You Could Do A Lot Worse

by Dan Sacks

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released July 15, 2017

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Track Name: I'll See You Around Ella
You were a friend of ours
Now your a friend of hers

As far as friendship goes
I've seen then end much worse

So forget that we shared
A person who cared
About themselves much more than you or me

And one day maybe

(Chorus)
I, I, I'll see you around Ella
When I conquer my fears
I, I, I'll see you around Ella
When the coast is clear
But if she's around
You won't see me near

(Verse)
We always got along
But you and her were better friends

I knew you'd leave with her
In the bitter end

I longed for the nights
When my love was right
It was great when you tagged along

Where did we go wrong

(Chorus)
I, I, I'll see you around Ella
When I conquer my fears
I, I, I'll see you around Ella
When the coast is clear
But if she's around
You won't see me near

(Chorus)
I, I, I'll see you around Ella
When I conquer my fears
I, I, I'll see you around Ella
When the coast is clear
But if she's around
You won't see me near
Track Name: Your Childs Heartbreak
(verse)
She's run circles round your brain
Opening up every gate
Make you question if you're sane
She does it every day

(Chorus)
It's just something
That she likes to do
It happens to everyone
Don't think it's just you

Open up your heart
Forget her
Or she'll tear your world apart

(Verse)
She makes shadows in your gut
Makes you lonely makes you sick
She Trespasses in your blood
Self destructive instincts hit

(Chorus)
It's just something
That you have to do
It happens to everyone
Don't think it's just you

Open up your heart
Forget her
Or she'll tear your world apart

(Verse)
She cuts deep into your soul
Makes you ache and makes you squirm
And when you think you can move on
That thought will make you insecure

(Chorus)
It's just something
That will happen to you
There is no cure
But here's what ya gotta do

Open up your heart
Forget her
Or she'll tear your world apart
Track Name: Movie Night
(verse)
Particles of dust in the air
Articles of clothing thrown about everywhere

Project an image
That you've never seen
My eyes are glued to you
Yours to the TV screen

(Chorus)
Let's go
It's movie night at my place
We will watch whatever you choose
Let's go
It's movie night at my place
Every film is good
As long as I watch it with you

(Verse)
I'll pour a glass
And you can whine
About how there is not a single character that you like

Quiet now
Your favorite part
The only sounds are from the screen and from my beating heart

(Chorus)
Let's go
It's movie night at my place
We will watch whatever you choose
Let's go
It's movie night at my place
Every film is good
As long as I watch it with you

(Verse)
Gorgeous view
A final shot
I think about my favorite scene
But I can't remember the plot

Credits roll no more
Sounds no more color
I ask what you wanna do
You wink and say "let's watch another"

(Chorus)
Let's go
It's movie night at my place
We will watch whatever you choose
Let's go
It's movie night at my place
Every film is good
As long as I watch it with you
Track Name: She Doesn't Love You
(verse)
Everytime you try you fail to entertain her
You're looking like a saint but to her your just a stranger

(Chorus)
He's got $40 dollars and he wants to buy you some vinyl
He claims your curls and your bangs and your eyes his blues
But your heart's set on another man and that is final
You got to come to terms that girl you love
Oh no, she doesn't love you

(Verse)
Show of your skills, your smarts, people say your good at cooking

Good luck catching her eye I know she wasn't looking

(Chorus)
He checks on you now and than to make sure you're okay
He wants you to know that his love is not a sham
He wants you to go on a date with him today
The poor dumb sap doesn't know
Uh huh, you love another man

(Bridge)
You're love has never been your strongest feature
The lonesome night crawls into your life just like a creature
You are way past the point of no return

I'll never know what you see in her
Without love are life would be so much better
Don't worry kid, one day it'll be your turn

(Verse)
Try writing her a letter, let her know what she's missing
And when you deliver it ignore the guy that she's kissing

(Chorus)
It's okay to be hopped up on love and other drugs
Anything to make the pain stop is worth a try
If all else fails fall into the warmth of the rug
Don't be sick of this
Get over it
She loves another guy
Track Name: Real Slow
(verse)
I got my baby here in Cadillac
We put the top down
She puts her hair back
And we go
Real slow
Yeah we go
Real slow

Well my baby hates drugs
No she don't like weed
But that's a ok
cause my baby loves me
And we go
Real slow
Yeah we go
Real slow

(Chorus)
C'mon
This ain't our first date
C'mon
This ain't our first date
Let's pick up the pace

(Verse)
My baby is as sexy as you can get
When her eyes are glued to the TV set
And we go
Real slow
Yeah we go
Real slow

My baby gets cold in the middle of the day
I try to warm her up in any way that is ok
And we go
Real slow
Yeah we go
Real slow

(Chorus)
C'mon
This ain't our first date
C'mon
This ain't our first date
Let's pick up the pace

(Verse)
My baby is my other half and that's about it
If my baby had the flu I'd wanna catch her sick
And we go
Real slow
Yeah we go
Real slow

My baby lays in bed right next to me
I look into her eyes and my future I see
And we go
Real slow
Yeah we go
Real slow

(Chorus)
C'mon
This ain't our first date
C'mon
This ain't our first date
Let's pick up the pace
Track Name: Wake Up, Wake Up
(verse)
Do you wanna work at Saturday market
I hear the people there
Are pretty sweet

Do you wanna live on Bull Mountain
I hear the lives there
Are pretty neat

Pick a town any town and well go
East, south, north, or west

But tonight let me watch you fall asleep
Cause in the morning we'll need our rest

(chorus)
Wake up Wake up
Where the sun won't find us
Wake up Wake up
So I don't have to die alone

Wake up Wake Up
Where the sun won't find us
Wake up Wake up
And that is where will make our home

(Verse)
Do you wanna go explore the mountain
I hear its nice all around the year

Or we could have a picnic on the beach
Enjoy a tall cold glass of beer

To be honest
It doesn't matter to me
Any place
I can make work

To be honest
We can always leave and come back
If your not sure

(chorus)
Wake up Wake up
Where the sun won't find us
Wake up Wake up
So I don't have to die alone

Wake up Wake Up
Where the sun won't find us
Wake up Wake up
And that is where will make our home

(Bridge)
I know it may seem like I have a plan
Let me make it clear so you don't misunderstand

I wanna pass out beside you in my bed
Cause when I sleep I'll travel with you in my head

But now it's time we

(chorus)
Wake up Wake up
Where the sun won't find us
Wake up Wake up
So I don't have to die alone

Wake up Wake Up
Where the sun won't find us
Wake up Wake up
And that is where will make our home
Track Name: You're So Cool
(verse)
You're so cool
You got a library in your head
You're so cool
And you remember what all them books said
You're so cool
Always ahead of the times
You're so cool
You can polish off a bottle of wine

(Chorus)
You're so cool
You're so cool
You're so cool

I'm a fool
I'm a fool
I'm a fool

For falling in love with you
For falling in love with you

You're so cool
You're so cool
And you think
I'm cool too

(Verse)
You're perfect
You make all the guys stop and stare
But you're perfect
So all the girls hiss and glare
You're perfect
Nothing that you haven't heard before
But you're modest
So that's something that you'll ignore

(Chorus)
You're so cool
You're so cool
You're so cool

I'm a fool
I'm a fool
I'm a fool

For falling in love with you
For falling in love with you

You're so cool
You're so cool
And you think
I'm cool too

(Verse)
You're patient
Always giving me the benefit of.the doubt
You're patient
When I say something dumb you never shout
And you're so rad
You like to waste your time with clowns
You're so cool
I should thank someone you're still around
Track Name: I've Been Working Out
(verse)
I've been working out
But my parents think I'm high on crack cocaine

And I've been hanging out
I'm sure my friends all think I'm a pain
If I hung out with me I'm sure I'd think the same

My girlfriend she's the best
But I think she thinks that I'm insane
She doesn't exist so thats something

And I've been working out
But my parents think I'm on crack cocaine
If I was getting skinnier I'm sure they'd be okay with the pain and gain

(Chorus)
I spent enough times getting just alright at things that people think are fun
So let me show off
Just a little bit
I'm the jack of all trades but the master of none

(Verse)
I wanna shoot a gun
I've never shot a gun before

I quit smoking cigarettes
My health​ needs to be restored
I'm sure if I started again I'd be alright but I'd be a bore

I love alcohol
But I love being in control
My mind and my heart and my legs are all in a war

I wanna shoot a gun
Even though I've never shot a gun before
I only wanna shoot at cans those God damn bottles don't know what there in for

(Chorus)
I spent enough times getting just alright at things that people think are fun
So let me show off
Just a little bit
I'm the jack of all trades but the master of none

Third verse, same as the first

(verse)
I've been working out
But my parents think I'm high on crack cocaine

And I've been hanging out
I'm sure my friends all think I'm a pain
If I hung out with me I'm sure I'd think the same

My girlfriend she's the best
But I think she thinks that I'm insane
She doesn't exist so thats something

And I've been working out
But my parents think I'm on crack cocaine
If I was getting skinnier I'm sure they'd be okay with the pain and gain

(Chorus)
I spent enough times getting just alright at things that people think are fun
So let me show off
Just a little bit
I'm the jack of all trades but the master of none
Track Name: Pills
(verse)
I've been off my medication
For way to long
My shoulder keeps telling me
Somethings wrong
Every where I look
I see your face
And it takes me back
To a dangerous place

I'm in a hurry but I don't know why
The tears are falling but it's not cause I cry
Look in my brain don't be scared what you find
The world is pretty narrow when your looking through blinds

(Chorus)
The anwser will always be the same
Think before you ask are you okay

(Verse)
My friends and family are out to get me
I'm seeing things that just aren't there
Bugs on my skin when I take a shower
Pretty turns ugly it's just not fair

That I
Gotta live in a world so cool
And yet
Knowing that this world is cruel
I keep praying hoping God comes down
Am I talking to myself when people are around?

(Chorus)
The answer will always be the same
Think before you ask are you okay

(Verse)
A pill a pill
I take a pill for you
A pill a pill
I take a pill for me
A pill a pill
Cause the doctor said to
A pill a pill
I take a pill to see

What a pill a pill
What a pill can do
A pill a pill
Helps me locate the truth
A pill a pill
Gets me into bed
A pill a pill
Takes thoughts from my head

A pill a pill
Makes me seem bright
A pill a pill
Helps me feel alright
I take a pill cause habit says I have to now
These pills won't get rid of you somehow

(Chorus)
The answer will always be the same
Think before you ask if I'm okay
Track Name: Time Moves Slow
(verse)
Here I am
I don't know
What to say to get you to stay instead of to go

Tragically
Unprepared
I wanna tell you that I love you
But pretend like I don't care

(chorus)
Time moves slow
Whenever you cross the courtyard
Right past me

You should know
That I would talk to you
If I could think of anything

Surprise, surprise
All the words I've said
You've already heard

So come lay down with me
You and
Can forgot about the world

(Verse)
Can we go back
Way back when
To a time when I thought
We were friends

Silent frown
Big brown eyes
Blinding smile
Is always a nice surprise

(chorus)
Time moves slow
Whenever you cross the courtyard
Right past me

You should know
That I would talk to you
If I could think of anything

Surprise, surprise
All the words I've said
You've already heard

So come lay down with me
You and
Can forgot about the world

(Bridge)
I can hardly breathe and I never know what to say
I think about our life together every day
It never use to be like this
Cause your licking your lips
And your grabbing my wrist
I go in for the kiss
God I hope I don't miss

(chorus)
Time moves slow
Whenever you cross the courtyard
Right past me

You should know
That I would talk to you
If I could think of anything

Surprise, surprise
All the words I've said
You've already heard

So come lay down with me
You and
Can forgot about the world
Track Name: Drunken Courting
(verse)
Im not a firm believer
I gotta see to believe
I wanna catch your fever
Let me help you seize

I never thought I was trouble
I always thought I was true
And now I'm seeing double
That's okay when it's you

(Chorus)
So don't let me fall asleep
Cause I don't know what I'd do
If I spent a second sleeping
Instead of spending it with you

(Verse)
Now I got your attention
I'll whisper in your ear
Ditching all pretensions
Just what you wanna hear

I gotta comfortable shoulder
You got a comfortable head
Would it be wrong if I held her after getting her into bed

(Chorus)
So don't let me fall asleep
Cause I don't know what I'd do
If I spent a second sleeping
Instead of spending it with you

(Verse)
Did you sleep like I did
Did we sleep at all
I can't remember being in love
I just remember the fall

It's all uninspired
You standing over there
You'll go home with some other guy
I'll pass out in a chair

(Chorus)
So don't let me fall asleep
Cause I don't know what I'd do
If I spent a second sleeping
Instead of spending it with you,
Track Name: Better Version Of Myself
(verse)
Think I could be
Worshipped more than other people
I don't think
I would even need a steeple
I'd just like
Someplace I can call a home

(Verse)
I see a
Better version of myself
Failing to
Ask for anybody's help
You're there
Making sure I'm not alone

(Chorus)
And I'm
Going out of my mind
Over where you are

And I've
Never been more depressed in my life
I only want to be a superstar

(Verse)
I see you
On a porch petting a cat
Wondering
Where the newspaper is at
Looking at me
As if I'd have an answer you'd want

And I question you
About how thought of dating cowards
You don't reply
For over 7 hours
Don't Tell the truth
At least I can still love taunts

(Chorus)
And I'm
Going out of my mind
Over where you are

And I've
Never been more depressed in my life
I only want to be a superstar
Track Name: The Calendar Year
(verse)
I'm trying best to be the kinda guy youd liked to see but I don't wanna try anymore

And I'd wish you best of luck
If I could muster up a fuck
But I'm sure you'd just tell me that I'm bored

(Chorus)
My heart's been broken in 365 ways
But I'll be back on my feet give me a couple more days

(Verse)
Live and learn I guess
If I could learn from the best
Than I dont think that I'd make these mistakes

And I thought loves alright
But love just made me hate my life
And having you just complicates

(Chorus)
You knocked me down for just about 52 weeks
I've hit a valley I guess I should climb the peak

(Verse)
Where are the cosmonaut's
To test me and see if I've got
The chops to get launched out into space

I've had it with this earth
Sick of proving what I'm worth
So can someone save me from this place

(Chorus)
You fucked me over for ONE. WHOLE. YEAR.
I guess it can't get worse than you
So I got nothing left to fear

(Outro)
When the going gets tough
I'll get going
It's better that I leave now

When the going gets tough
I'll get going
I'm sick of this place anyhow

When the going gets tough
I'll get going
Instead of buying your bullshit

When the going gets tough
I'll get going
Instead of taking another hit

When the going gets tough
I'll get going
I hear the grass is always greener

When the going gets tough
I'll get going
I know you'll only meaner

When the going gets tough
I'll get going
You always said I was a square

When the going gets tough
I'll get going
I don't fit the box see if I care

When the going gets tough
I'll get going
Escape the vice grip of your love

When the going gets tough
I'll get going
My caged up heart has had enough

When the going gets tough
I'll get going
Avoid your words of stones and sticks

Farewell
I'll see you around but hopefully never
So let's both pretend we don't exist