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Harold Melvin – If You Don't Know Me By Now lyrics

(If you don't know me by now)
You will never, never, never know me, Whooooa

All the things that we've been through
You should understand me
Like I understand you
Now baby, I know the difference
Between right and wrong
I ain't gonna do nothin'
To upset our happy home
(Ooooooh) 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 by now
(You will never, never, never know me)
You will never, never, never know me, whooooa
(If you don't know me by now)
If you don't know me, baby
(You will never, never, never know me)
No you won't, ah-hey

We've all got our own funny moods
I've got mine
Woman you've got yours too
Just trust in me
Like I trust in you
As long as we've been together
That 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, ooooh

(If you don't know me by now)
If you don't
If you don't know me, baby
(You will never, never, never know me, Whooooa)
Hey-hey, hey-hey, hey-hey-hey
(If you don't know me by now)
If you don't know me by now
(You will never, never, never know me)
No you won't, ah-hey....



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    This song makes me cry with intense grief. It reminds me of a verbally abusive spouse who defines his partner as being inadequate and useless because she is asking him to be there for her. He asks her to excuse his funny moods and for her to trust him and understand him as he understands her, but he is not allowing her to be a real person with desires, wants and opinions. He makes it sound as though she will never get to know him. He defines her and sees her as an extension of himself, he projects onto her an unintegrated part of himself. As long as they have been together, he does not wish to break their happy home or change in any way. He seems to indicate that they do not have a true relationship as he tells her to get herself together. He blames her for getting excited when he comes late at night and wanting to fight. He has no plans to engage her or to get to know how she feels, it's all on his term, it's all about him. I love this song, written for verbally abused partners. Beautiful and very deep!
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