"Understand" as written by Kwame B. Holland, Christina Aguilera, Allen Toussaint and Kara Dioguardi....
I made you think you don't understand

I used to think that happiness could only be something
That happened to somebody else
Everybody believed, everybody but me, yeah, yeah
And I've been hurt so many times before
That my hopes was dying; so sick of trying
Everybody could see, everybody but me, yeah, yeah
But then you came into my life; you opened up my softer side
And now I can see into your eyes
And suddenly, I realize

I made you think you don't understand
All the times you didn't understand
Why you couldn't just be my man
I made you think you don't understand
There were many walls you had to climb
If you really wanted to be mine
I made you think you don't understand
After all the hoops I put you through
Now I see that I'm in love with you

Now I hope you finally understand

So many tears I've had to cry
But you had many more of your own you had to try
But you stuck it out, and you're here with me now, yeah, yeah
And rememberin' the days I pushed away your love
You called my bluff, and you still stayed around
Yeah, you figured me out
Said, you got me down
And there's no way to lie to you
You know me better than I do

Baby, oh, you see me through
I'd be no good without you

I made you think you don't understand
All the times you didn't understand
Why you couldn't just be my man
I made you think you don't understand
There were many walls you had to climb
If you really wanted to be mine
I made you think you don't understand
After all the hoops I put you through
Now I see that I'm in love with you

Now I hope you finally understand

Oh

Baby, won't you listen now?
Can't you see just what I'm talking about?
Said, baby, won't you listen now?
Can't you see just what I'm talking about?

Time went on, and I was wrong
To keep my distance for so long
So afraid you wouldn't stay
But you never turned away

Always right by my side
You're forever in my life
Don't you go
'Cause now I know
That in you I found a home

Now I can see into your eyes
Suddenly, I realize

I made you think you don't understand
All the times you didn't understand
Why you couldn't just be my man
I made you think you don't understand
There were many walls you had to climb
If you really wanted to be mine
I made you think you don't understand
After all the hoops I put you through
Now I see that I'm in love with you

Now I hope you finally understand

I made you think you don't understand


Lyrics submitted by Tangerine74

"Understand" as written by Christina Aguilera Kwame B. Holland

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    General Commentthis is my absolute fave song on her new cd. i've been hurt so many times that i have this huge wall put up and anytime someone shows interest in me, i don't let them in... i don't let them understand;).

    my fave part is this:
    "I used to think that happiness could only be something that happened to somebody else"

    that just spells out all of my feelings....
    LMB228on August 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this song is about her saying that she hopes the guy understands all she had to put him through, to test him to see is he cares because she's been so hurt in the past, and basically saying that "i hope now you realized why i did that". but i dunno.
    get_togetheron February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGAH!!!!!!!!! I LOVE this song!!!!! this is the song that i listen to the most off of her album this one and "here to stay" Yes that is my fave lyric also "I used to think that happiness could only be something
    That happened to somebody else
    Everybody believed, everybody but me, yeah yeah
    And I've been hurt so many times before,
    That my hopes was dying, so sick of trying
    Everybody could see, everybody but me, yeah yeah"

    I love it!!!

    To me this song means that i made you think that i could care less about you but you saw through all the bullshit and saw the real me..and you still loved me!
    abenatmon September 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe sounds so great on this song
    Earthfairy101on February 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song *.*
    OnlyPainIsRealon February 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes my favorite of the album, lovely lovely song!

    "I made you think, you don't understand"
    =D
    Pretty easy to see what she's talking about.
    Dynahon April 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFavorite song of the whole album! So good..
    I can relate to this song, and believe it or not, but the first 9 bars in this song is my favorite too. They descirbe so much. You know what she's talking about. The lyrics are simply amazing!
    Love it!
    Allimacon May 29, 2008   Link

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