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Better Off Dead
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Written by: Brett Gurewitz
Released in: 1994
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I'm sorry about the sun,
How could I know that you would burn?
And I'm sorry about the moon,
How could I know that you'd disapprove?

And I'll never make the same mistake:
The next time I create the universe
I'll make sure we communicate at length.
Oh yeah...

But until then, better off dead,
A smile on the lips and a hole in the head.
Better off dead, yeah better than this,
Take it away 'cause there's nothing to miss.

I'm sorry about the world,
How could I know you'd take it so bad?
And I'll never make the same mistake,
So if you're looking for a patsy
Why not try the entire human race,
Just to play it safe?

But until then, better off dead,
A smile on the lips and a hole in the head.
Better off dead, yeah better than this,
Take it away 'cause there's nothing to miss.

Better off dead, yeah better off dead,
Why don't you try pushing daisies instead?
Better off dead, yeah better off dead,
A smile on the lips and a hole in the head.

And I'll never make the same mistake:
The next time I create the universe
I'll make sure you participate.

And I'll never make the same mistake:
The next time I create the universe
I'll make sure you participate,
Just in case.

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Album version
2:39 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:39 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 Europe 12" 2013
2:39 Stranger Than Fiction 6994-1 United States 12" 2010
2:39 Stranger Than Fiction R1 82658 United States 12" 2009
2:39 Stranger Than Fiction R1 82658 United States 12" 2009
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Stranger Than Fiction EPIT-69942 Europe CD 2008
Stranger Than Fiction 82658-4 United States MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction 82658-4 United States MC 1994
Stranger Than Fiction MJM337M Poland MC 1994
2:39 Stranger Than Fiction A2 82658 Canada CD 1994
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