Song Better Off Dead • Performed by Cirith UngolRecorded Nov 1979

On releases (3 numbers or more)

Covers (1 numbers or more)

Lyrics

I’m tired of beeing the odd man out
I speak with a whisper and feel with a shout
I feel out of tune, I feel out of key
I feel like I’m missing a part of me

I’ve got a lot on my head
And my condition’s read
I think I’m better off dead
Sometimes

Some people say that lightning never strikes twice
But I’ve been hit more than once in my life
I’ve been taken in so many times
A thousand promises, a thousand lies

I’ve got a lot on my head
And my condition’s read
I think I’m better off dead
Sometimes, sometimes

Sometimes I take a look at the world
And sometimes I take a look at the girls
I’m just a spectator, I don’t get involved
I’ve got too many problems of my own to solve

I’ve got a lot on my head
And my condition’s read
I think I’m better off dead
Sometimes
I’ve got a lot on my head
And my condition’s read
I think I’m better off dead
Sometimes, sometimes

Written by Greg Lindstrom.

Oh, there was a movie called “Better Off Dead” which also came out after the album.

Robert Garven, german Scream Magazine 11/99

I have not seen this 1985 movie, but I guess it is not inspired by the song and that it has nothing to do with the song either.

Better Off Dead (Album version Nov 1979)

From release Frost And Fire (1981).

Better Off Dead (Demo Dec 79)

From released Servant of Chaos (2001).

This version is probably the same that originally appeared on the 1979 Demo.

(Dec 79) I heard an Offspring song the other day on the radio that started off with exactly the same drum beat and bass. Incredible coincidence? Not a whole lot different from the F & F version, but it’s got a great solo from Jerry, and I like Tim’s rising shriek at the end.

Greg Lindstrom, liner notes

Better Off Dead (40th Anniversary Remix – Goldmine Mix)

From re-released Frost And Fire (2021).

Better Off Dead (Remaster From Original Tapes / 2021 Remaster)

From re-released Frost And Fire (2021).

Better Off Dead (Demo – Unknown Date)

From re-released Frost And Fire (2021).

 

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