Once upon a time
The planets and the fates and all the stars aligned
You and I ended up in the same room at the same time

And the touch of a hand lit the fuse
Of a chain reaction of countermoves
To assess the equation of you
Checkmate, I couldn′t lose

What if I told you
None of it was accidental
And the first night that you saw me
Nothing was gonna stop me
I laid the groundwork
And then just like clockwork
The dominoes cascaded in a line

What if I told you I’m a mastermind
And now you′re mine
It was all by design
‘Cause I’m a mastermind

You see all the wisest women had to do it this way
′Cause we were born to be the pawn in every lover′s game
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail
Strategy sets the scene for the tale
I’m the wind in our free-flowing sails
And the liquor in our cocktails

What if I told you
None of it was accidental
And the first night that you saw me
I knew I wanted your body
I laid the groundwork
And then just like clockwork
The dominoes cascaded in a line

What if I told you I′m a mastermind
And now you’re mine
It was all my design
′Cause I’m a mastermind

No one wanted to play with me as a little kid
So I′ve been scheming like a criminal ever since
To make them love me and make it seem effortless
This is the first time I’ve felt the need to confess
And I swear
I’m only cryptic and Machiavellian ′cause I care

So I told you
None of it was accidental
And the first night that you saw me
Nothing was gonna stop me
I laid the groundwork
And then saw a wide smirk
On your face, you knew the entire time

You knew that I′m a mastermind
And now you’re mine
Yeah, all you did was smile
′Cause I’m a mastermind