Logan Mize’s ‘Better Off Gone’ Is the Ultimate ‘If You Love Them, Let Them Go’ Song [Listen]
Logan Mize's new single will hit you where it hurts if you or someone you love left a small town to chase a dream. "Better Off Gone" captures that gut-punch feeling of when a relationship has to come to an end so one party can chase something bigger.
"We all knew she was too good for Kansas / She swears we’ll end up together in the end / But she wouldn’t have to say that / If she really thought that, the fact is / She ain’t comin’ back again," Mize sings.
Few tracks instantly stick in your mind and evoke such emotion on the first play. This is one of them.
Abe Stoklasa and Donovan Woods co-wrote "Better Off Gone," and their songwriting is full of vivid imagery like the radio turning to static and slipping off a leather jacket. They’ve navigated conflicting emotions over doing the right thing and knowing how painful it will end up being.
A punchy drum backbeat supports echoes of Mize’s gravelly voice singing “better off gone” like a mantra. Great country songs tell stories, and this one leaves a lump in your throat. Then you hit repeat, again and again.
Catch Logan Mize on tour throughout the U.S. this spring and summer.
Did You Know? Logan Mize's great uncle was Billy Mize, widely credited for helping to pioneer the Bakersfield sound.
Logan Mize's "Better Off Gone" Lyrics:
That girl's got her eyes on a fadin' horizon / Here come the last line of our favorite song / The end of an era / She's gonna tear up / That interstate on her way to Charleston
She's gone movin' on / Takin' off my leather jacket / She gonna drive as far as she can tonight / She gonna sleep on the roadside / She'll know when our hometown country station turns to static / She ain't ever been that far from home / But I know she's better off gone / Better off, better off gone / Better off, better off gone / Better off, better off gone / Better off, better off gone
We all knew that she was too good for Kansas / She swears we'll end up together in the end / But she wouldn't have to say that / If she really thought that fact is / She ain't comin' back again
Only good thing I ever had / Just up and gone away like that / I love her enough to not hold on / It's gonna break my heart but I'll get along / 'Cause she's better off gone
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