I Hate You

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about

I Hate You was written in direct response to Named After A Kiss Song, actually. Meant to express my bitter feelings toward the person in question after a very messy… “thing”. We were able to really express our angry side in this song and dabble in very metal influences.
In the middle of the song we have a little homage to Motley Crüe... we weren’t originally sure what to put there, and it fit well with the bitter feelings of the song.

Mark didn’t actually know how to play bell kit, but we knew it would fit in well with Brad’s harmonics at the end of the song. It took us anywhere from 10 to 84 takes to get it just right. - Brad

lyrics

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

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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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