"Better In Time" as written by and Jonathan/martin Rotem....
It's been the longest winter without you
I didn't know where to turn to
See somehow I can't forget you
After all that we've been through

Going coming
Thought I heard a knock (Whose there, no one?)
Thinking that (I deserve it)
Now I have realized
That I really didn't know

If you didn't notice
You mean everything (quickly I'm learning)
To love again (all I know is)
Imma be okay

[Chorus]
Thought I couldn't live without you
It's going to hurt when it heals too
Oh yeah (It'll all get better in time)
Even though I really love you
I'm gonna smile because I deserve too
Oh (It'll all get better in time)

How could I turn on the TV
Without something that'll would remind me
Was it all that easy?
To put aside your feeling
If I'm dreamin'
Don't want to let it (hurt my feelings)
But that's the past (i believe it)
And I know that, time will heal it

If you didn't notice
Well you mean everything (quickly I'm learning)
Oh turn up again (All I know is)
I'm be OK

Thought I couldn't live without you
It's going to hurt when it heals too
Oh yeah (It'll all get better in time)
Even though I really love you
I'm gonna smile because I deserve too
Oh (It'll all get better in time)

Since there's no more you and me (No more you and me)
This time I let you go so I can be free
And live my life how it should be (No no no no no no)
No matter how hard it is
I will be fine without you
Yes I will

Thought I couldn't live without you
It's going to hurt when it heals too
Oh yeah (It'll all get better in time)
Even though I really love you
I'm gonna smile because I deserve too
Oh (It'll all get better in time)

Thought I couldn't live without you
It's going to hurt when it heals too
Oh yeah (It'll all get better in time)
Even though I really love you
I'm gonna smile because I deserve too
Oh (It'll all get better in time)


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"Better in Time" as written by Jonathan/martin Rotem

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  • +3
    General CommentEven though I really love you,
    I'm gonna smile because I deserve to...

    Some of the best lyrics to describe what it's like to get over someone you really loved... this song is obviously about letting time heal a broken heart. It's about knowing the pain is okay, and that in time, you'll smile again. All you can do during the pain is remember that time will make it easier.
    ClarinetDreameron September 15, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song to me is about getting over someone. Even though it hurts. You don't want to let go of them but, you know it is in your best interest. I also think it means that all wounds will heal with time.
    camaross0000on September 03, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentbeautiful song with a greeat message ... smile because you deserve to she is hurting but knows life must go on! .. she ill be fine no matter what but treasures all the memories and learning what was right and wrong. ....saw the video a few times and one day it really got to me after i really listened to it!
    Beckster90son October 05, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSuch a beautiful song that sums up the situation of trying to let go and forget someone perfectly. Comforting, too, because you know you're not alone, and that soon, without even knowing it, you will be over it. It will just take its time...
    missmeon October 21, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthere's still love that lingers even when she knows that she can't be with him anymore for any reason. it's for her own good and she's trying to be fine with being apart from him and it hurts like hell and sometimes looking back is so tempting cause it immediately brings smiles to her face but like its start, it quickly dies after the truth flashes back in her head and she realizes that she can't do that. my god it hurts like hell and i can relate so much to this song. i miss him too. lol
    happychaoson January 05, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti love this song! when it was overplayed on the radio last summer, i got annoyed by it. but a year later... ive been collecting songs that i can really relate to for a while, and this is one of them. i agree, it's more than just a love song. as a love song, it really can help u get over a break up. but it has a great meaning and is actually really inspirational.
    -Kelsey
    midnight1angelon August 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminds me of Peter Pan. Haha, seriously. Wendy likes Peter but has to leave him to face fate and grow up.
    VeggiexDawgon October 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI feel totally diffeent about this song. Its about wanting someone so bad that the thought of him not being there is pain in pain itself.

    Knowing that things are over just double the pain, i think they still talk to eachother and she hides her feelings. By the longest winter without you i think it means its been not having you be where you were previously.

    I think shes split and shes trying to convince herself things happened for a reason shes trying to convince herself it'll be okay..

    I love this song so much it hurts... im in a situation like this..
    i want him so much but....theres a but..lol
    lyrical_beautyon October 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI LOOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEE this song!!!!!! I think you can take this song as being for a boyfriend, girlfriend, close friend, just a loved one in general. I think the way you take and interpret a song is by experiences and how a song gets to you and what emotions it brings out in you. I think song is beautiful. Its so sad but also gives hope too. I think this song is about letting time heal a broken heart. And how much it hurts to go through that process but knowing that you'll be alright at the end. The part that goes "going coming thought I heard a knock, who's there? no one. " How sad is that? it brought a little tear to my eye. what i think that part is about, is that in everything you do you can't forget that loved one. You just hope that they'll come back. Every knock on the door, or maybe every time you're phone rings or you get a text message or whatever, you just hope and hope its that person but its not. And in this song leona keeps bringing out all these pains that come with this healing process but backs it up with a little hope..."Thought i couldn't live without you(basically that person was you're everything) its gonna hurt when it heals too ( showing how much love you had) it'll all get better in time (there comes the hope, yes it hurts but it'll get better) even though i really love you, i'm gonna smile cuz i deserve too (how hard must that be! you love this person soooo much and you know its over but you also know you deserve to smile)" I think one of the hardest things is experiencing what Leona sings in that ending part. "since there's no more you and me, its time i let you go so i can be free. and live my life how it should be. no matter how hard it is i'll be fine without you! Yes I will!!" You know its the end okay and your love for this person was soooo strong, that person was your all, your everything, you never thought there wouldnt be the day that you didn't wake up to THEIR "good morning" or would never hear THEIR "hey :)" or "i love you" but now thats reality and as HARD it is you gotta go on with your life and let them go, but as unrealistic as it sounds you know you'll be okay
    loveneverfails93on July 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI am ashamed to admit I like this song. I normally hate this kind of music. But it resonates with me somehow.
    minimalistlivingon December 24, 2010   Link

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