"Better Than Nothing" as written by and Sarah A. Jaffe....
How can someone who wants to be loved
hate it when they're loved at all?
Does guilt really feel that bad?
Every time I take a breath, honey
I feel the weight fall back on me
Somebody tell me it's not so bad

Collected thoughts drown in sleep
I had forgotten what you mean to me
I forgot a lot of things

What happens to the old girl, what happens to the boy?
I see their eyelids moving
What happens to the old boy, will he be destroyed?
Is this what I'm losing?
But I feel, feel
But I feel something, oh it's better than nothing

I've been sleeping in his bed
I'm digging in my head
He pulls the cash from under the table
Take that breath and hold it in
Oh it's sidling in, he says
It's not so bad

Collected thoughts drown in sleep
I had forgotten what you mean to me
I forgot a lot of things

What happens to the old girl, what happens to the boy?
I see their eyelids moving
What happens to the old boy, will he be destroyed?
Is this what I'm losing?
But I feel, feel
But I feel something, oh it's better than nothing
How can someone who wants to be loved
hate it when they're loved at all?
Does guilt really feel that bad?
Every time I take a breath, honey
I feel the weight fall back on me
Somebody tell me it's not so bad

Collected thoughts drown in sleep
I had forgotten what you mean to me
I forgot a lot of things

What happens to the old girl, what happens to the boy?
I see their eyelids moving
What happens to the old boy, will he be destroyed?
Is this what I'm losing?
But I feel, feel
But I feel something, oh it's better than nothing

I've been sleeping in his bed
I'm digging in my head
He pulls the cash from under the table
Take that breath and hold it in
Oh it's sidling in, he says
It's not so bad

Collected thoughts drown in sleep
I had forgotten what you mean to me
I forgot a lot of things

What happens to the old girl, what happens to the boy?
I see their eyelids moving
What happens to the old boy, will he be destroyed?
Is this what I'm losing?
But I feel, feel
But I feel something, oh it's better than nothing


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"Better Than Nothing" as written by Sarah A. Jaffe

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  • +4
    General CommentThe chorus gets me every time. Her worry for his feelings, while at the same time, rejecting him and causing the pain she feels bad that he is feeling. A vicious cycle in a beautiful song
    patsfan9493on June 04, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it means "i see their eyelids moving" instead of "I see the red lights moving".

    My interpretation is that this song tells about two former lover who suffer under the end of their relationship. It wasn't his fault or her fault, both made mistakes. I think he couldn't really show his love because he had been a "bad boy" before and don't want to let go that way of life and she were too selfish to understand that, even if she knows that in truth he loves and needs her.
    howlongisnowon February 11, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis can bring tears to the eyes of a man with no tear ducts.
    TheACManon August 18, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUm, tear ducts don't produce tears, they drain tears from your eyes.
    But this is yet another beautiful song. <3
    Sarah Jaffe melts my heart. :3
    Shareeon April 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think this is what she meant, but when I listen to this I connect it to a friend of mine who committed suicide recently. I found out in the middle of the night - my "collected thoughts" were all released as I realized that my worst fears were true, just before I fell asleep. I actually broke up with my boyfriend the very next day because I felt so guilty. And everyone tells me that I will be ok, that "it's not so bad" but I still feel a weight on my chest, and I'm uncertain how he died and what will happen to me - for me I am the "old girl." It's a touching song and makes me feel complete because it expresses my emotions very well.
    finnigenon August 30, 2017   Link

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