The Good in You

Story Behind The Song

As a teenager, I watched a friend pursue a guy who was not only wrong for her, but who was altogether a horrible human being. Her mind understood that she deserved better, but her heart... her stubborn heart.

Song Description

It's about a person acknowledging that her lover doesn't make her feel loved or appreciated, so she finds herself wondering what about him draws her in... why does she keep trying to find 'the good' in him?

Song Length 3:29 Genre Pop - Easy Listening, Pop - Alternative
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Poignant, Moving Subject Unrequited Love
Similar Artists Billy Joel, Jewel Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

The Good in You

You don?t hold me in the night
and you don?t show me that I?m the one for you
You don?t make me feel alright
and you owe me, for all the things I do

Like an angel, you came into my life!
Like a stranger, your heart leaves me each night!
So I wonder, what kept me with you this far
I?m goin under, I don?t know who you are!

Chrous:
I?m tryin to find (x2)
I?m tryin to leave it all behind
I?m tryin to find (x2)
the good in you
And if I cry you never mind
you always push me to the side
I?m trying to find (x2)
the good in you!

You don?t show me you?re in love
although you make me, feel like dancing on air
it?s not me you?re dreaming of
so why?d you take me, if you don?t really care

LIke a savior you?ve shown me a new light
like a stranger you just don?t treat me right
drives me crazy to know I need you bad
you?re not my baby, you?re the love I never had!

Chorus Repeats

Bridge:
I?m out on my own, to face it alone
I?m ready to find that part of me
(And) I know that I?m scared, with nobody there- but
I?m ready to find the good in me

Chorus Repeats

Lyrics Leah and Shirley Hanna King Music Leah King
Producer James Barber Publisher Hanna Music/ASCAP
Performance Leah King
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