The Better Life

3 Doors Down Feb 8, 2000 ℗ Universal Motown Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
# Title Duration
1 Play Kryptonite
I TOOK A WALK AROUND THE WORLD
TO EASE MY TROUBLED MIND
I LEFT MY BODY LAYING SOMEWHERE
IN THE SANDS OF TIME
BUT I WATCHED THE WORLD FLOAT
TO THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON

I FEEL THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO, YEAH

I WATCHED THE WORLD FLOAT
TO THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
AFTER ALL I KNEW IT HAD TO BE
SOMETHING TO DO WITH YOU
I REALLY DON’T MIND WHAT HAPPENS NOW AND THEN
AS LONG AS YOU’LL BE MY FRIEND AT THE END

IF I GO CRAZY THEN WILL YOU STILL
CALL ME SUPERMAN
IF I’M ALIVE AND WELL, WILL YOU BE
THERE A-HOLDING MY HAND
I’LL KEEP YOU BY MY SIDE
WITH MY SUPERHUMAN MIGHT
KRYPTONITE

YOU CALLED ME STRONG, YOU CALLED ME WEAK,
BUT STILL YOUR SECRETS I WILL KEEP
YOU TOOK FOR GRANTED ALL THE TIMES
I NEVER LET YOU DOWN
YOU STUMBLED IN AND BUMPED YOUR HEAD,
IF NOT FOR ME THEN YOU'D BE DEAD
I PICKED YOU UP AND PUT YOU BACK
ON SOLID GROUND

IF I GO CRAZY THEN WILL YOU STILL
CALL ME SUPERMAN
IF I’M ALIVE AND WELL,
WILL YOU BE THERE A-HOLDING MY HAND
I’LL KEEP YOU BY MY SIDE
WITH MY SUPERHUMAN MIGHT
KRYPTONITE

IF I GO CRAZY THEN WILL YOU STILL
CALL ME SUPERMAN
IF I’M ALIVE AND WELL, WILL YOU BE THERE
HOLDING MY HAND
I’LL KEEP YOU BY MY SIDE
WITH MY SUPERHUMAN MIGHT
KRYPTONITE
YEAH!!

IF I GO CRAZY THEN WILL YOU STILL
CALL ME SUPERMAN
IF I'M ALIVE AND WELL,
WILL YOU BE THERE A-HOLDING MY HAND
I'LL KEEP YOU BY MY SIDE
WITH MY SUPERHUMAN MIGHT
KRYPTONITE
YEAH!!
03:53
2 Play Loser
BREATHE IN RIGHT AWAY, 
NOTHING SEEMS TO FILL THIS PLACE
I NEED THIS EVERY TIME, 
TAKE YOUR LIES GET OFF MY CASE
SOMEDAY I WILL FIND A LOVE
THAT FLOWS THROUGH ME LIKE THIS
THIS WILL FALL AWAY, 
THIS WILL FALL AWAY
YOU’RE GETTING CLOSER TO PUSHING ME
OFF OF LIFE’S LITTLE EDGE
CAUSE I’M A LOSER 
AND SOONER OR LATER
YOU KNOW I’LL BE DEAD
YOU’RE GETTING CLOSER, 
YOU’RE HOLDING THE ROPE, 
I'M TAKING THE FALL
CAUSE I’M A LOSER, I’M A LOSER, YEAH
THIS IS GETTING OLD, 
I CAN’T BREAK THESE CHAINS THAT I HOLD
MY BODY’S GROWING COLD, 
THERE’S NOTHIN LEFT OF THIS MIND 
OR MY SOUL
ADDICTION NEEDS A PACIFIER, 
THE BUZZ OF THIS POISON IS TAKING ME HIGHER
THIS WILL FALL AWAY, 
THIS WILL FALL AWAY
YOU’RE GETTING CLOSER, TO PUSHING ME
OFF OF LIFE’S LITTLE EDGE
CAUSE I’M A LOSER AND SOONER OR LATER
YOU KNOW I’LL BE DEAD
YOU’RE GETTING CLOSER, 
YOU’RE HOLDING THE ROPE AND 
I’M TAKING THE FALL
CAUSE I’M A LOSER
YOU’RE GETTING CLOSER, TO PUSHING ME 
OFF OF LIFE’S LITTLE EDGE
CAUSE I’M A LOSER AND SOONER OR LATER
YOU KNOW I’LL BE DEAD
YOU’RE GETTING CLOSER, 
YOU’RE HOLDING THE ROPE 
AND I’M TAKING THE FALL
CAUSE I’M A LOSER
04:24
3 Play Duck and Run
TO THIS WORLD I'M UNIMPORTANT
JUST BECAUSE I HAVE NOTHING TO GIVE
SO YOU CALL THIS YOUR FREE COUNTRY
TELL ME WHY IT COST SO MUCH TO LIVE
TELL ME WHY

THIS WORLD CAN TURN ME DOWN
BUT I WON’T TURN AWAY, OH NO
I WON’T TURN AROUND

ALL MY WORK AND ENDLESS MEASURES
NEVER SEEM TO GET ME VERY FAR
WALK A MILE JUST TO MOVE AN INCH
NOW EVEN THOUGH I'M TRYING SO DAMN HARD
I'M TRYING SO HARD

THIS WORLD CAN TURN ME DOWN BUT I
WON’T TURN AWAY
AND I WON’T DUCK AND RUN, CAUSE
I'M NOT BUILT THAT WAY
WHEN EVERYTHING IS GONE THERE IS
NOTHING THERE TO FEAR

THIS WORLD CANNOT BRING ME DOWN
NO CAUSE I'M ALREADY HERE, OH NO!
I AM ALREADY HERE,
DOWN ON MY KNEES
I AM ALREADY HERE, ON NO, I AM
ALREADY HERE
I MUST HAVE TOLD YOU A THOUSAND TIMES,
I AM NOT RUNNING AWAY

I WON’T DUCK AND RUN
I WON’T DUCK AND RUN
I WON’T DUCK AND RUN
NO PASS AWAY

THIS WORLD CAN TURN ME DOWN BUT I
WON’T TURN AWAY
AND I WON’T DUCK AND RUN, CAUSE
I'M NOT BUILT THAT WAY

WHEN EVERYTHING IS GONE
THERE IS NOTHING THERE TO FEAR
THIS WORLD CANNOT BRING ME DOWN
NO CAUSE I'M ALREADY HERE

THIS WORLD CAN TURN ME DOWN
BUT I WON’T TURN AWAY
AND I WON’T DUCK AND RUN
CAUSE I'M NOT BUILT THAT WAY

WHEN EVERYTHING IS GONE THERE
IS NOTHING THERE TO FEAR
THIS WORLD CANNOT BRING ME DOWN
NO CAUSE I'M ALREADY HERE
03:50
4 Play Not Enough
SEVEN DAYS UNDERPAID GOTTA GIVE IT UP
GOT NO TIME FOR THIS LIFE THAT I'M LIVIN' UP
SHACKLED DOWN, KICKED AROUND, NOW SLAVE TO THE GRIND
NEED SOME TIME FOR MYSELF

I'LL GIVE YOU ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT ME TO
BUT I DON'T HAVE THE TIME SO I'LL GET UP WITH YOU
IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND MAN YOU'VE GOT TO BELIEVE
THERE IS TOO MUCH OF YOU BUT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH OF ME
THERE IS NOT ENOUGH OF ME

SAME OLD SONG WORLD MOVES ON WHILE I'M STILL IN BED
MEET TOMORROW TODAY JUST TO GET AHEAD
JUMP THE GUN ON THE RUN, I'M THE ONLY ONE
WHO THINKS THAT I'M FALLIN' BEHIND

I'LL GIVE YOU ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT ME TO
BUT I DON'T HAVE THE TIME SO I'LL GET UP WITH YOU
IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND MAN YOU'VE GOT TO BELIEVE
THERE IS TOO MUCH OF YOU BUT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH OF ME
THERE IS NOT ENOUGH OF ME
I'LL GIVE YOU ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT ME TO
BUT I DON'T HAVE THE TIME SO I'LL GET UP WITH YOU
IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND MAN YOU'VE GOT TO BELIEVE
THERE IS TOO MUCH OF YOU THERE IS TOO MUCH OF ME

I'LL GIVE YOU ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT ME TO
BUT I DON'T HAVE THE TIME SO I'LL GET UP WITH YOU
IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND MAN YOU'VE GOT TO BELIEVE
THERE IS TOO MUCH OF YOU BUT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH OF ME
03:14
5 Play Be Like That
HE SPENDS HIS NIGHTS IN CALIFORNIA,
{HE SPENT HIS WHOLE LIFE BEING TO YOUNG,}
WATCHING THE STARS ON THE BIG SCREEN,
{TO LIVE THE LIFE THAT'S IN HIS DREAMS,}
THEN HE LIES AWAKE AND HE WONDERS,
{AT NIGHT HE LIES AWAKE AND HE WONDERS,}
WHY CAN'T THAT BE ME
CAUSE IN HIS LIFE HE'S FILLED
WITH ALL THESE GOOD INTENTIONS
HE'S LEFT A LOT OF THINGS
HE'D RATHER NOT MENTION RIGHT NOW
JUST BEFORE HE SAYS GOODNIGHT,
HE LOOKS UP WITH A LITTLE SMILE AT ME,
AND HE SAYS,

IF I COULD BE LIKE THAT,
I WOULD GIVE ANYTHING.
JUST TO LIVE ONE DAY
IN THOSE SHOES.
IF I COULD BE LIKE THAT,
WHAT WOULD I DO?
WHAT WOULD I DO? YEAH

NOW IN DREAMS WE RUN...

SHE SPENDS HER DAYS UP IN THE NORTH PARK,
WATCHING THE PEOPLE AS THEY PASS.
AND ALL SHE WANTS IS JUST A LITTLE PIECE OF THIS DREAM
IS THAT TOO MUCH TO ASK?
WITH A SAFE HOME,
AND A WARM BED,
ON A QUIET LITTLE STREET.
ALL SHE WANTS IS JUST THAT SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO.
THAT'S ALL SHE NEEDS.
YEAH!

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH,
OH, OH OH YEAH
I'M FALLING INTO THIS,
IN DREAMS, WE RUN...AWAY

FALLING IN
I FEEL LOST
FALLING IN
TO THIS, AGAIN
04:25
6 Play Life of My Own
LIVING RISKY, NEVER SCARED
WANDER CLOSER TO THE EDGE
NOTHING VALUED, THINK NO FEAR
ALWAYS WONDERING WHY YOU'RE HERE
ALL YOUR PURPOSES ARE GONE
NOTHING'S RIGHT AND NOTHING'S WRONG
NOTHING VENTURED, NOTHING GAINED
FEEL NO SORROW, FEEL NO PAIN

KISS ME WHILE I'M STILL ALIVE
KILL ME WHILE I KISS THE SKY
LET ME DIE ON MY OWN TERMS
LET ME LIVE AND LET ME LEARN
NOW I'LL FOLLOW MY OWN WAY
AND I'LL LIVE ON TO ANOTHER DAMN DAY
FREEDOM CARRIES SACRIFICE
REMEMBER WHEN THIS WAS MY LIFE

LOOKING FORWARD, NOT BEHIND
EVERYBODY'S GOT TO CROSS THAT LINE
FREE ME NOW TO GIVE ME A PLACE
KEEP ME CAGED AND FREE THE BEAST
FALLING FASTER, TIME GOES BY
FEAR IS NOT SEEN THROUGH THESE EYES
WHAT THERE WAS WILL NEVER BE
NOW I'M BLIND AND CANNOT SEE

KISS ME WHILE I'M STILL ALIVE
KILL ME WHILE I KISS THE SKY
LET ME DIE ON MY OWN TERMS
LET ME LIVE AND LET ME LEARN
NOW I'LL FOLLOW MY OWN WAY
AND I'LL LIVE ON TO ANOTHER DAMN DAY
FREEDOM CARRIES SACRIFICE
REMEMBER WHEN THIS WAS MY LIFE

KISS ME WHILE I'M STILL ALIVE
KILL ME WHILE I KISS THE SKY
LET ME DIE ON MY OWN TERMS
LET ME LIVE AND LET ME LEARN
NOW I'LL FOLLOW MY OWN WAY
AND I'LL LIVE ON TO ANOTHER DAMN DAY
FREEDOM CARRIES SACRIFICE
REMEMBER WHEN THIS WAS MY LIFE
03:58
7 Play The Better Life
I'M ABOUT TO BE ON THE FLOOR AGAIN,
SURELY YOU'RE GONNA FIND ME HERE.
I'M ABOUT TO SLEEP UNTIL THE END OF TIME,
DRUG I TAKE GONNA WAKE MY FEAR RIGHT NOW.

I'M PASSING AWAY... ON TO THE BETTER LIFE,
I'M PASSING AWAY... ON TO THE BETTER-

I'M ABOUT TO SEE JUST HOW FAR I CAN FLY,
SURELY YOU'RE GONNA BREAK MY FALL.
I'M ABOUT TO RUN AS FAST AS I CAN,
HEAD LONG INTO THAT WALL THIS TIME...

ON TO THE BETTER LIFE,
ON TO THE BETTER...

I'M ABOUT TO BE ON THE FLOOR AGAIN,
SURELY YOU'RE GONNA FIND ME HERE.
I'M ABOUT TO SLEEP UNTIL THE END OF TIME,
DRUG I TAKE GONNA WAKE MY FEAR RIGHT NOW.
03:07
8 Play Down Poison
I'VE DREAMED ABOUT THIS SIXTEEN DAYS AWAY
NOW YOU'RE HERE AND MY HEAD LIES
BESIDES YOUR BODY PILLOWED UNDER MINE
YOU WERE POISON, SPINNING ROUND MY MIND

"WELCOME TO MY WORLD", SHE SAID
"DO YOU FEEL ALIVE?", SHE SAID
IT'S ALL A BAD DREAM
SPINNING IN YOUR LONELY HEAD
"WELCOME TO MY WORLD" SHE SAID
SEPARATED WORLD, SHE STAYED
SEPARATED

DOWN POISON
DOWN POISON

BODY WITHERED, BODY DIED
TIME TO TAKE AWAY THIS LIFE
BAD ENOUGH TO DIE FROM ONE
NOT TO MENTION FOUR OR FIVE

"WELCOME TO MY WORLD", SHE SAID
"DO YOU FEEL ALIVE?", SHE SAID
IT'S ALL A BAD DREAM
SPINNING IN YOUR LONELY HEAD
"WELCOME TO MY WORLD" SHE SAID
SEPARATED WORLD, SHE STAYED
SEPARATED

DOWN POISON
DOWN POISON
DOWN POISON
DOWN

DOWN POISON
YOU WEREN'T THERE FOR ME, I WAS THERE FOR YOU
DOWN POISON
YOU WEREN'T THERE FOR ME, I WAS THERE FOR YOU

DOWN POISON
YOU WEREN'T THERE FOR ME, I WAS THERE FOR YOU
DOWN POISON
YOU WEREN'T THERE FOR ME, NEVER THERE FOR ME

YOU WOULDN'T DIE FOR ME, I'VE ALREADY DIED FOR YOU
YOU WOULDN'T DIE FOR ME, I'VE ALREADY DIED FOR YOU
YOU WOULDN'T DIE FOR ME, I'VE ALREADY DIED FOR YOU
YOU WOULDN'T DIE, YOU WOULDN'T DIE, YOU WOULDN'T DIE, NO

"WELCOME TO MY WORLD", SHE SAID
"DO YOU FEEL ALIVE?", SHE SAID
IT'S ALL A BAD DREAM
SPINNING IN YOUR LONELY HEAD
"WELCOME TO MY WORLD" SHE SAID
SEPARATED WORLD, SHE STAYED
SEPARATED

DOWN POISON
DOWN POISON
DOWN POISON
DOWN

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04:21
9 Play By My Side
THEY BLAZED A TRAIL I DARED TO RUN.
THEY BUILT THIS WORLD AND I HAVE COME.
I NEED ANOTHER, LIKE A BROTHER
FOR A CRYIN' SHOULDER.

WELL, THIS COULD BE THE LAST TIME, YOU WILL
STAND BY MY SIDE.
WELL,I CAN FEEL MY SOUL, IT'S BLEEDING, WILL YOU FLY
WITH ME THIS EVENING?

THE SOBER MIND, TIME NOW IS GONE.
THEY CARVED MY
BODY NOT OF STONE.
A PRETTY MAZE OF EMPTINESS,
I'VE SAID THE HELL
WITH ALL THE REST

WELL,THIS COULD BE THE LAST TIME, YOU WILL
STAND BY MY SIDE.
WELL I CAN FEEL MY SOUL, IT'S BLEEDING, WILL YOU FLY
WITH ME THIS EVENING?

[GUITAR SOLO]

WELL, THIS COULD BE THE LAST TIME, YOU WILL
STAND BY MY SIDE.
WELL,I CAN FEEL MY SOUL, IT'S BLEEDING, WILL YOU FLY
WITH ME TONIGHT?

WELL, THIS COULD BE THE LAST TIME, YOU WILL
STAND BY MY SIDE.
WELL,I CAN FEEL MY SOUL, IT'S BLEEDING, WILL YOU FLY
WITH ME THIS EVENING?
03:16
10 Play Smack
THEY BLAZED A TRAIL I DARED TO RUN.
THEY BUILT THIS WORLD AND I HAVE COME.
I NEED ANOTHER, LIKE A BROTHER
FOR A CRYIN' SHOULDER.

WELL, THIS COULD BE THE LAST TIME, YOU WILL
STAND BY MY SIDE.
WELL,I CAN FEEL MY SOUL, IT'S BLEEDING, WILL YOU FLY
WITH ME THIS EVENING?

THE SOBER MIND, TIME NOW IS GONE.
THEY CARVED MY
BODY NOT OF STONE.
A PRETTY MAZE OF EMPTINESS,
I'VE SAID THE HELL
WITH ALL THE REST

WELL,THIS COULD BE THE LAST TIME, YOU WILL
STAND BY MY SIDE.
WELL I CAN FEEL MY SOUL, IT'S BLEEDING, WILL YOU FLY
WITH ME THIS EVENING?

[GUITAR SOLO]

WELL, THIS COULD BE THE LAST TIME, YOU WILL
STAND BY MY SIDE.
WELL,I CAN FEEL MY SOUL, IT'S BLEEDING, WILL YOU FLY
WITH ME TONIGHT?

WELL, THIS COULD BE THE LAST TIME, YOU WILL
STAND BY MY SIDE.
WELL,I CAN FEEL MY SOUL, IT'S BLEEDING, WILL YOU FLY
WITH ME THIS EVENING?
02:29
11 Play So I Need You
IF YOU COULD STEP INTO MY HEAD
TELL ME WOULD YOU STILL LOVE ME?
AND IF YOU WOKE UP IN MY BED
TELL ME WOULD YOU HOLD ME?
OR WOULD YOU SIMPLY LET IT LIE
LEAVING ME TO WONDER WHY
I CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF THIS HEAD
THAT I CALL MINE AND I WILL SAY

I CAN'T LET YOU GO
MY LITTLE GIRL, BECAUSE YOU'RE HOLDING UP MY WORLD
SO I NEED YOU
YOUR IMITATION OF MY WALK
AND THE PERFECT WAY YOU TALK
IT'S JUST A COUPLE OF THE MILLION THINGS
THAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU
SO I NEED YOU

AND IF I JUMPED OFF THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE
TELL ME WOULD YOU STILL FOLLOW ME?
AND IF I MADE YOU MAD TODAY
TELL ME WOULD YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW PLEASE?
OR WOULD YOU SAY THAT YOU DON'T CARE
AND THEN LEAVE ME STANDING HERE
LIKE A FOOL WHO IS DROWNING IN DESPAIR AND SCREAMING

I CAN'T LET YOU GO
MY LITTLE GIRL, BECAUSE YOU'RE HOLDING UP MY WORLD
SO I NEED YOU
YOUR IMITATION OF MY WALK
AND THE PERFECT WAY YOU TALK
IT'S JUST A COUPLE OF THE MILLION THINGS
THAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU
SO I NEED YOU

I'M ON MY OWN

I CAN'T LET YOU GO
MY LITTLE GIRL, BECAUSE YOU'RE HOLDING UP MY WORLD
SO I NEED YOU
YOUR IMITATION OF MY WALK
AND THE PERFECT WAY YOU TALK
IT'S JUST A COUPLE OF THE MILLION THINGS
THAT I LOVE ABOUT YOU
SO I NEED YOU
03:49