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What goes around comes back around (hey my baby)
What goes around comes back around (hey my baby)
What goes around comes back around (hey my baby)
What goes around comes back around (hey my baby)

There was a time
I thought, that you did everything right
No lies, no wrong
Boy I, must've been outta my mind
So when I think of the time that I almost loved you
You showed your ass and I, I saw the real you

Thank God you blew it
Thank God I dodged the bullet
I'm so over you
So baby good lookin' out

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I wanted you bad
I'm so through with that
Cuz honestly you turned out to be the best thing I never had
You turned out to be the best thing I never had
And I'm gon' always be the best thing you never had
I bet it sucks to be you right now

So sad, you're hurt
Boo hoo, oh, did you expect me to care?
You don't deserve my tears
I guess that's why they ain't there
To think that there was a time that I almost loved you
You showed your ass and baby yes I saw the real you

Thank God you blew it
Thank God I dodged the bullet
I'm so over you
Baby good lookin' out

[Chorus]

I wanted you bad
I'm so through with that
Cuz honestly you turned out to be the best thing I never had
I said, you turned out to be the best thing I never had
And I'll never be the best thing you never had
Oh baby I bet sucks to be you right now

I know you want me back
It's time to face the facts
That I'm the one that's got away
Lord knows that it would take another place, another time, another world, another life
Thank God I found the good in goodbye

[Chorus]

I used to want you so bad
I'm so through that
Cuz honestly you turned out to be the best thing I never had
You turned out to be the best thing I never had
And I will always be the, best thing you never had.
Best thing you never had!

I used to want you so bad
I'm so through it that
Cause honestly you turned out to be the best thing I never had
Oh you turned out to be the best thing I never had
Oh I will never be the best thing you never had
Oh baby, I bet it sucks to be you right now

Goes around, comes back around
Goes around, comes back around
Bet it sucks to be you right now
Goes around, comes back around
Bet it sucks to be you right now
Goes around, comes back around
Bet it sucks to be you right now



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    UnregisteredAug 5, 2012 at 6:54 am
    She loved a man but the man that she loved does not deserve her. And after their break-up, she's implying that she had already overcome the pain and that it never hurts anymore. And the last thing that she is implying is that it's good to be free from the man who doesn't love her completely.
    That's my own opinion about the meaning of this song. It's a good breakup song. : '))
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    UnregisteredJan 17, 2012 at 7:17 pm
    This song rocks! I sing it to the top of my lungs, every time I hear it! I have been in a relationship the last year. I have waited to feel the love he claims he has for me, and just as I think things are looking up, he does something that brings me back to reality. The last thing I heard from him he said "i'm in love with you, and i ran to preserve the feelings i have for you". That's caca! You let me go, and you will remember as the one that got away. Take your selfish, preserved feelings and shove it! :}
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    UnregisteredJan 10, 2012 at 10:19 pm
    I think that the meaning to this song is that someone she thought would be the best thing she ever thought she would find and it turned out to be all wrong. Something she never thought would turn out like the way he did. ! She's actually happy to say goodbye. Quote " thank god i found the g o o d in g o o dbye i use to want you so bad " now I can live my life free and live and be happy w I t h o you t you. !
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    UnregisteredDec 24, 2011 at 12:53 am
    For me, it means, saving my self from someone who is not deserving for me. It's like letting go the "worst man" as the best thing I did in my life. Then later on, he realized my worth, he wants me back but I've also realized that my life would be better without him. So, karma comes to him ;)? Ahahaah. I dedicate this song to my ex-bf. I love it a lot!
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    UnregisteredDec 21, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    I'm so thankful that it didn't work out. Not only do I deserve better, but I see that you will never change. You hurt me and I thought that I would never get over you. But I proved you and myself wrong. I've moved on and I couldn't be more grateful. :) thank you for showing me that you aren't the greatest guy, the one, and now I have the chance to find the one for me. You didn't care about how it hurt me when you left me. So, don't expect me to care that you want me back. See you around. :)

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