"Consider This" as written by and Richard Michael Patrick....
I've been thinking about what you said
It's been going around in my head
I've been thinking about what you were
It's a messy messed up blur
And when the con was over
One thing I learned
I think you'd be better off if you were dead
Think your check might last a year?
Ain't got no worries...
Ain't got no fear...
You change so fast you're such a creep
You make me feel so very cheap
And when the heist was over
I guess i got burned
I think you'd be better off if you were dead

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"Consider This" as written by Richard Michael Patrick

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    General CommentA spiteful song telling someone after all they've done, it would be better if they were dead.

    "What's really funny is the song 'Consider This.' It has this mid-’80s anthemic U2 kind of feel. And the message is, ‘I think you'd be better off if you were dead.’ And I'm talking about one specific human being that completely fucked me over." He takes a drink of beer and looks right at me, anticipating the next question. "And it was not Trent Reznor."
    chambermanon October 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentProbably my favorite from Short Bus. Has anyone considered the phrasing, though? "I think you'd be better off if you were dead", in a word for word sense, it's quite different from saying "I think we'd be better off" or "the world would be better off without you". It almost makes it seem as though it's directed to someone who is so completely down on themselves, maybe the speaker is saying "since you're so miserable, maybe you'd be better off dead".
    Or it could be (and other Filter songs make it seem that this is the case) a very mobster way of putting things. Like, "you know what I think, pally. I think you'd be better off if you was dead", or "maybe a nap with the fishes might do ya some good".
    SpooktheHerdon April 07, 2007   Link

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