Should Have Known Better Lyrics - Ministry

Ministry With Sympathy cover art
writers: Al Jourgensen
release date: 1983-9
genres: Electronic Rock Funk / Soul
styles: New Wave/Electro/Synth-pop/Funk
length: 4:34
producer: Vince Ely and Ian Taylor
membranophone: Al Jourgensen
vocal: Al Jourgensen
membranophone & keyboard: Al Jourgensen
composer: Al Jourgensen
So many years I just suffered through the tears
Knowing one day I'd wake up wishing I had never met her
But as the time goes by my hope keeping playing every day
As I laugh to myself, 'I just should have known better'
There's no more laughter as I think about the other girl
It's a slap in my face as I'm opening her letter
She's doing fine now with two kids and another man
As I cry out loud, 'I just should have known better'
She was the reason I was living every day
I would ride upon a white horse in my quest to try and find her
But now it's too late, I don't care if I die tonight
'cause a voice keeps ringing in my heart, "I should have known better"
I learned my lesson this time
Lonliness and a broken heart
Should've known right from the start

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Effigy (I'm Not An)
  • 2 Revenge
  • 3 I Wanted to Tell Her
  • 4 Work for Love
  • 5 Here We Go
  • 6 What He Say
  • 7 Say You're Sorry
  • 8 Should Have Known Better
  • 9 She's Got a Cause