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Could've Been Lyrics

[Intro: Sample & H.E.R.]
Please, allow me to show you something
Somebody give me, yeah

[Verse 1: H.E.R.]
Somebody give me, uh
Somebody tell me the answers
Me and you isn't the answer (uh)
Me and you isn't
Maybe I'm tellin' myself that
But there ain't nothin' that'll change that
What good would it be, if I knew how you felt about me? (yeah)

[Bridge: H.E.R.]
It could've been right but I was wrong
Only think 'bout you when I'm alone
Part of me that cared inside it's gone
And I know, that I can't, get caught up

[Chorus: H.E.R.]
We could've been
And we try to pretend
Every now and again
We don't dream about, don't think about what
We could've been
Though I'm holding it in
'Cause I know in the end
You dream about, I think about what
We could've been
We could've been (yeah)
We could've (damn)

[Verse 2: H.E.R.]
Remember?
Remember the night in Miami
First time you put your arms around me
I'm up reminiscin' (ooh yeah)
Thinking 'bout you isn't helping
Thinking 'bout you doesn't tell me
What good it would do, if I decide to face the truth

[Bridge: H.E.R.]
It could've been right but I was wrong
Only think 'bout you when I'm alone
You only hit me up when she's not home
And that's why, I can't, get caught up

[Chorus: H.E.R.]
We could've been
And we try to pretend
Every now and again
We don't dream about, don't think about what
We could've been (oh, yeah)
Though I'm holding it in
'Cause I know in the end
You dream about, I think about what
We could've been
We could've been
We could've
We could've been
What we could've been, we could've been

[Interlude]

[Verse 3: Bryson Tiller & *H.E.R*]
Ay
What we could've been
What we should've been
If I wasn't, if I wasn't
With somebody, if you gotta hide it what's the point of trying?
I ain't just your friend, no, what's the point of lying?
Tryna sell a story ain't nobody buyin'
Look me in my eyes, don't that feel nice?
Why should it end? Baby, I could've been
I could've been him, more than your friend
Just say where and when, where to make a trip
Baby make a wish, be the one I’m with
Should’ve been a-, should've, could've, would have been, ay
Yeah I would have been (*damn*)
Yeah I would have been (*yeah*)

[Outro: H.E.R.]
Damn, damn (could've been)
Yeah, we could've been (oh no)

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About “Could've Been”

“Could’ve Been” is the fourth track from H.E.R’s I Used To Know Her: Prelude EP. The song marks her first collaboration with R&B singer Bryson Tiller. Both artists had joined forces in the past for his Set It Off Tour in 2017. The song is their first together–and most anticipated.

They demonstrate their singing and songwriting abilities throughout, by vocalizing about the possibilities for a relationship to initiate between two seemingly hopeless romantics.

"Could've Been" Track Info