"How To Love" as written by Noel Fisher, Lanelle Seymour, Lamar Seymour, Bryan Williams, Marcus Boyd, Jermaine Anthony Preyan and Dwayne Carter....
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A lil' louder, yeah

You had a lot of crooks try'na steal your heart
Never really had luck, couldn't never figure out
How to love (how to love)
How to love (how to love)
Mm you had a lot of moments that didn't last forever
Now you in the corner try'na put it together
How to love (how to love)
How to love (how to love)

Mm for a second you were here, now you over there
It's hard not to stare, the way you moving your body
Like you never had a love (had a love)
Never had love (had a love)

When you was just a youngin', your looks were so precious
But now your grown up, so fly it's like a blessing
But you, can't have a man look at you for five seconds
Without you being insecure
You never credit yourself so when you got older
It's seems like you came back ten times over
Now you're sitting here in this damn corner
Looking through all your thoughts and looking over your shoulder

See you had a lot of crooks try to steal your heart
Never really had luck, couldn't never figure out
How to love (how to love, how to love)
How to love (how to love, how to love)
Mm see you had a lot of moments that didn't last forever
Now you in this corner try'na put it together
How to love (how to love)
How to love (how to love)

Mm for a second you were here, now you over there
It's hard not to stare, the way you moving your body
Like you never had a love (had a love)
How to love (how to love)

Ooh, you had a lot of dreams that transform to visions
The fact that you saw the world affected all your decisions
But it wasn't your fault, wasn't in your intentions
To be the one here talking to me, be the one listening

But I admire your poppin' bottles and dippin'
Just as much as you admire bartending and strippin'
Baby, so don't be mad, nobody else trippin'
You see a lot of crooks and the crooks still crook

You see you had a lot of crooks try to steal your heart
Never really had luck, couldn't never figure out
How to love (how to love)
How to love (how to love)
Mm see you had a lot of moments that didn't last forever
Now you in this corner try'na put it together
How to love (how to love)
How to love (how to love)

Ooh, see I just want you to know (You to know)
That you deserve the best
You're beautiful, you're beautiful
Yeah, and I want you to know
You're far from the usual, far from the usual

You see you had a lot of crooks try to steal your heart
Never really had luck, couldn't never figure out
How to love (how to love)
How to love (how to love)
Mm see you had a lot of moments that didn't last forever
Now you in this corner try'na put it together
How to love (how to love)
How to love (how to love)

Mm, see you had a lot of crooks try to steal your heart
Never really had luck, couldn't never figure out
How to love (how to love)
How to love (how to love)
Yeah, see you had a lot of moments that didn't last forever
Now you in this corner try'na put it together
How to love (how to love)
How to love, mm


Lyrics submitted by jtclary89

"How to Love" as written by Jermaine Preyan Dwane Carter

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

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  • +10
    Song MeaningI really like lil wayne MORE now from listening to this song. Some people like the drugs and ghetto lil wayne , and some people actually like to find more meaning in songs like this one - because if you cant put yourself in the place of this song you probably wont like it!! But the meaning is pretty much about some girl who was caught up with all these wrong guys who treated her bad and walked out so she grew up without respecting herself, she became a stripper - and anytime a man looks at her shes wondering what is wrong with her but lil wayne is tryin to just say you never knew how to love but your beautiful and you deserve better.
    askme1106on June 11, 2011   Link
  • +5
    General CommentI will never understand why people who don't like Lil Wayne and his music spend their own time going onto here and comment that they hate him and his music. Why are you here? Do something more productive with your life. I don't waste my time disrespecting other people and artist that you like.

    Anyways, I really like this song and it has a cute meaning. He is talking to women that are insecure because of men and is just saying that you just haven't found the right guy and that their is nothing wrong with her.

    And btw, making fun of the way people look just makes yourself look insecure and jealous.
    raechel1309on June 16, 2011   Link
  • +5
    General Commenti love this song. i had this past:\; raped, disrespected, and now im very insecure. but theres someone out there for me:) god wont leave me lonely!! i look up to this song and respect wayne for it. even if i dont agree with alotta his choices
    foreverndeveron March 01, 2012   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationTo me, this song speaks for a girl who was born into a broken family. With no father present, she developed insecurities because of the emptiness she felt was never filled due to the lack of a father, thus searching for love and acceptance in the wrong places. When he says "Now you're in this corner, trying to put it together - how to love." It's basically the dark story of a stripper who took the wrong route, due to the lack of love and guidance as a child. Therefore, not loving herself or having respect for herself. In the video it's alittle different, but in general explains the same basic story. At the end it shows her mother falling in love and marrying again, as the little girl watches them kiss. The little girl grows up with a stable home, witnessing the proper way to love from her mother and new found husband, therefore loving herself. It then shows the confidence manifest in her school work, and her falling in love with a good boy. She goes through life much differently rather than being raised in an unstable environment.
    samferon February 08, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love lil wayne, and i don't care what anyone says about it haha yes most of his songs are about money, and bitches, and drugs, and all kinds of other straight up gangster things, he shows a softee side every now and then, and this song kinda hits home for me personally, so THANK YOU lil wayne, for this song. It's a song for every girl who has every been heartbroken and scared to love again which in reality is most everybody, not just girls. He appreciates that heartbreak happens, which most other rappers do not. Another good song of lil waynes is "something you forgot." it shows his softee side as well :)
    KLaRueon June 27, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSomebody just dedicated me this song. He said I'm the one he remembers whenever he listens to this song.
    Now I really know I have low self esteem.. even my mom thought so. But who is he to say that he loves me, he misses me, cares for me, that i'm beautiful and that I deserve the best.. when he is a married man (to someone else). He may or may not be sincere but I can't help feel the way how he sees me through. I feel him, I know. But sooner I will say goodbye to him.

    I will always have this song close to me. To help me love myself better and be reminded of someone who cared to wake me up. I think I'm in-love with him.. but I guess I'm gonna have to endure a life without him. And I'm sure I'm gonna have the best times even without him.....
    nursesingon August 15, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI'm not really huge with Rap, or with Lil Wayne (There a few songs of him that I thought were catchy) but when I first heard this song I nearly cried about how deep and beautiful the lyrics are. Listening to this song really hits me home on how I grew up, and it only reminds me how far I've come in life.

    Beautiful, beautiful song by him, it is one of my all time fave songs :) <3
    LinaKabochaon January 29, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyea o totally agree with raechel1309. if you dont like this song then why are you here posting a rude stupid comment? if u dont like then go tell your friends or whatever. dont up on here sayng u stupid k? because it just gets annoying.

    but anyway i loove this song. lol
    jasonderulo10on June 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, I just saw this video and It literally brought me to tears. Probably one of the most touching videos I've ever seen. If you watch the video it goes much deeper than you would ever expect, and definitely has an unexpected ending. Made me see a different side of lil wayne. WATCH THE VIDEO!
    nursey916on August 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI really like Lil' Wayne. He is the best rapper. All you haters need to stop and need to just get off his music. I love Lil' Wayne and will stick up for him every time someone wants to put him down <3
    Chrystyneon July 04, 2011   Link

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