Don't know where to put you anymore
You can't be kept inside my dresser drawer
I find the pieces of you in my dreams
And in the evenings
Spill out the edge of my mind.
Memories of you feel like they're miles wide
It's all I can do to get to the other side
Of these evenings

Chorus
I'll see you tonight in the back of my mind
When I remember your skin like I remembered it then
When you would dress me in white with the look in your eyes
Knew you'd love me forever
Before I ever knew better

Can't see myself back beside you
But I see nobody else
Nobody's perfect but I'm perfectly happy to keep on
Bringing this love down off the shelf.

Chorus
I'll see you tonight in the back of my mind
When I remember your skin like I remembered it then
When you would dress me in white with the look in your eyes
Knew you'd love me forever
Before I ever knew..

Bridge
Better off, I couldn't say if I'd be better off without a love I live without anyway
Better off, oooh. Who knows? See you tonight.
Before I ever knew better


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    General Commentno love yet! crazy...this song is beautiful and so sincere...you'll hear it in her voice. lol.
    love love love it!
    black_mariaon February 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is my 2nd to favorite song from Sara Bareilles (the favorite being Gravity). Sara needs to release a studio version of this song.
    LinkinPark264on March 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is beautiful. i think its about how she is in a relationship with someone on and off and she loves him but he doesn't love her the way she thought or he said he did. but she can't just forget and doesn't even want to.
    jakieon October 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSara does not need to release a studio version of this. It's fine the way it is. If she releases a study version it will turn out decent/bad just like the studio versions of One Sweet Love, Gravity and City.
    chanrockson January 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPretty much it's about her still constantly thinking about a past relationship she was once in. She thought was completely in love and even thought about marriage. She thought he would always love her but she was wrong...hence the "before i ever knew better"
    chanrockson January 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's about her needing to get over someone but she doesn't know how.
    She's trying to forget him but the memories of him are still so fresh in her mind and she can't get him out of her head.
    She thought she was in love but she now she knows she didn't really know what love was.
    He seemed like he meant everything he said but that's only because she didn't know he could lie.
    She knows she wouldn't take him back but she still can't see him with anyone else.
    She's curious about what she'd be like and if she'd be better off if she'd never loved him, even though they're not still in love.

    Beautiful song, definately one of my favorites from her.
    I can relate to it a little more than I want to.
    leslilovesyouon May 08, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionI always go back to this song when my significant other is being a tool.
    cobugion November 12, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis actually about her body image issues she had as an adolescent.
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    SteveTtTon July 08, 2014   Link

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