second best lyrics – barenaked ladies

everything’s a lie
we’re all gonna die
before we say goodbye
let’s attack
i admit it’s bleak
but i give it a week
until our friends the meek
give it back
is it true?
well it’s true enough i guess
join the chorus of the second best
second best
second best
what’s left of you that’s real?
a mutated ideal
with limited appeal, i suggest
if winning is an art
then it’s drawn us apart
when you erased your heart and beat your chest
is it you?
well it’s you enough i guess
you’re an angel in a see-through dress
is it true?
yes it’s true enough i guess
sometimes it’s better to be second best
second best
second best
perhaps it’s just as well
that i still look like h*ll
at least the world can tell us apart
is it true?
yes it’s true enough i guess
come join the chorus of the unimpressed
is it true?
yes it’s true enough i guess
sometimes it’s better to be second best
second best
second best

/ barenaked ladies lyrics