Better Measures

by Better Times

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Originally pressed by Like Glue Records on cassette, 'Better Measures' has been pressed on vinyl by Commitment Records.

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released December 16, 2011

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Better Times Buffalo, New York

Better Times is a straight edge band from Buffalo, NY. They take influences from such bands as Insted, Youth of Today, Floorpunch and the Gorilla Biscuits. Their first show was January 30th, 2011. Featuring ex members of Our Times (Third Party Records). ... more

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Track Name: From The Start
Forced to become something
That you could not choose.
When time slips through your hands
You think there's nothing you can do.

Do this for yourself.
Don't live for anyone else.
Reach for what can be caught.
Make up from the start.

Do this for yourself.
Don't live for anyone else.
Reach for what can be caught.
Make up from the start.
Track Name: Better Measures
The old approach, it didn't work,
Venues shut down and kids getting hurt.
Those days are long-dead,
Those attitudes, too.
We're starting it fresh
And keeping it true.

We took back our scene
And rose to the top.
This unity and energy can never be stopped.
From skateboard circle pits to benefit shows,
New kids coming in and feeling at home.

Better times call for better measures.
And we're fuckin' sticking together.
Shoulder to shoulder, eye to eye
Buffalo Style continues to rise.
Track Name: Forced Out
You faked something you couldn't give,
Preparing the lies you wanted to live.
Take a step back
To clear your thoughts.

Forced out the lies.
We wanted the Real.
Forced out the truth
To see if you'd feel.

Dragging reminders of all you said,
Now you left us burying our heads.
Too ashamed to remember your face,
You will fall hard from your state of grace.

Forced out the lies.
We wanted the Real.
Forced out the truth
To see if you'd feel.

Your time is running out.
Your head is full of doubt.
It's time to back up all the words you said.
Forced out the lies.
We're taking back what you took out of our lives.
Track Name: Pressure to Succeed
Stuck in a rut.
Can't move my feet.
Monotony all around.
The pressure to succeed.

Taking what I've learned,
Thrown it all away.
With this way of life,
There's only one way.

Pressure to succeed.

From this "grown up" life
We've gotta break free.
Track Name: Cheer Up
I've had it
With the Nihilism in songs today.
The sadness,
It has to go away.

There's too much potential
Contained within hardcore
To whine about how "hard" life is
With our eyes fixed on the floor.

When did we lose our sense of urgency?
Why do we settle for less than all our 'core can be?
There's too much work to do for all the time gloom wastes.
It's up to me and you
We've gotta "start today".

When did we lose our sense of urgency?
There's too much work to do,
And we've got to "start today"

CHEER UP!
Track Name: Powder Keg
The American Dream has bled us dry,
So where's the bail out for you and I?
Ultra-rich getting richer while everyone else
Is kicked to the curb to fend for ourselves.

When elections go to the highest bidder,
Manchurian Candidates are the only real winners.
Corporate person-hood and unlimited cash.
Our fists are balled up,
It's our time to smash.

Occupy! Left and Right!
Occupy! Black and White!

The system divides you and me,
Our real nemesis is corporate greed.
Let's stop fighting each other,
And turn our eyes toward the top.
Fat-cat 1% has got to be stopped!

When elections go to the highest bidder,
Manchurian Candidates are the only real winners.
Corporate person-hood, unlimited cash.
Our fists are balled up,
It's our time to smash.

Occupy! Left and Right!
Occupy! Black and White!

PICK IT UP!

Occupy! Everything!


"As one people, united, we the 99% acknowledge the reality; that the future of the human race requires the cooperation of its members. That upon the corruption of the system, it is up to the individuals to protect their own rights. WE are the 99%."