"Better Off" as written by and John/dioguardi Shanks....
The sky is fallin'
And it's early in the morning
But it's okay somehow
I spilled my coffee, it went
All over your clothes
I gotta wear mine now

And I'm always, always, always late
And my hair's a mess,
Even when it's straight

But so what,
I'm better off everyday
When I'm standing in the pouring rain, I don't mind
I think of you and everythings alright
I used to think I had it good
But now I know that I misunderstood
With you I'd say, I'm better off in every way

My friends keep callin'
They say, they say I'm stallin'
And they want to meet you now
I tell them hell no, I say
We're tryin' to lay low
Don't want to lose what I've found

Things are finally, finally lookin' up
Oh my feet are on the ground
Even though I'm stuck

But so what,
I'm better off everyday
When I'm standing in the pouring rain, I don't mind
I think of you and everythings alright
I used to think I had it good
But now I know that I misunderstood
With you I'd say I'm better off in every way

Things are finally, finally lookin' up
Oh my feet are on the ground
Even though I'm stuck
Even though I'm stuck

So what,
I'm better off everyday
When I'm standing in the pouring rain, I don't mind
I think of you and everything's alright
I used to think I had it good
But now I know that I misunderstood
With you I'd say I'm better off in every way

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...

Better off in every way
I'm better off in every way
I'm better off today

The sky is fallin'
And it's early in the morning
But it's okay


Lyrics submitted by Lorrie

"Better Off" as written by John M Shanks Ashlee Simpson

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    General Commenti just love this song cause it can put me in such a good mood. it's like she's saying, i'm better off (with and/or) thinking about you. and that just matters to her? lord, it's 6:30 am...who knows what i'm talking about. i love this song, the end! :)
    makingmemoriesofuson October 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentand when i say you...i mean him, the special person in her life, and i direct it to my boyfriend chris. haha. just wanted to clarify that! sorry...blah.
    makingmemoriesofuson October 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit's like nothing else matters but this relationship...it's so right and perfect that she doesn't want to ruin it with the fuss of other people..great song
    bubbly_chickon January 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a good song, it doesnt matter that she really cant sing and that she lip syncs, this song is good
    sammie88704on February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNICE :9
    shiroon March 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song! even though she sometimes messes up on her voice. . . her lyrics are awesome and all get to me. shes saying that even though all this crap is happening ... she just thinks about her "special guy" andshe knows that its ok cuz she has him. makes me think of the guy i like. . .
    linds08on April 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. i can really relate to it.. all of it actually..
    "I think of you and everything's alright"
    It makes me think of the guy i like, because thats how i feel.. everything can be going wrong but when i think of him im suddenly ok..
    this song makes me cry
    not sure why, but everytime, never fails.
    i still love it though :)
    justjesiieon May 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Makingmemoriesofus, this song really does make you feel good. Its not about a break up, its about her being happy and having something great in her life. Its so uplifting, and just an overall great song. Typical of Ashlee Simpson, "but so what?"
    I love her voice even, cause its right on the same level as mine, haha. I'm learning it on the guitar I love it that much.
    Surprised there weren't more posts for this song, its amazing.
    Musical Jennyon October 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the lines; 'And I'm always, always, always late
    And my hair's a mess
    Even when it's straight'
    Because it's so like me!
    Jessopson October 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"But so what?
    I'm better off everyday
    When I'm standing in the pouring rain
    I don't mind
    I think of you and everything's alright
    I used to think i had it good
    But now I know that I'm misunderstood
    With you I'd say
    I'm better off in everyway"

    My lyrics,right there.Describe me completely.
    Laterr && love.
    [[BreannaLynn]]
    GeeCeeLuver_x3on January 09, 2007   Link

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