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3 DOORS DOWN - THE BETTER LIFE
lyriks

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lyriks
kryptonite
loser
duck and run
not enough
be like that
life of my own
better life
down poison
by my side
smack
so i need you

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1. kryptonite

i took a walk around the world to ease my troubled mind
i left my body lying somewhere in the sands of time
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, holding my hand?
i'll keep you by my side with my superhuman might
krptonite

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

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2. 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

this is getting old
i cant' break these chains that i hold
my body's growing cold
there's nothing 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

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3. 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 costs 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 left to fear
this world cannot bring me down cause i'm already here!

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4. 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
if you 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 i'm falling 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

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5. be like that

he spends his nights in california
watching the stars on the big screen
then he lies awake and he wonders
'why can't that be me?'
cause in his life he is filled
with all these good intentions
he's left a lot of things
he'd rather not mention right now
but 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
i would give anything
just to live on day in those shoes"

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6. 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 gotta 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

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7. 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 onto the better life
i'm passing away onto 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
headlong into that wall

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8. down poison

i've dreamed about this
sixteen days away
now you're here
and my head lays beside 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, "seperated world",
she said, "seperated"
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

you weren't there for me, i was there for you

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9. 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 crygin shoulder
this could be the last time
you will stand by my side
i can feel my soul, it's bleeding
will you fly with me this evening?
sober mind time now is gone
they carved my body not of stone
a pretty maze emptiness
i've said to hell with all the rest

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10. smack

rubber headed motor junky
run me down and try to stomp me
throw my life away and i'll be worthless
just like you
somwhere now a baby's crying
down the road his mother's dying
shot a line and blue her mine
and now she's turning blue

don't you throw your life away
just wait until another day
don't you throw your life away
cause baby i can feel it
don't you ever compromise it
don't you even realize it
don't throw your life away
cause baby i can feel it

now trip and fall
i'm sure you all can tell me
what is on the wall behind the liquor store
where you get smacked up all the time
perfect little life you wasted
overdosed and that death you tasted
scared you back into yourself
and now you walk the line

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11. so i need you

if you could step into my head
tell me, would you still know me?
if you woke up in my bed
tell me, then 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 i call mine
and i will say
oh no, 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
so i need you
so i need 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 still love me tomorrow?
please
or would you say that you don't care
and then leave me standing here
like the fool who is drowning in despair
and screamin

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