"Best I Ever Had" as written by Gavin Degraw and Martin Johnson....
Melt Antarctica, savin' Africa
I failed algebra and I misused some times
We're at war again, save the world again
You can all join in, but you can't smoke inside

You said "Take me home, I can't stand this place
'Cause there's too many hipsters and I just can't relate"
You're my neon gypsy, my desert rain
You're my "Helter Skelter", oh how can I explain that

You're the best I ever had
And I'm trying not to get stuck in my head
But I read that soda kills you and Jesus saves
On the bathroom wall where I saw your name
You're the best I ever had
I won't be the same

Night sky full of drones, this neighborhood of clones
I'm looking at the crowd and they're staring at their phones
They groom the coast line here, the sun will disappear (Oh God!)
And maybe once a year, I think they'll clean my car

Caught my reflection, drop the call
I've been medicated with cigarettes and alcohol
I got vertigo, no I can't see straight
I got obligations though I'm usually late but

You're the best I ever had
And I'm trying not to get stuck in my head
But I think I dropped my wallet in Santa Fe
Lost the only picture I had of you that day and
You're the best I ever had
I won't be the same

Hey West Virginia, hey North Dakota
I think I love you, but don't even know you
Hey Massachusetts, hey Minnesota
I think I love you, but don't even know you
Hey Carolina, hey Oklahoma
I think I love you, but don't even know you
Hey Alabama, hey California
I think I love you, but don't even know you

You're the best I ever had (you're the best I ever had)
And I'm trying not to get stuck in my head
But I passed the longest sign on the interstate
Saying "Find someone before it gets too late"
You're the best I ever had (you're the best I ever had)
I won't be the same

Hey West Virginia, hey North Dakota (Oh why, oh why)
I think I love you, but don't even know you (I won't be the same)
Hey Massachusetts, hey Minnesota (you're the best I ever had)
I think I love you, but don't even know you (I won't be the same)

Yeah, I won't be the same


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"Best I Ever Had" as written by Gavin Degraw Martin Johnson

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    General CommentI think this song is talking about a woman that he met. Someone that he had no intentions of getting serious with; he just wanted a quick fling. Now he looks back on it and realizes that there was something there. He is reminded of her in different ways, but he has no way of getting in touch with her because he's lost all of his ties with her and barely knew her to begin with.
    mewsikluvaon December 30, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI feel like he is a traveling artist. He met a woman, had a fling, maybe not even remembering where he met her. Then lost track of where he met her and now has memories of how "good" it felt and how "good it was". Sort of like "the one that got away".
    AzTechGuyon March 12, 2014   Link
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    General CommentGavin DeGraw reveals story behind "Best I Ever Had" youtube.com/…
    cong100003on May 12, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt seems like this song is just about sitting down and thinking about the state of the world...melt Antarctica, saving Africa, all that stuff...and I guess that train of thought moving into your own life and, if you travel a lot like Gavin would, what kind of mark you left on a place and what it left on you. Perhaps he's reminiscing about some really good times in states he's performed in, but not visited, per se.
    andrewryanon April 15, 2014   Link

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