"Doing It Wrong" as written by Aubrey Graham, Noah Shebib, Adrian Eccleston and Don Mclean....
When a good thing goes bad it's not the end of the world
It's just the end of a world, that you had with one girl
And she's the reason it happened, but she's overreacting
And it's all because she don't want things to change

So cry if you need to, but I can't stay to watch you
That's the wrong thing to do
Touch if you need to, but I can't stay to hold you
That's the wrong thing to do
Talk if you need to, but I can't stay to hear you
That's the wrong thing to do
'Cause you'll say you love me, and I'll end up lying
And say I love you too

But I need someone different
You know it, oh ho, you know it
Oh ho, you know it, we both know it
I need someone different
You know it, oh ho, you know it
Oh ho, you know it, we both know it
Something's been missing
You know it, oh ho, she knows it
Oh ho, I know it, we all know it
I need someone different (oh ho, oh ho)

We live in a generation of, not being in love, and not being together
But we sure make it feel like we're together
'Cause we're scared to see each other with somebody else

So cry if you need to, but I can't stay to watch you
That's the wrong thing to do
Touch if you need to, but I can't stay to hold you
That's the wrong thing to do
Talk if you need to, but I can't stay to hear you
That's the wrong thing to do
'Cause you'll say you love me, and I'll end up lying
And say I love you too

But I need someone different
You know it, oh ho, you know it
Oh ho, you know it, we both know it
I need someone different
You know it, oh ho, you know it
Oh ho, you know it, we both know it
Something's been missing
You know it, oh ho, she knows it
Oh ho, I know it, we all know it
I need someone different (Oh ho, oh ho)


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"Doing It Wrong" as written by Aubrey Drake Graham Adrian Eccleston

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  • +3
    General Commentto me this song is about someone holding on and not wanting to let go of a relationship that is already over. being so afraid of moving on and change that you're willing to stay in a bad relationship just because it's familiar
    happyfeet74on June 23, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentstevie wonder is sick in this

    this one of the few good songs on the album, which is at this point drake isnt even rap anymore its just obnoxious bragging and complaining about this aleisha broad..

    in Drakes point of view this is probably an ode to a stripper

    from a general point of view i just see this song as it is: "i cant be with you" for whatever dumb reason

    and the verses in this song are lame as fuck..
    kinda like "no shit" lyrics since the "metaphors" are pretty obvious

    aka this song is good minus drake.
    and i would probaably like the album if it didnt have drake

    JamzXIVon November 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song gives me a better understanding of a true man. The fact that he can be honest with me and tell me straight up he doesn't want to pretend that he loves me when he knows for a fact that he doesn't is just a huge surprise. Drake does not fake on these lyrics, this is all truth. and I appreciated that. Also i agree with the fact that we do live in a generation of not being in love and that is truley sadddd
    LiveLaughLove724on December 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so honest. Which makes the lyrics and the contents hurt even more. I love how he acknowledges that so many people in his (my) generation have the problem of being "together but not together" for fear of accepting that you're just not suposed to be together. So many people can relate to this song going through a long dragged out relationship that has probably been overwith and it's just scary to completely let it go.
    lissypooon December 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song really reminds me of my ex,it's like he told the whole line to me,we are good friends now but we r apart,some mounths ago i went to university and he's 2,in our uni i found so many pple that knew him,it's so hard 4 me to forget him,when i first heard this song i was shocked b kaz it's really what that happened between us!
    I was his first gf,and after some mounths he knews that he could have sb dif instead ofme,so he told me indirectly that:
    i need sb diffrent,and we both know it!
    I cried on the phone 4 him and after my words he hang it up:so cry if u need 2,but i can't stay 2 watch u,thats the wrong thing to do...talk if u need 2,but i can't stay to hear u,thats the wrong thing to do!
    And in our last days after some thoughness that comes from my attitude,i finally told him i really luv him,and in the last night he told that he really loves me:
    u say u love me,and i'll end up lying,i say i luv u 2!
    But really we both know he needs sb dif!
    And we really thought that we live in a generation of not being in love,and not being 2gether,AND we scared 2 c each other with sb else!
    This song really wrote 4 us,thank u drake!
    The best song of u!
    b5527on February 01, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationmy opinion, about a couple whos been in love for too long, it got old after awhile, but here scared to see eachother with someone else, it still hurts
    RA88IT313on June 20, 2012   Link

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