"Better Than This" as written by Timothy James Price, Antonina Armato and Adam Smeaton....
I'm thinking over it
I think too much
It hinders my spirit
When there's never enough

Shell-game sleight of hand
To wish for something more
Honest husbands, cheating wives
Generous buyers, greedy stores

"I'll get through it, I'll get through it"
I'll say it ten times over: "I'll get through it, I'll get through it"
"I'm better than this"
That's what anchors me (I mean it weighs me down)

Can't give thanks to fear, can't say no to crowds
Guess I'll just play dumb (shouldn't be too hard : )
Peaceful people, violent guns
Sober drivers, drunken cars

I'm better than nothing and nothing is better than this


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"Better Than This" as written by Antonina Armato Adam Smeaton

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    General Commentto me, this sounds like he found out the person he loves was cheating on him. that she possibly doesn't know he knows ("guess i'll just play dumb..."), and that he doesn't plan on filling her in on his discovery... that he'd rather hold on to what he has left, and be the ignorant boyfriend.
    TheNoisesSheMakeson April 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti like the part where he plays word games and turns familiar occurances on end
    "Honest husbands, cheating wives
    Generous buyers, greedy stores "

    "Peaceful people, violent guns
    Sober drivers, drunken cars "

    this song is crazy good... powerful.. i'll say it 10 times over.... (ok. i won't... but only to not use rediculous quantities of space)
    chiggson April 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song got me though a time where i was really depressed...i love it so much
    Tears.of.rainon June 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentTo me it sounds like Jonah is just tired of all the crap in the world. When you look at the big picture of everything happening around the world your out look becomes dark. You feel so helpless and wonder "whats the point? What can I do to change it?" But, when you bring it down to the small picture and look at, for example, your group of friends (For Jonah its crowds) and you think about all the good times you have when your with them your life feels like it has meaning and purpose and that alone sometimes is what gets me through the day.
    dnask8on May 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsounds like drug useage to me. then again you can apply almost any song and say "it's about drugs" and hopefully people agree with you..
    a toy planeon June 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt reminds me of the famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi "Be the change that you want to see in the world."
    BoarsHellon July 28, 2005   Link

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