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    Better Things' debut album Getting Worse packaged in a high quality digipack, featuring photography from Taylor Cook and Victoria Howard.

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about

There’s a lot that I could say about Ex-Files, and one of them would be that it is my proudest musical accomplishment to date. I wrote it in October of 2014 when I was working a dead-end job and coming home every night to binge-watch X-Files on Netflix. Emotionally, I was at an incredible low point. Many nights I fell asleep on the couch, and when I finally hit a breaking point I wrote this song.
It’s not a breakup song, it’s not a song about falling in love, it’s simply a snapshot of when I decided things couldn’t get any worse.

We all agreed that this was perfect song to end our album on. It will always get better if you work for it and let it. - Brian

lyrics

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

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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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