really need it at all
And I can't make you love me
So I aint trying that
You won't make a fool of me
So you can forget that
Going out a leading lady
How my mama raised me
Take the stripes that I've earned lesson learned

Oh I, I learned my lesson [x2]

I'm leaving you
That's what I gotta do
You can't make a fool of me

I'm leaving
L-leaving you, u u u u u u u

Hayyyyy!!!!





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  1. Danyell Hill

    Move now let foe come my place

  2. djw sam

    like the scorpion it s your human nature female....
    i m not a frog ...
    i wish you laughed a lot

  3. Monique Preston

    I learned a valuable lesson. I saw some stuff in his phone & ever sense he's different. I call his phone several times a day and no answer. It's been 3 months since this happened. One day he talking then the next 2/3 days he won't and he won't pick up the phone. When he do pick he act like nothing is wrong. I had a very a long talk with him about & if he won't answer why do I need to keep calling &?I'm not dealing with it anymore. The next day & the same thing no answer. I'm done I can't keep playing these games with him it hurts but ill be ok

  4. unique amey

    2019...still listening

  5. Monica D Angel Of D South Harris

    Never heard this song before but MONICA this is nothing but the honest to God truth 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 don't sleep on Monica

  6. Misa 206

    I’m still listening to this song in 2019

  7. Monique Reid

    Oh I I learned my lesson you can’t make a fool of me,,,,,,,,,,,,, 💯👌🏽👍🏽🙋🏽‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️

  8. Misa 206

    Who’s still listening to this song in 2019

  9. Clarence Goldthreate

    ❤❤❤❤💯🔥🔥🔥🔥🆘️

  10. Crissy Kesses

    Stay in love👠♥️with this1

  11. Paris

    What I don’t understand is that the heart breakers always make it seem like it’s our fault. Smh🤔

  12. Paris

    Damn this shit hit the heart😩🤦🏾‍♀️😏

  13. Monique Reid

    👍🏽💯👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽👋🏽🔥💜😍😘👸🏾

  14. marquishaterry

    Baby I ain’t really need it at all 🤷🏽‍♀️🤟🏽💯

  15. Misa 206

    Lesson learned in 2018

  16. Honest000w

    This was a great ALBULM😍

  17. Shepherd Girl

    SO TRUE... THE LIES CAN BE DONE WITHOUT...JUST BE A MAN OR WOMAN ABOUT IT...WHEN YOU REALIZE YOU ARENT REALLY NEEDED THAT YOU ARE JUST IN THE WAY.... YOU FIND YOURSELF MOVING OUT THE WAY...YOU STOP LYING TO YOURSELF THAT THERE'S EVEN FRIENDSHIP LEFT

  18. Tylette Thomas

    Man Im learning my lesson seem like theres no such thing as love trust relationship.. I give up

  19. S H.

    I still love this song 😪

  20. Whitney Montgomery

    When she said you could have walked away rather than cause me pain i felt that shit in my soul💪

  21. Tanisha Loving life

    I love this song still repeat all day!!!!

  22. Shawnette Innis

    wow this my last relationship loving some who put others before me lesson learned

  23. Marcus Bernard

    love it

  24. Tionne Johnson

    😍 loving the lyrics 😊😊😊😊

  25. Life After X

    Beautiful

  26. Dashika Porter

    2017,That part.. know your worth Queens!

  27. whit lee

    cnt wait until i can come bk to this song and scroll through the comments and smile and say i did it LESSON LEARNED 👈🙌✌💪

  28. POOhBitCh105

    listening in 2017 .. 👍👍

  29. Patty A

    Hey Theron aka TC 4 earings stays on Crenshaw drives a grey Infiniti
    yeah you this song should be the anthem for every woman whose life you've trampled on

  30. EL KAFII

    i cant rem one time you sacrifice for me.its really pain full

  31. Stephanie Austin

    😍😍😘

  32. vesha faulkner

    💚💚💚💚💚💚

  33. Keshia Jones

    Love this. ❤️ That's right. Always go out a leading lady. Its his lost

    Maxieene Hood

    Monica and Tyrese

  34. Kierra Cochran

    Omg first time hearing this song and love it...

  35. Brittney Hannah

    senio Howze

  36. Kay Love

    "Why did you treat me like girl on the side?
    Why did you have to make me cry?
    Boy tell me , you could've walked away." 😒🙍🏽

  37. Misa Ingram

    OMG I got this song on repeat for 2 days😊❤️

  38. Ornellia Black

    this song tho

  39. Alexis Tait

    love this song

  40. tasha gardiner

    Well if the story is true that her husband did cheat he is an ass. But i no Monica is a strong woman and she will get pass it she as her 3 beautiful children to love and who will love her back no matter what. Praying for you Mo

    Keshia Jones

    tasha gardiner this is not for her husband . This song is old and came out before her and her husband got together

    tasha gardiner

    Keshia Jones where did i say this song was about her husband, this song came out long before she married her husband.

  41. Cocoapie

    Closed for renovations.......until further notice.
    Cocoapie Rodriguez

  42. Charlisha Robinson

    i love this song

  43. Emily Truong

    But I can't remember one time you sacrificed for me..

    Dashika Porter

    Emily Truong Right all the scarfices some of us made for a man but did they do it for us💝😎💝

  44. Arielle Herron

    happened to me

  45. Lisa-Gaye Brown

    This song kept me strong when I was having some issues with my bf well ex now i left his ass

  46. Succhi Chavious

    I so love this song make me realize somethings

  47. milynda candelario

    I love this song so so much 💋😍😘

  48. dap Stewart

    this song made me strong n da mist of gettin cheated on wit all types of hoes Monica thanks for all ur words n this song Lesson learn is wat u call it## not bein stupid is all we know especially when we r good lovin n caring Women Gurls ruLe WOman Rock

    Shaleah Robbins

    I feel you on that

  49. Brittany Miller

    Yessss Monica... My thoughts exactly!!!

  50. Tyai Robinson

    going threw this as of now

  51. Tyai Robinson

    going threw this as of now

    kid reactsTV

    Tyai Robinson

  52. Destiny Davis

    this song express my whole relationship

  53. nelly4463

    Really can relate #LessonLearned  well too.

  54. Dominique Thompson

    I love this song

  55. Efay Williams

    My Song.. In My Feelings :(

  56. Jasmine Webber

    i swear i can relate with all her songs i love monica #dopeartists
     

  57. Kay

    SING Monica!!

  58. Maurice Collins

    been there myself

  59. Chancheta Pratt

    I can't make u love me. You were never man enough for me. #LessonLearned

  60. alyssa ramos

    Damn just happen today smfh oh well i rather b alone than with someone who broke me

  61. Kiera White

    I can relate to this song very hard even tho I left my ex I cry every time I here it I really miss. Him even tho he treated me like a girl on the side

  62. Mariah Phifer

    So what I am going through word for word

  63. GLO GANG GangGand SquadSquad

    Ayy man man this song.....

  64. LaQuasha Franklin

    ♥♡★☆ brings tearz to my eyes

  65. Rifa Diaz

    this song right here is something i can relate too.damn monica you came good.

  66. hjmonica

    this song is what i saying to him

  67. Shermekia Peoples

    My sister put me up on this loving this song

  68. Carisma Peoples

    Listening To This In 2013 , Love This Song Monica <3

  69. jareka snipes

    i realy love this

  70. Nick West

    To my soon to.be ex wife

  71. Kendra Rose

    To my ex...y??

  72. Jackie Gomez

    How I'm feeling :(

  73. supyo091

    This is new to me where have i been

  74. Stormy Moore

    MO YOU KILT THIS

  75. Delilah Harris

    @Promise venson you had to feel it, we all have to ...Pain = Growth, if you look at it that way you will be more mindful of the choices you make

    P King

    I swear this song is my life. She always sings a song we as women can relate to

  76. MsCubanaWithFlow Jacqueline

    One of my favorite artist...she keeps it real!...

  77. Tronisha Smith

    Follow me on Insta @Beloved_12

  78. Kajuana moore

    Yessssss she's here

  79. gabrielle scott

    Wow I love this song....the lyrics describe everything Im feeling right now and I agree with @KeronluvsMo she has been making REAL music since '95

  80. stephanie higginson

    Team Monica all day!!!

  81. rosalind gaines

    i was going through the same thing this man broke me down to the core

  82. Blair Gates

    Same Here And Its Sad But When You Love Somebody Its Hard To Let Go....

  83. Blair Gates

    Story Of My Life.! I Gave Up Everything For My Boyfriend Even Let Him Stay With Me And My Sister But For Some Reason He Felt Like The Streets Was Where He Wanted To Be Having Me Up Waiting For Him Night After Night Most Of Them He Didnt Come Home I Dont Know What He Doing Where He At Cause He Never Called Having Me Up Worried About Him Cause I Know The Streets A Dangerous Place

  84. Janquel Watt

    Lesson Learned ♥

  85. michelle degagne

    my life right now

  86. Jakovia Williams

    Why am I just hearing this song lol definitely on REPEAT :)

  87. lollypopine

    I can relate this song so hard !!!! But I'm not strong enough so I can't leave my man because I love him so bad....

  88. Laverne s

    #LOVEIT

  89. true4real95

    love monica she always got sumtn for us

  90. Keondra Tashae

    exactly how im feeling right now . lesson learned !

  91. Makayla Hunter

    Loves me some Monica!

  92. prettyyassme

    This my shyt

  93. ladykade

    WHY AM I JUST HEARING THIS JOINT..........JHEZEEEEEEEE LOVEEEE IT .........LOVE U MONICA!!!

  94. 4Vash

    This video is so relatable

  95. MrSetteitoff

    Luv it!