Wait, do you see my heart on my sleeve?
It's been there for days on end and
It's been waiting for you to open up
Yours too baby, come on now
I'm trying to tell you just how
I'd like to hear the words roll out of your mouth finally
Say that it's always been me

That's made you feel the way you've never felt before
And I'm all you need and that you never want more
Then you'd say all of the right things without a clue
But you'd save the best for last
Like I'm the one for you

You should know that you're just a temporary fix
This is not rooted with you it don't mean that much to me
Oh just a filler in the space that happened to be free
How dare you think you'd get away with trying to play me

Why is it every time I think I've tried my hardest
It turns out it ain't enough
You're still not mentioning love
What am I supposed to do to make you want me properly?
I'm taking these chances and getting nowhere
And though I'm trying my hardest you go back to her
And I think that I know things may never change
I'm still hoping one day I might hear you say

I make you feel the way you've never felt before
And I'm all you need and that you never want more
Then you'd say all of the right things without a clue
But you'd save the best for last
Like I'm the one for you

You should know that you're just a temporary fix
This is not rooted with you it don't mean that much to me
Oh just a filler in the space that happened to be free
How dare you think you'd get away with trying to play me

But, despite the truth that I know
I find it hard to let go and give up on you
Seems I love the things you do
Like the meaner you treat me the more eager I am
To persist with this heartbreak and running around
And I will do until I'm finding myself you

And make you feel a way you've never felt before
And be all you need so that you never want more
And you'll say all of the right things without a clue
And you'll be the one for me and me the one for you


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Best for Last Lyrics as written by Adele Laurie Blue Adkins

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    General CommentI think people have a general idea of the song, but I think this is more of a self revelation than anything.

    The first two verses (and the title) show that to her, he is the one, the one you spend the rest of your life with and all she's wanting is for him to reciprocate her feelings.
    The most important part of the first two verses are the last two lines:
    "But you'd save the best for last
    Like I'm the one for you"
    Which means she knows that he doesn't really like her the way she likes him, so she's trying to fool herself into thinking that he's saving the best (her) for last. (Hence the name of the song).

    While she's trying to fool herself about his intentions, she tries to tell herself that she doesn't feel anything for him, that he's merely a "temporary fix," until she finds the best to make it last. She's trying to cope with his womanizing ways by making him a mere object that she can get over with an ease.

    Through each verse, she changes back and forth, arguing with herself about wanting for him to say that he loves her and saying that he was just another guy. She's torn between wanting her ideal man to save her for last (the best for last) and plainly convincing herself that he doesn't mean anything to her, that he was another nudge to her last man.
    hyperinactivityon December 16, 2010   Link

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