Keeping It At Arms Length

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Keeping It At Arm’s Length is about relating with someone who’s been through a lot. It’s about trying to show them that they’re a lot further along emotionally than they think, and they are stronger than what they’ve had to face.

The second driving factor behind this song is about trying to help myself through tough times. Sometimes you may have similar problems and the same insecurities as someone you’re trying to help, but that may not be apparent to them. As you’re showing them how to move forward, you’re struggling with accepting your own reality. - Mark

lyrics

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

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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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