Better Than Everything

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Better Than Everything

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Better Than Everything
Pigfarmer Jr

I was standing on the doorstep
Trying to find the courage to knock
When I heard you turn the deadbolt lock

That was the last time that I tried
Tried to apologize to you
Looking back I guess it was too soon

I admit I don't miss the times
When we would fight just because
Thinking back I don't know the straw
That became a little too much

You are better than everything
You are better than everything

Now I'm staring down at facebook
Where it shows a memory
And it all comes flooding back to me

I admit I don't miss the times
When we would fight just because
Thinking back I don't know the straw
That became a little too much

You are better than everything
You are better than everything

And I don't know what I would give
To see you again
See you again
Would you say hi or would you walk away
Or would you pretend
That we didn't end?

You are better than everything
You are better than everything
You are better than everything
You are better than everything
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Seaweed Delete - Better Than Everything

Lyrics, vocals, and Volca Sample knob twiddling by Linus, age 5.

Going to the gym!
Going to Chick-Fil-A!
Watching Shaun the Sheep!
Going to Nannie's!
Going to Pop-Pop's!
Going to Grandma's!
Playing two player Minecraft!
Playing Super Mario Maker!
Going to the pool!
Playing in the creek!
Eating from the candy bag!
Snacking on cookies!
Playing with blocks!
Planting seeds!
Throwing the frisbee!
Washing dishes(!?)
Going to the nature preserve!
Going to the beach!
Playing with the keyboard!
Listening to Deftones!
Listening to Drab Majesty!
Eating seaweed!
Eating sun chips!
These things are better than everything!
"There's a lot to be said about a full-on frontal assault on the ear drums" - Pigfarmer Jr.
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Better Than Everything
PJ&A

Used to love you, but now I can’t stand you
Used to care but not anymore
Don’t come around here, stay the fuck home
Just gonna slam your face in the door

I’m better than everything you said
Behind my back and straight to my face
I’m better than everything you think
Better than everything
Better than everything

You had your chance but forgot that I matter
You only think about you and your needs
I’m not wasting anymore time
It’s time to pull up all of your weeds

I’m better than everything you said
Behind my back and straight to my face
I’m better than everything you think
Better than everything
Better than everything

I’m better than everything you said
Behind my back and straight to my face
I’m better than everything you think
Better than everything
Better than everything
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Phlebia - Better Than Everything

I've spent the last 4 days
out working in my backyard garden.
The skies are blue and the
ground is painted yellow with pine pollen

Such a busy afternoon spent
pulling weeds and planting seeds
I'm spreading top soil cause
the native clays drain water rather poorly

I grab my shovel, scoop the compost
such an ugly nasty smell
I hold my nose because it
makes my veggies grow so well

In my garden patch, the lettuce and the spinach grow better than everything
In my garden patch, the lettuce and the spinach grow better than everything

Red means stop and green means go
And both these types of peppers grow
Behind the lilies that I
planted by the bay window

I grab my tiller plow the bed
I sow the beets, the deepest red
Do you see my cabbage and
its rounded purple heads? I love it!

My backyard looks just like a farm
I made five trellises out of yarn
And wooden stakes to hold my
Beans and peas and morning glories!

In my garden patch, the lettuce and the spinach grow better than everything
In my garden patch, the lettuce and the spinach grow better than everything
In my garden patch, the lettuce and the spinach grow better than everything
In my garden patch, the lettuce and the spinach grow better than everything
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Better Than Everything

Don't you worry about a thing, everything's under control
Everything will be fine in a little while
Don't you know that our man is on it, he's the guy for the goal
He'll get it done, that's just his style

The man is capable of miracles
He's the Anointed One from God, oh yeah
And when you see him, you must believe him
How odd

He's gonna save the corporations, never mind that flu
That's just a conspiracy from China
We've got to keep on working or the market's screwed
Good health is fine, but money's finer

Some of you people ask too many questions
All he asks is respect
He didn’t say that, stop being mean
That man is one of the elect
And you’re fired
He’s better than everything

The man is capable of miracles
He's the Anointed One from God, oh yeah
And when you see him, you must believe him
How odd
He’s better than everything
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Better Than Everything - Brown Word and the Big Whine

What's better than everything?

What if I told you a truth
Just take my hand and I'll show you
A worldview you don't have to doubt
Just get inducted in the cult

Your life is in the finest hands
No need to try and understand
We'll keep you from the ones you fear
We'll protect what you hold dear

What's better than everything?

Put your values on the block
The highest bidder takes the lot
All your questions finally asked
Just don't try to lift the mask
No Kool-Aid for you to drink
We'll just show you what to think

What's better than everything?
An answer for anything - doesn't matter what

What's better than everything?
Truly being lead - it's beautiful! Beautiful!

What's better than everything?
An escape from the endless maze of freedom

What's better than everything?
One man who can do it all for you
YYYYYeeeeeaaaaahhhhh boy, I tell ya!

Brown Word and the Big Whine has an EP out:
http://brownwordandthebigwhine.bandcamp ... timekiller
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Better Than Everything - CazaroTaro

I just bought a motor scooter - er
It’s not so, not so old old old
The seat is worn but not torn torn
The paint job is sort of gold gold gold

I got it a chain and pad lock lock
So no one will take it away way
It’s now so important to me me
It takes me where I want to go go


It’s better than everything (6x)


I just bought a motor scooter - er
I can go see Sally real fast fast
Don’t have to take the slow bus bus
More time together for us us us

We ride the streets at top speed speed
She puts her arms around my waist waist
Chin on my shoulder, she speaks to me me
Saying it feels like flying so free free


It’s better than everything (6x)

Bridge (instrumental)


We ride the streets at top speed speed
She puts her arms around my waist waist
Chin on my shoulder, she speaks to me me
Saying it feels like flying so free free


It’s better than everything (6x)
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Better Than Everything - The Pannacotta Army

I don’t have a god
To hide behind
I don’t have faith
To blur my mind
The world is sharp and it hurts
You don’t need to tell me how it works

Yeah you’re my drug
My medicine
I’ll take all your love
Its better than everything

I don’t need no book
To tell me how
To lead my life
And shape it out
I’ve been around enough to know
What to keep and to let go

Yeah you’re my drug
My medicine
I’ll take all your love
Its better than everything
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Hey! This is a song about lockdown anxiety and trying not to freak out. Propranolol is my anti-anxiety medication.

Better Than Everything - The Lowest Bitter

[so let’s practice a deep breathing, focused meditation now. to start, most patients find it helpful to sit with the feet firmly on the ground, your knees bent at a 90 degree angle, your hips bent at a 90 degree angle, your back straight]

You’re stockpiling toilet roll
And I stockpile propranolol
Oh no!
I can’t be alone with my thoughts
Oh no!
I can’t be alone, no no no
Oh no!
I’m better than everything my mind is doing to me
Oh no!
I’m stronger than everything this brain is telling me
Oh no!
I can’t be alone with my thoughts
Oh no!
I can’t be alone, no no no
Oh no!

[to start, take a deep breath in through the nose. feel the breath in your body, your lungs expanding and even your belly expanding, and breathe out through your mouth. take another deep breath in through the nose. feel the breath in your body, and breathe out through your mouth. we’re now gonna focus on a cool sensation of the air as we breathe in through the nose. breathe comfortable at a normal pace, and as you breathe out focus on the warm sensation of the air as it exits your nose]

I’m anxious all the time!
And now I’ve got something to be really anxious about
When your baseline’s this high,
It’s hard to find more capacity for freaking out
And I am freaking out!
And I am freaking, freaking out!

You’re stockpiling toilet roll
And I stockpile propranolol
Oh no!
I can’t be alone with my thoughts
Oh no!
I can’t be alone, no no no
Oh no!
I’m better than everything my mind is doing to me
Oh no!
I’m stronger than everything this brain is telling me
Oh no!
I can’t be alone with my thoughts
Oh no!
I can’t be alone, no no no
Oh no!

[you might have noticed by now that your mind has wandered. that’s perfectly normal, everyone’s mind wanders. bring your attention back to the breath, to that cool air in, and the warm air out]
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Better Than Everything
Evil Grin

Do you ever think of me?
Is it hard for you to see
What we had was good?

I still don’t know why you had to leave
Still I feel I can barely breathe
And I wish I could

I used to be better than everything
Now I’m worse than nothing
I’m a puddle, just walk on through
Just hoping for okay most of the time
That’s not happening, I’m losing my mind
Where’s some sunshine? I wish I knew
I’m better than everything with you

I don’t care about the reasons why
You felt you had to say goodbye
Had to walk away

But you can’t say I didn’t try
And I never once denied
The mistakes I made

I used to be better than everything
Now I’m worse than nothing
I’m a puddle, just walk on through
Just hoping for okay most of the time
That’s not happening, I’m losing my mind
Where’s some sunshine? I wish I knew
I’m better than everything with you

I know I share the blame
But you were playing some sort of game
I guess I didn’t know the rules
Now we both look like fools

I used to be better than everything
Now I’m worse than nothing
I’m a puddle, just walk on through
Just hoping for okay most of the time
That’s not happening, I’m losing my mind
Where’s some sunshine? I wish I knew
I’m better than everything with you
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Better Than Everything
by Mandibles
(Recorded while staying home)

In my hand
I feel your fingers mingling
Can’t understand
Electricity tingling
Couldn’t imagine a song
That you and I could sing
But now that we’re here
It’s better than everything

The upstairs room
I can’t believe the tension
My feelings bloom
Like I wouldn’t dare to mention
Isn’t it strange what our arrangement
Now brings into being
Now that it’s clear
It’s better than everything

It’s better than glances across the chancel
When others make their vows
Better than guessing what’s the lesson
When you tell the whys and hows
Better than classy cocktail glasses
Clinking under city stars
Better than anything I’ve known till now
And now’s all we have anyhow

Darkness has fled
Along with self-restraining
Here in your bed
There is no glib explaining
There will be time
To tease out a rhyme
And reason to this meeting
As long as we’re here
It’s better than everything
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Vom Vorton

That was some night (I think)
But blinking in the sunlight
While i feel okay (from the drink)
That doesn't mean I'm alright

Because my brain's consumed with doubt
My heart feels hollowed out
Last night
Was better than everything
But now
I feel worse than nothing

We had a good time (I’m sure)
Showed the world we’re in our prime
Now I’m curled up (on the floor)
The punishment fits the crime

Because my brain’s consumed with doubt
My heart has fallen out
Last night
Was better than everything
But now
I feel worse than nothing
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Better Than Everything - Hot Pink Halo

***

Against the wall there are
Flashes of red
As the tulips raise their
Fiery heads
To the sky
And up above there are
Flashes of night
As the starlings circle
In front of the light
By and by

The smell of springtime in the air
Is better than everything else right now
It's a sweet reminder that I'm alive
I'm still alive

Underneath my feet
White daisies rise
In uncut grass where the
Tiger lies
Awash
In morning sunshine
Unfiltered and true
As it warms my face and
Grants you
A wish

I want it all to change
I want it to come true
I want it to be normal
I want it all for you
I want it all to change
I want it to come true
I want it to be normal
I want it all for you

The smell of springtime in the air
Is better than everything else right now
It's a sweet reminder that I'm alive
I'm still alive
Devil’s got me Lindt! Devil’s got me Lindt!
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Gaping Maw!

Better than everything

It’s better than everything,
You’re better than anyone

Oh what a wonderful time to be alive
Trying to survive the dying of the hive, 
I’ve made room in the back of my mind
to rewind the memories to a better time because

it’s better than everything

Listen to the wisdom, block out the schisms
step away from religion
idiots sitting on the television
but nothing’s going to cloud my vision

We can wait for the sun to shine

If I’ve got to be quarantined, packed in
like sardines, waiting for the vaccine
eating nothing but black beans, I’m with it
Just give me caffeine and my queen

It’s better than everything
You’re better than anyone

And we can do this forever
Just waiting for the sun to shine
yea we can get through whatever, forever

and we’re going to kill it with fire,
you know we have the desire, the town crier
is a liar, has us living in satire, but we’re taking it higher

Time to start the revolution, find a
better solution — it’s the evolution
the dissolution of a system based on destitution

and it will be
Better than everything
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“Better Than Everything”
by Berkeley Social Scene

You were my best friend, when we were young and dumb
I was your best friend, and the only one you’d ever have
Driving at night, with the windows down
Feeling alive, just a couple of clowns

But our lives were changing, though we didn’t know it yet
Seeds that were planted, were the only ones we’d ever have
We had needs, that they never met
Didn’t understand, but couldn’t forget

You were dying to find
Something better than love
But what you left behind
Was better than everything

We were so alike, the way we drew our lines
But I held back, and you stepped over every time
It could have been me, that never came home
That took the bait, and left us alone

You were dying to find
Something better than love
But what you left behind
Was better than everything

Solo

You were dying to find
Something better than love
But what you left behind
You’ll never get back

You were dying to find
Something better than love
But what you left behind
Was better than everything
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Mandibles

Better than everything

In my hand
I feel your fingers mingling
Can’t understand
Electricity tingling
Couldn’t imagine a song
That you and I could sing
But now that we’re here
It’s better than everything

The upstairs room
I can’t believe the tension
My feelings bloom
Like I wouldn’t dare to mention
Isn’t it strange what our arrangement
Brings into being
Now that it’s clear
It’s better than everything

It’s better than glances across the chancel
When others make their vows
Better than guessing wha-at’s the lesson
When you tell the whys and hows
Better than classy cocktail glasses
Clinking under city stars
Better than anything I’ve known till now
And now’s all we have anyhow

Darkness has fled
Along with self restraining
Here in your bed
There is no glib explaining
There will be time
To tease out a rhyme
And reason to this thing
As long as we’re here
It’s better than everything
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in case anyone wants to know for future posterity


Better Than Everthing

Nothing changes
it's just the window shining brightly
so tightly wound
we sit alone

"all your social benefits are cancelled until further clearance" -> (this is from a scam robocall i got trying to steal my social security # lol)

You've been silenced by the node
Every single choice is out of your control
Waiting for an antidote, i sit alone

"the investigation is under way & we have reason to believe that this might be a case of identity theft" (same spam call)

Shining brightly
So tightly wound
we sit alone

You've been silenced by the node
Every single choice is out of your control
Waiting for an antidote, i sit alone
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