BETTER DAYS

by Kid Armor

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released April 26, 2013

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Kid Armor California

Brandon - Guitar
David - Guitar
Garrison - Drums
Noah - Bass
Shea - Vocals

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Track Name: X's
We’re a different fucking breed
This isn’t second nature
Straight edge isn’t for the weak
Everyday we fight the urge
to feel more at ease
We stand on our toes,
While you’re weak at the knees

Pop, snort, breathe drink...
It’s what you need to feel worthy.
A life free of what you need,
is the life for me.

POP. SNORT. BREATHE. DRINK.
The more you fill you body up
You more you feel empty.
Track Name: down the drain
Not now, never were.
Here now, gone tomorrow.
Where were you when we needed you?
When this feel apart?
Dead walk, to dead stop
Were never slowing down
Choices burned and thrown away
Decide your own fate.

Down. The. Drain.
I’ve seen both ways,
I’ve tried to live,
But this, I can’t change.
One by one, I watched them fall.
But to you, we seem strange.

Not now, never were.
Here now, gone tomorrow.
Where were you when we needed you?
When this feel apart?
Dead walk, to dead stop
Were never slowing down
Choices burned and thrown away
Decide your own fate.

DOWN THE DRAIN
There’s no excuse for what you’ve done,
So just be through.
Never say you miss the edge,
This edge dont miss you
Track Name: better days
You’ve seen better days,
In fold-out ads, on TV screens
Bar tabs for expensive drinks,
Perfume and designer jeans
Longer days for bigger checks
You try and cash for happiness
Signed receipt, the feeling leaves
You never learned,
The better the things are free

You lost touch from within
Lost your self, lost your friends
Deserted youth - lost your shine
For couples nights & expensive wine?
Longer days for bigger checks
You try and cash for happiness
Signed receipt, the feeling leaves
You never learned,
The better the things are free

All day at work, and nights at home
With all your things, but you're all alone
And the friends you have, they don’t care
They party hard, but aren’t ever there

Poverty kept you sweet - dreams kept us young
Days when we were penniless - we never had more fun
So give up on your toys - think back to what holds value
Not the dirt you own- but the people that surround you
Track Name: find the light
You ran your course, you turned your back
I was there for you, when you had your chance
To make things right, to fix your life
Get a grip man, And Find the light

The truth:
You did this to yourself.
I know:
Life wont help you get out.

I pulled the knife, from every back
Your hands were red, and your eyes were black
This isn’t you, I refuse to watch
The ones I love slip through the cracks

Listen man, I know it’s hard to hear.
But life is hard enough without the barrel to your ear
Take back control, and turn the other cheek.
You think your getting stronger,
But you’re just getting weak.

When your left alone – Find the light
When this world is cold - Find the light
When darkness takes a hold – find the light
Don’t do this on your own and find the light.
Track Name: side effects
Your skin is pale, your system’s weak
You sit around all day, but get no sleep
No appetite, just caffeine and cigs
Still wondering why, you’re always so stressed

Quick fix – take a pill
Pop some more – feeling ill
Side effects – different dose
Empty bottle – coming close

Your veins are like sewers, more toxins than Exxon
Your brain’s in a haze and your energy’s far gone
You shiver, then sweat....Pull out the prescriptions
Side effects; of side effects, of self medication.

Quick fix – take a pill
Pop some more – feeling ill
Coming down – different dose
Empty bottle – coming close

Nausea, insomnia, sexual dysfunction
Fever, chest pain, loss of coordination
Fatigue and agitation, unexplained swelling
Tremors and hair loss, uncontrolled aggression
Coma, blindness, worsening of depression
These side effects are killing you
Cut the medication

quick fix - take a pill
pop some more - feeling ill
side effects - different dose
empty bottle - OVERDOSE
Track Name: jackhammer solution
Seize up. Shut down, Hand through the wall
If you’ve got nothing nice to say don’t say it at all
Speak first, listen last. Fist in your mouth
Let another one slip, still thinking out loud

You’ve got that clenched fist approach
You’ve got pills to numb the pain
You’ve got disaster on your hands
With no one left to blame
You’re just a jackhammer solution
Slamming your head against the ground

Seize up. Shut down
Hand through the wall
If you’ve got nothing nice to say
Don’t say it at all
You’re a knuckle dragging hominoid,
With a club in your hand
big stick solution
Doesn’t make you a man.
Track Name: pound
Again my testimony Is put behind the lens
cuz were the only ones, still,
Who haven’t given in.
And at what length is ‘growing up’
Accepted as defense
for taking back all the F A C T S
You once called common sense.

‘Giving in’ & ‘growing up’
Are very different things
Giving in means forfeiture
Growth strengthens sense of being
And for all the kids - all your friends,
Who now watch you walk away?
We’ve heard the plea of both before;
and to us, they mean the same….

If our legacy’s determined
By decisions that we’ve made,
You’re ever-changing moral code
Have crowned you as a “F A K E”.
Cuz respect flows not from fountains
But is nurtured like a son
Your “choices” once called “promises”
Have all but come undone

So like a landmine being triggered
Like warhead hit the ground
the blast shakes down my being
and then: I feel it pound

Pound... pound...pound...
these nails into my hands
ashamed to wear this badge
than leave it like a man

pound...pound...pound
these bricks over my head
FORGET YOU ONCE BELIEVED IN US
GO RUN WITH THEM INSTEAD