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    Better Off Dead

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    Better Off Dead
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      About "Better Off Dead"

      Lyrics for Randy Newman - "Better Off Dead"

      Musically, this one has a sort of overblown, heavenly quality to it.
      But lyrically, it's another story of a guy getting himself into a bad relationship
      That he can't get out of.

      He says, "When you fall in love with someone who doesn't love you
      Someone who treats you so badly it ramifies your head
      Someone who doesn't want you but won't let you go
      Someone who thinks you're crazy and tells you so, over and over and over

      If this happens to you, you're better off dead."
      It's exaggerated, but there's a kernel of truth there for so many people.
      You don't know what bad is until you feel that.
      I know what I'm talking about because I was once a woman who loved too much.

      I know some critic is going to think I don't know what the word ramify means, or how to use it.
      Made up an alternate verb form of it here, like a made-up R&B word, like the "puppetudes" of love. Wanted to say how there would be ramifications from something
      That happens to your head in this kind of a relationship.
      I should've said "blamifies" or something to make it really obvious I was playing with the word, but I just didn't give a fuck.

      SONGWRITERS:
      NEWMAN, RANDY
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