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Treat You Better
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Treat You Better

Shawn Mendes
Album:
Illuminate

Song Meaning and Background by Treat You Better by Shawn Mendes


When Shawn Mendes claimed that Camila Cabello is the subject of every song in his discography in the 2020 Netflix documentary Wonder, it shed new light on the song. When they were opening acts on Austin Mahone's tour in the summer of 2014, the two became acquainted with one another. They collaborated for the first time the following year on the song "I Know What You Did Last Summer," which was released while Cabello was dating Mahone. That relationship didn't work out since Mahone claimed Becky G was his first true relationship shortly after hooking up with her. Mendes is suggesting to Cabello in this song that he would treat her better than Mahone.


His second top ten on the chart, "Treat You Better" reached at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song has also reached the top of the charts in Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia, as well as the top ten of the record charts in Canada, the UK, and another 18 nations.


Lyrics of Treat You Better by Shawn Mendes


I won't lie to you

I know he's just not right for you

And you can tell me if I'm off

But I see it on your face

When you say that he's the one that you want

And you're spending all your time

In this wrong situation

And anytime you want it to stop

 

I know I can treat you better than he can

And any girl like you deserves a gentleman

Tell me why are we wasting time

On all your wasted crying

When you should be with me instead

I know I can treat you better

Better than he can

 

I'll stop time for you

The second you say you'd like me to

I just wanna give you the loving that you're missing

Baby, just to wake up with you

Would be everything I need and this could be so different

Tell me what you want to do

 

'Cause I know I can treat you better than he can

And any girl like you deserves a gentleman

Tell me why are we wasting time

On all your wasted crying

When you should be with me instead

I know I can treat you better

Better than he can

 

Better than he can

 

Give me a sign

Take my hand, we'll be fine

Promise I won't let you down

Just know that you don't

Have to do this alone

Promise I'll never let you down

 

'Cause I know I can treat you better than he can

And any girl like you deserves a gentleman

Tell me why are we wasting time

On all your wasted crying

When you should be with me instead

I know I can treat you better

Better than he can

 

Better than he can

 

Better than he can

Release Date

2016

Songwriter/s

Mendes, Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris

Producer/s

Geiger, Dan Romer, DJ "Daylight" Kyriakides

Label/s

Island, Republic, Universal

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