"Lesson Learned" as written by Alicia Augello-cook, Raphael Saadiq and John Mayer....
He broke my heart
And it was raining
Just to rub it in
I'm at your door
I feel so crazy about it
You'll say I told you so
You saw it long ago
You knew he had to go
I finally came 'round
I'm back on solid ground
Can't let it get me down

It's alright

It's alright

It's alright

It's alright

It's alright

It's alright

It's alright

Yes I was burned but I called it a lesson learned
Mistake overturned
So I call it a lesson learned
My soul has returned
So I call it a lesson learned
Another lesson learned

Sometimes
Some lies
Can take a minute
To fully realize
His tears
Your eyes
Thirty seconds to apologize
You give it one more chance
Just like the time before
But he already know you'd give a hundred more
Until that night in bed
You wake up in a sweat
You're racing to the door
Can't take it anymore

I was burned but I called it a lesson learned
Mistake overturned
So I call it a lesson learned
My soul has returned
So I call it a lesson learned
Another lesson learned

Life perfect
Ain't perfect
If you don't know what the struggle's for
Falling down ain't falling down
If you don't cry when you hit the floor
It's called the past cause I'm getting past
And I ain't nothing like I was before
You ought to see me now

Yes I was burned but I called it a lesson learned
Mistake overturned
So I call it a lesson learned
My soul has returned
So I call it a lesson learned
Another lesson learned

Yes I was burned but I called it a lesson learned
Mistake overturned
So I call it a lesson learned
My soul has returned
So I call it a lesson learned


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"Lesson Learned" as written by Alicia J Augello-cook Alicia Augello-cook

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    General CommentBeautiful song. Definitely my favorite track from her new album.
    plasticskieson November 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite tracks from her As I Am album. The additional vocals with John Mayer sounds good in this song too. =]
    livetoloveon November 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit says "mistake overturned" not "the stake will be turned"
    diamondprincss02on December 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics are wrong

    "Sometimes some flies can take a minute to fully realize."

    should be sometimes some LIES where did flies come from?
    bec524on January 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song's awesome
    One of my fav's off the album.
    Best bit is
    'You give it one more chance,
    Just like the time before.
    But he already know,
    You'd give a hundred more'
    Without a doubt.
    I think it's about making mistakes and now knowing more than you did before.
    hayles89on May 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFirst, I have to say, two of my favorite artists doing a song together= pure win.

    "It's called the past, cause I'm getting past
    And I ain't nothing like I was before.
    You ought to see me now."
    THAT is a great line. "I've made msitakes, but I'm stronger for them," basically.
    And I adore Mayer's backgorund "It's alright." It's like that friend who's always there, even after you do something stupid.

    Sweet music. :)
    SimpleFaithon October 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLeast Ammount of comments but probably one of the deepest songs that alicia has written. I believe that this song is a window into what she has been through- and recently.

    The song i feel tells the story of a girl(alicia) coming to terms with the end of a very important relationship. She was in a relationship for a long period of time, one she thought would never come to an end. But despite her efforts to keep the relationship together things just ultimately fell apart. Consistantly she gave the other a try- yet it seems she was the only one taking the relationship seriously. I believe she just came to terms with the fact that it wasnt ment to be and that she could just take the experience as a lesson that she could use in future relationships. Im pretty sure she went to a friend for comfort- someone who she trusted completely. That person telling her that they sensed that the person was not the one for her and that it had been building up to the point of falling apart. The line about it "raining" i feel symbolizes her crying rather than rain it self. John mayer's line "its alright" repeated symbolizes her telling herself and others telling her that it would be ok and she could over come the obsitcle of a broken heart.

    Definately the best of alicia.
    I hope shes doing much better now.
    R3Birthon November 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti am so relating damn!
    flos178on April 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite.
    omfgmattyon June 01, 2009   Link
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    General Comment
    This song is quite clever. Helped me through a bad breakup.
    Anyway, the initial part of the song is her singing she realizes the decision had to be made and the relationship had to end. Her friend is comforting her, saying it's alright.
    And yes, evidently it is about realizing that after enough sacrifices you have to let go for whatever reason, and emerge a winner, better than the relationship.

    Thanks Alicia.
    katrahmaton October 15, 2009   Link

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