Getting Worse

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released August 19, 2016

All music written and performed by Better Things
Produced by Ryan Cohen (Robot Dog Studio)

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Better Things Burlington, Vermont

Better Things new album "Getting Worse" is a culmination of over a year of work between Better Things and their producer, Ryan Cohen (of Robot Dog Studio) which showcases the band's appetite for raw emotion, catchy harmonies, and the complete diversity that their musical collaboration represents.

The first single from Getting Worse, "25 Miles Per Hour Blues" is available now.
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Track Name: Getting Laid In New Hampshire
You don't make sense to me
But yeah, I should've seen past myself
My sight will deceive me (my sight will deceive me)
My sight will deceive me

And I don't listen
I'll never change, I only think in games
You caught me, and I don't have shit to say to that
You know me but I don't know you
Now all the illusions fade

You don't make sense to me
But yeah, I should've seen past myself
My sight will deceive me (my sight will deceive me)
My sight will deceive me

What is patience
Where should I draw my lines
Who am I, to close my eyes
To these things I bring to you, to you

You don't make sense to me
But yeah, I should've seen past myself
My sight will deceive me (my sight will deceive me)
My sight will deceive me
Track Name: Exactly What You'd Think
If everyone gets what they deserve in the end
Why am I talking talking in circles
Repeating myself again
And if everyone gets what they deserve, we'd all be fine
But our dreams are in our sleep this time (and our nightmares are alive)

Everyone's trying to tell me that I'm strong
But in all honesty, I'm the weakest link in a chain of uncertainty

If everyone gets what they deserve in the end
Why am I talking talking in circles
Repeating myself again
And if everyone gets what they deserve, we'd all be fine
But our dreams are in our sleep this time (and our nightmares are alive)

Why does it feel like this life is over when it's only just begun
Stripped away and left for dead is not what I pictured at twenty-one
(at twenty-one)
Track Name: Casanova with a K
I guess it's just in your character to trust no one
And even when the sun comes out you know it won't be long
Until the rain comes down, as your story's told
Even when you were with me, you felt all alone

And I tried so many times to make it better
I set your heart in my sights and thought that's all that mattered

I feel so alive, I'm not breaking down
You're six feet underwater, you're gonna drown
It's not a lie, I'm happier now
It's just because of you and you're not around

I feel so alive, I'm not breaking down
You're six feet underwater, you're gonna drown
It's not a lie, I'm happier now
It's just because of you and you're not around

You build me up
You break me down
It's just because of you that I hit the ground

You build me up
You break me down
It's just because of you that I hit the ground

I feel so alive, not breaking down
You're six feet underwater, you're gonna drown
It's not a lie, I'm happier now
It's just because of you and you're not around
Track Name: 25 Miles Per Hour Blues
Watch them pass by
Never saw me, never heard me, though I try so hard to be heard
No words entwined with my outbursts of passion could ever influence you
That's all I wanna do!

I'm so scared of getting stuck here
If I keep pushing, will I make it home?

I can't afford to take my time, will I make it home?
If I get lost it's only my life, and what's most important gets left behind

Watch them pass by
Never heard me, never saw me, though I try so hard to be seen
It's obscene, because I believe I deserve this
I deserve this!

I'm so scared of getting stuck here
If I keep pushing, will I make it home?

I can't afford to take my time, will I make it home?
If I get lost it's only my life, and what's most important gets left behind

It feels like I'm not moving at all
It feels like I'm not moving at all
It feels like I'm not moving at all
It feels like I'm not moving at all
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Track Name: Asphyxia
How could you know, that I won’t let you go
Maybe that’s what you want, but you keep leading me on
How could I go, when you’re all that I know
Will I be sober, when this is over

And it's my fault, blood in vain for you
And the air stops, and you won’t stop
Bad call shouldn’t stand up to you
Cause you won’t stop and breaths caught.

Help me through this, my haze of madness
Help me to stay in this shit place we’ve made, with the holes in the ceiling and cracked fading paint.
Feel its disease, in the air that we breath
Throw away all our dreams, pick away at the seams, pierce my ears with your screams, point your finger at me

Cause' it's my fault, blood in vain for you
And the air stops, and you won’t stop
Bad call shouldn’t stand up to you
Cause you won’t stop and breaths caught.

Fuck this, burn this, the method of your madness
Wanna tell you it’s over, but still need another piece of you
Track Name: Named After A Kiss Song
You say, you always say
You're alive, that you're still breathing, you're here
How lucky can I be

I'm watching, hoping, I'm helping, or trying to anyway,
and really all I'm doing is being here
And I want to help, but what can I say
To erase the the pain, make it all go away
What haven't I already said with my arms
Or the fingers in your hair
How lucky can I be

Nothing ever lasts forever
I swear you'll do better, 'cause I'll be here as long as I can be
When sun comes up on summer, as one we'll have conquered this weather
You're helping me do better for myself

Why are you scared
I'm not leaving
I want to stay right here
I am yours
Track Name: I Hate You
Hey I wrote you another song, but this time it's a little different
I'm broken and crying but you're already over it
Amazing little gift you have, this ability to move on
Something new in two weeks, didn't take long
Why do I miss you, I don't want to
The way that you treated me, it's no wonder I have anger issues
I was captivated, held up, you put me on a pedestal
And I can never measure up, so whatever
No, it's fine, go away
I'll stay behind, keep going and hoping for the best
Gotta figure out the me issues before I worry about the rest

Should've picked up the warnings
Avoided all contact
Threw my head to the wall
Now I don't care at all

Turned out to be the worst one so far
You anxious, running, so good at lying
Young and insecure
But wait, I had it, I had it.
And I thought it was stable yet still I was not able
To save myself from this habit, of how I'm ceaselessly being knocked to the floor
Not sorry for being angry

How easily you convinced me
That I was special or something
I'll never let my guard down again
I built the walls in my head

Should've picked up the warnings
And avoided all contact
Threw my head to the wall
Now I don't care at all

Turned out to be the worst one so far
You anxious, running, so good at lying
Young and insecure
But wait, I had it, I had it.
And I thought it was stable yet still I was not able
To save myself from this habit, of how I'm ceaselessly being knocked to the floor
Not sorry for being angry
Track Name: Stick That In Your Juicebox and Sip It
It's a process that I'm not all that familiar with
but at least I'm making progress
maybe that's enough for now

Trying to hold my head
above the rushing water
gasping for one final breath
and take myself into the shallows

and I'll crack a smile, like there is nothing wrong
and I'll crack a smile, convince me that I'll be alright

It's a process that I'm not all that familiar with
but at least I'm making progress
maybe that's enough for now

Why do you think I'm standing here?
Do you think it's just coincidence?
You told me to fight, to make my own way
You told me to believe again
On my way, in the left direction
is this progress or just regression
Zero to Sixty in just Five seconds
Nothing to fear but my own reflection

It's a process that I'm not all that familiar with
but at least I'm making progress
maybe that's enough for now

I'll be alright, I'm moving forward
Track Name: Keeping It At Arms Length
I can't help but noticing
All these little things about you
Like the spark in your smile, or the way that you whisper when you're in denial

And maybe you notice things too
Like how your brain and how your heart are fighting
And I'm the one who'll lose

I know that you are scared
That you're not strong enough to win this war
But darling, I promise
You're stronger than you give yourself credit for

Fast forward, I'm not strong enough for you
You were the anchor, and I am the runaway ship, lost forever at sea
You might sit there and wonder
What this has to do about you
But this is really all about me, and the person I can't stand to be

You know that I am scared
That I'm not strong enough to win this war
But I can't trust your lie (when you say)
That I'm stronger than I give myself credit for
Track Name: This Particular Falling Out
You made it crystal clear
And I don't need your explanation
It's not like you to care
Just go ahead and play the victim

String me along, one more time for your own sick pleasure
Tell me once again, everything I already know to make yourself feel better
I know plain as day, you only say these things to make me go away

You were my security, you made me happy
You have no integrity, you only have self-pity
What am I to say to you, when I know what you've been through
You can never be wrong, and that's how you're wrong

You made it crystal clear
And I don't need your explanation
It's not like you to care
Just go ahead and play the victim

I could always understand the places you could be
But your selfish and broken, and you think that it's healthy
This isn't a shot at your grief
But living in the past won't change history

I know that you're two-faced
But I can't ignore the pretty one
And how can you live yourself
Knowing you do this just for fun
Track Name: Ex-Files
There's something new in the way that I draw in each breath
The innocence is gone, but the passion and pain is what's left
The first time I saw you, you were standing there breaking my heart
This song's not for you, just a statement of fact for where my life starts

And I've seen better things
Trust me I've seen better days

One day I'll find someone stronger than you
I don't have a burden to bear, I'm only looking for truth
So I'll say my prayers even when I don't believe in God
Ask for forgiveness if I've done something wrong
And maybe one day I'll find someone stronger than you

I'll say I barely knew you when you ask me that one
I saw you across the room and I knew without hesitation
My intentions are clear, if only locked in my mind
One day I'll speak to you and maybe you'll be mine

And we'll see better things
Trust me we'll see better days

One day I'll find someone stronger than you
Some passions we'll share, but most of all we'll share the truth
But until then I'll look with weary eyes
Upon the promise of acceptance in this girl's uncharted mind
And maybe one day I'll find someone stronger than you

And maybe one day I'll find someone stronger than you
Not in body or mind, only in the connections we glue

And maybe one day I'll find someone stronger than you
Not in body or mind, only in the connections we glue