Better This Than Nothing

by Ryland Bouchard

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1.
I Need Sleep (free) 03:03
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
2.
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
3.
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
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Comfort #1 01:14
5.
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….

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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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