"Thank You" as written by and Aisha Davis....
The fights, those nights
I tried to pretend it don't hurt
The way, I prayed
Someday that you would love me
Really, completely
Just how I wanted it to be
But no, so wrong
Can't believe I stayed with you so long

You hit, you spit, you split, ever-why bit of me, yeah
You stole, you broke, you're cold
You're such a joke to me, yeah

For every last bruise you gave me
For every time I sat in tears
For the million ways you hurt me
I just want to tell you this
You broke my world, made me strong
Thank you
Messed up my dreams, made me strong
Thank you

My head, near dead
Just the way you wanted it
My soul, stone cold
'cause I was under you're control
So young, so dumb

Knew just how to make me succumb
But I un-derstand
To make yourself feel like a man

You hit, you spit, you split, ever-why bit of me, yeah
You stole, you broke, you're cold
You're such a joke to me, yeah

For every last bruise you gave me
For every time I sat in tears
For the million ways you hurt me
I just want to tell you this
You broke my world, made me strong
Thank you
Messed up my dreams, made me strong
Thank you

You coulda had it all babe
It coulda been so right
I woulda given you everything
Morning through night
Yeah, you taught me some lessons
Those are my blessings
That won't happen again
Thank you


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"Thank You" as written by Kevin Cloud Keith Lamar Johnson

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    General CommentI'm sorry but it annoys me when people associate a song like this with "a harsh breakup" the way clairebaby did (even putting a <3 after saying they got back together!) NO. This is not just a breakup that made you sad. This is about an abusive relationship and the lessons one eventually learns from them. Anyone who has been in such a relationship knows what it's like. It's not just about the bruises and the cuts, they heal. It's the immense psychological impact it has on you that's harder to get over. You lose the ability to think for yourself because you are under the other person's control, your heart becomes numb from all the pain, you lose your self esteem and your dreams and your ideals. Jamelia wrote this song based on her real experiences. She turned one of the most negative experiences a woman can have into something positive. I admire her, and I thank HER for this song. It speaks to me. My ex abused me emotionally, physically and sexually and he also stole from me, my work and my family. It has taken me MONTHS of therapy and counselling to be able to look at the relationship and see how it may have destroyed me in some ways, but it has has made me a stronger and wiser young adult. I learned my lesson the hard way, and so did Jamelia. I thank her for sharing this song with the world so it can help people like me.
    ColdChipson May 06, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwhen you are abused by a partner it is so hard to try to explain how you feel,and often youre not all that scared! for me this song sumjs it all up so good, cause now im stronger and better than he ever will be
    dandylionon October 17, 2004   Link
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    General Comment^ i would like to add that i`m now single. hah.
    clairebabyon May 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis reminds me of my bf of 4 years.
    He hurt me over and over but i couldnt bring myself to finish it, i was weak like it says in the song.
    A few months ago, with the help of a very good friend, i found the strength to leave him, but its been hard and i still feel weak at times, i still miss him once in a while. But this songs reminds me that i am better by myself and have some amazing people around me right now keeping me happy.
    Alex - I know when you heard this song you were very hurt, im sorry i cant help how i feel thankyou for helping me grow up and feel love in its truest form.
    x x x
    Rockin_Jennon August 08, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentlol awww lasted over half a year tho aye
    specleon August 03, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis is a song i used to help myself live with the shit that happened with my ex..and it makes me feel strong and sometimes I feel like i want to do a "Veronica's" type thing and trash something of his or something..like stick it in his face
    lildrummergirl66613on April 22, 2008   Link
  • -2
    General Commentthis song reminds me of 3 things.
    this past summer (aw i miss it...)
    & the harsh break-up with my boyfriend...
    listenin to this song actually made me get over most if it.
    buuut we're back together now, so it's all good. <3
    cheers :)
    clairebabyon October 26, 2004   Link

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