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No one ever told me when I was alone
They just thought I'd know better... better... (oooooouuuu)
No one ever told me when I was alone
They just thought I'd know better... better...

The hardest part, this troubled heart has ever yet been through now,
Was heal the scars that got their start inside someone like you now,
For had I known or I'd been shown back when how long it'd take me,
To break the charms that brought me harm and all but would erase me.

I never would or thought I could, no matter what you'd pay me,
Replay the part you stole my heart, I should have known you're crazy,
If all I knew was that with you I'd want someone to save me,
It'd be enough, but just my luck, I fell in love and maybe...

All that I wanted was...

Now I know you better,
You know I know better,
Now I know you better!

So bittersweet, this tragedy won't ask for absolution,
This melody inside of me, still searches for solution,
A twist of faith, a change of heart kills my infatuation,
A broken heart provides the spark for my determination.

No one ever told me when I was alone,
They just thought I'd know better, better... (ooouuuuuu)
No one ever told me when I was alone,
They just thought I'd know better, better...

All that I wanted, was...

Now I know you better,
You know, I know better,
Now I know you better!

(Guitar solo)

I never wanted you to be so full of anger (anger),
I never wanted you to be somebody else,
I never wanted you to be someone afraid to know themselves,
I only wanted you to see things for yourself.

All that I wanted, was...

Now I know you better,
Now we all know better!

All that I wanted was...

(Guitar solo)

Na na na na (x4)

If I were you, I'd manage to avoid the invitation,
Of promised love that can't keep up with your adoration,
Just use your head, and in the end you'll find your inspiration,
To choose your steps and won't regret this kind of aggravation.

No one ever told me when I was alone,
They just thought I'd know better... better...
No one ever told me when I was alone,
They just thought I'd know better... better...



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    MIKIFLIXFeb 11, 2010 at 2:39 pm
    I think people need to realize that Axl has perfected himself on this whole album. No, maybe it is'nt G-n-R, but it is a masterpiece and this is truly what Axl Rose is and does. He is a master of his own voice. It's his instrument, and he can rock it!
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    UnregisteredMar 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    Honestly, i'm 14, and a huge gnr fan. Went to a concert about 2 weeks ago. So first, you don't need slash or izzy. They weren't the band. The band is axl. You could have any guitarists in the world, as long as they could playthe notes. It's his voice, the many different tones he has that brings it all together. That's just the truth. So, maybe you guys hear something different from me, or just want to argue, but the gnr rocks out the stage just as well, if not.. Better:)
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    tarkariwalaOct 11, 2009 at 9:56 am
    ok... maybe this isn't THE Guns N' Roses.. i mean we all miss Slash and Izzy and the rest of them... specially Slash... but you can't deny that the song isn't good... it's not just good... it's awesome... Axl rocks... and Finck is great...
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    shadow12Apr 28, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    You guys are all fu**ing crazy!!! This song is NOTHING like guns n roses...THAT BAND IS DEAD!!!

    I really like guns n roses but come on!! Listen to the old stuff (the real music) and tell me if BETTER is as good as the REAL sound of Guns n roses?

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