"Back To What You Know" as written by Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Magnus Beite, Shaffer Smith and Bernt Stray....
I don't know where to begin,
Fighting a war I can't win, fighting a memory
Something that used to be,
No matter how hard I fight,
All of my strength and might,
Keeps on defeating me, it just keeps on defeating me.

So what I'm trying to say, I know what's happening,
Your body is here with me,
But your heart and your mind is still with him.

Go back to what you know,
Go back to where you know where your heart is,
Girl, just be honest, this is impossible,
This is impossible, we'll never work cause you don't want it,
Girl, you belong with him so just go back to what you know,
Go back to what you know, because this is impossible.

Telling me things that you two, did when he was with you,
How he was oh so sweet, the way that he used to treat you,
Instead you just can't keep him outta your mind.
Why can't you just tell me that I'm not who you want to be,
Baby you don't want me, no, no, no.

So what I'm trying to say, I know what's happening,
Your body is here with me,
But your heart and your mind is still with him.

Go back to what you know,
Go back to where you know where your heart is,
Girl, just be honest, this is impossible,
This is impossible, we'll never work cause you don't want it,
Girl, you belong with him so just go back to what you know,
Go back to what you know, because this is impossible.

And if that was really what you want,
I will not stand in your way, you want to be free
I will let you be,
I rather you have me, than miserable with me,
Back to what you know,
Back to what you know,
Said back to what you know.

So what I'm trying to say, I know what's happening,
Your body is here with me,
But your heart and your mind is still with him.

So there ain't no need to make those lies
You're stuck in the past,
Pedal to the gas and drive away


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"Back to What You Know" as written by Mikkel Eriksen Shaffer Smith

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    General CommentThis song is pretty much obvious.

    a couple.
    but the girl is always thinking of her ex.
    so the new boyfriend is getting irritated with her because of it.
    being compared and hearing memories of her past.
    toootally messed up, so he decides that it's not going to work.
    and interprets that what she says to him means that she doesn't want him.

    oh neyo, how you amaze me with your songs.
    tasukisangelon January 02, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationOnly 1 comment?!!

    I don't necessarily think this song is about Neyo being in a relationship with a girl, maybe it's just him trying to win a girls affections, & maybe she acts like she has the mutual feeling back.

    But deep down she's still hung up over her ex, & Neyo knows things won't work with her because he's always gunna be compared to what she's had in the past.

    This song really hits home :/
    Really sad actually.

    Neyo needs to write more material like this! It's better than all that closer garbage he has out.
    "Your body's here with me
    But your heart & your mind are still with him
    Go back to what you know"

    I like how He's being the bigger man in the song, basically saying he loves her enough for her to be happy, even if happy doesn't involve him.
    oxconversexoon October 17, 2009   Link

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