Better Off Alone
Lyrics Steve Earle

Written by: Steve Earle

Produced by: R.S. Field

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If you want to there's the door
Can't imagine what you're waiting for
'Cause I know you ain't the kind
To ever change your mind

And though
I taught you everything you know
I learned a thing or two myself and so
I'm gonna miss you when you're gone
But I'm better off alone

I
Can't say that I'm surprised
'Cause that leavin' look was in your eyes
For some time now and I knew
I was losing you

You
Ain't never anything but blue
And now you say you found somebody new
You can lay that burden on
Guess I'm better off alone

Say what you think you gotta say
Just don't tell me you changed your mind
And you're gonna stay
I can't tell you what I'd do then
'Cause I just can't go through that again

'Cause it almost killed me then
And I guess I shoulda known
That I'm better off alone
And it's clear the story's shown
I'm better off alone

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