Gavin DeGraw - Best I Ever Had Lyrics




Melt Antarctica, savin’ Africa
I failed algebra and I miss you sometimes
We’re at war again, save the world again
You can all join in, but you can’t smoke inside

You said, “Take me home, I can’t stand this place
‘Cause there’s too many hipsters and I just can’t relate.”
You’re my neon gypsy, my desert rain
You’re my “Helter Skelter”, oh how can I explain that

You’re the best I ever had
And I’m trying not to get stuck in my head
But I've read that soda kills you and Jesus saves
On a bathroom wall where I saw your name
You’re the best I ever had
I won’t be the same

Night sky full of drones, this neighborhood of clones
I’m looking at the crowd and they’re staring at their phones
They groom the coast line here, the sun will disappear (oh, God!)
And maybe once a year I think to clean my car

Caught my reflection, dropped the call
I’ve been medicating with cigarettes and alcohol
I got vertigo, no I can’t see straight
I got obligations though I’m usually late but

You’re the best I ever had
And I’m trying not to get stuck in my head
But I think I dropped my wallet in Santa Fe
Lost the only picture I had of you that day and
You’re the best I ever had
I won’t be the same

Hey West Virginia, Hey North Dakota
I think I love you, but don’t even know you
Hey Massachusetts, Hey Minnesota
I think I love you, but don’t even know you
Hey Carolina, Hey Oklahoma
I think I love you, but don’t even know you
Hey Alabama, Hey California
I think I love you, but don’t even know you

You’re the best I ever had (you’re the best I ever had)
And I’m trying not to get stuck in my head (not to get stuck in my head)
But I passed a lonely sign on the interstate
Saying, “Find someone 'fore it gets too late!”
You’re the best I ever had (you’re the best I ever had)
I won’t be the same

Hey West Virginia, Hey North Dakota (Oh why, oh why)
I think I love you, but don’t even know you (I won’t be the same)
Hey Massachusetts, Hey Minnesota (you’re the best I ever had)
I think I love you, but don’t even know you (I won’t be the same)

Yeah, I won’t be the same





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  1. frank gees

    2020 & forever

  2. Kenneth Rivera

    "I read that soda kills you and Jesus saves" -Just a great song

  3. Mustacho Mangler

    How does this only have 49k likes?

  4. Maria Antonietta D'Ambra

    ..Hey GAVIN..I think I Love you..!!❤💕❤

  5. Farrah Batterson-Ecton

    I like it so much

  6. David Moore

    Hey Umicity Hey Adventure Bay I think I love you but don't even know ya!!

  7. IMF

    Can I just say you’re the best I never had ❤️

  8. Farrah Batterson-Ecton

    I love your song's so much I love it so much

  9. Tiffany Roth

    Sounds a lot like "Drive By" by Train... not the best Gavin's ever had

  10. Luc Tulleneers

    In Holland this was a hit

  11. Cole Stockli

    This song needs to be remixed with Billy Joel's "We didn't start the fire".

  12. Richie McQuillan

    ...heard this for the first time on BBC Radio 2 today...feel ashamed that I haven’t heard earlier...

  13. Draqua blu

    I also love the little piano part at the ending at 3:38, turn up volume to hear it well. wish i could learn that little pretty piece of music.

  14. Fred Newandyke

    Dumbest lyrics in history. Or did he fail history too?

  15. Lada Aškić

    This song never fails, always picks me up and then I need to dance....

  16. I like to game all day

    This song makes me want to drink a coffee

  17. Dylan333 666

    I feel like the music is over the top for this song but it's a really good song

  18. Bree Smiling

    This song gives me road trip vibes

  19. Claire McDonnell

    Gavin Degraw is the best singer out there his voice is awesome NOT JOKING

  20. rebecca amutos

    How can someone be this talented yet barely recognized

    EenYoutubeWereld

    rebecca amutos I get what your saying but 9 million views is not barely noticed is it? 🤣

  21. Tari Taww

    I just found this now? Omg where have I been all this time.

  22. Rodrigo Tisera

    Wow,I always wanted to find this artist, he's got so much talent ,his music is incredible ,he should have millions of viewers, but as we see music is in decadence ,bravo my friend

  23. Mjeurten

    Back again after 5 years

  24. Prince Noble

    Best memories from Vegas

  25. Imre Imre

    I feel the rythm.

  26. Elizabeth Zijlstra

    He is really good wow😍

  27. illionaire supply

    Alex Mandossian son of George Mandossian & Carol mandossian

  28. Dark Autumn Stories

    Still fucking LOVE this song! The lyrics, the power behind it, the video.. For me THIS is love and romance... Le sigh.

  29. Shikela Brown

    Those backup vocals towards the end give me chills every time !

  30. Alyson Teel

    Wow amazing

  31. rebecca amutos

    Wow Gavin 😍😍❣️ your music melts my 💓💙💚💛🧡💜🖤💝💟❣️💌

  32. Eugene Gorman

    Just updating the comment section to 2019

  33. Jaz Barry

    Hey Massachusetts!

  34. Elena Biasi

    Am I the only one that thinks this really reminds of Drive By by Train (or the opposite)? Listen to the whole tune

  35. Matthew Parks

    i lovw it

  36. mike neo

    informing sarge: me vs Dmin and shadow man...game of fate...whos better, wins...

    mike neo

    mental note: respect incoming....forgot a couple of them....

  37. mike neo

    nice guy full of drones, best i ever had; trying not to get stuck in my head..... i trust you did get round it...i count on you understood,, i more than assume you made it to God. 2.0

  38. mike neo

    algebra: x, what is x=? anything you want!!! easy nuff? algebra. hoqw bout x=x??? easy enough step 2

    mike neo

    same with y, the reason, is y whatever you want too!!!! easy enough 2.0 youre graduated.

    mike neo

    ZZZzzzzzzz.......

  39. mike neo

    hey G, cheers for that download, as silent as it was, was it AWESOME!!!! neaRLy blew the fuse!!!

  40. Adrian Radzwill Dizon

    2019 anyone?

  41. mike neo

    i play this today because apparently the word God, meant something....

  42. Brent Lewis

    2:00 Did he say San Jose or Santa Fe?

  43. mike neo

    and i made her the best i (still havent) had... flirting agme winner... its all in the biginning (she never saw me start) its all in the ending (pass of her) but when... when did it happen....damn he first!!! i'll get them to kick his ass and show him.....15 years later:...in the shadows: "jijijiji!!!! i never ended it!!!! NOW the winning title is on the line, who's gonna win? who wears the pants?...

  44. mike neo

    many best i ever had.... but i belong to you big G were, wasn't will be once again F.E.!!!!!!! any type like you's good

  45. mike neo

    I soooo knew i could trust the Americanos!!!! in God we trust!!!! we put him back on the throne!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. Dubravka Nadarević

    I lovet thet song💕💞💞

  47. JustAnotherSimpleTeen

    ‘Deathstar in my head’ thats what I used to hear a couple years ago...

  48. Aaron Boulis

    Gavin, where are you? We need your voice!

  49. David Muecke

    Best song I have heard in a while.

  50. Devika Dampher

    Still listening in 2019! 🤷🏽‍♀️💃🏽🙈❤️👑

  51. Adelina Vele

    This song says:i,ade,saved the Univers from Mass distruction

  52. Jane Cate Irungu

    Here in 2019

  53. Classic Light

    Giving props to Billy Norris. Sounding awesome too.

  54. PabloxX Naju

    Anyone 2019???

  55. Darren Kesshishian

    That breakdown gets me so hyped everytime!!! Ty Gavin!

  56. Brayan quispe huanca

    the chorus sounds like the song of despacito (dessspacito)
    it's a bit similar in tone it's weird
    but since this song came out in 2013, the authors of that copy copied that part.
    perhaps

  57. sterretje1955

    Ze jatten het refrein? Is dat geen plagiaat? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aatlFiW-1g&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0l-pLr5uLzqn2ykJXQhxo3VUMjswuXarEGWzz7bobwL7bd0jNo3xUBr-A

  58. nιccι cee

    love the beginning. adore this song.

  59. Bénédicte Besoli

    Ce gars a un gros talent! des musiques juste entraînantes et un rythme de fou!!!

  60. Suptupevupe Dupe lupa lupuzup

    still listening in 2018.

  61. Cindy Whetsell

    anyone from 2018? :) LOl

  62. Talli Talli

    I think I love you but don't even know you 🤔

  63. Tanya Ramey

    I wonder if he got poison ivy filming this video....? I hope not. 😢

  64. Jess

    The best way I could describe this song is like if your mind was racing, trying to get it off one person. I absolutely love it!!

  65. Owen Nagel

    Anybody with me in 2018?

  66. Sara Abdi Fara

    Agoust 8 2018 I still love the song ❤️

  67. Conno Kuin

    3:00 achtergrond zanger 😁

  68. Anat Lyubin

    Melt Antarctica, savin' Africa
    I failed algebra and I misused some times
    We're at war again, save the world again
    You can all join in, but you can't smoke inside

    You said "Take me home, I can't stand this place
    'Cause there's too many hipsters and I just can't relate"
    You're my neon gypsy, my desert rain
    You're my "Helter Skelter", oh how can I explain that

    You're the best I ever had
    And I'm trying not to get stuck in my head
    But I read that soda kills you and Jesus saves
    On the bathroom wall where I saw your name
    You're the best I ever had
    I won't be the same

    Night sky full of drones, this neighborhood of clones
    I'm looking at the crowd and they're staring at their phones
    They groom the coast line here, the sun will disappear (Oh God!)
    And maybe once a year, I think they'll clean my car

    Caught my reflection, drop the call
    I've been medicated with cigarettes and alcohol
    I got vertigo, no I can't see straight
    I got obligations though I'm usually late but

    You're the best I ever had
    And I'm trying not to get stuck in my head
    But I think I dropped my wallet in Santa Fe
    Lost the only picture I had of you that day and
    You're the best I ever had
    I won't be the same

    Hey West Virginia, hey North Dakota
    I think I love you, but don't even know you
    Hey Massachusetts, hey Minnesota
    I think I love you, but don't even know you
    Hey Carolina, hey Oklahoma
    I think I love you, but don't even know you
    Hey Alabama, hey California
    I think I love you, but don't even know you

    You're the best I ever had (you're the best I ever had)
    And I'm trying not to get stuck in my head
    But I passed the longest sign on the interstate
    Saying "Find someone before it gets too late"
    You're the best I ever had (you're the best I ever had)
    I won't be the same

    Hey West Virginia, hey North Dakota (Oh why, oh why)
    I think I love you, but don't even know you (I won't be the same)
    Hey Massachusetts, hey Minnesota (you're the best I ever had)
    I think I love you, but don't even know you (I won't be the same)

    Yeah, I won't be the same

  69. Maciej Szewczyk

    Very optimistic song 😀

  70. NBK

    Here in 2018

  71. A'TIN's Josh Cullen Santos

    Gave me the avicii vibes...
    rip avicii😔

  72. Happy Days 4

    This song doesn't really make sense but the best you ever had doesn't really make sense so I guess that makes sense

  73. Keith Leeuwen

    Great !

  74. Roger Hendrix

    One of the handful of men allowed to wear a fedora

  75. KAYVOH

    This song 😫😫😫🙌🙌👍👌👊

  76. mmiller21157

    My ex is from North Dakota, and I'm from WV. Needless to say, this was my jam during our relationship and after we split...

  77. Josh Church

    Still here. And still amazed by your music

  78. Innovative Media Group

    I love it. Good work sir.

  79. Gemini Shade

    One tree hill

  80. ıllıllı Wolfy ıllıllı

    Amazing song btw ^^

  81. John Corinthians

    Mountains to move , Why do men stray , Stealing thats what you called BLUE-EYED BLUES ! WAY 2 go Gavin !!!

  82. Wurm

    Lyrics:
    Disarm you with a smile
    And cut you like you want me to
    Cut that little child
    Inside of me and such a part of you~

    Oooh-ooh the years burn...
    Oooh-ooh the years burn!

    I USED TO BE A LITTLE BOY
    So old, In my shoes...

    AND WHAT I CHOSE IS MY CHOICE
    What's a boy, Supposed to do...

    THE KILLER IN ME IS THE KILLER IN YOU
    My love...

    SEND THIS SMILE OVER TO YOU



    Disarm you with a smile
    And leave you like they left me here
    To wither in denial
    The bitterness of one whose left alooone~

    Oooh-ooh the years burn
    Oooh-ooh the years burn, Burn! Buuuuuuuuuurn!

    I USED TO BE A LITTLE BOY
    So old, In my shoes...

    AND WHAT I CHOSE IS MY CHOICE
    What's a boy, Supposed to do...

    THE KILLER IN ME IS THE KILLER IN YOU
    My love...

    SEND THIS SMILE OVER TO YOU

    THE KILLER IN ME IS THE KILLER IN YOU
    SEND THIS SMILE OVER TO YOU

    THE KILLER IN ME IS THE KILLER IN YOU
    SEND THIS SMILE OVER TO YOU

    THE KILLER IN ME IS THE KILLER IN YOU
    SEND THIS SMILE OVER TO YOU

  83. Toni green

    Come to WV and u can get to know me. 😜

  84. DesiRay Cardy

    😍😍😕 love it

  85. Amy Mills

    He did amazing

  86. Sa'-Mya With the crown

    2018???

  87. gil betty

    awesome'music*****

  88. Scissorf4ce

    I love how this song is just full tilt right off the bat, no build-up just awesome start to finish

  89. Siwabongile Mandlevu

    I once dedicated this song to someone, we were very toxic to each other but everytime I listen to it all I think off is her beauty and smile.

  90. Krysta Tupper

    When you get the chance, and if you have a Facebook please go down towards the bottom and like the picture of my daughter Delilah❤️ thank you! (the one under the name Krysta McCully) please help a girl out! https://www.facebook.com/BrittaPhotogs/photos/a.1110154369115371.1073741833.1109550245842450/1138196512977823/?type=3&theater

  91. Joan Castillo

    "Take me home, I can't stand this place
    'Cause there's too many hipsters and I just can't relate" .... was he visiting Williamsburg (Brooklyn) 😂😂

  92. Nandi Much

    I’m like the blackest black you can meet, but I legit cannot stop listening to this song 😂

  93. Heidi S

    "I read that soda kills you, and Jesus saves, one the bathroom wall, where I saw your name