Better Than Revenge

Album: Speak Now (2010)
Charted: 56
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  • Now go stand in the corner and think about what you did
    Ha, time for a little revenge

    The story starts when it was hot and it was summer
    And, I had it all; I had him right there where I wanted him
    She came along, got him alone, and let's hear the applause
    She took him faster than you could say sabotage
    I never saw it coming, nor would I have suspected it
    I underestimated just who I was dealing with
    She had to know the pain was beating on me like a drum
    She underestimated just who she was stealing from

    She's not a saint and she's not what you think
    She's an actress, whoa
    She's better known for the things that she does
    On the mattress, whoa
    Soon she's gonna find
    Stealing other people's toys on the playground
    Won't make you many friends
    She should keep in mind,
    She should keep in mind
    There is nothing I do better than revenge, ha

    She looks at life like it's a party and she's on the list
    She looks at me like I'm a trend and she's so over it
    I think her ever present frown is a little troubling
    And, she thinks I'm psycho
    'Cause I like to rhyme her name with things, but
    Sophistication isn't what you wear, or who you know
    Or pushing people down to get you where you wanna go
    Oh they didn't teach you that in prep school
    So it's up to me
    But no amount of vintage dresses gives you dignity
    (Think about what you did)

    She's not a saint and she's not what you think
    She's an actress, whoa
    She's better known for the things that she does
    On the mattress, whoa
    Soon she's gonna find
    Stealing other people's toys on the playground
    Won't make you many friends
    She should keep in mind,
    She should keep in mind
    There is nothing I do better than revenge, ha

    I'm just another thing for you to roll your eyes at honey
    You might have him, but haven't you heard
    I'm just another thing for you to roll your eyes at honey
    You might have him, but I'll always get the last word
    Whoa

    She's not a saint and she's not what you think
    She's an actress, whoa
    She's better known for the things that she does
    On the mattress, whoa
    Soon she's gonna find
    Stealing other people's toys on the playground
    Won't make you many friends
    She should keep in mind,
    She should keep in mind
    There is nothing I do better than revenge, ha

    And do you still feel like you know what you're doing,
    'Cause I don't think you do, oh
    Do you still feel like you know what you're doing
    I don't think you do, I don't think you do
    Let's hear the applause
    C'mon show me how much better you are
    See you deserve some applause
    'Cause you're so much better
    She took him faster than you could say sabotage

Comments: 1

  • Kelly from Ohio, UsaI think it's cool that she later changed her opinion on this song. She told The Guardian in August 2014, "I was 18 when I wrote that. That’s the age you are when you think someone can actually take your boyfriend. Then you grow up and realize no one can take someone from you if they don't want to leave."
    I think that deserves to be noted.
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