Better Man
Taylor Swift Lyrics


I know I'm probably better off on my own
Than lovin' a man who didn't know what he had when he had it
And I see the permanent damage you did to me
Never again, I just wish I could forget when it was magic

I wish it wasn't 4 AM, standin' in the mirror
Sayin' to myself, you know you had to do it
I know the bravest thing I ever did was run

Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I can feel you again
But I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man
I know why we had to say goodbye like the back of my hand
But I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man
A better man

I know I'm probably better off all alone
Than needin' a man who could change his mind at any given minute
And it was always on your terms, I waited on every careless word
Hopin' they might turn sweet again, like it was in the beginning

But your jealousy, oh, I can hear it now
Talkin' down to me like I'd always be around
Push my love away like it was some kind of loaded gun
Oh, you never thought I'd run

Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I can feel you again
But I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man
I know why we had to say goodbye like the back of my hand
But I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man
A better man

I hold onto this pride because these days, it's all I have
And I gave to you my best and we both know you can't say that

I wish you were a better man
I wonder what we would've become if you were a better man
We might still be in love if you were a better man
You would've been the one if you were a better man
Yeah, yeah

Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I can feel you again
But I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man
I know why we had to say goodbye like the back of my hand
But I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man
A better man
(Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I can feel you again)
We might still be in love if you were a better man
(But I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man)
Yeah, yeah
I know why we had to say goodbye like the back of my hand
But I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man
A better man

We might still be in love if you were a better man
You would've been the one if you were a better man

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Taylor Alison Swift

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Drishti Bajaj

"The bravest thing I ever did was run"
It's time to go : "Sometimes to run is the brave thing"

"I know, I am probably better off all alone"
King of my heart : "I made up my mind, I'm better off bein' alone"

"And I know why we had to say goodbye, like the back of my hand"
Breathe: "You're the only thing I know like the back of my hand"

"You would've been the one if you were a better man"
The 1: "It would've been fun if you would've been the one"



All comments from YouTube:

DIANA JOYCE S. DACANAY

THIS HITS DIFFERENT WHEN YOU DEDICATE THIS SONG NOT FOR A MAN FROM A PAST RELATIONSHIP, BUT FOR YOUR FATHER 😭🖐️

armie kyutie

: ((

Colin

Song was originally for Eddie Vedder’s mother and step-father, he wrote it as a teen when he was still living in his house with his mother

Dana Smith

@Purvi My sweet Granny's life story. 💔💔💔

Dana Smith

I can say both. I think a neglectful, verbally and emotionally abusive relationship with your father sets you up for these relationships. You don't know better until until you are older.

Julie G

We just gotta raise our sons better

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Shannon Salem

This song sits differently when it's dedicated to your dad. I know it has the lyrics in love and the one and in the middle of the night I can feel you again.. but none of those lines have to be romantic in meaning even if they were written that way. And that is the beauty of music and Taylor's skills. When I hear this song from her.. I hear the lines like we might still be in love and think of the love between a father and daughter.. the line.. you might still be the one.. I think of my dad being the man to raise me and be the man I look up too.. and the line sometimes in the middle of the night I can feel you again.. I picture my dad carrying me to bed late at night when I had fell asleep.. but unfortunately he wasn't a better man. But I am thankful that Taylor gave me a song I can release my feelings too. Thank you Taylor.

Christine Comacho

I totally get this. There parts of this song she she talks about missing him in the middle of the night and wishing he was a better man makes me think about the father who drank and abandoned us for another family.

Alexandra Franks

same here

A.F.K. Yousafzai

SOOOO RELATABLE 💔

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