Mayday Parade - Miserable At Best Lyrics

Katie, don't cry, I know
You're trying your hardest
And the hardest part is
Letting go of the nights we shared
Ocala is calling
And you know it's haunting
But compared to your eyes
Nothing shines quite as bright
And when we look to the sky
It's not mine, but I want it so

Let's not pretend like you're alone tonight
(I know he's there and)
You're probably hanging out and making eyes
(While across the room he stares)
I'll bet he gets the nerve to walk the floor
And ask my girl to dance, and she'll say yes

Because these words were never easier for me to say
Or her to second guess
But I guess
That I can live without you but
Without you I'll be miserable at best

You're all that I hoped I'd find
In every single way
And everything I would give
Is everything you couldn't take
'Cause nothing feels like home,
You're a thousand miles away
And the hardest part of living
Is just taking breaths to stay
'Cause I know I'm good for something
I just haven't found it yet
But I need it

So let's not pretend like you're alone tonight
(I know he's there and)
You're probably hanging out and making eyes
(While across the room he stares)
I'll bet he gets the nerve to walk the floor
And ask my girl to dance, and she'll say yes

Because these words were never easier for me to say
Or her to second guess
But I guess
That I can live without you but
Without you I'll be miserable at best

Ladada ladada ladadaoh ohhh

And this'll be the first time in a week
That I'll talk to you and I can't speak
It's been three whole days since I've had sleep
'Cause I dream of his lips on your cheek
And I got the point that I should leave you alone
But we both know that I'm not that strong and
I miss the lips that made me fly

So let's not pretend like you're alone tonight
(I know he's there and)
You're probably hanging out and making eyes
(While across the room he stares)
I'll bet he gets the nerve to walk the floor
And ask my girl to dance, and she'll say yes

Because these words were never easier
For me to say or her to second guess
But I guess
That I can live without you but
Without you I'll be miserable
And I can live without you
But without you I'll be miserable
And I can live without you
Oh, without you I'll be miserable at best

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  1. Luis Pineda Jr.

    For me, her name isn't Katie, it's Jenna.....

  2. Luis Pineda Jr.

    1.1k, must be the number of the happiest people in the world who listened to this track and couldn't relate so unlike.

  3. Jonathan Wittenmyer

    Love is real and it's all over this song

  4. lucy l

  5. Joe Matthews

    Almost 11 years ago 😣

  6. Rakesh Shrestha

    2020 anyone???

  7. Tanya Scott

    Love this song it reminds me of sexy male friend he makes me happy and I will be missing him if I can't have him by my side I made me very sad after I got separated from my husband🙁

  8. Becuis

    This song is so sad :(

  9. Levi Wholegreat

    2020. And here I am. Miserable at best with the same girl, with the same circumstances like 2013

  10. Morgan Faunce

    This song reminds me of a girl I knew she was perfect she was just like me. I wanted a future with her and I was so happy at the time. After our first date she leaves me and said that we didn't have a connection. My heart ripped in half and i felt so broken and alone. I love music and it broke my heart every time I herd a song because it reminded me of her. A few months have past and I want to move on but a part of me can't stop thinking about her. She is always in my mind and every day I dream of the future I wanted to have with her. But unfortunately that future will never happen and I'm left broken and alone. I want somebody to love me and being in so many relationships makes you feel like you can't be loved. So I ask you people behind the screen show the person you love nothing but love affection and attention because love comes to you in many ways so don't give up and please do better than me in this game of love.

  11. James Davidson

    LOL, Jamie all over has Jeremy lip syncing Jason and this one has Jake lip syncing Jason!

  12. that one channel no-one cares about

    I was looking for another band but this is such an oldie and I'm happy to hear it again.

  13. Carson

    I'll always love how they set up drums to not even play them haha

  14. Liz medina

    Hi 2019

  15. kishin himura

    Philippines? Labas mga poppunkkk!

  16. saghaarii

    Ten years ago.... this was high school for me 😭

  17. Griffin_B333

    my girlfriend broke up with me today it was good while it lasted

  18. Axcel

    Made a very bad decision not working things out with my ex ... I was just afraid she might hurt me again... Now she's okay and I entered a relationship without moving on yet ... I miss her everytime all the time specially when my current treats me different. Another bad decision ....

  19. Yusuf Saputro

    We love song

  20. tom goodfellow

    I miss and love you Allison...

  21. Nathaniel Cava

    Song hits me not necessarily for losing a gf or relationship, but for this girl I liked that I just could never get close to because she was stuck on her bf who treated her like shit. And it hurts me to know that I could care for her and love her but it’ll never happen cause she’ll keep going back to him.

  22. pelikuu

    I am here 10 years later ;(

  23. Samantha Lewis

    It's the end of 2019 and I'm still listening to this song. 😅

  24. World Edit

    In love with a muslim girl. I know it's wrong but i'm in love with her. We broke up coz she's getting married. This song suits perfectly on me right now

  25. ImSiNkinGfAst ItSaLriGhT

    Just found out these guys are doing emo night here in a couple weeks. They're planning to play emo covers along with a handful of their own songs. So if your city is one that regularly host Emo Night maybe check to see if they'll be headed your way next. I'm sooo exited that I'd get to take my 12 year old who it seems that just yesterday was my little baby who only listened to Taylor Swift and Hannah Montana (torture, lol) and when I would try to share my music with her she would tell her dad that mommies music was "kinda scary" But that all changed when she turned 10. Especially the day she found out she was named after one of those oh, so scary songs (Helena-MCR) and game over Taylor, that shit was replaced with my old CDs and all she wanted for Christmas was to go see MCR and I had to break her heart just like mine was that horrible day 6 years ago. She already had another bullet in the chamber and asked for Warped Tour tickets (such a proud mom moment, I still can't believe I let Santa take the credit for those, lol) I couldn't say no, especially cause I wanted to go too, but being able to share music like this that I've held so close that means so much is truly everything. Today she's truly my emo princess, who is such a kind, beautiful, and smart kid. She is so amused when she loves songs I play her from the year she was born cause they're "so old, but so good". makes my emo heart so happy, really I couldn't ask for anymore than that.

  26. sxphieツ

    *This was released 10 years ago how fast time goes* 2019 anyone?

  27. candy yu

    You’re a thousand miles away...

  28. candy yu

    I wanted you to know how I feel for you. But I guess it’s too late now. You seem happy with her. And here I am, so miserable without you. I miss you so much

  29. Nick Erhardt

    Wow my ass is getting old jr high still lovely song guess still a softy😁ya so fucking what just turn 36im out

  30. En nordisk man

    I listened to this so much when it came out. And cried. I love it so much

  31. Duelist kingdom

    Plss listen to you're friends even the happy ones
    My bff killed herself a year ago and I still miss her this song brings me back to her war her arms her presence

  32. Austin Brandt

    Still get feels...

  33. Stina Journey

    10 years later and still have the feels while listening to this song.

  34. ashton james

    i swear the song was never this slow

  35. Lexi Nakowitz

    still golden in 2019 :D

  36. livingDeadGirll xX

    Ugh the nostalgia

  37. Ned Believer

    It’s cold, dark, lonely and raining. The perfect moment for some mayday parade. ❤️

  38. Robert Feliciano

    How the hell is the interlude “and this will be the first time in a week that I’ll talk to and I can’t speak”. Why the fuck is every video I’m watching all edited and fucked up? This song is amazing and I couldn’t fucking hear it. Fuck you.

  39. ASH

    Saw this live lastnight aghhh loved them

  40. Abdul Jakul

    2019 anyone?

  41. Wody Mody

    Still bangin' this bad ass shit!

  42. HallAndOates72

    this is probably a top 10 underrated love ballad

  43. notourz

    Crying some real emo tears over here

  44. Ned Believer

    Mayday Parade is indeed an emotion.

  45. Ash Sjogren

    Heard this song when I was 14, I'm turning 24 this month... Haven't heard it in many years, I listened to it a lot back then, for some reason it popped in my head... Still love it 🖤

  46. fon ducci

    c'mon hairdo, we're going crying

  47. Shalom Washington

    JoJosexual sent me here

  48. BMoto

    Gross, a bunch of whiny, "can't figure my life out" beta males. Their level of little bitchiness is disgusting. Guys like these will always fail with women because emotionally, they ARE women. Clearly no father was present when these people were raised.

    Neon Candy

    If you don't like it‚ don't have to shit on people about it.

  49. Alex Avendano

    I'm so sorry 😭😭😭

  50. yxjgkxdwpqln

    ok I’m gonna stop listening to this cus it’s making me kinda sad

  51. yxjgkxdwpqln

    lol this is the first time listening and I’m only at the start but when he said Katie it scared me cause like my name is Caitlin (no one really ever calls me Katie/Caity or Kate/Cait so I have no idea why I reacted) and yeah I wasn’t expecting the guy to just start out by saying my name XD

    Neon Candy

    Fuckin same

  52. Robyn’s Edits

    this song is literally one of the most beautiful songs ive ever heard. the vocals are so clear and smooth flowing. im literally in love with this.

  53. Rose Ann Solis

    july 21, 2019


  54. Mark Cruz

    No mom I'm not crying...

    Erin Ashley

    Don’t cry Katie 😢

  55. sxphieツ

    10 years later anyone?

  56. Gabriela Garcia

    Man I use to cry to this song 😕 who’s listening in 2019

  57. sxphieツ

    This was released on my birthday lmao

  58. Rosario Alvarez

    I just realized my little sister's name is Katie and I've been listening to this song for 3 years now 😅

  59. the juubi

    Anyone watching in 2019? 😬👌

  60. Mimea

    Katie isn't doing very well these days.

  61. Raia Meiko

    I love them since 2007 because of this

  62. Julian Dela Cruz Castillo

    Who's here 2019? I miss this song 😔

  63. Chill With Yammy

    why did they cut the lyrics?

  64. Satie Yaw

    Can someone explain this song to me?

  65. Strange Reality

    Thank you Kenny for introducing me to mayday parade!

  66. james lang

    Doesn’t it just make you mad the it’s Jason Lancaster from go radio on the first verse

  67. Jessica Davis

    I haven't heard this in so fucking long. 💔

  68. Sya Sya

    May 2019 anyone??

  69. Ace Gibson Jerusalem

    Anyone who came here, after the sunnyland tour? You wan't them to play again live in real life right? Me too 😢

  70. Muhd Airel

    Is this punk pop? Indie?

  71. Michael Gojo Cruz

    It's been a decade... i still love this song

  72. Jeffreyl Ella

    Im still listening even if its 2019 rn

  73. Lyra Grace Catalan

    2019 😍

  74. Alliftubers

    I just got here

  75. Anggi

    Woah didn't realize it's been 10 years

  76. riarkle_always

    Ten years of this goddess

  77. Jimmy Hernandez

    10 years later and this song still hits

  78. Mike

    Wooo!! That drum solo!!

  79. Maui

    This song makes me so emotional, anyone else feel like they wanna cry? Just me?

  80. Jessica Calvin

    The first time I've listen to this song I was like 17 but now im 27,how time flies 🤔

  81. BanterMan3141

    "the hardest part of living is taking breaths to stay"

  82. joseph ruel datoy

    still listening :(

  83. LEDZEP MotoVlog

    Who still Listening 2019? \m/,

    Rob Z

    LEDZEP MotoVlog right here! Mayday forever!!

    Noah Matuszak

    Not me...

  84. saufi haili

    2019 and i still hear this song

  85. Katherine Ross

    Who is here because WayV's Liu YangYang likes this band, but also your nickname is "Katie?" Just me? Okay.

  86. Random Boi

    I was supposed to study, but I ended up here crying. I'm glad my parents were in a different room or else I would've been caught. xD

  87. Ty From Jagon the Red

    10 years later. I was 10 when this song was a thing. damn

  88. Simba Perkins

    My ex fucked her dealer not even 24 hrs after Me dumbing her lmao haha and was mad at me for no longer caring about her

  89. Turtleneckとみお

    These whiny virgins should kill themselves.

  90. gяєg

    Hi guys, I can't live without you guys. Without you I'll be miserable at best.

    This song is darkly calming for me

  91. umad?

    they always look like they want to start laughing while singing in this vid...