Song of the Day #3,013: ‘Treat You Better’ – Shawn Mendes

shawn_mendes_treat_you_betterI’ve already featured Billboard’s #7 track, Calvin Harris and Rihanna’s ‘This is What You Came For‘ (which Taylor Swift apparently co-wrote under a pseudonym), so I’m jumping ahead to #8.

Shawn Mendes has had a big year. The Canadian singer-songwriter turned 18 this summer and just released his second full-length album, titled Illuminate. Its first single, ‘Treat You Better,’ is climbing the charts. And here he has his second Meet Me In Montauk Song of the Day. Lucky kid.

I don’t find ‘Treat You Better’ as immediately captivating as his previous hit, ‘Stitches,’ but I could see it growing on me. It sounds like so much of what’s charting these days (see the two Justin Bieber cuts I’ve recently posted) but it’s a good addition to the mix.

[Verse 1]
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

[Chorus]
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 on your wasted crying
When you should be with me instead
I know I can treat you better
Better than he can

[Verse 2]
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

[Chorus]
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 on 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

[Bridge]
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

[Chorus]
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 on 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

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,013: ‘Treat You Better’ – Shawn Mendes

  1. Dana says:

    The running joke in our family is that Shawn Mendes is Daniel’s competition as they both occupy the same “white boy singer” space. Daniel is so bothered by this that he generally doesn’t even like to hear Mendes’ songs on the radio. Somehow, though, I think there will be room for another white boy singer when Daniel is ready to drop his album.😄

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