now you know better.
Can you remember when you were just six years old?
With a trusting heart accepting everything you're told
Anyone bigger must have been right even if they were wrong
You'd take what is given, you didn't know better
All your little mind could comprehend was goodness and truth
Even when the baddest things were being done to you
Ain't it a shame how you pay for your innocence?
And you'd take what was given, you didn't know better about
** Loving, cheating, people leaving
Dying, living, losing and forgiving
Growing, saying no and being who you are
What about the time when you became sixteen years old?
With an unsure heart believing some of what you're told
Wanting to be someone different, but there's pressure to be the same
So you'd take what was given, you didn't know better
All that you could think about was what you should or should not do
Every single insecurity was magnified for you
Then suddenly you began to feel all the contradictions
But you'd take what was given, you didn't know better about **
Now here you are a little older than before
You've really been through it and you might go through some more
But if there's one precious thing you've learned
Is that you can't just take what is given and now you know better about **