"Better Luck Next Time" as written by and Jason Wade....
Sometimes we fall
Ain't nothing new to me
Don't care move on
I must say you gave up for this time now

Stop tell me where you going
Maybe the one you love isn't there
You're going under
But you're over it all so you don't care about all that I had to see
Watch you wait until you come around
Around

Don't close your eyes
You need to see it all
It's no surprise
That they break you down
Least they won't give you up

Stop tell me where you going
Maybe the one you love isn't there
You're going under
But you're over it all so you don't care about all that I had to see
Watch you wait until you come around

It's all wonderful
Living happily
To lose it all
Think you have everything

Stop tell me where you going
Maybe the one you love isn't there
You're going under
But you're over it all so you don't care about all that I had to see
Watch you wait until you come around
Around

Stop tell me where you going
Maybe the one you love isn't there
You're going under
But you're over it all so you don't care about all that I had to see
Watch you wait until you come around
Around


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"Better Luck Next Time" as written by Jason Wade

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    General CommentThis song is awesome. I can't stop singing it. I think It's about somebody who loves another, but the other seems to be pursuing somebody else. Meanwhile, he's saying, maybe you're wrong, maybe you love me -- the other thinks "it's all wonderful" and that they have it all, but really he can see right through to how empty what she's chasing is.

    About the son and child thing, I think it's figurative for saying he's an older love (so a more grown-up son) and the other is this new fling (a child). Also it could just be that she thinks it's gotten old with him, and she wants to go after something new.

    I can relate about the "but you're over it all" part. Sometimes you see something happen and you tell yourself, "that's not me, I would never do that, I'm different", and so you disregard completely that you could be like that. But in reality, when you're put in a certain situation, you fall into exactly the same pitfalls.

    Love is blind.
    bleu_azureon April 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentuhm, i'm not sure but i think i read somewhere that this song's about Jason's parents' divorce...

    anyway, i LOVE this song. easily one of the top songs in their new album.
    Anne21on July 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about how the lead singer Jason Wade's parents split when he was 10... and his dad just walked out and how it ripped him up inside, and how he really loved his dad but his dad didnt really care or notice the emotional hurt that it put on him, but thats whats so great about lifehouse.... the lyrics that Jason Wade writes have meaning and he has something to say and he expresses it in his songs and that makes him an awesome song-writer!!!!
    hylia08on August 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about how the lead singer Jason Wade's parents split when he was 10... and his dad just walked out and how it ripped him up inside, and how he really loved his dad but his dad didnt really care or notice the emotional hurt that it put on him, but thats whats so great about lifehouse.... the lyrics that Jason Wade writes have meaning and he has something to say and he expresses it in his songs and that makes him an awesome song-writer!!!!
    hylia08on August 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, after reading the lyrics, they make perfect sense in the context of his parent's divorce. I'd go with the "divorced parents" theory.
    idungotnosnon December 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think he's saying maybe that person is looking in the wrong places for the one they love when he's loved her all along and she didn't care about his feelings and didn't care about what he saw her do and he'll wait till she comes around
    yentihwvon October 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentscratch thta i remember he said at the concert that he wrote this and didicated this to his father
    yentihwvon October 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah. I totally agree with the divorce idea of the whole song.

    What I dont get is how people think it's about a couple who's having problems...

    Well I guess it could fit the chorus... Maybe.

    But if you look at the verses... It doesnt fit there. I mean, it's definitly talking about a son and one of his parents.

    But hey... I guess lyrics can be interpreted in many ways...
    SkylarMarie11on July 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat is one too sad song... :( its really so touching and makes me wanna cry, specially when i hear the chorus. Does anybody know why his parents divorced? Whats the real reason, the main issue? So sad..
    Nikki_girlon December 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOMG! I love this song so much! i can't stop singing it! I love his voice and the chords and everything! This song is definitely about his dad. I don't think it could be about anything else.
    annabelle256on August 14, 2009   Link

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