"Better" as written by and Jason Thomas Mraz....
it's something like i apologize
it's something i still can't decide
but i know it gets better
it only gets better

and i want to say that it's not always easy
but it's simple that way
and i want to stay and play it out
but i still have my doubts
so you say it gets better
it only gets better
better this way
better, maybe it's better this way

beautiful things they never stay, oh, the same way
they pass, oh they pass away, they always change
who are we is who we are
when the act of love can get us so far
so good i wish you would
think twice on me
cuz it only gets better

it only gets better
better this way
better, maybe it's better this way
just give it some time
just give it some space
just give it some time, maybe it's better this way
just give it some time
just give it some space
just give it some time, maybe it's better this way

so better
it's better this way
baby, it's better this way
just give it some time
just give it some space
maybe, yes maybe, yes maybe, yes maybe
it's better, oh, this way
promise me you'll always be better
better



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    General Commenti think this song means that he is in a relationship with someone, but something happened, and obviously he thinks that he has the right whether to apologize or not
    (it's something like i apologize
    it's something i still can't decide)
    and he thinks with a little time and space, everuything will get better
    x83on December 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOn the recording I have of this song, he introduces it as "a fuck you" song....so I think there's alot more anger there than what seems.
    reflective1on August 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn the version I have he introduces it by saying:

    I’m gonna do a really quiet and depressing tune from my last one.
    It’s a song in case you’re being stalked by anyone and you just want them to go away and go away doesn’t really work.
    There was a comedian that once said “fuck off” and I would use something different if something meant the same because go away certainly doesn’t mean the same! So this is a fuck off song.
    finallyfreeon April 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think maybe she's done something wrong, like maybe cheated, and he does love her and is really pissed off but still wants it to work becuase she means that much to him?? a lot of anger in it though i think!
    finallyfreeon April 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of my favorites.
    Everyone I know says it breaks their heart. Lines like "beautiful things can never stay" make my introspective self go bonkers. It's my brain sugar. It's so simple, yet so complex. I sympathize, but I can't help but feeling revitalized after each listen. Then again, I listen to Emily Haines, Elliott Smith, etc... So I may not be the most qualified to comment.
    lotusunon March 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI so need this song right now.
    luisazavichon June 07, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"and i want to say that it's not always easy
    but it's simple that way" - i love this. he's saying, yeah i know it's hard, but it's always hard. you can always expect that.

    "so you say it gets better
    it only gets better
    better this way
    better, maybe it's better this way" - have you ever had someone fight with you over a break up? they're telling you this is just a rough patch, and they want to work through it... it will get better, they promise. but you've had it... and you don't want to work through it anymore. at this point, it's just better this way.

    and then when he says "it only gets better" ... to try and comfort her, my heart breaks. cause you know that girl is not hearing him. but it's true. no point in staying with someone that doesn't love you... such a sad song... but it's addicting.

    this is definitely my favorite mraz tune. well, this one and I'm Yours... which is the total opposite, actually, now that i think about it. haha.

    jason mraz is my hero.
    *MadeForThis*on September 13, 2007   Link

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