"Sadder Than You" as written by and Stone/stone....
I don't deserve love, I slapped him in the face
As he stood by the bed and said â??I love you'
He told me I'd taste the pain
But I taste it everyday

You win, I'm sadder than you
You win, I'm sadder than you
You win, I'm sadder than you
You win, I'm sadder than you

You'll turn out like him and I'll turn out like her
I'll be lonely and sad, you'll be strong and unmoved
You won't have any friends and I'll live in a room
With flowers on the walls and golden doorknobs

You win, I'm sadder than you
You win, I'm sadder than you
You win, I'm sadder than you
You win, I'm sadder than you


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    General Commenti think its about a girl who's been physically abused by her boyfriend.

    "you win, im sadder than you"

    you win, im more messed up than you are?

    just a though.
    hans.on May 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think is not a girl physically abused by her boyfriend but a girl who regrets a lot to have refused a boy who really loved her.

    At least this is the idea that I get with the first verse.

    I don't deserve love (I don't want your love)

    You told me I'd taste the pain (but not a physical pain)

    You win, I'm sadder than you.... (She have realised of what she had lost)


    The song is beautiful anyway.
    aerozordon June 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHer delivery of that line

    "You win, I'm sadder than you"

    is amazing, she conveys so much in that one line; regret, sadness, longing, isolation. Brilliant.
    wacawacaon October 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWOW
    shockdelicaon January 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHer use of the phrase "you'll turn out like him and I'll turn out like her," is interesting, as it is typically used to express a fear of becoming like one's parents. Perhaps years ago, (maybe when they were in their teens), Angus and Julia had some sibling rivalry, and as part of that they were competitive, each tryig to make their own relationships look stronger.

    "He/Him" is her boyfriend "as he stood by the bed"

    and "you" as in "you win" is her brother.

    And then there's the fear that they'll turn out like their parents, so they patch things up and get over it?

    Or maybe it describes rivalry with another relative or best friend, and "you'll tun out like him and I'll turn out like her" refers to two other people that they both knew?
    sableon January 15, 2011   Link

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