Better Now - Post Malone




The Experience: I swear to you I'll be okay you're only the love of my life... life after betrayal...

Music video: Still waiting.

The Meaning of Better Now: The combative beat underscores Post Malone's conviction that he didn't let his love down. He might try to move on but he won't deny that what he felt for her was true - I swear to you I'll be okay you're only the love of my life. That will always be true, no matter how he tries to move ahead with distractions like another foreign or a bigger chain. That contrast between the power of love and the pettiness of everything else underscores the tragedy of her betrayal, and the strength of a man who still respects and loves but has to move on. All the sarcasm behind the "better now" can't completely erase the fact that he is better now - he can love, be betrayed without being crushed, still love, and move on.

Ask yourself: Are you man or woman enough to hurt without losing your love and respect for the person who betrays you? 

Album: Beerbongs and Bentleys (2018)

LYRICS:


You probably think that you are better now, better now
You only say that 'cause I'm not around, not around
You know I never meant to let you down, let you down
Woulda gave you anything, woulda gave you everything
You know I say that I am better now, better now
I only say that 'cause you're not around, not around
You know I never meant to let you down, let you down
Woulda gave you anything, woulda gave you everything

I did not believe that it would end, no
Everything came second to the Benz oh
You're not even speaking to my friends, no
You knew all my uncles and my aunts though
Twenty candles, blow 'em out and open your eyes
We were looking forward to the rest of our lives
Used to keep my picture posted by your bedside
Now it's in your dresser with the socks you don't like
And I'm rollin', rollin', rollin', rollin'
With my brothers like it's Jonas, Jonas
Drinkin' Henny and I'm tryna forget
But I can't get this sh-t outta my head

You probably think that you are better now, better now
You only say that 'cause I'm not around, not around
You know I never meant to let you down, let you down
Woulda gave you anything, woulda gave you everything
You know I say that I am better now, better now
I only say that 'cause you're not around, not around
You know I never meant to let you down, let you down
Woulda gave you anything, woulda gave you everything

I seen you with your other dude
He seemed like he was pretty cool
I was so broken over you
Life it goes on, what can you do?
I just wonder what it’s gonna take
Another foreign or a bigger chain
Because no matter how my life has changed
I keep on looking back on better days

You probably think that you are better now, better now
You only say that 'cause I'm not around, not around
You know I never meant to let you down, let you down
Woulda gave you anything, woulda gave you everything
You know I say that I am better now, better now
I only say that 'cause you're not around, not around
You know I never meant to let you down, let you down
Woulda gave you anything, woulda gave you everything
Oh-oh

I promise
I swear to you I'll be okay
You're only the love of my life

You probably think that you are better now, better now
You only say that 'cause I'm not around, not around
You know I never meant to let you down, let you down
Woulda gave you anything, woulda gave you everything
You know I say that I am better now, better now
I only say that 'cause you're not around, not around
You know I never meant to let you down, let you down
Woulda gave you anything, woulda gave you everything
Oh-oh

review by Benjamin O'Loughlin
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