It Only Gets Much Worse
Nate Ruess Lyrics


I was born before the storm
My mother placed a dozen thorns
The sorry's and the take it back's
Lay silent in her folded hands and
Head to headstone I just danced
Oblivious to consequence
As morning sank into the ground
The highest branch I sorted out

Oh, I didn't mean to let it go
I didn't mean to bruise but I lost control
And when she said to me it's still a ghost[?]

All your love may fade away
All you'll become may all go to waste
So I can't stand to hear you say it hurts
When it only gets much worse
It only gets much worse

Oh you caught me come to life
The moment when your eyes met mine
And from your bed, the sun came in
And to this day it never set
But here's to this I'm used to it[?]
I stepped out for some cigarettes
The neon lights they called me in
Her eyes like yours, just different

And no, I didn't mean to let you go
I didn't mean to bruise but I lost control
What didn't mean a thing destroyed us both
Darling

All your love may fade away
All you'll become may all go to waste
So I can't stand to hear you say it hurts
When it only gets much worse
It only gets much worse

I couldn't quite believe
The way you used to pull me down
It takes its toll[?]
I survived
The laws of gravity
Destroyed some property
I would not let them sink their teeth into my soul
Whoa-oh

All I love may fade away
All I become may all go to waste
So I can't stand, hear it say it hurts
When it only gets much worse

All I love may fade away
All we'll become may all go to waste
So I can't stand to hear you say it hurts
When it only gets much worse
It only gets much worse

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Written by: BHASKER JEFF, HAYNIE EMILE, RUESS NATE

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Brendano Harns

Aim and Ignite: "I wanna be the one"

Some Nights: "Why am I the one"

Because you asked for it!


Some Nights: "It gets better"

Grand Romantic: "It only gets much worse"

Okay, hold up.



Arij Boumnijel

I was born before the storm
My mother placed a dozen thorns
The “sorry”s and the "take it back”s
lay silent in her folded hands

And head to headstone I just danced
oblivious to consequence
As a mourning sank into the ground
the highest branch I sought it out oh

I didn’t mean to let it go
I didn’t mean to bruise but I lost control
And what she said to me it still echoes

All your love may fade away
All you’ll become may all go to waste
so I can’t stand to hear you say it hurts
when it only gets much worse
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butyhunter 64

I was born before the storm
My mother placed a dozen thorns
The sorry's and the take it back's
Lay silent in her folded hands and
Head to headstone I just danced
Oblivious to consequence
As morning sank into the ground
The highest branch I sorted out

Oh, I didn't mean to let it go
I didn't mean to bruise but I lost control
And when she said to me it's still a ghost[?]

All your love may fade away
All you'll become may all go to waste
So I can't stand to hear you say it hurts
When it only gets much worse
It only gets much worse

Oh you caught me come to life
The moment when your eyes met mine
And from your bed, the sun came in
And to this day it never set
But here's to this I'm used to it[?]
I stepped out for some cigarettes
The neon lights they called me in
Her eyes like yours, just different

And no, I didn't mean to let you go
I didn't mean to bruise but I lost control
What didn't mean a thing destroyed us both
Darling

All your love may fade away
All you'll become may all go to waste
So I can't stand to hear you say it hurts
When it only gets much worse
It only gets much worse

I couldn't quite believe
The way you used to pull me down
It takes its toll[?]
I survived
The laws of gravity
Destroyed some property
I would not let them sink their teeth into my soul
Whoa-oh

All I love may fade away
All I become may all go to waste
So I can't stand, hear it say it hurts
When it only gets much worse

All I love may fade away
All we'll become may all go to waste
So I can't stand to hear you say it hurts
When it only gets much worse
It only gets much worse



Rara rara noviaka

"It Only Gets Much Worse"

I was born before the storm
My mother placed a dozen thorns
The "sorry"s and "the take it back"s
Lay silent in her folded hands
And head to headstone I just danced
Oblivious to consequence
As a mourning sank into the ground
The highest branch I sought it out, oh

I didn't mean to let it go
I didn't mean to bruise
But I lost control
And what she said to me
It still echoes

All your love
May fade away
All you'll become
May all go to waste
So I can't stand to hear you say it hurts
When it only gets much worse
It only gets much worse

Oh you caught me come to life
The moment when your eyes met mine
And from your bed, the sun came in
And till this day it never set
But years of this and used to it
I stepped out for some cigarettes
The neon lights they called me in
Her eyes like yours, just different enough

I didn't mean to let you go
I didn't mean to bruise
But I lost control
What didn't mean a thing
Destroyed us both
Darling

All your love
May fade away
All you'll become
May all go to waste
So I can't stand
To hear you say it hurts
When it only gets much worse
It only gets much worse

I couldn't quite believe
The way it used to pull me down
And take its toll
I survived
The laws of gravity
These jaws of brevity
I will not let them sink their teeth
Into my soul
Whoa-oh

All my love
May fade away
All I'll become
May all go to waste
So I can't stand
Here and say it hurts
When it only gets much worse

All our love
May fade away
All we'll become
May all go to waste
So I can't stand
To hear you say it hurts
When it only gets much worse
It only gets much worse



All comments from YouTube:

Nate Ruess

"It Only Gets Much Worse" was another song written in the shower. I've always been a fan of referencing past song titles in current ones (i.e. Why Am I The One) and I found IOGMW particularly amusing.
I first started the demo as a fun song and went into the studio w Andrew to lay down some piano and vocals. He wrote some phenomenal Nilssonesque bridge chords that I wrote the bridge melody to.
At the time, I never really wrote any lyrics other than the chorus- I just had a melodic mumbling in place on the demo, and as we started building it in the Grand Ro sessions, I realized that I really wanted someone else's help and opinion in finishing up the words.
In the meantime Roger Manning Jr. did a phenomenal job on the strings. The song was completely done but I still hadn't written lyrics. I wanted this one to be particularly good.
My friend Sloane Crosley was in LA the same time I was there recording- and we met up for a drink one night. She was leaving the next day, but I begged her to stay an extra night and finish the lyrics with me.
I've never written lyrics with anyone other than P!nk on JGMAR, and that was "her" song- so I was a little more willing to take a back seat. I think there was a part of me that felt really challenged by Sloane being a published author that compelled me to really work hard on finishing it with her.
We had a wonderful and strenuous time. But in the end they're some of my favorite lyrics I've ever written.
Fortunately there was a beautiful song to sing them to once they were done.

Roman Villegas

I wonder what would happen if you, Sam, Jack, and Andrew all came together and made a Format/fun. collaboration project.
I know fun. is on hiatus and you’re stepping away from the limelight, but fuck me man if I wouldn’t absolutely love to see that. It’d almost certainly make this shitty year worth the trouble to me at least.

소리북

I miss you in korea

Donald Mcdonald

i have alot of songs i'd like get to today so i have not read much stuff forgive me all, that said i have a new Nate fav.. take more showers!

༆Zítrøn Midørí21༆

Damn your a legend dude.

cernace

amazing !! please come back. i m excited about your new song

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Sean Meade

Nate: it get's better
Nate: it only gets much worse
Me: okay

Unity Edits

Oh shit 😂😭

Rawov Un Lupin

@MisterHerpADerp I have a hard time expressing how displeased I am with you right now. Don't mistake this for me walking away: this isn't over, Herp.

Griselda Marquez

Sean Meade wow, hadn’t thought about this..

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