"What Goes Around.../...Comes Around (Interlude)" as written by Justin R. Timberlake, Timothy Z. Mosley and Floyd Nathaniel Hills....
Hey, girl, is he everything you wanted in a man?
You know I gave you the world
You had me in the palm of your hand
So why your love went away

I just can't seem to understand
Thought it was me and you, babe
Me and you until the end
But I guess I was wrong

Don't want to think about it
Don't want to talk about it
I'm just so sick about it
Can't believe it's ending this way

Just so confused about it
Feeling the blues about it
I just can't do without ya
Tell me, is this fair?

[Bridge]
Is this the way it's really going down?
Is this how we say goodbye?
Should have known better when you came around
That you were gonna make me cry
It's breaking my heart to watch you run around
'Cause I know that you're living a lie
That's ok, baby, 'cause in time you will find

[Chorus]
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around

Now, girl, I remember everything that you claimed
You said that you were moving on now
And maybe I should do the same
Funny thing about that is

I was ready to give you my name
Thought it was me and you, babe
And now it's all just a shame
And I guess I was wrong

Don't want to think about it
Don't want to talk about it
I'm just so sick about it
Can't believe it's ending this way

Just so confused about it
Feeling the blues about it
I just can't do without ya
Can you tell me, is this fair?

[Bridge]

[Chorus]

What goes around comes around
Yeah
What goes around comes around
You should know that

What goes around comes around
Yeah
What goes around comes around
You should know that

Don't want to think about it
Don't want to talk about it
I'm just so sick about it
Can't believe it's ending this way

Just so confused about it
Feeling the blues about it
I just can't do without ya
Tell me, is this fair?

[Bridge]

[Chorus]

Let me paint this picture for you, baby

You spend your nights alone
And he never comes home
And every time you call him
All you get is a busy tone

I heard you found out
That he's doing to you
What you did to me
Ain't that the way it goes

You cheated, girl
My heart bleeded, girl
So it goes without saying that you left me feeling hurt
Just a classic case scenario
Tale as old as time
Girl, you got what you deserved

And now you want somebody
To cure the lonely nights
You wish you had somebody
That could come and make it right

But, girl, I ain't somebody with a lot of sympathy
You'll see

(What goes around comes back around)
I thought I told ya, hey
(What goes around comes back around)
I thought I told ya, hey

(What goes around comes back around)
I thought I told ya, hey
(What goes around comes back around)
I thought I told ya, hey

See? You should have listened to me, baby

Because what goes around comes back around


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"What Goes Around... Comes Around" as written by Justin R. Timberlake, Timothy Z. Mosley, Floyd Nathaniel Hills

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentIt's about being cheated on and karma coming back to get the cheater. For Justin, this is clearly a song to britney.
    Alexis507on August 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn an interview he said that this song isnt about Britney. Theres rumours going around that its about Trace Ayala and Elisha Cuthbert. Juicy song, love it.
    liz_rulezon August 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlol, elisha cheated? good stuff.
    willworkforchanelon August 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentof course he's gonna say it's not about britney... but c'mon. after "cry me a river" and its video, being asked so many times if infidelity was the reason he and britney split.... coming out with a song like this on his sophomore album makes it pretty clear. especially with all of the similarities between the lyrics in this song and all of the things he has said regarding his relationship with britney...

    when i first heard it, the part where he starts in with "you spend your nights alone"... i just broke out in goosebumps. such an intense song.

    LOVE IT!!!!
    AshleyRoseon September 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, I think it is about Britney too. I love when he sings "So, tell me is this fair?" Great song.
    Scorpio89on September 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is for sure about britney. i think in a way, if he could before, he would taken her back.
    koukla434on September 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI also think this song is about britney....
    esp... the part when he start saying'' You spend your nights alone and he never comes home
    And every time you call him, all you get's a busy tone
    linguinion October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe karma will come on its own way.
    linguinion October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think he is saying. What was so wrong with me? I would've given you everything, my world, like he said so why did you go? Why did it end?
    It always seems to be that way in relationships, where it's always only one person who seems to care too much and make all the effort. It's the sadness of life. great song.
    *Anna*on October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so addictive...it reminds me of what I said to my ex when we broke up cos he cheated on me so many times...then eventually left me for some stupid lil' slut lol....but the slut cheated on him so i was like haha what goes around, comes back around!!
    kit_kat_69on October 02, 2006   Link

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