Better Than I Know Myself

Thursday, October 22, 2015

How does it feel to be someone else’s first priority? Truth to be told, I’ve never known how that feels. How does it feel to be someone you love’s only choice? Truth to be told, I’ve never understand how that feels. Whenever a close male friend of mine tells a story about the girl he loves, I always think how lucky she is to have someone like him, who not only loves her so much but also makes her as his first priority and only choice. How does that feel? I still believe that a man can love one woman at a time, yet, how many men like that are left in this world? That’s a mystery. Basically, every woman wants to be her man’s first priority and only choice. Naturally, every woman wants to be loved completely. Today’s song for Male Special Part 2: Ways of Being A Man is a song titled “Better Than I Know Myself”, performed by Adam Lambert. Through this song we can see how a man feels toward his first priority and only choice.

I know it gets hard sometimes, but I could never leave your side, no matter what I say. ‘Cause if I wanted to go I would have gone by now, but I really need you near me to keep my mind off the edge. If I wanted to leave I would have left by now, but you’re the only one that knows me better than I know myself.” –Adam Lambert, Better Than I Know Myself

Released on December 20th 2011, “Better Than I Know Myself” was served as the lead single taken from Adam Lambert’s second studio album, “Trespassing”. The synthpop ballad track was written by Lukasz Gottwald, Joshua Coleman, Claude Kelly, and Henry Walter. It has a rock element in it, making the song sounds dynamic yet heartfelt at the same time.
Without realizing, people take love for granted at times. Sad but true, most of the time, it happens toward the person who knows us inside and out. Lyrically, “Better Than I Know Myself” speaks about someone who realizes that they have taken love for granted, however, they also realize that they could never leave that person. “Cold as ice, and more bitter than a December winter night, that’s how I treated you. And I know that I, I sometimes tend to lose my temper, and I cross the line, yeah that’s the truth.” People have many sides of them; fragments. And perhaps, indeed, it’s hard to let go of the person who has seen all of those fragments of ours and still there for us, with us, with every fragments of ours. The funny thing is, and it has happened so many times to me, sometimes people seem to push away that kind of person, though they understand that that person is actually everything they need for life. They’ll be lost without that person. “All along I tried to pretend it didn’t matter if I was alone, but deep down I know. If you were gone, for even a day I wouldn’t know which way to turn, ‘cause I’m lost without you.”
Love is egocentric. The idea of love itself is indeed selfish. If we admit it, sometimes the biggest reason why we stay with someone is always related to the way we feel toward how that person treats us. See? There are ‘we’ and ‘us’ as both of subject and object in this matter of love. “I know it gets hard sometimes, but I could never leave your side, no matter what I say. ‘Cause if I wanted to go I would have gone by now, but I really need you near me to keep my mind off the edge. If I wanted to leave I would have left by now, but you’re the only one that knows me better than I know myself.” But yes, indeed, apparently we can’t just let go of someone who knows us so well. Again, it’s because of the selfishness, yet I believe it’s always beautiful to be someone’s first priority and only choice, even if we’re taken for granted. I said ‘I believe’, because I don’t know how that actually feels to have someone feels that way towards me. “I get kind of dark, let it go too far. I can be obnoxious at times, but try and see my heart. ‘Cause I need you now, so don’t let me down. You’re the only thing in this world, I would die without.”
Better Than I Know Myself received mostly positive reviews from music critics, with most of them praised for Lambert’s unique and powerful vocal. The music video for the song was directed by Ray Kay. It premiered on February 3rd 2012 on Lambert’s official Vevo page. For me personally, this song is addictive! And yes, Lambert’s voice is like an instrument; beautiful.

I get kind of dark, let it go too far. I can be obnoxious at times, but try and see my heart. ‘Cause I need you now, so don’t let me down. You’re the only thing in this world, I would die without.” –Adam Lambert, Better Than I Know Myself



“Cold as ice, and more bitter than a December winter night, that’s how I treated you
And I know that I, I sometimes tend to lose my temper, and I cross the line, yeah that’s the truth

I know it gets hard sometimes, but I could never leave your side, no matter what I say

‘Cause if I wanted to go I would have gone by now
But I really need you near me to keep my mind off the edge
If I wanted to leave I would have left by now
But you’re the only one that knows me better than I know myself

All along I tried to pretend it didn’t matter if I was alone, but deep down I know
If you were gone, for even a day I wouldn’t know which way to turn, ‘cause I’m lost without you

I get kind of dark, let it go too far
I can be obnoxious at times, but try and see my heart
‘Cause I need you now, so don’t let me down
You’re the only thing in this world, I would die without”

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