Better This Than Nothing

by Ryland Bouchard

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A collection of B-Sides from "Cowbirds & Cuckoos" and an alternate mix of "Good Life #2". Released on 2/04/2010 by Swim Slowly Records. SWIM015

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released February 4, 2010

Ryland Bouchard (Recording, Mixing & All Recorded Tracks)

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Track Name: I Need Sleep
Party party party cause I don't have a job
Sleep sleep sleep to keep my skin fresh
Everywhere I walk guys are staring at me
Every time I talk there's people listening

God I look so good in my new high heels
Put on a skirt and cruise to the clubs
Drink drink drink cause I got a trust fund
Youth is not a job it's just for having fun

Everywhere I go I bring the party
just text me the address it's all I ever need
Everywhere I go I bring the party
just text me the address it's all I ever need

Party party party cause thinking is a waste
Sleep sleep sleep cause waking up sucks
Everywhere I walk people wish they were me
Every time I eat there's meat simmering

God I love beef when it's cooked just right
Put it in my mouth and puke all night

Everywhere I go I bring the party
just text me the address it's all I ever need
Everywhere I go I bring the party
just text me the address it's all I ever need

Party party party just to wake the neighbors up
Sleep sleep sleep cause I drank too much
Everywhere I walk there's a halo over me
Every time I talk there's an echo in the trees

God I feel so good every single day
The smile on my face is something you can't fake
God I feel so good every single day
The smile on my face is something you can't fake

Everywhere I go I bring the party
just text me the address it's all I ever need
Everywhere I go I bring the party
just text me the address it's all I ever need
Track Name: Fake Your Fight
Take off my shirt and run through the field
Cover my eyes and hope I don't fall
Everyone else thinks they feel
When they can't leave the walls of their home

Cover your eyes and hope that you know
when it's finally your time to let go
Cover your eyes and hope that you know
when it's finally your time to let go

Take off your skirt and run through the mall
Cover your hopes with credit card debt
Everyone else tries to own
but when they pass there's nothing left

Hide your thoughts to keep your job
the beaten path is a shallow road
Hide your thoughts to keep your job
the beaten path is a shallow road

Take out your lungs and run down the street
Cover your health with ways to forget
Everyone else sounds so smart
but when you're sober it's spitting fat

Mask your feelings in sane thoughts
and drug your perception until you rot
Mask your feelings in sane thoughts
and drug your perception until you rot

Take out your heart from everything you do
Cover the unusual with ways to blend
Everyone else talks like you
in a monotone voice they praise dissent
Fake your fight with flashy clothes
the path to change is the longest road

Take off my shirt and run through the field
Cover my eyes and hope I don't fall
Everyone else thinks they feel
When they can't leave the walls of their home

Cover your eyes and hope that you know
when it's finally your time to let go
Cover your eyes and hope that you know
when it's finally your time to let go

Cover your eyes and hope that you know
when it's finally your time to let go
Cover your eyes and hope that you know
when it's finally your time to let go
Track Name: Better This Than Nothing
It's better this than nothing as they watch you in your home
It's better this than nothing as they wiretap your phone
It's better this than nothing as the rich elect the rich
It's better this than nothing as the poor drug the poor
It's better this than nothing as the dumb breed in mass
It's better this than nothing as all those credit cards are maxed
It's better this than nothing as the police circle your house
It's better this than nothing when all your neighbors shout:

WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THAT RIFLE IN YOUR HAND?
WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THAT RIFLE IN YOUR HAND?
WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THAT RIFLE IN YOUR HAND?
WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THAT RIFLE IN YOUR HAND?
WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THAT RIFLE IN YOUR HAND?

IT'S BETTER THIS THAN NOTHING
IT'S BETTER THIS THAN NOTHING
IT'S BETTER THIS THAN NOTHING
IT'S BETTER THIS THAN NOTHING
IT'S BETTER THIS THAN NOTHING
IT'S BETTER THIS THAN NOTHING
IT'S BETTER THIS THAN NOTHING
Track Name: Good Life #2 (Premix)
Now I'm living in the past cause the future is too bright
I'll buy a new car just to drive through the night
Got my diamond rings and my new leather shoes
Better trash that junk in an hour or two

Now I'm driving my couch like a new cadillac
Taking photos of my friends just so I can relax
Oh I know you're jealous, Oh I know you're mad
All those comments on my status just make you so sad

Now I love you with my fingers and kiss you with an X
I'll bring you lots of flowers and put them on the desk
Sing you love songs as we go to sleep
Now there is nothing better than you close to me

Now in my perfect life I'll wake up with a tan
Drink Starbucks from a bottle McDonald's from a can
Everything is perfect, Everything is fine
Life is just for living, there's no need to add time
We'll sing….