BLEACHERS LYRICS

I Wanna Get Better


Hey I hear the voice of the preacher from the back room
Calling my name and I follow just to find you
I trace the faith to a broken down television
And put on the weather
And I've trained myself to give up on the past
Cause I froze in time between hearses and caskets
Lost control when I panicked at the acid test
I wanna get better

Well my friends were getting high and chasing girls down parkway lines
I was losing my mind because the love, the love, the love, the love, the love
That I gave, wasted on a nice face
In a blaze of fear I put a helmet on a helmet
Counting seconds through the night and got carried away,
So now I'm standing on the overpass screaming at the cars
HEY,
I wanna get better

I didn't know I was lonely 'til I saw your face
I wanna get better, better, better, better
(I wanna get better)
I didn't know I was broken 'til I wanted to change
I wanna get better, better, better, better
(I wanna get better)

I go up to my room and there's girls on my ceiling
Cut out their pictures and I chase that feeling
Of that eighteen year old who didn't know what loss was,
Now I'm a stranger
And I miss the days of a life still permanent
Mourn the years before I got carried away
So now I'm staring at the interstate screaming at myself
HEY,

I wanna get better
I didn't know I was lonely 'til I saw your face
I wanna get better, better, better, better
(I wanna get better)
I didn't know I was broken 'til I wanted to change
I wanna get better, better, better, better
(I wanna get better)

Better,
Cause I'm sleeping in the back of a taxi
Screaming from my bedroom window
Even if it's gonna kill me

Woke up this morning early before my family
From this dream where she was trying to show me
How a life can move from the darkness,
She said to get better
So I put a bullet where I should have put a helmet
Crash my car cause I wanna get carried away
So now I'm standing at the overpass screaming at myself
HEY,

I wanna get better
I didn't know I was lonely 'til I saw your face
I wanna get better, better, better, better
(I wanna get better)
I didn't know I was broken 'til I wanted to change
I wanna get better, better, better, better
(I wanna get better)


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