If I Knew Then What I Know Now
by Kenny Rogers Gladys Knight
on 80's Love Songs (2017), Something Inside So Strong (1988)
Well, hello girl, tell me, how have you been?
By the way, I'll never make the same mistake again
And you know girl, it's been a long hard time
Nothing like back when you were mine.
And if I knew then what I know now
I'd have found the way
To make things work out somehow
I'd have held you tight
I'd have treated you right
If I knew then what I know now.
It's a crazy world for a boy and a girl
Harder than it is for a woman and a man
Oh, it was easy then just to push you away
Guess I never knew how I feel today.
If we knew then ...
You know I do things differently
If you ever come back to me
If we could just go back in time
There's no broken heart
Girl, we're at the start this time.