25 Miles Per Hour Blues

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about

25 was incredibly last minute. It was written just as we were going into the studio, and nobody but Brad (who wrote it in the back of his car on lunch breaks from work) knew how to play it yet.

The lyrics are about feeling like you are stuck. You find yourself putting a lot of work into something, and there’s always the chance that it’s a complete waste of your time and energy. It’s about being afraid that you might not end up as happy as you had always been told you would. Afraid that you’ll always be stuck in the 25 miles per hour town you grew up in.

In retrospect, it might be better to assume that you aren’t all that important instead of being too pretentious to change that.

We weren’t able to appreciate this song for what it was until it was finished, and the theme stuck with us enough that we ended up making it the first single for the album. - Brad

lyrics

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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from Getting Worse, released August 19, 2016

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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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