Never Better

by The Scratches

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1.
#Freewater 03:44
I wash your back, you scratch my itch, that's how it goes But don't pretend there's not a price I have to pay Your charity is selfish, everybody knows Mutual support that only goes one way And I know you won't be there for me someday You hold the cup as I die of thirst I need your water now, but it's not free So you just watch as I die of thirst I can't help you now, so why help me Collect your tokens, tear your tickets, we'll promote But never mind the bottom line you'll overthrow Prey on the dreamers, dry up every well you own What an icy way to thank the ones you owe Take your bow among the roses that we've grown You hold the cup as I die of thirst I need your water now, but it's not free So you just watch as I die of thirst I can't help you now, so why help me We're friends with benefits The kind that only benefit you I'll never get you We're friends with benefits The kind that only benefit you I'll never get you I'll never get you I'll never get you You hold the cup as I die of thirst I need your water now, but it's not free So you just watch as I die of thirst I can't help you now, so why help me
2.
This house of cards is sure to fall We're a disaster after all Caught in the moment, she's a drug Sorry, not sorry, time is up So sick and tired of your shit Sorry, not sorry, I quit Sorry, not sorry, this is it Sorry, not sorry, I quit I'm signing off I hit the gas, you say my name The cracks in us are all the same Feelings are visceral, but then I'm fucking miserable again So sick and tired of your shit Sorry, not sorry, I quit Sorry, not sorry, this is it Sorry, not sorry, I quit I'm signing off I need some work, this can't get worse Sorry I'm signing off I need some time, you won't take mine I need some work, this can't get worse Sorry I'm signing off I need some time, you won't take mine No So sick and tired of your shit Sorry, not sorry, I quit Sorry, not sorry, this is it Sorry, not sorry, I quit So sick and tired of your shit Sorry, not sorry, I quit Sorry, not sorry, this is it Sorry, not sorry, I quit Sorry, not sorry (sorry, not sorry) Sorry, not sorry (sorry, not sorry) Sorry, not sorry, I quit Sorry, not sorry (sorry, not sorry) Sorry, not sorry (sorry, not sorry) Sorry, not sorry, I quit I'm signing off
3.
My skin is crawling Nightmares are calling Just like a song on repeat The state of bedlam I seek asylum But haven't slept in a week Chaos and danger Sleep is a stranger You knock but nobody's home No one can save me Or can uncage me Chained to my worries again The loudest silence Breaks down my defense No one can save me now 'Cause I won't sleep tonight No I won't, no I won't I won't sleep tonight No I won't, no I won't I won't sleep tonight No I won't, no I won't I won't sleep tonight No I won't, no I won't I won't sleep to... This pain I'm dreading The needle's threading Can't do this on my own The loudest silence Breaks down my defense Surrounded by I'm alone The loudest silence Breaks down my defense No one can save me now 'Cause I won't sleep tonight No I won't, no I won't I won't sleep tonight No I won't, no I won't I won't sleep tonight No I won't, no I won't I won't sleep tonight No I won't, no I won't I won't sleep to... So many things to live through again So many failures and former friends They won't let me rest And now the quiet's coming for me The sound of endless anxiety It won't let me rest The loudest silence Breaks down my defense No one can save me now 'Cause I won't sleep tonight No I won't, no I won't I won't sleep tonight No I won't, no I won't I won't sleep tonight No I won't, no I won't I won't sleep tonight No I won't, no I won't I won't No I won't I won't sleep tonight No I won't I won't sleep tonight No I won't I won't sleep tonight No I won't I won't No I won't I won't sleep tonight No I won't I won't sleep tonight No I won't I won't sleep tonight No I won't I won't sleep tonight
4.
Left Sunk In 02:48
By now I should've known better But I can't wrap my head around the numbers And I must say when things are getting better It's not ok when it turns into the latter I know I'm not that much excitement But I'm not quite boring and I'm not quite nothing Don't settle for less, 'cause less is not a bargain You'll be left sunk in, you'll be left sunk in Wishful thinking's more than just a burden It's like picking up pieces of a fucked up puzzle When the pieces fit, they don't mean shit When the puzzle's complete, we'll all just quit I know I'm not that much excitement But I'm not quite boring and I'm not quite nothing Don't settle for less, 'cause less is not a bargain You'll be left sunk in, you'll be left sunk in I know I'm not that much excitement But I'm not quite boring and I'm not quite nothing Don't settle for less, 'cause less is not a bargain You'll be left sunk in, you'll be left sunk in Hey baby, I'm a sinking ship Don't step off that dock, don't even think of it Because I'm not worth it, I'm not quite ready for this So just go ahead and get your fix I know I'm not that much excitement But I'm not quite boring and I'm not quite nothing Don't settle for less, 'cause less is not a bargain You'll be left sunk in, you'll be left sunk in I know I'm not that much excitement But I'm not quite boring and I'm not quite nothing Don't settle for less, 'cause less is not a bargain You'll be left sunk in, you'll be left sunk in I know I'm not that much excitement But I'm not quite boring and I'm not quite nothing Don't settle for less, 'cause less is not a bargain You'll be left sunk in, you'll be left sunk in I know I'm not that much excitement But I'm not quite boring and I'm not quite nothing Don't settle for less, 'cause less is not a bargain You'll be left sunk in, you'll be left sunk in
5.
Dammit 02:48
It's all right to tell me what you think about me I won't try to argue or hold it against you I know that you're leaving, you must have your reasons The season is calling, your pictures are falling down The steps that I retrace, the sad look on your face The timing and structure, did you hear that he fucked her A day late, a buck short, I'm writing the report On losing and failing, when I move I'm flailing now And it's happened once again I'll turn to a friend Someone that understands And sees through the master plan But everybody's gone And I've been here for too long To face this on my own Well I guess this is growing up And maybe I'll see you at a movie sneak preview You'll show up and walk by on the arm of that guy And I'll smile, and you'll wave, we'll pretend it's ok The charade, it won't last, when he's gone, I won't come back And it'll happen once again You'll turn to a friend Someone that understands And sees through the master plan But everybody's gone And you've been there for too long To face this on your own Well I guess this is growing up Well I guess this is growing up Well I guess this is growing up Well I guess this is growing up Well I guess this is growing up
6.
The sidewalks got cracks in 'em The sidewalks got cracks in 'em They're just like us, we got cracks in us The plans we made are falling through The plans we made are falling through Plans fall through 'cause we got cracks in us They're just like us, we got cracks in us The windows are boarded up The windows are boarded up Nailed tight shut 'cause we got cracks in us They're just like us, we got cracks in us We got cracks in us We got, we got cracks in us We got cracks in us We got, we got cracks in us They're just like us, we got cracks in us They're just like us, we got cracks in us We got cracks in us We got, we got cracks in us We got cracks in us We got, we got cracks in us We got cracks in us We got, we got cracks in us We got cracks in us We got, we got cracks in us Cracks in us, cracks in us We got, we've got cracks in us

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released June 12, 2020

Darby: Bass / Vocals
Jimmy: Guitar / Vocals
Bethany: Guitar / Vocals
Big Nick: Drums / Vocals

"Dammit" written by Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Scott Raynor.

All other songs written by The Scratches.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Tim Waters at Radio City Records in Columbus, Ohio.

Artwork by Eric Blair & Moon Rock Collective

Copyright © ℗ 2020.

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The Scratches Columbus, Ohio

The Scratches are a melodic punk band from Columbus, Ohio. They're bringing back pop-punk from before it was a dirty word, mixing in plenty of catchy hooks with skate punk double time rhythms, ripping melodic bass lines, tag team vocals, and 4 part harmonies. It’s fun, it’s catchy, and it’s the real deal.
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