If you don't know me by now
You will never, never, never know me, ooh

All the things that we've been through
You should understand me like I understand you
Now, girl, I know the difference between right and wrong
I ain't gonna do nothing to break up our happy home
Oh, don't get so excited when I come home a little late at night
'Cause we only act like children when we argue, fuss and fight

If you don't know me by now (if you don't know me)
You will never, never, never know me (no, you won't)
If you don't know me by now
You will never, never, never know me, ooh

We all got our own funny moods
I've got mine, woman, you got yours too
Just trust in me like I trust in you
As long as we've been together it should be so easy to do
Just get yourself together or we might as well say goodbye
What good is a love affair when you can't see eye to eye, oh

If you don't know me by now (if you don't know me)
You will never, never, never know me (no, you won't)
If you don't know me by now
You will never, never, never know me (ooh)
If you don't know me by now (mmm)
You will never, never, never know me, ooh


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If You Don't Know Me by Now Lyrics as written by Leon Huff Kenneth Gamble

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    General Commenti dunno, this song was just playing when i was fooling around with this guy, and now it just kind of stuck with me...
    the_devine_childon June 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat has the song or the guy ;)?
    IronHaloon July 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentheard this song on the radio today and wondered if any cunning linguists out there could tell me who originally did this song?
    itsaringthingon May 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWiki says it's written by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
    kacperatoron February 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes

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    LuvIt2on March 21, 2013   Link
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    General CommentBeen at it for a while... If she still don't know him/see him for him (not sex).. He's giving up...
    anintellectualon August 24, 2021   Link
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    General CommentWhat about if he really is cheating though, and is just gaslighting her? Otherwise, why is he coming home "late at night"? Maybe the writers threw that in to give an alternate meaning, where he's the bad guy and he's lying to her.
    FredPon May 16, 2022   Link

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