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Hello
Karmin
Writer(s) Amy Heidemann
Nick Noonan
John Webb, Jr
Producer(s) Jon Jon
Recorded 2011
Length 2:49
From Hello
Singles "Brokenhearted"
"Hello"
Hello track listing
Too Many Fish
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"I Told You So" is a song by Karmin, taken from their debut EP Hello. It was written by band members Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan, as well as Elite and producer John "Jon Jon Traxx" Webb, Jr. The song features a primary hip hop influence, as well as elements of rock, electronica and ska. The song debuted live on Saturday Night Live on February 11, 2012. Heidemann and Noonan first performed a live acoustic snippet of the song on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show prior to their SNL appearance. "I Told You So" is said to pay homage to Chris Brown's "Look at Me Now", a song they covered on YouTube that brought them to fame.

Background Edit

The song was written and recorded in NYC, and produced by Jon Jon Traxx (Beyoncé, Ledisi). Band member Nick Noonan describes it as a "darker, more hybrid rap song," with a "blazing rap and pop hook."

The full-length clip of the track premiered on Vibe Magazine website on May 1, 2012, one week prior to their debut album's release. Due to the release of its music video, it was originally thought to be the second single, but "Hello" impacted US radio stations as the second single instead.

Music VideoEdit

Following their live performances of "Brokenhearted" and "I Told You So" on Saturday Night Live, Karmin collaborated with MTV and their creative team Scratch to produce the music video for "I Told You So". The video was shot at Acumen Stages in Brooklyn, New York City on February 15. The music video premiered on May 9, 2012, the same day as the release of their debut EP. The music video starts with Amy in a dark room with a flashlight, the scene then changes to her in a hospital or mental institute with Nick posing as a doctor. He shows her pictures of people who have gone missing, and Amy is revealed to have a type of supernatural ability where she can look into the past and see how the person went missing. At first all her visions do not reveal the perpetrator, but she is being given clues. A nurse walks in and leads Amy to a bed, where she notices Nick is holding a portrait of her. Amy uses her supernatural ability on the portrait and discovers that Nick was responsible for all the disappearances, he then injects her with a type of drug, presumably killing her.

I Told You So Music Video02:50

I Told You So Music Video

Live PerformancesEdit

Karmin debuted a snippet of the song on "Elvis Duran in the Morning Show" and premired the full song on Saturday Night Live along with "Brokenhearted".

Lyrics Edit

Aye, aye, aye
Is it time, green light
Egotistic battle cry
I was right, you was wrong
Called you out, finished strong
Whiskey sour lemonade, fence's up my barricade
I had heart, you had spades
I could see the color in your face as it fades
And that's how it is, ain't no riddle
Crunchy on the edge but soft in the middle
I got a lot, you got a little
I'ma play war drums, you play the fiddle
Do it real slow, lean on the bow
Everybody's sad when they miss a free throw
Lost your control, I'm on a roll
Right all along and I knew it in my soul.

I told you so
Don't want to brag but you already know (Oh)
I told you so
Don't want to brag but you already know.
You already know.

I told you, I told you, I told you so oh.
I told you, I told you, I told you so oh.

F-f-f-feels so good, doesn't it?
Winnin' while they flubbin' it.
I was right, you was wrong.
Figured I'd write it in a hip hop song.
Was it so hard to believe?
I could make it being me?
Drank too much Ouzo.
My gosh, you know.
People say a lot of things, make you feel real small.
P-push them out the way, iced latte, tall.
I don't really care, I'm already there.
Caffeinated up to my eyes, I swear.
I'm on the top, you on the flop.
Going so long and I'm never gonna stop.
Lost your control, I'm on a roll
Right all along and I knew it in my soul.

I told you so
Don't want to brag but you already know (Oh)
I told you so
Don't want to brag but you already know.
You already know.

I told you, I told you, I told you so oh.
I told you, I told you, I told you so oh.

Look at me now, fifteen rounds.
Bottle in my hand, pour a little on the ground.
Next time you wanna talk trash, I'ma put it on blast
You can get it if you ask for it
Put it in the middle finger for the fat ladies singin' out
Shatter every glass house. Oops. Ni hao (uh)
Meanwhile (ha), I smile (oh!).
Then I go (ruff) animal style (BOOM!).

I be rackin' up another million,
Making me another killin'
Superwoman on the top dollar billin'
Yeah I muster up a lot of feelings
Tell me what you really think about it
Kiddin', I don't even care.
Nobody listens to a fools gold coated hater
Be a baller not a traitor please,

Had me on my knees.
Talk to you later, na-na-na-na
Whoop, there it go!
Right all along and I knew it in my soul.

I told you so
Don't want to brag but you already know (Oh)
I told you so
Don't want to brag but you already know.
You already know.
[X2]

I told you, I told you, I told you so oh.
I told you, I told you, I told you so oh.

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