Greener With the Scenery
The Used Lyrics


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You took it back
How could you go and do something like that
My fingernail phase
Worst has got the best of you
I ask you and I know I need to change
You took it back
You ripped my heart out of my then you put it back
I'm pulling my hair
I let you just a million times
I love you even though it isn't fair

Change




Run we go around again in circles
Play this game over again

Overall Meaning

The Used's song Greener With the Scenery is a song that discusses a rocky relationship where one person has hurt the other, but the other still loves them. The lyrics "You took it back, How could you go and do something like that" refer to a situation where the person who hurt the other has broken something special between them. The lyrics "My fingernail phase, Worst has got the best of you" imply that the person who got hurt wasn't in a good place when they were with this person, as if they were picking at their nails out of nervousness or anxiety. "You ripped my heart out of my then you put it back, I'm pulling my hair, I let you just a million times" expresses how painful the situation was and how many times the singer has let this person back into their life, even though they knew it wasn't healthy.


Despite everything, the singer still loves this person and asks for change. "I ask you and I know I need to change, I love you even though it isn't fair" Although this person has been hurt and may even be expected to move on from this relationship, the singer acknowledges that they still love them and understand that they also need to change to make things work. The chorus "Run we go around again in circles, Play this game over again" implies that this situation isn't new, and that the same cycle of hurt and pain has been happening for a while.


Line by Line Meaning

You took it back
You took back your love and left me heartbroken


How could you go and do something like that
I'm shocked and hurt that you could hurt me like this


My fingernail phase
I was vulnerable and fragile when you left me


Worst has got the best of you
Your negative qualities have taken over and caused you to hurt me


I ask you and I know I need to change
I'm willing to change for our relationship, but I need you to be honest with me


You ripped my heart out of my then you put it back
You hurt me deeply, but then gave me false hope by coming back


I'm pulling my hair
I'm frustrated and distraught by the situation


I let you just a million times
I forgave you repeatedly for hurting me


I love you even though it isn't fair
I still love you despite the fact that you hurt me and the situation isn't fair


Change
We need to make changes in our relationship to move forward


Run we go around again in circles
Our relationship is stuck in a cycle of hurt and forgiveness


Play this game over again
Our relationship feels like a game and we're just replaying the same hurts and apologies




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Written by: BERT MCCRACKEN, BRANDEN STEINECKERT, JEPH HOWARD, QUINN ALLMAN

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