Verse 1

You crossed the thin line between believing and being blind.

You gave him unrestricted control of your suggestible mind.

He whispered little lies disguised as perfect promises.

And now you're haunted by memories of his million kisses.

Chorus

But how were you supposed to know

That all he did was just for show?

That one fine day he'll just let go?

That his words were so empty, and his heart so hollow?

You think of what you gave him, and it's hard to swallow.

But how were you supposed to know?

Verse 2

The tears don't even come today, you're that broken and bruised.

They don't know that it's like to live with the knowledge that you were used.

You wish you could just shed your skin, wish you could start over.

Oh, but honey, soon you'll learn that these scars are your four leaved clovers.

Chorus

And how were you supposed to know

That all he did was just for show?

That one fine day he'll just let go?

That his words were so empty, and his heart so hollow?

You think of what you gave him, and it's hard to swallow.

But how were you supposed to know,

Bridge

That you'll be standing here today,

Having watched him walk away.

Leaving you crying on the phone with your momma,

"I can't take this", your voice shakes with trauma.

And she tells you to stop banging your head on that cold stone.

So you wipe away your tears, and now you stand tall all alone.

Guess he didn't know

That you'll survive his fatal blow,

That you can just let it all go,

That you had learnt to be strong, and a long time ago.

All the pain leaves your body, when you let the words flow.

And you don't blame yourself anymore because

Chorus

How were you supposed to know

That all he did was just for show?

That one fine day he'll just let go?

That his words were so empty, and his heart so hollow?

You think of what you gave him, and it's hard to swallow.

But how were you supposed to know?