What does Best Thing I Never Had mean?

Beyonce: Best Thing I Never Had Meaning

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Song Released: 2011

Best Thing I Never Had Lyrics

What goes around comes back around (hey my baby)
What goes around comes back around (hey my baby)
What goes around comes back around (hey my baby)
What goes around comes back around baby

There was a time
I thought, that you did everything...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Aug 22nd 2011 !⃝

    It marks the moving on from a love interest or relationship.

    She at one stage was so much in love with the guy that she thought he was perfect or overlooked any small imperfections.

    He slipped up in her eyes & she is grateful for this because it served to bring to light that a relationship with someone like him would not be good for her after all

    She is grateful for the incident cause it made her realise he was not strong enough or good enough to be with her


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 6th 2011 !⃝

    Okay, let me starts from the beginning. She starts off by saying, that in the beginning, everything was good between her and her man. No lies came between them and everything seemed as if it was going great. And now she looks back at those time and realizes the little things that she never noticed at the time. But then he screwed up real big time and all those little things came together. She saw the monster that he was hiding behind that innocent looking face. And she is sooo thankful that things didnt get more serious with this guy, becuz it wud have rele sucked if she had not realized this until after marriage or something. Shes never going to make that mistake again about any other man. And it sucks for him, cuz he wants her back but its somehting that hes never gonna get. he may say alot of stuff that makes it seems like he cares, but she has already seen past that mask. Shes done crying for this jerk too, hes not even worth her tears. Hes so pathetic, that she doesnt even feel sorry for him. The she goes on by telling the guy: sorry bud. you hardcore blew your chances with me. There will never be a me and you in this life time. Bahahahah i love this song <3


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 14th 2011 !⃝

    Deciding to break up and move on from a relationship, while hard at first, can be the best thing to happen. While he may still be chasing her after she's broken up with him it is simply too late for him.

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 2nd 2021 !⃝

    Out of all the things she never had, he was the best thing she never had. And when she says best thing he never had she means from another perspective that she is the best thing he’s ever had, but he will never have her

  5. anonymous
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    Nov 6th 2020 !⃝

    Beyonce loved him so much and still loves him and every day without him is a wasted day for her because she thinks they fit so much and could have been so happy together and enjoy each other like no other thing on earth could bring her joy. But the other guy is in a stage in his life where he is not prepared to be honest with her, devote himself for her, treat her with the respect she is deserving and see all the really potential in her best personality for him. She is very disappointed from the guy attitude towards her because except beautiful words his love does not come true in his acts. After he showed her how awful his bad side can be
    she simply cannot forgive him for disregarding like that their important relationsheep like she would have done if he gave her the chance. She still loves him so much and wants to do anything to bring him back to her, but knowing that with the guy current behaviour she will need to degrade the best thing she ever had, cause the guy does not agree to see her as the best thing he ever had to or accept the fact he is the best thing she never had, she promise the guy inside him is so disappointed and knows very well he losed her and losed his best thing he never had but being a guy with a personality like that that loses the best thing he never had must be a guy that sucks to be him, so she is telling herself how much miserable she is beause not having the best thing she ever had, this guy is even more miserable because with his personality he by himself caused him not to have the best thing he could have. And that guy is the best thing for her like in heaven with the help of god she can remember her beautiful moments with him, but god know that it would take another place and another time to implement this because with current circumstances their relationship does not come to happen, and instead of suffering his bad attitude towards her she knows that she deserves much better and punishes him by telling him good buy which is the most severe punishment she could gave him. It's time to face the fact she is the one who got away cause during all their relashionship from the start she knew how not let herself for the bad requirements and procedures of that guy and by that she caused herself not to be accepted by him, but she is not angry at how she acted with him because she is as herself is she best thing he never had as well as he is the best thing she never had. The unimplemented love means it is wrong for her cause he will never be able to be with much pation and desire like she still has for him and therefore it sucks to be him and she knows how real their love was but not a love worth fighting for because his real side is very appealing and wanted by her, his ability to cheat her makes her begging for more, but after all from the development of their relashinship in which she probably remembers every step and keeps remembering it she knows that continuing with their relationsheep keep causing her pain and therefore she tells him goodbye. The goodbye is guarded by god cause the good in goodbye is she will not have to deal all of the time with how unfair he relates her.

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 12th 2017 !⃝

    It's about her being in a toxic relationship with a guy who didn't appreciate her/treat her right. She over looked so much because she loved him ,But eventually had enough of his B.S and decided to walk away and leave him. Realizing her self-worth and what she deserved. So even though it was hard for her at first it was worth it. Because now she is happy and is getting married to the man of her dreams. A guy who loves her and treats her with respect.So she is saying that she was the best thing her "ex" ever had and because of him screwing things up . She now found real love with this new man that she is marrying.

  7. anonymous
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    Jan 6th 2017 !⃝

    Wow it's like this song was written for me, it's hard at first but moving on never felt so good

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 22nd 2016 !⃝

    It's about how when she loved a man she thougth he was perfect and she nearly gave him her whole heart, but before she could he slipped up and showed his true personality to her and when she realised that he wasn't good enough for her so she left him, however she still loved him and wanted him back but after she slowly relised that its better for them not to be togete.Still deep in the heart she loves him and maybe in another place and another time another world another life he'll love her right but shes happy that she was able to let go and say good bye

  9. anonymous
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    May 5th 2013 !⃝

    I think that Beyonce was Dating this Guy! She loved him so Much'Best thing I ever had', but this Dude was playing her and she realised that before they took another step in their relationship(the part where they are at the party and he dances with another girl) Beyonce cared for this Guy so Much'Best thing you never had'!! And now Beyonce is Famous and is happily Married! Now it sucks to be that guy!!

  10. anonymous
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    Jan 25th 2013 !⃝

    This song has been my mantra since choosing to end a relationship full of deceit, excuses and lies..all the times I forgave and let him in again he continued to show his ass until I realized enough is enough and i deserve much better than this treatment. As much as i tried to help him see a better way of life it was to no avail. So I had to let it go and as hurtful and painful as the process is in the long run I know I will never be the best thing he will ever have..now he has the left over trash ex girlfriend who is on the same level as he is..so yes it did turn out to be the best thing I never had. It takes a lot of strength and courage to make this kind of a decision and once this grieving process is over I know I will be so much better off and his loss will be the next mans gain. The song has become my daily mantra to get me through...thanks Beyonce it's as if you wrote this for my me.

  11. anonymous
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    Aug 19th 2011 !⃝

    The "Best Thing I Never Had"....an eye opener realizing the "Best" would never be until the relationship is over, and he will forever know that she is the best he ever had.

  12. anonymous
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    Aug 3rd 2011 !⃝

    "you turned out to be the best thing i never had" - the best thing is, i didn't end up with you. "and i will always be the best thing you never had" - i'm the best but sorry, bye.

  13. anonymous
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    Jul 31st 2011 !⃝

    it simply means she finally found the reason WHY things didn't work out before...to make way for much BETTER, BEST future for her & her husband to be <3

  14. anonymous
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    Jul 25th 2011 !⃝

    Its the best thing for her that she never had him or its the best thing she never had like all other things you never had are no good things ?? .

  15. anonymous
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    Jul 23rd 2011 !⃝

    This song mean the guy who dized her was the bet she never had.

  16. anonymous
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    Jul 21st 2011 !⃝

    She is saying "the best thing I never had". Cause she doesn't have him and doesn't want him. It's the best thing for HER, that she doesn't have him.

  17. anonymous
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    Jul 20th 2011 !⃝

    But why is she singing: "you turned out to be THE BeST thing I never had" ? .... i mean he is NOT the best thing ?! but this part, it sounds like she has lost that best thing

  18. anonymous
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    Jul 3rd 2011 !⃝

    It's about being with a guy, nearly falling head over heels for him, he messes up so you walk away and feeling bad initially... Then he regrets it and it's too late for him to get you back. Be thankful... The girl's the best thing this guy never had :)

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