Sims:
Barrel full of powder ship full of tea/
Closer by the hour bringing sick to the seas/
Bellies full of barter thick with the thieve/
Once they hit the harbor its a wick on the breeze/
There goes another one right out from under em/
Different sea shore same thirty stores/
There goes another one right out from under em/
Worldwide mining town steal it up sell it down/
Not too long ago mom and pop owned the shop/
Prognosis progress the Dow owns the block/
Here to sell em salvation or elevation sort of signal disorder its celebration Florida/
They got the medicine to fix your mood
til you learn to mind your place and eat that Sysco food/
Crave the arrogance the rich folks ooze/
Take life waste life just to get those jewels. Thats right

All:
Uh huh uh huh heads will roll/ low life/ low light/ recite that untold/
Keep with the goals/ rehearse for the 11th hour
Cecil Otter:
It will be arrow after arrow after bullet after sunflower
All:
Uh huh uh huh heads will roll/ low life/ low light/ recite that untold/
Keep with the goals/ rehearse for the 11th hour
Cecil Otter:
It will be barrel after barrel after barrel of that gunpowder

Dessa:
It seems like weve fallen out of favor/ the era ended on us/
Now the moneys just paper/ the houses all haunted/
We had a hell of a run before it caught up/
For all the corners cut/ we got an avalanche of sawdust/
Life of the party/ were the death of the novel/
The glass is half empty/ so pass the next bottle/
Its the flight of the salesman/ death of the bumblebee/
Nothing left for the/ attorneys and the tumbleweeds/
They say that Gods on the right/ so goes the rhetoric/
But I think that cross is a kite/ that left a skeleton/
And I think that Russel was right/ but thats irrelevant friend/
For all I know therell be nothing left to defend tomorrow/
Sugar in the gas tank/ nothing in the cash box/
Thought that we were sick/ lookin like its smallpox/
The bullets are still on the shelves/
But when the armory empties/ were melting down the bells/

All:
Uh huh uh huh heads will roll/ low life/ low light/ recite that untold/
Keep with the goals/ rehearse for the 11th hour
Cecil Otter:
It will be arrow after arrow after bullet after sunflower
All:
Uh huh uh huh heads will roll/ low life/ low light/ recite that untold/
Keep with the goals/ rehearse for the 11th hour
Cecil Otter:
It will be barrel after barrel after barrel of that gunpowder

P.O.S.
Its the end of Law and Order/ Dick Wolf/ aware in America/
Rockin a cheap sheep suit/ pulled wool/ weave through/
But stay on course/ till pulled over by that pulled pork/
Cops/ keeping the piece/ cocked/
Catch and release like a sportsman/
See em in/ on the court then/ piss poor payin them a portion/
Ha/ funny how they distort/ extortion/ never better/ POS
Dance to the rhetoric/ lean to the left they call me terrorish/
Rock with it/ dance fever got em peepin out the prints on the floor/
True believers keep they eyes on the horizons/
Catch me sizing up the silent/ check the crooked grind/
Watch me 50/50 / deep the balance between the coping/
And the feeble mind/ I hope the broken folk rewind/
Nothing left for token jokers here/ skate off/ were doing fine/

All:
Uh huh uh huh heads will roll/ low life/ low light/ recite that untold/
Keep with the goals/ rehearse for the 11th hour
Cecil Otter:
It will be arrow after arrow after bullet after sunflower
All:
Uh huh uh huh heads will roll/ low life/ low light/ recite that untold/
Keep with the goals/ rehearse for the 11th hour
Cecil Otter:
It will be barrel after barrel after barrel of that gunpowder


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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is SOOOO good. Never Better is all around an incredible album
    colincslon February 13, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDessa's verse deserves a place in the 'top 10 verses a majority of the music-listening population will never hear.'
    i pretty much think that any time this song comes up when the mp3 player is running on random.
    KSOfmon December 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love Dessa, everything she does is just amazing on so many levels. This song is just perfect.
    liesnevermisson February 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis beat is amazing, like every track on the album. I agree, Dessa really makes this song for me, her flow is entrancing to me. The homecoming concert at First Ave in Minneapolis was pretty ill.
    digonthison March 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirstly this is one of the best songs on the album and has a lot of god dang plays. Now I think I read somewhere that Dessa has a Philosophy degree or something along those lines... I'm studying Philosophy and I think that the lines
    "They say that Gods on the right/ so goes the rhetoric/
    But I think that cross is a kite/ that left a skeleton/
    And I think that Russel was right/ but thats irrelevant friend/
    For all I know therell be nothing left to defend tomorrow/ "
    are about this guy Bertrand Russell. From what I know, Russell basically denied everything and strongly believed that Religion is actually just superstition and despite the fact that it has some good points causes more harm. Iuno what it means in this context really but it looks like it's just some sort of nihilistic outlook on life.
    mogginson April 12, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningDefinitely the best song on "Never Better," with "Goodbye" a close second.

    "Barrel full of gunpowder, ship full of tea..." means that the militant, corporate-focused conservatives are coming to power, protesting domestic programs, and outsourcing businesses.

    "Not too long ago mom and pop owned the shop/
    Prognosis progress the Dow owns the block/
    Here to sell em salvation or elevation sort of signal disorder its celebration Florida/
    They got the medicine to fix your mood
    til you learn to mind your place and eat that Sysco food/
    Crave the arrogance the rich folks ooze/
    Take life waste life just to get those jewels. Thats right"

    Corporations are buying out/outcompeting small business and doing so in the name of "progress." Depressed businessmen/citizens are taking drugs to feel happy and becomes zombies who eat unhealthy cafeteria food. They wish they could stand up for themselves and say "fuck the man," but they know they'll always be slaves.

    For all the corners cut/ we got an avalanche of sawdust/
    Life of the party/ were the death of the novel/
    The glass is half empty/ so pass the next bottle/
    Its the flight of the salesman/ death of the bumblebee/
    Nothing left for the/ attorneys and the tumbleweeds/
    They say that Gods on the right/ so goes the rhetoric/
    But I think that cross is a kite/ that left a skeleton/

    Focusing on the "bottom line" has made products cheap, workers underpaid and unemployed. People are pessimistic about the future and turn to drugs for the solution. The rich get richer while the poor get poorer, and pollution destroys the environment. Legislation doesn't matter at this point, and the ones in control claim to be on God's side.

    Its the end of Law and Order/ Dick Wolf/ aware in America/
    Rockin a cheap sheep suit/ pulled wool/ weave through/
    But stay on course/ till pulled over by that pulled pork/
    Cops/ keeping the piece/ cocked/
    Catch and release like a sportsman/
    See em in/ on the court then/ piss poor payin them a portion/
    Ha/ funny how they distort/ extortion/ never better/ POS
    Dance to the rhetoric/ lean to the left, call me terrorist/

    When the economy tanks, chaos ensues. The cops keep "piece" with an iron fist and bullets, and arrest people for sport. The rich buy their way out but the poor get screwed. POS opposes this and is labeled a terrorist by the government.
    jt354on October 10, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretationthe end of Law and Order/ (The government isn't Even legal these days) Dick Wolf/(reference to popular tvshow "law and order") aware in America/
    Rockin a cheap sheep suit/ (America keeps a thin Façade of being innocent) pulled wool/ weave through/
    But stay on course/ till pulled over by that pulled pork/ (pulled pork refers to police)
    Cops/ keeping the piece/ cocked/ (paints an image of the over eager policeman ready to shoot)
    Catch and release like a sportsman/ (the revolving door of the court system)
    See em in/ on the court then/ piss poor payin them a portion/ (refers to the extortion racket known as court imposed fines)
    Ha/ funny how they distort/ extortion/ never better/ POS
    Dance to the rhetoric/ lean to the left they call me terrorish/
    Rock with it/ dance fever got em peepin out the prints on the floor/
    True believers keep they eyes on the horizons/
    Catch me sizing up the silent/ check the crooked grind/
    Watch me 50/50 / deep the balance between the coping/
    And the feeble mind/ I hope the broken folk rewind/
    Nothing left for token jokers here/ skate off/ were doing fine/
    josh103749on August 20, 2016   Link

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