"My Favorite Mistake" as written by and S. Crow J. Trott....
I woke up and called this morning,
The tone of your voice was a warning
That you don't care for me anymore.

I made up the bed we sleep in.
I looked at the clock when you creep in.
It's 6 AM and I'm alone.

Did you know when you go it's the perfect ending,
To the bad day I was just beginning.
When you go, all I know is you're my favorite mistake.

Your friends are sorry for me.
They watch you pretend to adore me.
But I am no fool to this game.

Now here comes your secret lover,
She'll be unlike any other,
Until your guilt goes up in flames.

Did you know when you go it's the perfect ending,
To the bad day I'd gotten used to spending.
When you go, all I know is you're my favorite mistake
You're my favorite mistake.

Well maybe nothing lasts forever,
Even when you stay together.
I don't need forever after, but it's your laughter won't let me go
So I'm holding on this way.

Did you know could you tell you were the only one
That I ever loved?
Now everything's so wrong.

Did you see me walking by, did it ever make you cry?
Now you're my favorite mistake
Yeah you're my favorite mistake
You're my favorite mistake

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"My Favorite Mistake" as written by Sheryl Crow Jeff Trott


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    General Commentmy favorite mistake isn't the same circumstances as this song, but he's still my favorite.
    zacsteron March 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIts a relationship that was a mistake, but you would do it all over again. Because although they could miss the bad parts...they would miss the good parts, too.

    I can relate..
    BrokenHearted1on August 28, 2014   Link
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    General CommentSo this song is about her relationship with Eric Clapton - weird, huh? Atleast that's what I've heard. She wrote it after they broke up.
    I think that everyone in their life has a favorite mistake, I know I do. We had an amazing time together, but in the end I knew that it was all a mistake. We had a wonderful time together, and I think that I was actually in love with him at the time...but it's all gone now - I guess I miss him. *sigh* I haven't had a decent relationship since then. I'm so pathetic
    Tuesdayz_goneon March 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow...I totally repeated myself there...amazing, wonderful...it all means the same thing. I must be dumb. But honestly, that's how I feel...I just had to repeat myself because I can't read.
    Tuesdayz_goneon March 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love the words to this song. i guess i've had several favourite mistakes in my life so far. i guess it's about loving someone but knowing they don't love you back. yet you keep going back to that person and being used by them. oh dear....
    pumpkingirlon April 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love those 'favourite mistakes' in my life. Even though I might look back now and say "never again" they were fun while they lasted. No regrets!
    bridget_aon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI have one favorite mistake but just recently she's turned into a real bitch. Not to me but to others. After telling other people what I thought they all said "didn't you know?" I just never saw the selfish and jealous side of her personality until we stopped dating and I stopped liking her. It's a shame because I have a few great memories of her and now they're tainted by her actions of the past few weeks. I try to remember the good times and how I felt and I know that it was a mistake, but of all the mistakes I've made, she's my favourite.
    TheBriton August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just like this song. I can't really relate right now, but I like it.
    zacsteron August 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. One of my ex's sent the lyrics to me when we broke up. There was like an unspoken happiness/sadness to the whole deal.
    mink0on September 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsheryl crow is so talented. she has a great voice, good writing, and is good at guitar. shes been around for a long time, and her music never relaly gets old, kuz its not trendy stuff, its just flat out good. this is one of my favorite songs by her. has been for years.
    blueblackeyes101on March 05, 2003   Link

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