A Little Bit Better (Still Bad)

by Border Patrol

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Released at The Loving Touch in Ferndale, MI on March 31, 2017.

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I had a plan and in my head it was a good one
I had a plan and in my head it seemed just fine
I'd simply say goodbye to those I love at Christmas
Then come home and blow the meat out of my mind

When I returned the room was still riddled with rubbish
When I returned the room was lonely as before
But somewhere between broken bottles and the mattress
I found the will to keep my brains off of the floor

A little bit better (still bad)
A little bit better (still bad)
The days come and go
Got nothing to show
You still might be better off dead

I went to work and tried to focus on the future
I went to work and tried to focus on the screen
But every task I took on seemed to leave me lower
So I browsed the news and drank too much caffeine

The more I sat the more my mind made pins and needles
The more I sat the more the dread dug in my chest
I'd fantasize of all the ways that I would end it
From the safety of my swivel chair and desk

A little bit better (still bad)
A little bit better (still bad)
You called your family today
Had nothing to say
But you didn't give into the dread

I woke up and stared for hours at the ceiling
I woke up and stared for hours at the wall
I didn't feel remorse for not wanting to be here
I didn't feel too much of anything at all

But there was nothing that could hurt me in that moment
And there was nothing for me in the life I knew
In that moment something unexpected happened
Out of nothing, something grew

A little bit better (x16)

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released April 1, 2017
Released March 31, 2017

Dave Toennies - guitar, vox
Cody Howard - banjo, vox
Derek Impens - bass, organ, bells, vox
Noah Kaminsky - drums, vox

Lyrics by Dave Toennies.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Derek Impens at Rad Soul Studios in Windsor, ON.

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Border Patrol Detroit, Michigan

Border Patrol is a lyrically driven folk-rock group from Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. Blending elements of traditional bluegrass and folk with punk and indie expression, they feature vocal harmonies and surprisingly upbeat melodies about our impending doom and the monotonies of every day life and love in this modern age. ... more

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