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​Better to Be Dead

This song is by Duncan Sheik and appears on the album Whisper House (2009).

I present to you a story
Set upon a northern shore
The denizens of lighthouse
During times of war

The foolish things they did
The foolish things they said
I'm sure you will agree
They would be better off dead

Lilly keeps the lighthouse
She's afraid the unknown
She's no ray of sunshine
So mostly she's alone

And no one cares about her longing
Or the dreams on which she fed
And though I'm sad to say it
She would be better off dead

Next we have a sheriff
Charles is his name
Hes something of a sideshow
Every sheriff is the same

Will he stand for justice
Or something else instead
Either way it hardly matters
Hes better off dead

When everything is done
And everything is said
Life is naught but pain
Its better to be dead

Release your heavy heart
Rest your weary head
When all the world's at war
It's better, it's better

Witness yasujiro
He hails from old Japan
He searches for redemption
In this strange and foreign land

And now he works for lilly
To earn his daily bread
But the most that one can say
Is that hes better off dead

Please welcome young christopher
Hes come here on a train
His father flew to heaven
On a fiery aeroplane

Hes come to live with lilly
And hes got visions in his head
He may be our main attraction
But hes better off dead

When everything is done
And everything is said
Life is naught but pain
Its better to be dead

Release your heavy heart
Rest your weary head
When all the world's at war
It's better to be dead

Everything is done
All things are said
Its good to be a ghost
Its better, its better to be dead

Its good to be a ghost
Its better to be dead