second best (demo) lyrics – barenaked ladies

second best (demo)

[verse 1]
everything’s a lie
we’re all gonna die
before we say goodbye, let’s attack

[verse 2]
i admit it’s bleak
but i give it a week
until our friends the meek give it back

[chorus]
is it true? well it’s true enough i guess
it’s good to see you in this wilderness

[verse 3]
what’s left of you that’s real
a mutated ideal
with limited appeal, i suggest

[verse 4]
there’s a sale on body parts
you’re filling up your cart
is that still your own heart?
meet that chest.

[chorus]
is it you? well it’s you enough i guess
you’re a statue of los angeles
is it true, yes it’s true enough i guess
sometimes it’s better to be second best
second best [x7]

[verse 5]
perhaps it’s just as well
that i still look like h*ll
at least the world can tell us apart

[chorus]
is it true? yes it’s true enough i guess
morning often finds me unimpressed
is it true, yes it’s true enough i guess
sometimes it’s better to be second best
second best [x15]

/ barenaked ladies lyrics