"Better Be Prepared" as written by George Ciukurescu, Shane Henderson, Jonathan Perry, Max Soria and Brendan Walter....
I'm making my way to cities and towns
Just trying to lose myself in skylines
And forget that I lost my mind when I couldn't hold her
And now that I feel all the weight on my shoulders I fall

So here's a couple words for you
To let you know what I've been through
I've got this off track set, my everything is fine
If I know I got a ticket to the other side

And I'll breathe you in tonight
I'll find my own way home
You know I'll be fine

You got me walking through the back door, back door
Hoping that I'll find you sitting there
You know that I will find you somehow
And I better be well prepared

So change the way that I believe
The stories old but not complete
I need that off track set, my everything is fine
If I'm ever gonna meet you on the other side

And I'll breathe you in tonight
I'll find my own way home
You know I'll be fine

You got me walking through the back door, back door
Hoping that I'll find you sitting there
You know that I will find you somehow
And I better be well prepared

To walk through the back door, back door
With my head in my hands
Cause I can find you somehow
I better be well prepared, I'm gonna be prepared

I need to get out of the city lights
And make my way to the countryside
I'll drive down the roads, the roads we both know
Will lead me to the place I've missed the most

I'll get to your house, I'll rush through the door
I'll climb up the stairs, you know I'm scared
That I am changed

You got me walking through the back door, back door
Hoping that I'll find you sitting there
You know that I will find you somehow
And I better be well prepared

To walk through the back door, back door
With my head in my hands
Cause I can find you somehow
And I better be well prepared, I'm gonna be prepared


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"Better Be Prepared" as written by George Ciukurescu Brendan Walter

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    General CommentI love this song, it may be favorite from the new album. It is so catchy and the lyrics are amazing.

    I can really relate to the chorus lyrics.
    copeykon September 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI was talking to Janice Walter (the lead guitarist Brendan's mom) she says this was the song Shane wrote right after Dana died.
    sprklmffnon September 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah this seems about Dana, along with the the parts, "If I know I got a ticket to the other side" and If I'm ever gonna meet you / On the other side". The "other side" can mean heaven or something.

    But very good song and album.
    MCSmateon October 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing live. so powerful. great song. i feel the emotion
    SylarGordoon October 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    stehfankneeon November 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhos dana???
    - awesome song !
    osezeon March 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI really like this song. It makes me sad now that I read these comments and figure out what this song is about. I didn't realize that his girlfriend had passed away. This song sounds like he tries to hide how sad and depressed he is. He is usually this strong guy, and he just doesn't know how to deal with this very deep sadness. I have two favorite lines in the song, and I think both of them show his strength that he usually has, and how broken he is now.
    'And now that I feel all the weight on my shoulders, I fall.' And 'I'll find my own way home, you know I'll be fine.' Those are my favorites.
    So sad knowing how lonely he is and will be until they meet again. Such a beautiful song, though.
    Britt8Babyon May 01, 2010   Link

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