better off dead lyrics – elton john

there was a face on a h**rding
that someone had drawn on
and just enough time for the night
to p*ss by without warning

away in the distance there’s a blue flashing light
someone’s in trouble somewhere tonight
as the flickering neon stands ready to fuse
the wind blows away all of yesterday’s news

well they’ve locked up their daughters
and they battened the hatches
they always could find us
but they never could catch us

through the grease streaked windows of an all night cafe
we watched the arrested get taken away
and that cigarette haze has ecology beat
as the wh*r*s and the drunks filed in from the street

’cause the steams in the boiler the coals in the fire
if you ask how i am then i’ll just say inspired
if the th*rn of a rose is the th*rn in your side
then you’re better off dead if you haven’t yet died

’cause the steams in the boiler the coals in the fire
if you ask how i am then i’ll just say inspired
if the th*rn of a rose is the th*rn in your side
then you’re better off dead if you haven’t yet died

better off dead
better off dead
better off dead

/ elton john lyrics