"Best Thing I Never Had" as written by Larry Darnell Griffin, Kenneth Edmonds, Patrick Smith, Antonio Dixon, Beyonce Knowles, Caleb Sean Mccambell and Robert Taylor....
What goes around comes back around
(Hey my baby)
What goes around comes back around
(Hey my baby)
I say what goes around comes back around
(Hey my baby)
What goes around comes back around

There was a time
I thought that you did everything right
No lies, no wrong
Boy I, must've been outta my mind
So when I think of the time that I almost loved you
You showed your ass and I, I saw the real you

Thank God you blew it
Thank God I dodged the bullet
I'm so over you
So baby good lookin' out

I wanted you bad
I'm so through with that
'Cause honestly you turned out to be the
Best thing I never had
You turned out to be the
Best thing I never had
And I'm gon' always be the best thing you never had
Oh I bet it sucks to be you right now

So sad you're hurt
Boo hoo, oh, did you expect me to care?
You don't deserve my tears
I guess that's why they ain't there
When I think that there was a time that I almost loved you
You showed your ass and baby yes, I saw the real you

Thank God you blew it
Thank God I dodged the bullet
I'm so over you
Baby good lookin' out

I wanted you bad
I'm so through with that
'Cause honestly you turned out to be the
Best thing I never had
I said you turned out to be the
Best thing I never had
Hmm, and I'll never be the best thing you never had
Oh baby, I bet it sucks to be you right now

I know you want me back
It's time to face the facts
That I'm the one that's got away
Lord knows that it would take another place
Another time, another world, another life
Thank God I found the good in goodbye

I used to want you so bad
I'm so through with that
'Cause honestly you turned out to be the
Best thing I never had
Oh you turned out to be the
Best thing I never had
Oh and I will always be the best thing you never had
Ooh best thing you never had

I used to want you so bad
I'm so through with that
'Cause honestly you turned out to be the
Best thing I never had
Oh you turned out to be the
Best thing I never had
Whoa, I'll never be the best thing you never had
Oh baby, I bet it sucks to be you right now

(What goes around comes back around)
(What goes around comes back around)
Bet it sucks to be you right now
(What goes around comes back around)
Bet it sucks to be you right now
(What goes around comes back around)
Bet it sucks to be you right now


Lyrics submitted by darkanj3l

"Best Thing I Never Had" as written by Kenneth Edmonds Larry Darnell Griffin

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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  • +12
    General CommentI just heard this song recently and I love it. It's so simple but so true. To me, it's about that guy that you thought you were in love with but through his actions you knew you could never love someone with his character. You were really upset at first and you wanted him to prove to be the guy you thought you were falling in love with but he never does. You then meet another guy who is so amazing and shows you what it is to really love someone. He just makes you smile and you can't stop. You realize that if the first guy had never messed up you would probably still be with him and would have missed out. In that sense you got lucky because "you dodged the bullet". You are actually glad that the original guy turned out the way he did. You were a beautiful and wonderful girl that would have done anything for him but he never got all of you because he messed up pretty big over and over "you turned out to be the best thing I never had. And I will always be the best thing you never had." He will always have to live with the fact that he lost you and in that essence it " bet it sucks to be you right now."
    musicconnoisseuron July 15, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree musicconnoisseur. Isn't it funny how blind we are when we feel we are in love with someone. But for those of us who are lucky, we wake up, the rosy colored glasses come off, and we dodge a bullet. Then someone comes along who makes the other look like the complete douche he is. Bravo Beyonce!
    HaloChck88on August 09, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy life's theme song.
    lolchicagoon July 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes this song sound musically like "I want it that way" by the Backstreet Boys to anyone else? or is it just me
    lingeronon July 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's an OK song. Her best by far is Ave Maria, although most people (I believe) have never heard Beyonce's version. This song is funny. There's too much protesting. If she really didn't care, she'd be apathetic, not wasting so much time stating that he's the best thing she never had. Poor girl, she's smitten and just won't admit it :D
    Jeffreystumpon July 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat goes around,comes back around...sooner or later :)
    moncica29on November 01, 2013   Link

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