Better Off Than Before

Drew James
Drew James


Better Off Than Before

Drew James© 2008


She liked to be the girl everybody adored

He’d just as soon be left alone and completely ignored

But she turned out to be the one he tried for

He turned out to be the one she cried for

It seems that love was just blame in its earliest stage

Now he seeks out the crowded places

While she’s drawn to the quiet places

And they both claim they’re better off than before


She tried to play hard to get when he asked her her name

He didn’t know she was only playing a game

He started to leave with his head hung down low

She reached out and grabbed him by his elbow

A story they would tell to their friends again and again

While she would tell it romantic and glowing

He would joke I should have kept on going

And that’s what he did when it finally came to an end


She took a job at the mall when her tears were all dry

He happened to shop there one day and he was totally surprised

They traded those years of sweet romance

For, between them, one awkward glance

He looked for the candle in her eye but there was no flame

As he turned around to go

He waited for that gentle touch on his elbow

But this time she just let go on his way


Now they both claim they’re better off than before

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