Better Days (And The Bottom Drops Out) ~ Citizen King

Citizen King was an American music group from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, whose style was a mix of hip-hop, soul and punk.

The band formed in 1993 after the breakup of their previous band, Wild Kingdom.  Both bands received a lot of local recognition for their live shows. While Citizen King’s first LP and EP were only commercial successes around Wisconsin, they were well received by critics. They were discovered by Speech from Arrested Development, who produced several tracks on their debut album Brown Bag.  They followed up with the EP Count the Days.

Better Days (And The Bottom Drops Out)

Citizen King’s first and biggest hit.  The band Sublime is commonly mistaken for being the artist on this song.

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In my shoes my toes are busted
My kitchen says my bread is molded
I Got a good job at the dollar store
One foot in the hole
One foot gettin’ deeper
With a broken mirror
And a blown out speaker
I ain’t got much else to lose
I’m faded, flat busted
Been jaded, I been dusted
I know that I’ve seen better days

One foot in the hole
One foot gettin’ deeper crank it to eleven
And blow another speaker
And I ain’t got, I ain’t got much to lose

Chorus: Cuz I’ve seen better days
I’ve Been the star of many plays
I’ve seen better days
And the bottom drops out

My cup’s filled up with five buck wine
Find myself here all the time
Another rip in the glass

Another chip in my tooth
Rained on, I’ve been stained on
Found another goat I put the blame on
Now I’m steppin’ on all the cracks
But I guess there ain’t no use
I’m bent like glass second hand like glory
Missed the bus but I’m in no hurry
Molasses fast, no business born

One foot in the hole
One foot gettin’ deeper crank it to eleven
Blow another speaker
And I ain’t got, I ain’t got much to lose

Chorus: Cuz I’ve seen better days
Been the star of many plays
I’ve seen better days
And the bottom drops out

I’ve seen better days
Been the star of many plays
I’ve seen better days
And the bottom drops out

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