"Best Thing You Never Had" as written by and Butch Walker....
Hello, how ya doing?
what's it like to ruin all my self esteem?
let me blow off some steam
for five years I've waited, so why
am I jaded to get back at you?
what makes it cool?

when you act like nothing ever happened
I feel like I should feel bad,
but I can't like someone who thought
they're the only one that mattered,
I hope that you're flattered
cause you broke this down,
the best thing that you never had

and it seems like a loss somehow my
heart got lost on the way to my head
and my brain cells are dead, and the
craziness
shows, now I start to go when
the green turns to red and I should be
dead

when you act like nothing ever happened,
I feel like I should feel bad,
but I can't like someone who thought
they're the only one that mattered while
my heart got shattered like romantic roadkill
my heart is all splattered your ego got
fatter and I hope that you're flattered,
cause you broke this down,
you broke this down,
the best thing that you never had

like the toilet seat never got lifted
and I pissed on your confidence when you
weren't around, how can that be?
don't turn this around, you were the one
who drove my ass right to the ground

when you act like nothing ever happened
I feel like I should feel bad, and I can't like
someone who thought they're the only
one that mattered while my heart got
shattered like romantic roadkill my heart
is all splattered your ego got fatter and I
hope that you're flattered
cause you broke this down,
you broke this down,
the best thing, the best thing
the best thing that you never had

you never had...


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"Best Thing You Never Had" as written by Butch Walker

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    General CommentOMG! i can't believe there isn't any comments on this fab song. Well this song as u can tell is awesome. The first time i heard Butch Walker was when he was the opening act for Avril Lavigne and when he started playin, me and my friend knew that he was awesome (and hott!! LoL)
    babyk_15on December 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAvril Lavigne is crap. I don't know why anyone would want to go to a concert of hers.

    But, I digress. Butch Walker is the man.
    AudiLuvaon February 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmy friend took me to go see Avril for my birthday.. it was kinda just her excuse to go see, but the real present was being introduced to butch's music! this song is awesome.. i heart it.
    Tiggsyon February 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBUT BUTCH SIGNED MY SHOE! I HAVENT WORN IT SINCE!
    Tiggsyon February 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentButch Walker is amazing, and i think this song is about him being rejected by a girl along time ago and now its coming back to haunt her. The first is my favorite.
    seredaon July 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti recently hooked up with this lad and after that he didnt wnt 2 no me nd jus acted like such a playa nd pretened it neva happened! the line: And your ego got fatter - he jus saw me as another conquest when i thort it ment more than that!
    finallyfreeon October 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeh, you don't even need to try and translate this song because its so 'effing good. I can't believe only 6 people before me have posted on this.
    go10gton December 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyea this song is just ace. i think its basically about someone realizing that someone really F-ed up something and realizing that it was the best they over had.

    I can relate, i would love to tell this girl the same thing Butch is saying. Butch Rocks...Hell yea. ooohh ya, he is awesome in concert.
    Forever-Poshon December 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think that it means this:
    Hello, how you doing?
    What's it like to ruin all my self-esteem?
    Let me blow off some steam
    For five years I waited, so why am I jaded to get back at you?
    What it makes it cool
    SHE LEFT HIM, AND HE STILLLOVING HER, AND HE HAS WAITED FOR 5 YEARS

    When you act like nothing ever happened
    I feel like I should feel bad
    But I can't like someone who thought they're the only one that mattered
    I hope that you're flattered
    'Cause you broke this down
    The best thing that you never had
    SHE SEES HIM AND SHE ACTS LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED, LIKE THEY NEVER KNEW EACH OTHER, SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE AND SHE WAS VERY SELFISH AND SHE DESTROY THE REALTIONSHIP BUT HE WAS THE BEST THAT EVER HAPPENED TO HER AND HE LOVES HER
    mariani_walkeron February 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that it means this:
    Hello, how you doing?
    What's it like to ruin all my self-esteem?
    Let me blow off some steam
    For five years I waited, so why am I jaded to get back at you?
    What it makes it cool
    SHE LEFT HIM, AND HE STILLLOVING HER, AND HE HAS WAITED FOR 5 YEARS

    When you act like nothing ever happened
    I feel like I should feel bad
    But I can't like someone who thought they're the only one that mattered
    I hope that you're flattered
    'Cause you broke this down
    The best thing that you never had
    SHE SEES HIM AND SHE ACTS LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED, LIKE THEY NEVER KNEW EACH OTHER, SHE THOUGHT SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE AND SHE WAS VERY SELFISH AND SHE DESTROY THE REALTIONSHIP BUT HE WAS THE BEST THAT EVER HAPPENED TO HER AND HE LOVES HER
    mariani_walkeron February 04, 2006   Link

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