Ah ah ahh, ooh ooh ooh

I wish I could believe you, then I'll be all right
But now everything you told me really don't apply
To the way I feel inside
Loving you was easy once upon a time
But now my suspicions of you have multiplied
And it's all because you lied

I only give you a hard time
'Cause I can't go on and pretend like
I haven't tried to forget this
But I'm much too full of resentment

Just can't seem to get over the way you hurt me
Don't know how you gave another who didn't mean a thing, no
The very thing you gave to me
I thought I could forgive you, and I know you've changed
As much as I wanna trust you, I know it ain't the same
And it's all because you lied

I only give you a hard time
'Cause I can't go on and pretend like
I haven't tried to forget this
But I'm much too full of resentment

I may never understand why
I'm doing the best that I can, and I
I tried and I tried to forget this
I'm much too full of resentment

I'll always remember feeling like I was no good
Like I couldn't do it for you like your mistress could
And it's all because you lied

Loved you more than ever
More than my own life
The best part of me I gave you
It was sacrifice
And it's all because you lied

I only give you a hard time
'Cause I can't go on and pretend like
I tried and I tried to forget this
But I'm too damn full of resentment

I know she was attractive, but I was here first
Been ridin' with you for six years
Why did I deserve to be treated this way by you, you?
I know you're probably thinking "what's up with B?"
I been crying for too long, what did you do to me?
I used to be so strong, but now you took my soul
I'm crying, can't stop crying, can't stop crying
You could have told me that you wasn't happy
I know you didn't wanna hurt me
But look what you done to me now
I gotta look at her in her eyes
And see she's had half of me (you lie)
How could you lie? (you lie)

Lyrics submitted by Pryncess33

Resentment Lyrics as written by Curtis L Mayfield Beyonce Knowles

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

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    General CommentCan't believe no-ones commented on this. I just found out this is a Victoria Beckham song! I'm downloading her version atm and so far so bad xD Beyonce sings this way better (obviously) but they're VERY similar.
    Anyway the song is pretty self explanitary. Her guy cheated on her & lied to her and she can't get over it 'cause she gave him her life.
    MissPurrfecton January 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAhh,this song explains the way I feel about a certain someone.Beyonce's voice is amazing.
    fxcking_turtleon January 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is soooo beautiful. It makes you actually feel as if you've been through this very pain when you really haven't. As I listen to this song...my heart hurts and I think I understand what one who is in love can feel when someone hurts her. This song is really a tearful and soulful song.

    Anyone who has been in this situation has all my sympathy.
    vickie_don January 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti've been thru EXACTLY what beyonce has been through in this song, down to the "6 years". she says it perfectly, an i adore the back up singers (you lied, you lied, you lied...). aahhhhh!!!!! he even calls me "b." :( it does feel good, however, to find a song that you can cry to, truly and wholly.
    ladyjane929on June 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is just so...deep... i mean, i LOVE it! it's great for when you're REALLY REALLY upset about a past relationship. so - yeah :-)
    lyrical_butterflyon November 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song..beyonce killed it but poshy posh spice wrote this one...
    belleandchicon January 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentResentment SONG ANALYSIS >>> houseofdiarrhea.com/
    houseofdiarrheaon June 17, 2012   Link

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