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Mayday Parade – Miserable At Best lyrics

Katie, don't cry, I know
You're trying your hardest
And the hardest part is letting go
Of the nights we shared
Ocala is calling and you know it's haunting
But compared to your eyes, nothing shines quite as bright
And when we look to the sky, it's not mine, but I want it


So, let's not pretend like you're alone tonight
(I know he's there and)
You're probably hanging out and making eyes
(While across the room he stares)
I bet he gets the nerve to walk the floor
And ask my girl to dance, she'll say yes


Because these words were never easier for me to say
Or her to second guess

But I guess
That I can live without you but
Without you I'll be miserable at best


You're all that I hoped I'd find
In every single way
And everything I would give
Is everything you couldn't take
Cause nothing feels like home, you're a thousand miles away
And the hardest part of living
Is just taking breaths to stay


Cause I know I'm good for something
I just haven't found it yet
But I need it


So, let's not pretend like you're alone tonight
(I know he's there and)
You're probably hanging out and making eyes
(While across the room he stares)
I bet he gets the nerve to walk the floor
And ask my girl to dance, she'll say yes

Because these words were never easier for me to say
Or her to second guess
But I guess
That I can live without you but
Without you I'll be miserable at best


Ladada ladada ladadaoh ohhh

And this will be the first time in a week
That I'll talk to you
And I can't speak
It's been three whole days since I've had sleep
Cause I dream of his lips on your cheek
And I got the point that I should leave you alone
But we both know that I'm not that strong
And I miss the lips that made me fly


So, let's not pretend like you're alone tonight
(I know he's there and)
You're probably hanging out and making eyes
(While across the room he stares)
I bet he gets the nerve to walk the floor
And ask my girl to dance, she'll say yes

Because these words were never easier for me to say
Or her to second guess
But I guess
That I can live without you but
Without you I'll be miserable
And I can live without you but
Without you I'll be miserable
And I can live without you but
Oh, without you I'll be miserable at best...



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  • x
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    xXteddyXgrahamsXx
    Well the lead singer (Derek) was going out with this girl names Katie. While he was away on tour Katie met this guy named Mike and she ended up cheating on Derek in every way possible. And then when he was coming home from a very stress full concert Derek knew all along that she was cheating on him and Katie finally fessed up to him about Mike. So Derek as in the song loved her so much he had to let her go so she could be happy. He knew he could live without her just would be miserable. But it was for the best of Katie.
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  • out_of_order
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    out_of_order
    I agree with Oh-Shit_casey on it. I think it's also about how hard it was for Derek and Katie to break up though.
    I really love this song, it helped me when a girl cheated on me with her ex-boyfriend. We were friends before our relationship and still are, but it really hurt, because I had been the one to help her when she was broken up with by him, and I stopped her from hurting herself over it, then one day she said she was going to hang out alone one night, and someone told me she was with her ex, and then when I found out what they had been doing, this song just poped into my mind and then it was on constent replay for like two weeks.
    It really helped me through it.
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  • u
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    Unregistered
    So there's a little story as to how I discovered this song.
    Last spring I finally admitted my feelings to this girl that I had liked for months. She told me she liked me too but that "it was complicated" and that she didn't want a relationship. So even though I rode my bike to her house everyday for months and we even held hands and kissed, she never fully wanted to be mine. Later I found out it was because she also had feelings for my friend who I had already asked her if she had feelings for, which she denied. She sent me a text that june saying that he asked her out and she said yes. I lied even to myself that it was fine and that I still wanted to be friends.
    A couple weeks later, I was riding my bike to her house like usual even though we were "just friends. " I was listening to her ipod that I had borrowed, when this song came on shuffle. I had to stop because I was tearing up. I realised I did still like her, but I was trying to "pretend she was alone tonight" by being her "friend". All because "he had the nerve to ask my girl to dance, and she said yes. "
    I've been scared of being involved in a relationship ever since.
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  • Oh-Shit_Casey
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    Oh-Shit_Casey
    Again this song is about his ex girlfriend Katie and how she cheated on Derek(lead singer).
    He was away on a tour (I thing it was the one with All Time Low.)
    and she met this guy Mike and she ended up cheating on Derek with him while he performed because he was never around. Mike reminded Katie of Derek in pretty much every way. And then coming home from a very stress full concert Katie finally fessed up. Though Derek had known all along.
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  • m
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    maydayparadefan08
    Wow the lead singer derek (am I right?) was so in love with this girl to the point of just giving up on her? And giving her to someone who stole her from him such a nice guy but I would even do that my first gf break up with me saying she has someone new because it was a long distance relationship I know all along it was bound to be broken even thou were at the same school in high school and were constantly seeing each other I never thought that she would cheat on me! And that was my first heart break my first love that broke my heart!
    When I heard this song I remember her and all the lies and promises she said to me and then when we meet up the only thing coming up on my mind was forgive her! I can't even be mad at her!
    Sorry for the long comment love the band the song and eventually I love the people here for discussing what this song is all about haha I wish they made more relating songs like this good luck may day parade!
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