"Best Mistake" as written by and Kenneth Andrews Parker Patrick Case....
I chronicled the days you made me want to live
Memorize the way that it felt and then I turned into this kiss
Tonight I'm wearing my best smile and hope to make me worth your while
I'll be the best mistake you'll ever make

From the lack of sleep and the bloodshot eyes
To the nervous kiss and the butterflies
Does this make any sense at all
She said, she said

We're not sleeping, and I'm not breathing
If this means anything at all
I won't let you leave me anymore

If this holds insignificance, I'll have the hearse follow the ambulance
No medicine exists to make my lungs work again

Let's shake and burn, like an addict
My hearings dead, only static
If I said your smiles all that mattered
Would you save my life

[Repeat x4]
We're not sleeping, and I'm not breathing
If this means anything at all
Don't let me leave you anymore

Don't let me leave you anymore

Lyrics submitted by teamblue

"Best Mistake" as written by Brittany Shaelyn Coney Ariana Grande

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about a guy who has no other reason to live except a girl he likes. Like, she is the only thing keeping him alive. So he focuses all his energy into getting her to like him when all the time she doesn't realize that she is what's keeping this guy alive, and she's getting into the big mess of things.
    It sounds like eventually the girl figures out what's going on and the guy is begging her to stay with him.
    jbandy10on July 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about a guy who is in a releationship with a girl, but he has left her once before and ends up realizing just how much he loves her and needs her, yet he also knows she deserves better then him. He knows he can be the guy for her though hence the "best mistake" and the "don't let me leave you anymore."

    Truly, a beautiful song.
    scarletbegoniaon August 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorite songs on the album. lyrics are truly amazing.
    ic3boxon April 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti soooo agree with jbandy10

    wow I love jamisonparker.
    lyrics are kickass.
    IAmSoNeaton July 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"if i said your smile's all the mattered, would you save my life?"
    best line of song, jbandy sounds correct.
    Merkinon August 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorite songs ever...
    Camon January 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJbrandy10 is right..but i also think it can go the way of being about sum1 who is in love with their b/f or g/f and they break up with them...and being with them was keeping them alive also. right?
    x0xReady4Youx0xon January 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure the lyrics went "we're not sleeping and i'm not breathing" great song though
    punk-gurl22on March 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit definitely is "we're not sleeping." they're pretty much my favorite band. i cried when they broke up.
    Firexxxon March 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with jbandy10 also. The lyircs are beautiful they band members are beautiful, everything about Jamisonparker is beautiful. Think about it.
    mebbs_003on May 31, 2006   Link

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