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If I Ever Feel Better
Phoenix Lyrics


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They say an end can be a start
Feels like I've been buried yet still alive
It's like a bad day that never ends
I feel the chaos around me
A thing I don't try to deny
I'd better learn to accept that
There are things in my life I can't control

They say love ain't nothing but a sore
I don't even know what love is
Too many tears have had to fall
Don't you know, I'm so tired of it all?
I have known terror dizzy spells
Finding out the secrets words won't tell
Whatever it is it can't be named
There's a part of my world that's fading away

You know I don't want to be clever
To be brilliant or superior
True like ice, true like fire
Now I know that a breeze can blow me away
Now I know there's much more dignity
In defeat than the brightest victory
I'm losing my balance on the tightrope
Tell me please, tell me please, tell me please, tell me please

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know

Hang on to the good days
I can lean on my friends
They help me going through hard times
But I'm feeding the enemy
I'm in league with the foe
Blame me for what's happening
I can try, I can try, I can try, I can try

No one knows the hard times I went through
If happiness came I miss the call
Stormy days ain't over
Tried and lost now I think that I pay the cost
I've watched all my castles fall
They were made of dust, after all
Someday all this mess will make me laugh
I can wait, I can wait, I can wait, I can wait

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know
If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know

It's like somebody took my place
I ain't even playing my own game
The rules have changed, well, I didn't know
There are things in my life I can't control
I feel the chaos around me
A thing I don't try to deny
I'd better learn to accept that
There's a part of my life that will go away

Dark is the night, cold is the ground
In the circular solitude of my heart
As one who strives a hill to climb
I am sure I'll come through, I don't know how
They say an end can be a start
Feels like I've been buried yet still alive
I'm losing my balance on the tightrope
Tell me please, tell me please, tell me please, tell me please

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know
If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Phoenix's "If I Ever Feel Better" express the emotions of a person who is going through a rough patch in life. The opening lines, "They say an end can be a start, Feels like I've been buried yet I'm still alive," suggest that the singer is going through a difficult phase in life, but is still holding on to hope. The song talks about how the chaos around them is something they cannot deny, and the need to learn to accept things that are beyond their control.


The lyrics also touch upon the theme of love, and how it can be difficult and painful, as the singer says, "They say love ain't nothing but a sore, I don't even know what love is, Too many tears have had to fall, Don't you know I'm so tired of it all." The song goes on to describe the various struggles that the singer has faced, such as terror and dizzy spells, before ultimately arriving at a point of acceptance.


The chorus, "If I ever feel better, Remind me to spend some good time with you, You can give me your number, When it's all over I'll let you know," suggests that the singer is looking for someone to lean on during tough times, and is willing to reach out and make connections with others.


Overall, "If I Ever Feel Better" is a song that speaks to the human experience of struggle, pain, and ultimately hope and perseverance.


Line by Line Meaning

They say an end can be a start
Beginning anew after something has ended


Feels like I've been buried yet I'm still alive
Feeling overwhelmed and suffocated, but managing to survive


It's like a bad day that never ends
Feeling stuck in a cycle of negativity


I feel the chaos around me
Being surrounded by disorder and uncertainty


A thing I don't try to deny
Acknowledging the chaos instead of ignoring it


I'd better learn to accept that
Realizing that there are things beyond our control and accepting them


There are things in my life I can't control
Coming to terms with the fact that some things are out of our hands


They say love ain't nothing but a sore
Love is often accompanied by pain and suffering


I don't even know what love is
Feeling uncertain and confused about the concept of love


Too many tears have had to fall
Having experienced a lot of sadness and heartache


Don't you know I'm so tired of it all
Feeling exhausted and fed up with the hardships of life


I have known terror dizzy spells
Having experienced intense fear and disorientation


Finding out the secrets words won't tell
Discovering hidden truths that cannot be expressed in words


Whatever it is it can't be named
Something that cannot be described with words


There's a part of my world that's fading away
Feeling like a part of oneself or one's life is disappearing


You know I don't want to be clever
Not striving to be intellectually superior


To be brilliant or superior
Not desiring to excel or stand out from others


True like ice, true like fire
Being genuine, unwavering and intense


Now I know that a breeze can blow me away
Acknowledging one's own vulnerability and fragility


Now I know there's much more dignity
Understanding that dignity can be found in defeat or failure


In defeat than the brightest victory
Knowing that dignity can be found in losing as well as winning


I'm losing my balance on the tight rope
Feeling unstable and unsure of oneself


Tell me please, tell me please, tell me please, tell me please
Asking for guidance or reassurance


If I ever feel better
Hoping that things will improve in the future


Remind me to spend some good time with you
Reaching out for support and connection with others


You can give me your number
Offering a way to stay in touch and stay connected


When it's all over I'll let you know
Promising to follow up or reconnect once things have improved


Hang on to the good days
Hoping for better times, and cherishing the good moments


I can lean on my friends
Turning to supportive people for help and comfort


They help me going through hard times
Acknowledging the importance of support from others during difficult times


But I'm feeding the enemy
Engaging in behaviors or thoughts that work against oneself


I'm in league with the foe
Being aligned or in cahoots with something that is causing harm or negativity


Blame me for what's happening
Taking responsibility for one's own life and circumstances


I can try, I can try, I can try, I can try
Being determined and persistent in the face of challenges


No one knows the hard times I went through
Feeling alone in one's struggles and hardships


If happiness came I miss the call
Feeling like happiness has eluded one


The stormy days ain't over
Recognizing that difficult times may continue


I've tried and lost that thing that I pay the cost
Having sacrificed something important and lost it anyway


I've watched all my castles fall
Witnessing the destruction of one's dreams and plans


They were made of dust, after all
Realizing that one's dreams and plans may not have been as solid as they once seemed


Someday all this mess will make me laugh
Believing that one will be able to find humor or joy in the difficulties of life


I can wait, I can wait, I can wait, I can wait
Being patient and waiting for things to improve or change


It's like somebody took my place
Feeling like someone else is living the life that one should have had


I ain't even playing my own game
Feeling like one is not in control of one's own life


The rules have changed well I didn't know
Feeling like the world or circumstances have shifted without warning or preparation


There are things in my life I can't control
Accepting that some things are beyond one's control


Dark is the night, cold is the ground
Feeling alone and unsupported


In the circular solitude of my heart
Feeling isolated and alone, even with others around


As one who strives a hill to climb
Trying to overcome a major obstacle or challenge


I am sure I'll come through I don't know how
Believing that one will ultimately succeed, even if unsure of how to do so




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Chikara Ueda, Christian Mazzalai, Frederic Moulin, Laurent Mazzalai, Thomas Croquet

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@xandra14i

☆ Lyrics ☆

They say an end can be a start
Feels like I've been buried, yet I'm still alive
It's like a bad day that never ends
I feel the chaos around me
A thing I don't try to deny
I'd better learn to accept that
There are things in my life that I can't control

They say love ain't nothing but a sore
I don't even know what love is
Too many tears have had to fall
Don't you know I'm so tired of it all?
I have known terror dizzy spells
Finding out the secrets words won't tell
Whatever it is it can't be named
There's a part of my world that's fading away

You know I don't want to be clever
To be brilliant or superior
True like ice, true like fire
Now I know that a breeze can blow me away
Now I know there's much more dignity
In defeat than in the brightest victory
I'm losing my balance on the tight rope
Tell me please, tell me please, tell me please, tell me please

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over, I'll let you know

Hang on to the good days
I can lean on my friends
They help me going through hard times
But I'm feeding the enemy
I'm in league with the foe
Blame me for what's happening
I can't try, I can't try, I can't try, I can't try

No one knows the hard times I went through
If happiness came, I miss the call
The stormy days ain't over
I've tried and lost know I think that I pay the cost
I've watched all my castles fall
They were made of dust, after all
Someday all this mess will make me laugh
I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over, I'll let you know

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over, I'll let you know

It's like somebody took my place
I ain't even playing my own game
The rules have changed, well, I didn't know
There are things in my life I can't control
I feel the chaos around me
A thing I don't try to deny
I'd better learn to accept that
There's a part of my life that will go away

Dark is the night, cold is the ground
In the circular solitude of my heart
As one who strives a hill to climb
I am sure I'll come through I don't know how
They say an end can be a start
Feels like I've been buried, yet I'm still alive
I'm losing my balance on the tight rope
Tell me please, tell me please, tell me please, tell me please

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over, I'll let you know

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over, I'll let you know

If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over, I'll let you know



@_Booker_DeWitt

They say an end can be a start
Feels like I've been buried yet I'm still alive
It's like a bad day that never ends
I feel the chaos around me
A thing I don't try to deny
I'd better learn to accept that
There are things in my life that I can't control
They say love ain't nothing but a sore
I don't even know what love is
Too many tears have had to fall
Don't you know I'm so tired of it all
I have known terror dizzy spells
Finding out the secrets words won't tell
Whatever it is it can't be named
There's a part of my world that' s fading away
You know I don't want to be clever
To be brilliant or superior
True like ice, true like fire
Now I know that a breeze can blow me away
Now I know there's much more dignity
In defeat than in the brightest victory
I'm losing my balance on the tight rope
Tell me please, tell me please, tell me please
If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know
Hang on to the good days
I can lean on my friends
They help me going through hard times
But I'm feeding the enemy
I'm in league with the foe
Blame me for what's happening
I can't try, I can't try, I can't try
No one knows the hard times I went through
If happiness came I miss the call
The stormy days ain't over
I've tried and lost know I think that I pay the cost
Now I've watched all my castles fall
They were made of dust, after all
Someday all this mess will make me laugh
I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait
If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know
If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know
It's like somebody took my place
I ain't even playing my own game
The rules have changed well I didn't know
There are things in my life I can't control
I feel the chaos around me
A thing I don't try to deny
I'd better learn to accept that
There's a part of my life that will go away
Dark is the night, cold is the ground
In the circular solitude of my heart
As one who strives a hill to climb
I am sure I'll come through I don't know how
They say an end can be a start
Feels like I've been buried yet I'm still alive
I'm losing my balance on the tight rope
Tell me please, tell me please, tell me please
If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know
If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know
If I ever feel better
Remind me to spend some good time with you
You can give me your number
When it's all over I'll let you know



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