"Bad Before Good" as written by Phelim Byrne and Matthew Giles Hardwidge....
Gotta get bad before it gets good,
Its gotta get bad before it gets good,
Its gotta get bad before it gets good,
I want good now,
But it's gotta get bad before it gets good,
That's what you say,
Its gotta get bad before it gets good,
You say stick with me,
You know that you should,
'Cause its gotta get bad before it gets good,

You say you trust me,
But just me,
Put your fait in me,
Then wait patiently,

Keep on telling me lies,
I'll believe you, believe you,
Keep on telling me lies,
Like I need you, I need you,

You say it's hard now,
But good things come from this,
So I'll keep on living on your promises,

Gotta get bad before it gets good,
Its gotta get bad before it gets good,
Its gotta get bad before it gets good,
I want good now,
But it's gotta get bad before it gets good,
That's what you say,
Its gotta get bad before it gets good,
You say stick with me,
You know that you should,
'Cause its gotta get bad before it gets good,

What you used to say,
You used to do,
If you told me something,
I'd know it was true,

See, there was a time,
I could believe you, believe you,
But this time,
I could see through, could see through,

I used to trust,
Before I knew,
There was a difference,
Between what you say and what you do,

Gotta get bad before it gets good,
Its gotta get bad before it gets good,
Its gotta get bad before it gets good,
I want good now,
But it's gotta get bad before it gets good,
That's what you say,
Its gotta get bad before it gets good,
You say stick with me,
You know that you should,
'Cause its gotta get bad before it gets good,

You tell me lies,
But you do it with style,
Saying 'it'll come good,
In a little while,

You keep on spining your words,
(Can't make out this line),
Then you break your promises,
With a film star smile,

You say (x5),
But What do you do?
What do you do?

You say (x5),
But What do you do?
What do you do?

Don't care what you say,
Just show me what you do,
Show me what you do.


Lyrics submitted by Markisa_xX

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    General Commenti heard this song on skins x]
    i reckon its about loving someone but finally coming to terms with the fact that they dont feel the same
    xxx
    Splatty2007on February 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I agree with Splatty2007 (not that there's anyone else to agree with). I heard it off Skins too! XD
    Like_Millionson March 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about being someone and believing in them so much that you've become oblivious to their lives.

    Its like you're so whipped that subconsciously you know that someones no good, but you love them so much that you tell yourself they'll change within time.

    and btw, maxxies dance to this is awesome. I love it!!
    millyblisson September 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti spelt some things wrong..

    i meant being with someone.. and being oblivious to their lies.. sorry
    millyblisson September 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics are:

    "you keep spinning your words
    that beguile"

    like the others i came across this song through skins. to me the song is about being misled by someone you care so much for that you believe their lies because you are optimistic. they are using you maybe, taking advantage of you, telling you that it's bad now but it'll get better one day, when there really is no guarantee.. they're just keeping you around for their own use. and you want it to be good now, so you keep waiting.
    brooklynheightson April 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI actually have a very similar relationship with a friend. She's a liar. Like a pathological liar, she lies about EVERYTHING. And I don't believe her (not all the time) but I always want to. I hope that what she says is the truth, and I don't say anything about it, because I love her, and I keep thinking "She'll grow out of it, she'll stop one day..." but she never does. I can't help it though, I wouldn't ever stop being her friend. She's like a sister.
    Jesikalandon April 05, 2010   Link

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