Better Off Dead Song Lyrics

Bill Withers


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bill Withers
album: Track 12 in album Just As I Am
release date: 1971-5
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genres: Funk / Soul Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Acoustic/Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 2:17
producer: Booker T. Jones
vocal: Bill Withers
mixer: John Golden
recorded by: Bill Lazarus and Bill Halverson
arranger: Booker T. Jones
composer: Bill Withers
lyricist: Bill Withers

Album Information

label: Sussex
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Bill Withers Just As I Am cover art


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She couldn't stand me anymore
so she just took the kids and went.
You see, I've got a drinkin' problem,
all the money that we had I spent.

Now I must die by my own hand
'cause I'm not man enough to live alone.
Hey, hey, she's better off without me
and I'm better off dead now that she's gone.

Ah, she gave the most, took the least,
she even had the priest come to our home.
And I cried and prayed and promised
that I'd leave the stuff alone.


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Harlem
  • 2 Ain't No Sunshine
  • 3 Grandma's Hands
  • 4 Sweet Wanomi
  • 5 Everybody's Talkin'
  • 6 Do It Good
  • 7 Hope She'll Be Happier
  • 8 Let It Be
  • 9 I'm Her Daddy
  • 10 In My Heart
  • 11 Moanin' and Groanin'
  • 12 Better Off Dead