Randy NewmanBetter Off Dead

When you fall in love with someone Who does'nt love you Someone who treats you so badly It ramifies your head Someone who doesn't want you But won't let you go Someone who thinks you're crazy And tells you so Over and over and over If this happens to you You'd be better off dead You might be surprised to learn how often it can happen In a love affair (And boy does it hurt) You fall in love with someone for whom you really care And they treat you just like dirt They make you feel kind of dirty and flirty Hey I'm talking to you Didn't you hear what I said? Better off dead Than living with someone Whose every word's like a knife cuts through you Better off dead Than living with someone Who just doesn't give a shit what happens to you You know that's wrong But you go on and on Better off dead Better off dead Better off dead When you fall in love with someone Who doesn't love you You better run for daylight Just as fast you can (Little man) Forget your foolish dreams and schermes that things will work out in the end Put some real mileage between yourself and the object of you love my friend Or become what you see Yes, a loser like me Someone who'd be Better off dead Better off dead Musically, this one has a sort of overblown, heavenly quality to it. But lyrically, it's another story of a guy getting himself into a bad relationship that he can't get out of. He says, "When you fall in love with someone who doesn't love you/ Someone who treats you so badly it ramifies your head/ Someone who doesn't want you but won't let you go/ Someone who thinks you're crazy and tells you so, over and over and over/ If this happens to you, you're better off dead." It's exaggerated, but there's a kernel of truth there for so many people. You don't know what bad is until you feel that. I know what I'm talking about because I was once a woman who loved too much. I know some critic is going to think I don't know what the word ramify means, or how to use it. made up an alternate verb form of it here, like a made-up R&B word, like the "puppetudes" of love. wanted to say how there would be ramifications from something that happens to your head in this kind of a relationship. I should've said "blamifies" or something to make it really obvious I was playing with the word, but I just didn't give a fuck.
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