"I Don't Wanna Be an Asshole Anymore" as written by and Greg Barnett Joe Godino....
Yeah!
Last Friday night I wasn't me
I was a still life trapped in eternity
I was the focal point of a focus out of ink

And I’ve been wandering and I live through the garden of your heart ache
Always making a mess, always stumbling out the door
But I don’t wanna be an asshole anymore

Woah baby, baby I’ll be good to you
I don’t wanna be an asshole anymore
Woah baby, baby, I’ll be good to you
Baby, baby, I’ll be good to you

Another night, I devour the sun
Plunge myself into the depths of oblivion
Yeah somewhere along the way I found wine
Feels damn good just to bleed sometimes
All I ever wanted was to make things right
Usual vital, missing spite
I push my emotions off a bridge,
I’ve been taking them hostage with a shotgun
Now we’re somewhere treading water,
Somewhere lost inside the the man that I'm not
But I don’t wanna be an asshole anymore

Woah baby, baby I’ll be good to you
I don’t wanna be an asshole anymore
Woah baby, baby, I’ll be good to you
I’ll be good to you
I’ll be good, I’ll be good, I’ll be good

I won’t lie no more about where I’ve been
And I won’t pry no more over the people that you’re hanging with
You’re the only lover that I ever miss
And I’ve been hopelessly in love with
Look at this tangle of thorns
I don’t wanna be an asshole anymore
Yeah, I don’t wanna be an asshole anymore
Oh no, no, no


Lyrics submitted by missingfingers, edited by eastmabl, Tig45, Tollo

"I Don't Wanna Be an Asshole Anymore" as written by Greg Barnett Eric Keen

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    General Comment"somewhere lost inside the ???????????"

    .... the man that I'm not.
    eastmablon March 26, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLines I'm not sure about:

    - Another night, I devour the sun
    - Usual vital, missing spite
    - somewhere lost inside the ???????????
    missingfingerson March 26, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds to me like someone came to their senses, but it's probably too late. You know, that guy that thinks the world revolves around him and what he wants to do at all times, the shallow "Mr. Unavailable" type...available to everyone except the person that loves him. He has time to be out drinking with everyone else but no time for his girl. She probably left and this song is his apology. The thing is, it's probably just lies and he'll never change.
    vengeforon March 30, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI am going out on limb and say that this line:
    - And I’ve been wandering and I live through the garden of your heart ache

    is actually this:
    "and I've been wandering nightly through the garden of your heart ache"
    notsobriteon April 24, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has a great, almost hidden really positive meaning to it. Especially if you believe the video and lyrics tell the same story.

    The meaning is that people can always change, always better themselves.

    It seems bleak at first but it's quite positive.
    Tig45on May 31, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThe mystery line (the one that said "using vital missing spite" which makes absolutely no sense) is apparently "years of idleness and spite". Great line!
    Tig45on July 13, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrect lyrics from the liner notes of the album:

    Yeah!
    Last Friday night I wasn't me
    I was a still life trapped in eternity
    I was the focal point of a focus out of ink

    And I’ve been wandering nightly
    through the garden of your heart ache
    Always making a mess
    always stumbling out the door
    But I don’t wanna be an asshole anymore

    Woah baby, baby I’ll be good to you
    I don’t wanna be an asshole anymore
    Woah baby, baby, I’ll be good to you
    Baby, baby, I’ll be good to you

    Another night, I devoured the sun
    And plunged myself into the depths of oblivion
    Yeah somewhere along the way I found why
    It feels damn good just to bleed sometimes
    But all I ever wanted was to make things right
    The years of idleness and spite
    Have pushed my emotions off a bridge
    After taking them hostage with a shotgun
    Now they’re somewhere treading water,
    Somewhere lost inside the the man that I'm not
    But I don’t wanna be an asshole anymore

    Woah baby, baby I’ll be good to you
    I don’t wanna be an asshole anymore
    Woah baby, baby, I’ll be good to you
    I’ll be good to you
    I’ll be good, I’ll be good, I’ll be good

    I won’t lie no more about where I’ve been
    And I won’t pry no more over the people that you’re hanging with
    Because you’re the only lover that I've ever missed,
    That I’ve been hopelessly in love with
    Look at this tangle of thorns
    I don’t wanna be an asshole anymore
    Yeah, I don’t wanna be an asshole anymore
    Oh no, no, no
    justburningon December 11, 2016   Link

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