"Better Half" as written by and Ryan Pope James Suptic....
i saw my better half
the better half of a decade
slip through my hands inside her hands inside my pockets
when she reached for her advatages i should have done something
i saw my baby boy digging his own hole
keeping alive family traditions
when he lied about intentions i should have done something
well
i blame myself for everything
it keeps my conscience clean
i've got bandages to prove it


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"Better Half" as written by Matthew Patrick Pryor James Suptic

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    General Commentdamn...
    HellionChildon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsuperb lyrics.... i'm speechless
    (emo)declinedon April 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentjust a thought... consider the "i saw my baby boy, digging his own hole.... when he lied about intentions i should have done something" = somebody getting deeper and deeper into something.. (maybe depression, maybe drugs), and they lied about what they were going to do with a knife (sorry couldn't think of a good example) or something or the drugs or what not... i dont know i suck at explaining things but whenever i hear this song i always think that. btw, I LOVE THE GET UP KIDS!
    kid emoon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentA lot of people rant on the lyrical quality of Something to Write Home About but I really think 4MM is on the same level, as is On a Wire, and Pryor's New Amsterdams albums. The variety of music TGUK put along with these lyrics is what I believe makes them such a special band. They don't recycle, they evolve and mature.
    SiameseDreamon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTHIS SONG DEFINES EMO. HE'S SAYING THAT HE WAS NEVER THERE FOR HIS KID, AND NOW HIS KID IS TURNING OUT TO BE A FUCK UP JUST LIKE HIM, AND ITS ALL HIS FAULT, AND HE TAKES IT OUT ON HIMSELF. HE'S GOT THE BANDAGES TO PROVE IT
    ~CLAY
    Claysavesthedayon May 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits pirdy good i like it
    chulavistaon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentClay, I've seen some of your previous posts, and you're a cold-hearted bastage! =(
    kabong eion June 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwow wut an amazing emo tune
    WafeMeMyFriendon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a good song, and i think it would be about someone close to him but i dont think its about himself [or from the point of view of his father]. I dunno very interesting lyrics tho.
    Action and Actionon August 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentjust an amazing song by an amazing band. the get up kids rock my socks
    elioon August 26, 2002   Link

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