"Better That We Break" as written by and Adam Levine....
I never knew perfection till
I heard you speak, and now it kills me
Just to hear you say the simple things
Now waking up is hard to do
And sleeping's impossible, too
Everything is reminding me of you
What can I do?

It's not right, not okay
Say the word that you say
Maybe we're better off this way
I'm not fine, I'm in pain
It's harder everyday
Maybe we're better off this way
It's better that we break

A fool to let you slip away
I chase you just to hear you say
You're scared and that you think that I'm insane

The city looks so nice from here
Pity, I can't see it clearly
While you're standing there, it disappears
It disappears

It's not right, not okay
Say the word that you say
Maybe we're better off this way
I'm not fine, I'm in pain
It's harder everyday
Maybe we're better off this way
It's better that we break

Saw you sitting all alone
You're fragile, and you're cold
But that's all right
Life these days is getting rough
They've knocked you down and beat you up
But it's just a roller coaster anyway, yeah

It's not right, not okay
Say the word that you say
Maybe we're better off this way
I'm not fine, I'm in pain
It's harder everyday
Maybe we're better off this way
It's better that we break

I'm not fine, not okay
Say the word that you say
Maybe we're better off this way

I'm not fine, and I'm in pain
It's harder everyday
Maybe we're better off this way
It's better that we break, baby


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"Better That We Break" as written by Adam Levine

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    General CommentWhat does this song mean to you?

    Everything.
    Ecnalyron May 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLove this song. One of the few good songs on their new album. sadly.
    ibarra1on June 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe city looks so nice from here
    Pity I can’t see it clearly
    While you’re standing there, it disappears

    ^^i love that. phenomenal lyrics.
    totheendmcr04on June 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAwesome song... I think it's about a guy who loves his girlfriend more than she loves him. And when they break up he is so sad about it but knows he has to let her go, and loves her enough to let her go if it will make her happy, even if it breaks his own heart.
    chaitealatte_on June 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBEAUTIFUL song.... so sad though. It displays perfectly how it feels to be on the brink of a break-up. You KNOW that you're better off without them, but the thought of life without them still hurts like hell.
    ClarinetDreameron January 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentadam truly captures the sadness of this song with his voice. the lyrics are so beautiful...breaking up is hard, and although he says its better that they break, he doesn't mean it.
    heybuddyon March 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's pretty self explanatory. It's better that we break. It hurts and he misses her but he's trying to accept that it's for the best. He wants her back and goes to her only to find that it's too late to fix "she's scared and thinks I'm insane."
    EverythingsEventualon May 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite song so far on the album. :)
    Dance With Me Loison May 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaghh i love this song! to me, its about a bittersweet break up, someone wanting to help their lover, but they cant....they're like "it's not right, not ok" but then "life...knocks you down and beats you up but it's just a roller coaster anyway', hoping that she'll be able to manage by herself because things naturally will get better. sort of reminds me of "she will b e loved" a little...no?
    loveb573on May 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can't stop listening to this song. It's on its way to becoming my favorite Maroon 5 ballad.
    cdavison May 27, 2007   Link

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