RITUAL - Better By Now Lyrics




I close my eyes and count to ten
I've made mistakes I know I'll make again
I write messages I'll never send
I'm not okay but if you want then I'll pretend
It's all good, I'm not scared and I'll hold on

But you said I'd be better by now
All my friends said I'd be better by now
But who cares? 'Cause I'm not better by now, no
I'm not better by now
And you said I'd be better by now
All my friends said I'd be better by now
But who cares? 'Cause I'm not better by now, no
I'm not better by now

Another 4 AM my battery is low
And I still miss you checking that I got home
Leave the lights on when I sleep alone
And I know I should but I just can't let go
It's no good, I'm still scared, wish I was strong

But you said I'd be better by now
All my friends said I'd be better by now
But who cares? 'Cause I'm not better by now, no
I'm not better by now
And you said I'd be better by now
All my friends said I'd be better by now
But who cares? 'Cause I'm not better by now, no
I'm not better by now

I miss you, I miss me
The me I was before, the me before this all
'Cause if I miss you, then I miss me
The me I was before, the me before this all
Yeah, I miss you and I miss me
The me I was before, the me before this all
Yeah, I miss you, I miss me
The me I was before

And you said I'd be better by now
All my friends said I'd be better by now
But who cares? 'Cause I'm not better by now, no
I'm not better by now
And you said I'd be better by now
All my friends said I'd be better by now
But who cares? 'Cause I'm not better by now, no
I'm not better by now





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RITUAL Better By Now Comments
  1. Ty Johnson

    RITUAL is so slept on, smh

  2. RUSTY NEEDLES

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

  3. Nikki P.

    When I feel like shit and there's no one feel me, this song help.

    Thank you for always creating the song that be more than just song, you created art that can touch people soul.

  4. amy simpson

    So underrated x

  5. Iliyana Yarabanova

    ❤️❤️❤️

  6. Kristy Fuqua

    I. Love. ,this. Sons

  7. 10G ST

    soooo underrated

  8. Amy Sumner

    Still listening to this song in 2019 🥰🙏🏻

  9. Hyka Eri

    2019 still heree 💜 r i t u a l for those who feel music ✋

  10. Graceli Lopez

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥

  11. CHONDRO CARTEL

    Absolutely love this song

  12. DAVID MUKUPA

    I am a huge fun of this guy, I have all music he is just really good

  13. Tashanny

    I can't help but cry right now because this song so explains my situation. It's hard.. Such a deep song❤

  14. Bye YouTube

    Better by now... #Not better by now

  15. Kristy Fuqua

    I love it

    Kristy Fuqua

    I really love it so much

  16. Tucker Burk

    Nice down tempo

  17. Danny Vendetta

    Shit is brutally heart ripping in the most sublime tornado of uneasy smiles

  18. Adam Du'Quesne

    This track... I just can't! It's just beautiful ❤💔

  19. Hyka Eri

    2018 and from the begining love this song . Real song . And painful . I am glad that maybe i am the first albanian that listen this 😍

    Rigerta

    Nope you aren't the first Albanian
    Edit: e km nigju para teje edhe nk ma kishte marr menja se kishte shqiptar qe nigjojn ishtu kangsh !
    Congrats 🙏

    Hyka Eri

    @Rigerta mendoj se duhet t bihem dakort se kush e ka degjuar me par , 🤙😊 gjithsesi 2 albanians here , duke kerku dhe degju 'vecanti'😉🖐 Edit: si mund te gjej ?😊

  20. j4zmine

    I pretend that I am better but I'm not 💔

  21. ML dT

    This band... This song... My heart... Oh...

  22. Joanna Frontczak

    Get shivers each time I hear this song! <3

  23. Jordan Fulton

    I found this song all by myself I feel so proud 💜

  24. TUTTOW ตัดเทา

    don't know why but this song make me wanna cry.
    beautiful song.

  25. Laur Goulddigger

    This song heals my soul ❤

  26. Raam Reeve

    such a sad video. glad I didn't process my grief like that

  27. Thi Vanada Julie Kim

    I wish I would have found you before

  28. Melodie Reagan

    Totally awesome! Love your music.

  29. Elena Haxhiu

    you have my heart and my soul. <3

  30. Laur Goulddigger

    I heard this live on Sunday and I am in love ❤

  31. Kelly Tyree Hale

    I relate to this way too much

  32. Hyka Eri

    what a song this is . make me feel more good now 😐😉 we need to se forward .

  33. David Payne

    Can't believe it took me so long to hear this

  34. SHADY

    Where the hell I been...where the hell have they been.

  35. Ben Hailey

    I'm a big Rationale fan, glad to see other artists in that bluesy soulfunk sound!

  36. Айгерим Тажибай

    really heartbreaking song, but so beautiful

  37. Jennifer Boone

    Amazing!

  38. Opentosounds

    Best YouTube recommendation ever!! The lyrics are on point 👌🏻 especially how I’m feeling right now. Music knows..

  39. Hemi *

    I could listen to RITUAL's music all day. I love the voices, they are so pure and perfect, they make me melt.

  40. Morgan Simpson

    One of the best sounds ive heard in a long time...

  41. monica mcnair

    "And I still miss you checking that I got home" ❤️ one day at I time.

  42. Victoria Lee

    It feel so amazing when you found a new voice at midnight 💜

  43. Trynyty

    This should have way more views

  44. Trynyty

    Fuck fuck in my feels

  45. ikonique blinks

    People might find you later but I know they will continue listening to all your songs once they hear it, cause I honestly do. Never had an artist or band which I liked ALL of its song but in your case there's NO such thing as trash.

  46. Hussayn

    E T E R N A L S U N S H I N E O F T H E S P O T L E S S M I N D

  47. Melinda R

    Phenomenal band that deserves their long overdue recognition!

  48. busenorita

    amazing

  49. Duncan Chadwick

    This is sooooooooo good. Needs more airplay and support

  50. Monique Hope Morin

    #listeninginMaine

  51. Vicky Netterville-Kleinman

    Music...universal language of healing,hearts,and human emotions... thanks for your help and have been for a new place to be in the same process as healing and human services

  52. Jordan shafe

    I really wanna make a rap to this...but wouldnt that be stealing?

    Alyssa Marie

    Jordan shafe not if you gave credit to the original artist

  53. cinnamon slice

    Sentimental.. 👌👏👏👏😭💞💕

  54. Chetan Kumar

    I am in search of #MemoryLoss . Cause I am not better by now 😔😑

  55. foresaken to none

    Bout Right...Men can only fall in Love with a few women...women can fall in love with anybody...In the video the letter box was unique...an act of God for a letter to be written...licked, and stamped anymore...let alone actually appreciated...

  56. Nae Grant

    Just came to this song❤️❤️

  57. John Wesley Anderson

    We've all been there. Good video. That female voice was the perfect pairing.

  58. flavio Rodriguez

    i want an album

  59. yasmine benh

    This song should have more views !

  60. Bhagyashree Patil

    RITUAL is the first band that I love all their songs.

  61. Sz B

    🌊👱🏻‍♀️❤️

  62. Gemma-Karma

    This is amazing, thank you. I needed this 🙏🏼 I feel the lyrics in my soul

  63. Michelle Thompson

    Speaks my walk of life for sure!

  64. Katrina Rose

    I want to marry him

  65. Mary Ad

    My true feelings..🖤

  66. Riya Bhowmik

    reminds me of Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind <3

  67. Nae

    [Verse 1]
    I close my eyes and count to ten
    I've made mistakes I know I'll make again
    I write messages I'll never send
    I'm not okay but if you want it I'll pretend
    It's all good, I'm not scared and I'll hold on

    [Chorus]
    But you said, I'd be better by now
    All my friends, said I'd be better by now
    But who cares? 'Cause I'm not better by now, no
    I'm not better by now
    And you said I'd be better by now
    All my friends, said I'd be better by now
    But who cares? 'Cause I'm not better by now, no
    I'm not better by now

    [Verse 2]
    Another 4 AM my battery is low
    And I still miss you checking that I got home
    Leave the lights on when I sleep alone
    And I know I should but I just can't let go
    It's no good, I'm still scared, wish I was strong

    [Chorus]
    But you said, I'd be better by now
    All my friends, said I'd be better by now
    But who cares? 'Cause I'm not better by now, no
    I'm not better by now
    And you said I'd be better by now
    All my friends, said I'd be better by now
    But who cares? 'Cause I'm not better by now, no
    I'm not better by now


    [Bridge]
    I miss you, I miss me
    The me I was before, the me before the storm
    'Cause if I miss you, then I miss me
    The me I was before, the me before the storm
    Yeah, I miss you and I miss me
    The me I was before, the me before the storm
    Yeah, I miss you, I miss me
    The me I was before

    [Chorus]
    And you said, I'd be better by now
    All my friends, said I'd be better by now
    But who cares? 'Cause I'm not better by now, no
    I'm not better by now
    And you said I'd be better by now
    All my friends, said I'd be better by now
    But who cares? 'Cause I'm not better by now, no
    I'm not better by now

  68. TaeTae Bias

    I miss you!! I miss the me who was happy beside you. :/

  69. Daniel Johnson

    you guys are too good for 2017. we don't deserve you

  70. Adelina Ivanova

    Preciosa 💜

  71. New Phone Who This ?

    Damn, you guys need more exposure. You guys deserve to have the radio spots every hour

  72. Yeni Sopiyan

    Like this

  73. settledownc

    a little too real to my emotions right now at 2 am, but a good song nonetheless

  74. Worst Nightmare

    He is So talented but unfortunately he is underrated

  75. Lovely Skela

    This song has been on repeat for the last two days. I love it~ <3

  76. M Hyatt

    Beautiful, Love It!!!

  77. Abeeha Batool

    O B S E S S E D

  78. My Old Channel

    The message in this is so great . Because you can try and see it different ways. Great great stuff lads.

  79. eric juarez

    All your videos are connected ?, someone explains me

  80. ManiaticoZX

    AWESOME VIDEO!!

  81. Roger Leite

    I close my eyes and count to ten
    I've made mistakes I know I'll make again
    I write messages I'll never send
    I'm not okay but if you want it I'll pretend
    It's all good, I'm not scared and I'll hold on

    But you said, I'd be better by now
    All my friends, said I'd be better by now
    But who cares? 'Cause I'm not better by now, no
    I'm not better by now
    And you said I'd be better by now
    All my friends, said I'd be better by now
    But who cares? 'Cause I'm not better by now, no
    I'm not better by now

    And at 4 AM my batch is low
    I still miss you checking that I've gone
    Leave the lights on when I sleep alone
    Not know we're shit but I just can't let go
    It's no good, still scared, wish I was strong

    But you said, I'd be better by now
    All my friends, said I'd be better by now
    But who cares? 'Cause I'm not better by now, no
    I'm not better by now
    And you said I'd be better by now
    All my friends, said I'd be better by now
    But who cares? 'Cause I'm not better by now, no
    I'm not better by now

    I miss you, I miss me
    The me I was before, the me before the storm
    'Cause if I miss you, then I miss me
    The me I was before, the me before the storm
    Yeah, I miss you and I miss me
    The me I was before, the me before the storm
    Yeah, I miss you, I miss me
    The me I was before

    Then you said, I'd be better by now
    All my friends, said I'd be better by now
    But who cares? 'Cause I'm not better by now, no
    I'm not better by now
    And you said I'd be better by now
    All my friends, said I'd be better by now
    But who cares? 'Cause I'm not better by now, no
    I'm not better by now

    我也不清楚

    Roger Leite is

    Klasc Tøp

    Maybe it's "the me I was before" instead of "me hours before"?

    Chris Betz

    "batch is" - battery?

    Natalie Chappelle

    Thank you!

  82. avain H

    soft voice!

  83. Iliya Badev

    he looks like steveeeen, cute and charming

  84. Jorrit

    wow amazing

  85. nightflovers x

    It's midnight and I'm lying in my bed in the dark and listening this song, I feel a lot of emotions in the same time

    Harsh Mishra

    currently in the same position as you..its 1 am, emotions are overlapping.

  86. Joey Mitchell

    This Is The True Shit!! I <3 It, True Feelings & So Deep!!

  87. My Old Channel

    Love this lads honestly

  88. Kariim Ahmmad

    Oh God this's amazing ❤❤ !!!! i love you guys

  89. Joselyn

    This is a great sing for late night drives, or when you want the "feels", I also see they got inspired by the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Great movie, recommend you guys to watch it).

    Sahar Vahdani

    Joselyn i love that movie. I noticed that too :)

  90. Naida Nova

    Hello,my name is Naida. I'm from Russia, I learned about your creative activity recently. This is the best I've ver seen, I wish you success (sorry for my mistakes)

    My Old Channel

    Naida Nova You did fine(:

  91. Reema Maryam

    I live for your music ❤

  92. Samurai

    Ritual is the most underrated artist

  93. Tunay

    This voice is Selena Gomez ? lol i love this song

    Dakita R. Felix

    No, the woman singing goes by Mononoke, her real name is Katie Taylor.

  94. Qwency Valentino

    RITUAL is Soo Underrated

    Melodie Barnes

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