Song of the Day #3,057: ‘Better Than You Left Me’ – Mickey Guyton

mickey_guytonMickey Guyton has yet to release her first album but she already has a country hit on her hands with today’s SOTD, ‘Better Than You Left Me.’

An early cut on American Idol (released just before the live shows), she is now an American Country Music Award nominee for New Female Vocalist of the Year.

Guyton is also a rare African-American female country singer, on the other end of the diversity spectrum from the elusive white rapper. Is she the Eminem of country music, or the Vanilla Ice?

[Verse 1]
You said goodbye with words cold as ice
I was shaking watching you go
I couldn’t breathe
No, I just couldn’t see past you leaving me here all alone
It’s funny what a little time does, baby

[Chorus]
I’m better than you left me
I’m better than I should be
I’m better than I was when you walked out that door
I’m stronger than the woman, the one that you knew back then
So don’t you think I’ll take you back like every time before
No, baby I don’t think you know me anymore
I’m better than you left me

[Verse 2]
Now, here you are trying to win back my heart
And I bet you thought it’d be easy to do
But baby I changed now you get a taste of standing on the side where you lose
Ain’t it funny what a little time does, baby

[Chorus]
I’m better than you left me
I’m better than I should be
I’m better than I was when you walked out that door
I’m stronger than the woman, the one that you knew back then
So don’t you think I’ll take you back like every time before
No, baby I don’t think you know me anymore
I’m better than you left me

[Bridge]
Now I love deeper and I laugh a little bit louder
I smile brighter and I fly higher

[Chorus]
I’m stronger than the woman, the one that you knew back then
So don’t you think I’ll take you back like every time before
No, baby I don’t think you know me anymore
I’m better than you left me

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,057: ‘Better Than You Left Me’ – Mickey Guyton

  1. Dana says:

    She will likely fall somewhere in between Eminem and Vanilla Ice, but it’s nice to see an American Idol contestant have success in the industry even if she didn’t go all that far on the show.

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