Hey, girl, is he everything you wanted in a man?
You know I gave you the world (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 (babe)
Me and you until the end
But I guess I was wrong (uh)

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

Just so confused about it (uh)
Feeling the blues about it (yeah)
I just can't do without ya
But tell me, is this fair?

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
But that's okay, baby, 'cause in time you will find

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, yeah

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

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

Don't want to think about it (no)
Don't want to talk about it (huh)
I'm just so sick about it
Can't believe it's ending this way

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

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

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, yeah

What goes around comes around (comes around, comes around)
Yeah
What goes around comes around (comes around, comes around)
You should know that

What goes around comes around (comes around, comes around)
Yeah (yeah)
What goes around comes around (comes around, comes around)
You should know that

Yeah, don't want to think about it (no)
Don't want to talk about it (uh)
I'm just so sick about it
Can't believe it's ending this way

Just so confused about it (uh)
Feeling the blues about it (yeah)
I just can't do without ya
Ah, tell me, is this fair?

Is this the way it's really going down?
Is this how we say goodbye? (Oh)
Should have known better when you came around
Should have known better 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)
But that's ok, baby, 'cause in time you will find

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, yeah (yeah babe)

Let me paint this picture for you, baby (yo, yo) (uh)

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

When 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
See, see (uh)

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

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

Take it to him
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
Take it to him
See (hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)
You should have listened to me, baby
Take it to him
(Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)
(Hey, hey, hey) Take it to him
(Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)
Uh
Hey girl
Because what goes around comes back around
Ooh


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What Goes Around.../...Comes Around (Interlude) Lyrics as written by Floyd Nathaniel Hills Timothy Z. Mosley

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  • +2
    General Comment

    It'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
  • +2
    General Comment

    In 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
  • +1
    General Comment

    lol, elisha cheated? good stuff.

    willworkforchanelon August 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Obviously its about someone cheating and karma coming back to them... but i think that hes saying, dont worry cause karma will also find its way to the person that cheated on you

    i dont know though love this song

    Buffy4991on December 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    People here are talking about Britney spears. I definitely don't think its about her as she's got a husband and kids at the time. This is inspired by his best friend Trace's ex elisha Cuthbert who cheated on trace with her friend at her house (the music video shows it). "Don't wanna talk about it, don't wanna think about it, iam just so sick about it" is actually sentences from the conversation justin had with his friend after he broke up with elisha. He also confirmed this in an interview i guess. Just because he had a famous and publicized relationship and breakup with britney doesn't mean he's gonna carry it around on his songs guys, get a brain.

    sreeparvaton May 23, 2021   Link
  • +1
    Memory

    I love dis song its words are never forgotton😿👌❤masterpiece

    Terelleon April 02, 2024   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    of 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 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I 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
  • 0
    General Comment

    this is for sure about britney. i think in a way, if he could before, he would taken her back.

    koukla434on September 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I 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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