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Kenny Chesney Better As A Memory Lyrics

Last updated: 09/26/2013 12:42:14 PM

I move on like a sinners prayer
And letting go like a levee breaks
Walk away as if I don't care
Learn to shoulder my mistakes
Or built to fade like your favorite song
Get reckless when there's no need
Laugh as your stories ramble on
Break my heart, but it won't bleed
My only friends are pirates
That's just who I am
But I'm better as a memory than as your man

Never sure when the truth won't do
And pretty good on a lonely night
Or move on the way a storm blows through
And never stay, but then again, I might.
I struggle sometimes to find the words
Always sure until I doubt
Walk a line until it blurs
Build walls too high to climb out
But I'm honest to a fault
That's just who I am
I'm better as a memory than as your man

I see you leaning, you're bound to fall
I don't want to be that mistake
I'm just a dreamer and nothing more
You should know it before it gets too late

Cause goodbyes are like a roulette wheel
You never know where they're gonna land
First you're spinning, then you're standing still
Left holding a losing hand
But one day you're gonna find someone
And right away you'll know it's true
That all of your seeking's done
It was just a part of the passing through
Right there in that'll finally understand
That I was better as a memory than as your man
Better as a memory than as your man

Thanks to Hank for submitting Better As A Memory Lyrics.

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Truth is out | Reviewer: Martin Flores | 6/14/09

This song describes a lot of what i am going through right now. My wife has left me while i deployed, i am in the military and i never thought this would ever happen to me. there are not words to describe the feeling. I had such an amazing 4 years with her and all of a sudden i call home just to hear " I am leaving" I didn't quite understand it, still don't. She was my everything, i have to move on. It's hard being out here without anyone close to me. she has made up her mind, i have to make my own. Cathy i love you now, loved you then, will always love you. Let me be free from you, don't hurt me anymore, you know i was good to you and gave you everything. I can't think of anything bad or horrible that i did to you for you to hurt me in such way. All i ask is for you to take what's left of me so that i can get a fresh new start. Good luck to you wherever you are at right now, i don't want to know your plans or your doings. I have to move just like you moved on. Take good care! You were my everything...

Better as a memory | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/11/09

.....This concept hurts. A lot. I miss him so much, and every time I find myself thinking about him, I have to change my thoughts to prayer to find the strength to let go and move on...


I miss him so much | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/28/08

It has been almost a year that me and my ex boyfriend have been apart. Every single day I miss him more and more. Last week I got a text from him saying that this song should explain. I love him more than anything in this world and wish that he was here. I wish that he wanted to be with me the way that I want to be with him. He was my best friend. I miss you j

Love Stinks!!! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/30/08

I was in love with a man a bit older than myself years ago. He was divorced with older kids and a grandchild, but still in his early 40's. We were the perfect pair and had everything in common except I wanted to get married and have a child. He would get married, but did not want children. I had to move on and it never stopped hurting. I am married now with children and my kids are the best thing that has ever happened to me, but I still think of my old love everyday and he makes it very clear to me that I am still the one for him after all these years. He hopes one day I will get divorced and we can pick up where we left off, but I do believ he is better off a memory than as my man. This reminds me of that great song "Thank God for Unanswered Prayers".

Dearest John | Reviewer: Munchkin | 11/18/08

This song is ultimately for my John, whom I will love for eternity. Ten years ago circumstances and timing kept us apart until recently...I answered a posting that was on the internet written by him, looking for me...I walked away from him almost 10 years ago fearing the "love thing" and yet, to this day I still love him dearly. I am too afraid to go back now, and this song eases some of the's almost like he's singing the song to me...

Hmm. | Reviewer: Me. | 8/18/08

My dad has been playing this on the guitar this whole week.
And I heard parts of the lyrics,
Decided to look them up.
These lyrics are incredible.
And scarily accurate to a relationship I've been in.
He's better as a memory than as my man OR friend.
It just hurts too much.

Story of my life | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/12/08

Kenny has done it again! Feels like he's singing directly to me and my life! The lyrics are so unbelievably right on and actually help- hard as it is to realize I need to let him be that memory. Well done Mr. Chesney- thanks for making me open my eyes... A G A I N!!!

review | Reviewer: slinky | 7/8/08

This song really makes me think of my boyfriend, and how much I care for him. He hates himself, because he thinks about other women. He can't figure out why I care for him the way I do. It's just a feeling and I can't shake it. He means the world to me.

yeah.. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/2/08

Relationship have never been my strong point in life but then again I can't say much because I am still very young. I heard this song playing on the way home one night and it hit hard. I just got out of a relationship with an amazing guy but he's leaving soon and didn't want me or him to get to attached because he didn't want to hurt me which is understandable. Hearing this song, I could just picture him saying all these things to me. Sad thing is, he did say half of these things to me.

wow | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/30/08

my friend texted me the title of this song. we both agreed that it fits perfectly for me and the guy i like. theres still hope i guess i mean i'm really young. but i have a bad feeling that when i get older i'm going to look back on this song and say, yeah that song was def. right. it makes me really sad but love hurts. I just hope he's not a memory and that he will be my man.