"More Like Her" as written by and Lambert....
She's beautiful in her simple little way
She don't have too much to say when she gets mad
She understands, she don't let go of anything
Even when the pain gets really bad
I guess I should've been more like that

You had it all for a pretty little while
And somehow you made me smile when I was sad
You took a chance on a bruised and beaten heart
And then you realized you wanted what you had
I guess I should've been more like that

I should have held on to my pride
I should have never let you lie
I guess you got what you deserved
I guess I should've been more like her

Forgiving you, well, she's stronger than I am
You don't look much like a man from where I'm at
It's plain to see desperation showed it's truth
You love her, and she loves you with all she has
I guess I should've been more like that

I should have held on to my pride
I should have never let you lie
I guess you got what you deserved
I guess I should've been more like her

She's beautiful in her simple little way


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"More Like Her" as written by Miranda Lambert

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    My InterpretationTo me this song is about a girl who has gotten out of a tough relationship.

    Then she met a guy, who was in the same position as her, but through meeting the girl, he ralized that what he had before was great.

    And the guy leaves her to go back to the original girl and the girl who is singing the song basically is critizing both herself and the guy.

    Or at least that's how I see it.

    Its kind of like a song where you never feel good enough to have that something special.
    tellmewhyon July 03, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI was wishing someone else would have wrote something about this song cuz i'd really like to know what everyone else thinks!
    This song is EXACTLY what just happened to me.. well the way that i interpreted it.
    I started dating this guy who had just gotten outta a serious relationship and was still talking to her kinda and i had been hurt really bad in the past and we dated for about a month and everything was going fine and then he decided to get back together with his ex gf..
    Does anyone else interpret it that way?
    lollipops9on December 31, 2007   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionI think for me this song represents the side of the other woman in an affair that went bad.
    "Guess I should have been More like her" is in reference to the wife in this song. She believes if she had those qualities the wife has that he would have stayed.
    "You took a chance on a bruised and beaten heart, and then you realized you wanted what you had"
    I think the man in this song played both sides of the fence. The other woman knowing about the wife, while the wife was unaware. When the guy gets caught he chose the woman he had been with all along.
    "I should have held on to my pride, I should have never let you lie" I think here she's saying that she should have believed in her intuition that he was lying about how his marriage really was and she let him fill her head with lies about a future together.
    " forgiving you, she's stronger than I am." And "It's plain to see, desperation showed it's truth, you love her, she loves you with all she has" when it came down to the affair and all the lies, she learns it was never a question of him leaving his wife because that was never his intention and the wife forgives him for the affair but the other woman can not get past what he's done to her.

    That's how I see this song. As a scorned lover who realizes the guy she thought was going to choose her in the end is really a douche bag who never deserved her in the first place!!!
    Atleysceneiton May 11, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe she is speaking from the wife's perspective....maybe her husband cheated on her and when she realized it, took him back, and as they were trying to rebuild their marriage, he (unfortunately) realized he "wanted what he had". So he leaves to go back to her. Therefore, she wishes she was more like her.

    I was the "wife"
    blankmessageon October 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreally good song. gets right to your heart.

    i think this song is about a guy who already has a girlfriend but is cheating on her with another girl whom maybe he used to be with, so they already have history and once deeply cared about each other. the other girl obviously knows what he's doing is wrong, but she loves him so she's willing to do whatever with him. so their fling goes on for awhile and obviously his girlfriend doesn't find out, but then one day he just ends it and stops talking to her. of coarse she's upset about that because she really cares about him,

    "I should have held on to my pride
    I should have never let you lie"

    and now she thinks that she should have been more like his girlfriend and maybe he would've kept going.


    i'm not sure if that's right, but i also agree with lollipop.
    mysweetoctoberon February 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy interpretation of this song is that he was dating a new girl and then went back to his ex.

    I've read that this song is especially personal to Miranda. I sincerely hope she wasn't dating a man who was cheating on his girlfriend/wife. I like her too much as a songwriter and singer to think she'd do something like that!
    SuperstarSingeron February 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is one of my favorite songs, period.
    it related to my entire life a month ago.
    I was talking to a guy for over a year who kept on telling me I'll break up with my girlfriend over and over, but he never would and I was giving up and to me it means
    that the "other girl" is wanting to be with him but she's realizing that he won't leave her.
    fergerxxooon April 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have always loved this song, but unfortunately recently I was in a situation just like this. It was heartbreaking, and this song has been on repeat since.

    I interpret the song as a guy who is in a serious relationship with someone, yet he has another woman. This woman is the one singing the song. He eventually breaks up with his girlfriend, and chooses to finally be with the other woman. After awhile, he realizes he wants what he had, and leaves her. The other woman is heartbroken and thinks that if she had only been better, more like his last girlfriend, she could have still had him.
    GMarie220on June 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI do agree that this song could be about a guy dating a girl and realizing he wanted what he has/had before. To me personally, however, it has a different meaning. To me, the two girls are the same person. My boyfriend and I broke up about a week ago because of many reasons, but one reason is that we have both changed and he wants the girl I was when we started going out a year and a half ago.
    "You had it all for a pretty little while
    And somehow you made me smile when i was sad"
    He liked me independent and able to handle my own problems and do everything on my own, but then I got used to him being there for me and was probably too dependent on him for everything. Then he realized he liked me better the way I was, not the way I am now. We're currently on a break but planning on getting back together.
    mizliz860509on September 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe first time i heard this song it was a profile song of a girl that my boyfriend had had a fling with while we were broken up.
    and i kind of interpreted it like this:
    the girl singing the song had a fling with a guy who was on a break with his girlfriend and she knows what she did was wrong and she regrets it because she know that he will never have any respect for her again. and the guy and his exgirlfriend get back together which makes the girl who had the fling with him envious of the way the his girlfriend carries herself, or in the songs words "She's beautiful in her simple little way
    She don't have too much to say when she gets mad
    She understands she don't let go of anything
    Even when the pain gets really bad
    Guess I should've been more like that". and the fling regrets everything...saying yes to the boy, helping him lie, allowing him to hurt his ex, and the fact that the girl the boy was dating will never forgive the girl he had the fling with but she's forgiven him.
    and i think that the boy and the girlfriend don't stay together because of this lyric "I guess you got what you deserverd" and in the end, the girlfriend walks away with her pride, the fling is envy of the girlfriend, and the boy loses everything.
    iceyody7on September 18, 2008   Link

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