The Better Life Album

Artist(s): 3 Doors Down

Cover Art

3 Doors Down The Better Life Cover Art

Tracklist

Kryptonite

length: 3:55
producer: Paul Ebersold
lead vocals: Brad Arnold
mixer: Toby Wright
recording engineer: Paul Ebersold and Matt Martone
guitar: Chris Henderson and Matt Roberts
drums (drum set): Brad Arnold
bass guitar: Todd Harrell
editor: Andrew Garver
assistant mixer: Mike Butler
composer: Brad Arnold, Todd Harrell, Matt Roberts
lyricist: Brad Arnold

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
Kryptonite

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

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
Kryptonite

Oh whoa whoa

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
Kryptonite

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
Kryptonite

Loser

length: 4:25
producer: Paul Ebersold
lead vocals: Brad Arnold
mixer: Toby Wright
recording engineer: Matt Martone and Paul Ebersold
guitar: Chris Henderson and Matt Roberts
additional keyboard: Kevin Paige
drums (drum set): Brad Arnold
bass guitar: Todd Harrell
editor: Andrew Garver
assistant mixer: Mike Butler
composer: Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrell
lyricist: Brad Arnold
Breathe in right away.
Nothing seems to fill this place.
I need this every time
So 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.

[Chorus]
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 and I'm taking the fall
'Cause I'm a loser, I'm a loser, yeah.

This is getting old.
I can't 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.

[Chorus: x3]

Duck and Run

length: 3:51
producer: Paul Ebersold
lead vocals: Brad Arnold
mixer: Toby Wright
recording engineer: Matt Martone and Paul Ebersold
guitar: Chris Henderson and Matt Roberts
additional keyboard: Kevin Paige
drums (drum set): Brad Arnold
bass guitar: Todd Harrell
editor: Andrew Garver
assistant mixer: Mike Butler
composer: Brad Arnold, Todd Harrell, Chris Henderson, Matt Roberts
lyricist: Brad Arnold
To this world I am 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 seen 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

[Chorus]
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.
The world cannot bring me down
No cause I am already here, oh no!

I am already here,
Down on my knees
I am already here
Oh, no, I am already here.
I must have told you a thousand times I am not running away.

I won't duck and run
I won't duck and run
I won't duck and run
No I pass away.

[Chorus: x2]

Not Enough

length: 3:15
producer: Paul Ebersold
lead vocals: Brad Arnold
mixer: Toby Wright
recording engineer: Matt Martone and Paul Ebersold
guitar: Chris Henderson and Matt Roberts
drums (drum set): Brad Arnold
bass guitar: Todd Harrell
editor: Andrew Garver
assistant mixer: Mike Butler
composer: Brad Arnold, Chris Henderson, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrell
lyricist: Brad Arnold
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
But I don't have the time
So I'll get up with you.
If you don't understand
Man, you've gotta believe,
There's too much of you but there is not enough of me.

There's 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 think that I'm fallin' 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's too much of you.
but there's not enough of me.
There's not enought of me.
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 gotta believe
There's too much of you
There's too much of me.

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's too much of you
But there's not enough of me.

Be Like That

length: 4:26
producer: Paul Ebersold
lead vocals: Brad Arnold
mixer: Toby Wright
recording engineer: Matt Martone and Paul Ebersold
guitar: Chris Henderson and Matt Roberts
additional keyboard: Kevin Paige
drums (drum set): Brad Arnold
bass guitar: Todd Harrell
editor: Andrew Garver
assistant mixer: Mike Butler
composer: Brad Arnold, Chris Henderson
lyricist: Brad Arnold
He spends his nights in California
Watching the stars on the big screen.
Then he lies awake and wonders
Why can't that be me?
Cause in his life he's 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'd give anything
Just to live one day
In those shoes.
If I could be like that, what would I do?
What would I do?

Now and dreams we run.

She spends her days up in the north park,
watching the people as they pass.
And all she wants is just a little piece of this dream, is that too much to ask?
With a safe home, and a warm bed, on a quiet little street.
All she wants is just that something to hold onto, that's all she needs.

Yeah!

If I could be like that, I would give anything
Just to live one day, in those shoes.
If I could be like that, what would I do?
What would I do?

I'm falling into this, in dreams we run away.

If I could be like that, I would give anything
Just to live one day, in those shoes.
If I could be like that, what would I do?
What would I do?

If I could be like that, I would give anything
Just to live one day, in those shoes.
If I could be like that, what would I do?
What would I do?

If I could be like that, I would give anything
Just to live one day, in those shoes.
If I could be like that, what would I do?
What would I do?

Falling in.
I feel I am falling in to this again.

Life of My Own

length: 3:59
producer: Paul Ebersold
lead vocals: Brad Arnold
mixer: Toby Wright
recording engineer: Matt Martone and Paul Ebersold
guitar: Chris Henderson and Matt Roberts
drums (drum set): Brad Arnold
bass guitar: Todd Harrell
editor: Andrew Garver
assistant mixer: Mike Butler
composer: Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrell
lyricist: Brad Arnold
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

[Chorus]
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've followed 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 got to cross that line
Free me now to give me a place
Keep me caged to free the beast
Falling faster as time goes by
Fear has not seen through these eyes
What there was will never be
Now I'm blind and cannot see

[Chorus: x2]

Better Life

length: 3:08
producer: Paul Ebersold
lead vocals: Brad Arnold
mixer: Toby Wright
recording engineer: Matt Martone and Paul Ebersold
guitar: Chris Henderson and Matt Roberts
drums (drum set): Brad Arnold
bass guitar: Todd Harrell
editor: Andrew Garver
assistant mixer: Mike Butler
composer: Brad Arnold, Chris Henderson, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrell
lyricist: Brad Arnold
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 on to the
Better life
I'm passing away on
To the better

I'm about to see just how far I can fly,
Surely your gonna break my fall
I'm about to run as fast as I can,
Head long into that wall

This time I'm passing away on to the
Better life
I'm passing away on
To the better
On to the better life
On to the better

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 on to the
Better life
I'm passing away on
To the better
I'm passing away on to the
Better life
I'm passing away on
To the better

Down Poison

length: 4:22
producer: Paul Ebersold
lead vocals: Brad Arnold
mixer: Toby Wright
recording engineer: Matt Martone and Paul Ebersold
guitar: Chris Henderson and Matt Roberts
drums (drum set): Brad Arnold
bass guitar: Todd Harrell
editor: Andrew Garver
assistant mixer: Mike Butler
composer: Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrell
lyricist: Brad Arnold
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.
Separated world
She stayed separated.

Down poison.
Down poison.

Body withered, body died.
Time to take away this life.
Bad enought to die from one, not to mention four or five.

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
Separated world
She stayed separated.

Down poison [Repeat: x4]
Down.

You weren't there for me, I was there for you [Repeat: x3]
You weren't there for me, never there for me.

You wouldn't die for me, I've already died for you [Repeat: x3]
You wouldn't die, you wouldn't die, you wouldn't die, no!

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
Separated world
She stayed separated.

Down poison.
Down poison.
Down poison.
Down poison.
Down

By My Side

length: 3:17
producer: Paul Ebersold
lead vocals: Brad Arnold
mixer: Toby Wright
recording engineer: Matt Martone and Paul Ebersold
guitar: Chris Henderson and Matt Roberts
drums (drum set): Brad Arnold
bass guitar: Todd Harrell
editor: Andrew Garver
assistant mixer: Mike Butler
composer: Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrell
lyricist: Brad Arnold
They blazed a trail I dared to run
They built this world and I have come
I need another, like a brother,
For a cryin' shoulder

[Chorus]
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 petty maze of emptiness, I've said the hell
With all the rest

[Chorus: x3]

Smack

length: 2:30
producer: Paul Ebersold
lead vocals: Brad Arnold
mixer: Toby Wright
recording engineer: Matt Martone and Paul Ebersold
guitar: Chris Henderson and Matt Roberts
drums (drum set): Brad Arnold
bass guitar: Todd Harrell
editor: Andrew Garver
assistant mixer: Mike Butler
composer: Brad Arnold, Matt Roberts, Todd Harrell
lyricist: Brad Arnold
Rubber headed motor junky,
Run me down and try to stomp me.
Throw my life away and I'll be worthless just like you.
Somewhere now a baby's crying,
Down the road his mother's dying
Shot a line and blew her mind 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 you 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

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 you throw your life away cause baby I can feel it now.

Life away
Life away
Life away

So I Need You

length: 3:48
producer: Paul Ebersold
lead vocals: Brad Arnold
mixer: Toby Wright
recording engineer: Matt Martone and Paul Ebersold
guitar: Chris Henderson and Matt Roberts
drums (drum set): Brad Arnold
bass guitar: Todd Harrell
editor: Andrew Garver
assistant mixer: Mike Butler
composer: Todd Harrell, Brad Arnold, Chris Henderson, Matt Roberts
lyricist: Brad Arnold
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

[Chorus]
So I need you [Repeat: x4]

And if I jumped of the Brooklyn Bridge,
Tell me would you still follow me
And if I made you mad today,
Tell me would you 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'

Oh no I can't let you go, my little girl
Because you're holding up my world,
So I need you.
Your imitaion of my walk and the perfect way you talk
It's just a couple of the million things that I love about you.

[Chorus]

I'm on my own [Repeat: x3]

Oh no I can't let you go my little girl
Because your 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.

[Chorus]