Best Thing I Never Had
Beyoncé Lyrics


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What goes around comes back around
(Hey, my baby)
What goes around comes back around
(Hey, my baby)
I say, what goes around comes back around
(Hey, my baby)
What goes around comes back around
There was a time
I thought that you did everything right
No lies, no wrong
Boy, I must've been out of my mind
So when I think of the time that I almost loved you
You showed your ass and I, I saw the real you

Thank God you blew it
I thank God I dodged a bullet
I'm so over you
So, baby, good lookin' out

I wanted you bad
I'm so through with that
'Cause honestly, you turned out to be the
Best thing I never had
You turned out to be the
Best thing I never had
And I'm gon' always be the best thing you never had
Oh yeah, I bet it sucks to be you right now

So sad, you're hurt
Boo hoo, oh, did you expect me to care?
You don't deserve my tears
I guess that's why they ain't there
When I think that there was a time that I almost loved you
You showed your ass and, baby, yes, I saw the real you

Thank God you blew it
I thank God I dodged a bullet
I'm so over you
Baby, good lookin' out

I wanted you bad
I'm so through with that
'Cause honestly, you turned out to be the
Best thing I never had
I said, you turned out to be the
Best thing I never had
Hmm, and I'll never be the best thing you never had
Oh baby, I bet it sucks to be you right now

I know you want me back
It's time to face the facts
That I'm the one that's got away
Lord knows that it would take another place
Another time, another world, another life
Thank God I found the good in goodbye

I used to want you so bad
I'm so through with that
'Cause honestly, you turned out to be the
Best thing I never had
Oh, you turned out to be the
Best thing I never had
And I will always be the best thing you never had
Ooh, best thing you never had

I used to want you so bad
I'm so through with that
'Cause honestly, you turned out to be the
Best thing I never had
Oh, you turned out to be the
Best thing I never had
Whoa, I'll never be the best thing you never had
Oh baby, I bet it sucks to be you right now

(What goes around comes back around)
(What goes around comes back around)
Bet it sucks to be you right now
(What goes around comes back around)
I bet it sucks to be you right now




(What goes around comes back around)
I bet it sucks to be you right now

Overall Meaning

In "Best Thing I Never Had," Beyoncé reflects on a past relationship that turned out to be a mistake. The chorus "what goes around comes back around" implies that her ex-partner will eventually face the consequences of his actions. Beyoncé takes satisfaction in the fact that she has moved on from the toxic relationship and is now in a better place. She acknowledges that she once thought he was perfect and could do no wrong, but when he revealed his true colours, she realised that he was not worthy of her love. She thanks God that she dodged a bullet and didn't end up with him, and tells him that she is the best thing he never had.


Line by Line Meaning

What goes around comes back around
The consequences of one's actions will eventually come back to them.


There was a time I thought that you did everything right
I used to think that you were perfect.


No lies, no wrong
I believed that you were honest and did nothing wrong.


Boy, I must've been out of my mind
Looking back, I realize that I was foolish to believe this.


Thank God you blew it
I am glad that you messed up and showed your true self.


I'm so over you
I have moved on from you.


Baby, good lookin' out
Thank you for exposing yourself and allowing me to move on.


Honestly, you turned out to be the best thing I never had
Although I once wanted you, I am grateful that we never ended up together because you would have been bad for me.


I'll never be the best thing you never had
I am confident that I am better than anyone you will ever have.


I know you want me back, It's time to face the facts
I am aware that you regret losing me, but you need to accept it and move on.


Thank God I found the good in goodbye
I am thankful that our breakup allowed me to find something better.


Bet it sucks to be you right now
I am sure that you are unhappy with the way things turned out.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, Missing Link Music, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Shea Taylor, Antonio Dixon, Beyonce Knowles, Kenneth Edmonds, Patrick Smith, Larry Griffin Jr, Caleb McCampbell

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After years of being in a toxic relationship..... I finally let him go and i felt a burden lift off my shoulder lol... I was scared to leave him wanted him bad... but he was mentally abusive and caused me to have low self-esteem.....IM FINALLY FREE 👐🏾👐🏾👐🏾

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