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Adam Lambert – Better Than I Know Myself lyrics
Cold as ice
And more bitter than a december
Winter night
That's how I treated you
And I know that I
I sometimes tend to loose my temper
And I cross the line
Yeah that's the truth


I know it gets hard sometimes
But I could never
Leave your side
No matter what I say
Coz if I wanted to go
I woulda gone by now but
I really need you near me
To keep my mind off the edge
If I wanted to leave
I woulda left by now
But you're the only one that knows me
Better than I know my self.

All along
I tried to pretend it didn't matter
If I was alone
Deep down I know
If you were gone
For even a day I wouldn't know which way to turn
Coz I'm lost without you.

I know it gets hard sometimes
But I could never
Leave your side
No matter what I say
Coz if I wanted to go
I woulda gone by now but
I really need you near me
To keep my mind off the edge
If I wanted to leave
I woulda left by now
But you're the only one that knows me
Better than I know my self.

I get kind of dark
Let it go too far
I can be obnoxious at times
But try and see my heart
Coz I need you need now
So don't let me down
You're the only thing in this world I would die without.

Coz if I wanted to go
I woulda gone by now but
I really need you near me
To keep my mind off the edge
If I wanted to leave
I woulda left by now
But you're the only one that knows me
Better than I know my self.

Coz if I wanted to go
I woulda gone by now but
I really need you near me
To keep my mind off the edge
If I wanted to leave
I woulda left by now
But you're the only one that knows me
Better than I know my self.
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    Indeed, it has two meanings. One is obviously about love. Other is about the two sides, which every person has. Good and evil. I think it's about the struggle people have on balancing two sides. Sometimes good is on top and sometimes the bad one. They can hate eachother, they can be hidden, but no matter what, they both always exist and need eachother to make the whole person with character and personality.
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    I feel like this song is about a person trying to find balance between his good and bad side. They can't be without one or the other. The bad side nearly kills the good one, but the bad side saves the good side. That person then finds a way to be both sides without being too much of one side. The person finally finds balance between the good and the bad of themselves. Everyone needs to find a way to do that.
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    I feel like its about a person that has lost control, and is slowly killing the old self. Like somebody that used to be really calm, and nice, and responsable, but is now spinning out of control, doing bad things, and is just lost. But that isn't really the person he is, he still has the good side, but its just hidden, and if he was that bad part, then he would have let go of the good part, but he needs it, bc that's who he is. So he breakes the good side free, and becomes both.
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    I think that the song can have two meanings. One being where you're in a relationship that may not be going to well, but you know that it'd be worse to leave, because they know you better than you know yourself. The other meaning is the one shown in the music video, where everyone has two sides to themselves, and you can't shut out your other side, because in order to be "balanced" so to speak, you need both your good and bad side to be whole.
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    There is always part of us that is always right, but it gat hiden by somany things in so many ways, people don't know who we really are, cause still we pretending, n living a lie, and that is the darkest part of our life which looks perfact for others, n our real part about to left us, tyred of telling us what right is, what make us feel blessed n real is, cause we keep ignoring it, by the time it left us, we don't even know what we up to, don't even know which path we on, n drive our selfes insen, n say please come back our real part, we lost with out you, dat is what really he try to meant for me.
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    I love this song! It's so beautiful! It reminds me of how me and my boyfriend are! We love each other but couldn't live without each other but when we fight it turned to pieces! This song means so much to so many people! You all know what I'm talking about if you love someone so much! This song is just so meaning full to me and other people! So happy that there is actually a wonderful song that so many people can relate too! :)
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    People saying that the meaning is oxygen they are wrong I know it has that in the video but that's not the meaning. The real meaning is that he found love once and was a bit tempered so he left them without thinking but now he is regretting it. I know that because it's pretty obvious coz he says 'i really need you near me' so in the end he can't without the person and is so frustrated with himself that he kills himself.
    There is also another thing that it means. There is always a bad and good side of you. That's his problem. He can't controll his bad side and goes mad that's why he is bad tempered. It's kind of like a devil and angel. The reason why he was in the bad side is because of what had happened. I think he broke up with someone or something like that.
    Well those are my meanings of this song hope you agree with me :)
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    My meaning.
    Things get dark. People get busy and things get crazy. But no matter what you always want to be their for the one you love. To help keep each other sane, no one knows you better than yourself than your loved ones.
    Yet I also see it about sometimes not knowing who you, yourself are. Feeling your going crazy. And the one person who knows you better than you know yourself will be there to keep you sane.
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    The thing is tht most people don't recognize them selves regarding about what it is tht they are going through. Life puts you in rough patches in relationships. Not only tht but has a huge impact tht you smtimes lose urself. Neglecting the fact tht smtimes you might push ur partner off the edge at times. Yet he/she would still abide by ur side becuz they know ur worth more than the angry harsh word you throw away at them at times and thts wen you realize tht particular person has lived every day with you has gotten to know the depth of ur thoughts and life style and way of thinking thts wen smone knows you more than you kjnow urself.
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    It is exactly like what I am going thru right now, I just sent my bf a message asking for a break up, I can feel this regret feeling I am having, bcos I know tt he still cares even aft 3 weeks of not sms-ing or calling each other, I just showed tt moving on was easy but the truth is my heart is killing me, I would gv tt person anth chance if he really asks for it, bcos the feeling of wanting him right beside. But the best to do is to try and move one, I hope that anyone who is reading this, sees this as a story tt really did happen, and try to see what moral it has, and move on.
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    There's no real mystery to this wonderful song. We've all had those moments in our relationships when we act like we don't really care about the person we're with like we could just go on and live without them and make them think we don't need them.
    But we know deep down inside we do need them and we'd really be lost without them.
    In relationships, the people your with see you objectively. They see you as you are, not how you think you are. They can see things about you that you can't see about yourself, as such they know you better than you know yourself.
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    This song is about how sometimes you may be short-tempered and say or do something you don't mean when you're angry, causing the person you love most, the one who really /gets/ you, to be hurt and pushed to the edge, then realizing what you've done to them and telling them exactly how much they mean to you and how much you need them. The person who knows you better than you know yourself is that one person you can talk to about anything and trust in the fact that they'll know what you're talking about.
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