"Like You Better Dead" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
I can be as angry as I want to be
Just watch me burn
I think you're way too cold
Just watch and learn

I'll never sleep here anymore
My house is not my home
I like you better dead
And I'm better off alone

Destiny, will you cure me?
Trust, will you age with me?
Hear me scream
Destiny, will you cure me?
Hear me scream as I face tomorrow

Your vision may be in color, but you look all pale
In these times we should be learning, but with you I'll always fail

Destiny, will you cure me?
Trust, will you age with me?
Hear me scream
Destiny, will you cure me?
Hear me scream as I face tomorrow

I need to save myself before I drown
It took so long to see
The world your mind creates
It pushes me under

Destiny, will you cure me?
Trust, will you age with me?
Hear me scream
Destiny, will you cure me?
Hear me scream as I face tomorrow


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"Like You Better Dead" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

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    General Commentthis song seems like it is about a relationship with someone that is heading for worse than for better. "it took so long to see the world your mind creates, it pushes me under" He is now realizing that the relationship sucks and he is like, fuck you, i dont want to even talk to you. "like you better dead"
    lunaroneon December 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think its funny how new in flames always puts lyrics in the book that they dont say at all in their songs like the (need to be motivated) in this song. but actually u never really know if they say it or not, cuz u always hear anders doin his gay uhhhhhahhhh moan moan in the background pretending to know how to sing. so he could be saying those lyrics and u dont even know it lol.
    (shevanel)on January 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentEven though I like this song, it sounds tragically much like a nu-metal teen-ager wrote it..
    Ddaduttaon September 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's one of the lyrically weakest songs off STYE, but it's still cool. ;)
    Adrenalinneon October 14, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"i think its funny how new in flames always puts lyrics in the book that they dont say at all in their songs like the (need to be motivated) in this song. but actually u never really know if they say it or not, cuz u always hear anders doin his gay uhhhhhahhhh moan moan in the background pretending to know how to sing. so he could be saying those lyrics and u dont even know it lol."

    Maybe he does it because the words mean something to him, other than chunking a bunch of words together and screaming them into a song. There's probably a main theme or message that he's trying to get across.
    samwaltonon May 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti actually think he is talking about himself in this song, like a side of himself that he doesnt like.
    jafarhercon July 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti reckon this song is about someone who the author was close to but the fact that they are so cold and hurt him so much makes him wish that they didn't exist at all, he would rather like to teach them a lesson and have them understand what they are doing to him and themself. Ironically, despite thinking that they are fine and the better one in the situation, the author points out that they are the deficient one (vision may be in colour - look all pale)
    Although he is attached to this person in a way, he knows that he must break away or he will waste away too, although he knows that the concept of facing a tomorrow without them is still going to be tough. It would have been easier had they never met
    BLAME-JCJon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBLAME-JCJ i think you're right..
    the singer loved someone.. she didnt in return.. but he kept the hope alive for too long.. (it took so long to see)
    and now he finally realizes he has to move on alone hoping his his trust and faith in destiny will somehow return
    tofatoson November 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentidiots when it says (need to be motivated) its pretty much a self note. like when hes recording it it cant be a normal scream it has to be motivated.
    t1mt1mon March 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYou know what's funny? Almost every line in this song is from a different Three Days Grace song.

    just watch me burn = burn
    i'll never sleep here anymore = scared
    my house is not my home = home
    i'm better off alone = just like you
    in these times we should be learning = now or never
    i need to save myself before i drown = drown

    weird coincidence or plagiarism? anyone know anything about this?
    ntropyincarnateon September 06, 2008   Link

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