Better Him Than Me

from Watermark by The Northern Folk

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Guess you were lonely at the time
'Cause you phoned me every night,
Just to make sure I'm alive
Only your lips and casket wine
Kept me off olanzapine,
Stilled these trembling hands of mine

If things were different don't mean much
There were lines we couldn't cross,
Minds I couldn't trust
Oh, so-and-so said such and such,
That gets thrown around too much
Where the hell does that leave us?

As I fall back and watch you fall in love
With just someone or other who ain't sharp enough
To know how to love you, covet you quite like you need
Still, better him than me
Better him than me

You disappear sometimes for weeks
Then I call you up to speak,
You pretend to fall asleep
Neglect can rust respect and trust
Collecting dust like broke antiques,
Our love grew weary then grew weak

As I drift off, I see you drifting away
With some moustache who ain't worth the time that it takes
To tell you I'm sorry, I wonder how sorry I'll be
Still, better him than me
Better him than me

And as I look back with hindsight, you're looking the same,
A face flushed with fury and a stare of disdain
Oh, if you really knew me, you knew what I'd turn out to be
Still, you're better off with him than me,
Better him than me


from Watermark, released March 29, 2019


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The Northern Folk are a collective of ten musical ambitionists spreading their unique brand of folk/pop/stomp/rock into the roots of small towns and big cities alike, featuring trademark dual vocalists, roaring horns and a strength of performance second to none. ... more

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