Better Do Better Than That

Posted on 30th September 2010 in break up/ hard-fi/ lyrics

Am in a *listening to lyrics* mood at the moment if you haven’t already have guessed.

Which has reminded me of the soundtrack to A is for… And Then He Left Me this is the song that rallied my spirits when my ex tried to woo me back with a James Blunt CD (and a note inside saying ‘track 4 xxx’) followed by a Snow Patrol CD and lots of bull**** and feeble flattery.

Anyway, this song is called ‘Better Do Better’ by Hard-Fi – and it’s one of those songs that is written with such feeling that you just know he meant every word of it. It is a great song to listen to when trying to bring yourself back up – obviously as a girl you have to change it to be from the female perspective, if appropriate. It was sung a fair few times by me and girls (I cannot sing for toffee, never said it was pretty) and the last 3 verses are best sung with a great big smile on your face!

BETTER DO BETTER

You’re back sitting on my door step
Oh yeah like nothing happened
Telling me that you’re free and oh, can you see me again?
Yeah right, so you’ve been kicked out…
Do you think I’m that stupid?
You say you’re free but didn’t he just get tired of you kid?

I could not eat for days
I cried so much my face
Has never been the same and now you’re back here with your lies
I hope you realise

You think I’m going to take you back
You better do better than that
I’ll tell you how its going to be be
Don’t you never ever come near me…

Let me tell you how I’ve been
I’ve been hiding from my friends
Hiding from the world
Hiding from myself
So you think you’ll come round here
Start singing in my ear
Girl you damaged me, I don’t forgive so easily,
You better do better than that

Your face, makes me want to be sick
Ah yeah its a physical reaction
You better leave cos you see I can’t,
Won’t be blamed for my actions
Don’t know how I ever loved you
So dumb why did I ever trust you?
But you and he laughed at me, oh yeah
While you lay together…

I could not eat for days
I cried so much my face
Has never been the same and now you’re back here with your lies
I hope you realise

You think I’m going to take you back
You better do better than that
I’ll tell you how its going to be be
Don’t you never ever come near me…

Let me tell you how I’ve been
I’ve been hiding from my friends
Hiding from the world
Hiding from myself
So you think you’ll come round here
Start singing in my ear
Girl you damaged me, I don’t forgive so easily,
You better do better than that

I gave you everything I had girl
But you had to try and take some more
You went behind my back girl
Cheated on me, I was the last to know
Did everything we have girl mean nothing to you?
Well I was such a fool
Now you come crawling back girl
Well let me tell you, I am through with you

I’m back up off the floor
And I won’t get hurt no more
I’ve been waiting for this day when you’ll be back here with your lies
I hope you realise

You think I’m going to take you back
You better do better than that
I’ll tell you how its going to be be
Don’t you never ever come near me…

Let me tell you how I’ve been
I’ve been hiding from my friends
Hiding from the world
Hiding from myself
So you think you’ll come round here
Start singing in my ear
Girl you damaged me, I don’t forgive so easily,
You better do better than that

Do you have a song that got you through a break up?

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4 Comments

  • Reply L 2nd October 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Awesome tune. I’m the same with music, I love listening to lyrics. I’m one of those people who’ll listen to the same song on repeat, over and over and over just because the lyrics really mean something to me!
    Recently I got through with “White Horse” by Taylor Swift!

    • Reply mrsljhall 3rd October 2010 at 9:32 am

      Don’t think I’ve heard anything by Taylor Swift – knowingly anyway – I’ll have a listen x

  • Reply Him Up North 3rd October 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Best “f*** you, I’m done” song: I’m Sorry, Baby by Bob Mould.

    And what the hell is that James Blunt stunt all about? Jeezus…

    • Reply mrsljhall 3rd October 2010 at 8:29 pm

      Lol. Best/worst thing is that not only was I with him for 10 years, but, HE left ME! *shoots self*

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