Better Than Nothing

by Brad Sucks

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Originally released on 12" hand-pressed vinyl, Better Than Nothing is a fully remastered compilation of eleven of the most popular Brad Sucks songs in one convenient package.

The vinyl and digital releases have been remastered separately for their specific formats.

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released November 17, 2017

Artwork: Geoff Gibson
Mastering: Rob Cosh
All songs written, recorded and performed by Brad

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Track Name: Making Me Nervous
one step at a time don't be living on the line
i don't need a friend i got morbid on the mind
sunshine in my brain making everyone complain
radio in the heart don't be being so strange
i think i'm losing it baby where you been
everybody says that you're moving again
i don't wanna be right baby every single night
i could tell you a thing about taking your time
it's making me nervous yeah

one step at a time don't be living on the line
i don't need a friend i got morbid on the mind
sunshine in my brain making everyone complain
radio in the heart don't be being so strange
i think i'm losing it baby where you been
everybody says that you're moving again
i don't wanna be right baby every single night
i could tell you a thing about taking your time
it's making me nervous yeah
Track Name: Certain Death
okay so you're feeling all alone
i heard it on the radio
in a broadcast from the sky
someday i'm gonna rock the boat
and i'm gonna wanna know
why it's a great day to be outside

keep me up with your emotions at night
then you can shoot me down over the ocean and sigh

certain death
haven't had the heart to yet
maybe by the time we meet
you can recognize a change in me
baby, certain death
haven't had the chance to yet
maybe by the time we meet
you can recognize a change in me

i could count the times that it crossed my mind
sick in bed and dying
from something i don't have
and will never have

and your best friends won't be your friends anymore
won't pretend anymore to let you down or try

keep me up with your emotions at night
then you can
shoot me down over the ocean and sigh

certain death
haven't had the heart to yet
maybe by the time we meet
you can recognize a change in me
baby, certain death
haven't had the chance to yet
maybe by the time we meet
you can recognize a change in me
Track Name: Guess Who's a Mess
there you go
you take your medicine even though
acetaminophen will control
nearly everything that you know
ah well it's not enough

everybody says you're so messed up
but you're no idiot on the sidelines
take a chance on a modern drug 
and maybe you'll survive the night

it's amazing what they do today with
animals and chemicals and make up
looking good to me so hit the pavement
hard to say you're not already famous

if there's a place you should be
call the ambulance and they'll take you there for free
try to look as sick as you on the magazine
take a trip on the down side
ah well - it's not enough

everybody says you're so messed up
but you're no idiot on the sidelines
take a chance on a modern drug 
and maybe you'll survive the night

you say you wanna try
but you can't get it right
you think that you're so bright
why do the same thing twice?
if you can take your life
then you can fake a smile
even when you die, yeah, it's not enough
Track Name: Dropping Out of School
bell rung honey i wanna run
cause they don't say that i am the nicest and
it's such a nice day to be on the main stay
class skipping and violence and
ordinarily it's scary
baby i don't feel so very good
like you say i should

feeling so excited it's the best thing that i've ever found
(talking down do you)
feeling suicidal there's not a chance i'll be coming around
(dropping out of school)

i'll take a shot but i thought
that you didn't really have any more of your secrets
and you can plan but you won't understand
when the teachers come and jump you at recess and
stomach's turning books are burning
i found better things than learning
yeah i ain't going again unless you hold my hand

i'll be coming around
i'll be coming around
i'll be coming around
i'll be coming around
Track Name: Feel Free! Plastic Surgery!
hey ugly you've tried the drugs 
now you gotta realize that you're not enough
to be a celebrity like all the people on your TV
you could do with a nip and tuck 
and a major operation that could fuck you up
you're grafted onto the scene 
and implanted in a limosine

if you never wanna act your age
well you're always as young as you wanna feel
if you never wanna biodegrade
it's six to eight weeks to completely heal

count backwards here comes the numbness
don't be afraid it's just the taste of blood yes
you'll feel free with a little plastic surgery
all alone like a hit and run and you're so pretty when you bite your tongue
yeah you're gonna be seen black and blue on the silver screen

if you never wanna act your age
well you're always as young as you wanna feel
if you never wanna biodegrade
it's six to eight weeks to completely heal

everybody says baby that you're something
and nobody's ever gonna know what's underneath your face
cause i know it's gonna be nice to say
god gave you all the gifts that you got today
and i know it's gonna be nice to say you hate
everything changing just cause you're famous
Track Name: Fixing My Brain
Rubber rooms and taking funny pills
Filling up on notes and dollar bills
It's the price you pay for feeling okay
You're the strangest girl I've ever met
Sending weird signals to my head

I've been thinking about fixing my brain
But I'm afraid I won't feel the same
'Cause baby it's all I do
I've been thinking about fixing my brain
But I'm afraid I won't feel the same
'Cause baby it's all I do

Spending more and more time up in bed
Thinking about the things I think you said
It's been on my mind and it's hard to find
Bad habits come and come and go
I'm afraid my mind is getting slow

I swear it's not so hard to understand
I just wanna get in the sun again sun again
I swear it's not so hard to understand
I just wanna get in the sun again sun again
Track Name: Bad Sign
i was laying on the floor when you were gone
like it was something i could die from
now my head aches and your friends all think i'm dumb
you said it's just a bit of bad blood

i don't feel great but it doesn't bother me
because i don't have the energy
and the x-ray doesn't tell me anything
or show me what the hell you see in me

all my time has turned to days
that i will waste till my dying day
and all my bones have realigned
and now i guess it was a bad sign

i was praying to the lord for some fun
but i guess he didn't have some
and betraying everything that i'd become
just to prove it wasn't true love
if i'm too late will you come and hurry me
like a kid among the dying leaves
if my heart breaks will you drug and carry me
where we can talk about our chemistry

all my time has turned to days
that i will waste till my dying day
and all my bones have realigned
and now i guess it was a bad sign
and now i guess it was a bad sign

all my time has turned to days
that i will waste till my dying day
and when i tried i was ashamed
and said i don't believe in saving face
and all my clothes are still inside
and broken up into little piles
and all my bones have realigned
and now i guess it was a bad sign
now i guess it was a bad sign
and now i guess it was a bad sign
Track Name: There's Something Wrong
it seems a little strange
but i just can't explain
why i'm tearing out a page
and then i'm sending it out over the ocean

and i've been feeling down lately
ever since i met you baby
people say i'm acting crazy
they think i'm over-emotional

yeah there's something wrong
in my mind yeah (x3)
well now everybody says it's funny
but i can't say it seems very funny to me

people come and go
and i know now that you know
that the noises in my throat
say i'll take however long that it takes me

i can't understand
why i need to be your man
i had the perfect plan
but right now somehow i guess it all escapes me
Track Name: Borderline
you're the best friend that i have
sometimes i wish i was dead
but you can't go changing everything you feel like changing can you
i wish i was just like you
i don't like my attitude
but you can't go being everybody that you want to can you

ain't nobody around
i'm just sitting here by myself
with next to nothing on my mind
ain't nobody around
i'm just sitting here by myself
relaxing on the borderline

you're the only girl i love
i'm on many kinds of drugs
i can't see and i can't breathe and i can't stay and i can't leave
if it's good let's take it slow
baby i'm a fucking joke
and if i can i'll do my best and do it right regardless of this
Track Name: Thanks for the Add
gimme the mic cause i'm taking my life
in an unexpected new direction
i could care less about your breasts 
or that your daddy never gave you very much attention

i'm the same as i used to be 
but i'm doing my best to make a good impression
i don't wanna go on but i don't wanna be long 
in this condition

did you know that i'm your biggest fan?
i just wanna thank you for the add
can i introduce you to my dad
stop

cause i'm feeling like a dead man 
or the way i seem
cause i'm living under ground with a fake ID
cause i'm a dead man
or the way i seem
cause i'm twitching and i'm learning slowly

i'm turning my cell phone on in the middle of the interview
i'm digging a shallow grave to eliminate my point of view
gotta get suggestions how best to get your attention, tell you i'm cool
i don't wanna go on but i don't wanna be long
in this condition

cause i'm feeling like a dead man or the way i seem
cause i'm living under ground with a fake ID
cause i'm a dead man or the way i seem
cause i'm twitching and i'm learning slowly
Track Name: You're Not Going Anywhere
drunk and losing ground
broken up and down
the only way i've found
to shake your body free

i've got what it takes
to help you make mistakes
to put you through a phase
that's harder than it seems

i'm not saying anything
you haven't heard before
no one's gonna wait for you
to wake up anymore
changing all your scenery
saying you don't care
but you're not going anywhere
yeah

spending all your days
frozen in your place
rearrange your face
to ways you better be

having not enough
you'll never measure up
the alcohol and drugs
are better off in me

i'm not saying anything
you haven't heard before
no one's gonna wait for you
to wake up anymore
changing all your scenery
saying you don't care
but you're not going anywhere
yeah

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