"Better Love" as written by and Luther/adderley Vandross....
Well, you wake the love that sleeps inside
And dreamed that she had never died
Wipe that tear, but you don't know why

Boy, you're pretty, but
You're just not for me
And better love I do not see

This girl, she had it kinda sweet
'Till fame swept her off her feet
She see's nothing she did before
Let's her colors hit the floor

Scars are in her name
And she scars me with blame
Hey Scarlet, you're not the same

So, be careful what you choose
I felt love for me and you
I'm not ashamed

As I walk another mile
I help you find out, child
I don't know what to do, I feel lost without you
Better love will come to you

And so, I flew west to see her pride
Two weeks since the music died
I watch the camera shoot this girl
Seems to me a hollow pearl

Mother sat me down
Oh, what's it like, oh my boy,
To be so destroyed?

So, be careful what you choose
I felt love for me and you
I'm not ashamed

So I walk another mile
To help you find out, child
I don't know what to do, I feel lost without you
Better love will take you

So, here I sit, some years have passed
I say I don't, but I miss her bad
I smell her in my sheets, you see
Like she's sleeping next to me

She'll say,
"Jack, I'm leaving now,
And don't you wait up for me,
Cause better love I'm yet to see."


Lyrics submitted by emotionalpunk

"Better Love" as written by Jack Antonoff

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    General CommentWhy would it matter if it was Scarlett Jo, Paris H, or any other hot celeb... the song is about watching that person go on and become famous and literally outgrow her boyfriend. Jack writes about trying to accept that shes gone and trying to make himself believe that there is, in fact, a better love for each of them out there. Its almost like he tries to convince himself it will be okay.
    u2ishorribleon March 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreeeat song...it sounds like he's saying "scars me in vain", but I'm not entirely sure. you might want to listen to that bit again and make sure ^_^

    One of my favourite ST songs.
    straylightrunon April 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Scarlett Johanson, the famous hollywood actress (Lost in Translation is probably her most successful movie.) She was Jack Antonoff's (singer of Steel Train) girlfriend, but they broke up.

    It's quite obvious with certain lines such as:

    "This girl, she had it kinda sweet
    Till fame swept her off her feet"

    "Hey Scarlet, you're not the same"

    "So I flew West to see her part
    Two weeks since the music died
    I watch the camera shoot this girl"

    and finally referring back to her leaving Jack(or vice versa, I'm not sure of the details of their breakup)

    "Jack, I'm leaving now"
    mikeOnTheMicon May 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnooooooo!!! i always hated scarlett johanson!! im kinda disappointed....scarlet is my name!!
    scarletdawnon June 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love her.
    ilustrisimo08on December 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol i don't really like sacarlett johanson either. it's a cute song though still. just loses some meaning when it's about some heirress. she reminds me of paris. i guess thats why it screws up the metnal image
    sheslikeohsoemoon February 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds good
    xxasswipeon May 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    I watch the camera shoot this girl
    Seems to me a hollow pearl

    I can only assume he's referring to Scarlett's role in Girl with a Pearl Earring.
    tpeverett1on January 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song kind of makes me not like Scarlet..
    I love the song though, don't get me wrong.
    It's about how she changed in the Hollywood scene and consequently Jack and her grew apart.
    musicislife11on October 10, 2010   Link

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