Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning)

Album: Everything You Want (1999)
Charted: 58
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  • So you sailed away into a gray sky morning
    Now I'm here to stay, love can be so boring
    Nothing's quite the same now I just say your name now

    But it's not so bad
    You're only the best I ever had
    You don't want me back
    You're just the best I ever had

    So you stole my world now I'm just a phony
    Remembering the girl leaves me down and lonely
    Send it in a letter, make yourself feel better

    But it's not so bad
    You're only the best I ever had
    You don't need me back
    You're just the best I ever had

    And it may take some time to patch me up inside
    But I can't take it so I run away and hide
    And I may find in time that you were always right
    You're always right

    So you sailed away into a gray sky morning
    Now I'm here to stay, love can be so boring
    What was it you wanted? Could it be I'm haunted?

    But it's not so bad
    You're only the best I ever had
    I don't want you back
    You're just the best I ever had
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Comments: 5

  • Aj from Orange County, CaGary Allan recorded his version of this heartbreaking song shortly after his wife's suicide.
  • Nick from Landisburg, PaI think he progresses through several stages throughout the course of the song. The lyrical differences in the chorus seem to show that his opinion of the breakup are changing. In the first verse, he's sad and angry about it. He points out that she doesn't want him back, even though she was the best he ever had. This phrase ("You're only the best I ever had") is very sarcastic at this point in the song. She feels like its not a big deal while he feels the opposite. In the second verse, he's less sad and more angry. The second chorus changes to "You don't need me back." This implies that he realizes that she doesn't need him, and he might not need her either, but he would much rather be with her. The phrase "You're only the best I ever had" takes the tone of "We don't need each other, but you're still the best I ever had." In the third verse and chorus, he accepts what happened and realizes that he is better off. "I don't want you back" implies that he knows now that he's better off without her. To me, in this verse "You're only the best I ever had" seems to say that she's the best he ever had, and nothing more. I think that he believes that while she was the best he ever had, there is someone out there who can be better for him. Just my thoughts.
  • Jonathan from Fayetteville, Nc'I don't want you back... You're just the best I ever had...'
  • Becca from Owego, Nyi listened to this song when me and my boyfriend broke up.
    i love this song
  • Ann from Spanaway, WaMy exboyfriend recently contacted me and told me to listen to this song. It takes my breath away. I love it.
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