Song of the Day #4,402: ‘Better Drugs’ – Little Hurt

This artist might be the lowest profile of any I’ve featured the past two weeks. Little Hurt has only four songs available for streaming and the band doesn’t even have an official website or a Wikipedia page.

This “band” is actually a solo project by Colin Dieden, founder of the Los Angeles band The Mowgli’s. Dieden left The Mowgli’s in 2019 to start this project, with a goal of writing “really happy sounding music with pretty sad lyrics.”

I’d say ‘Better Drugs’ fits that bill. It’s a very fun listen but a downer to read. I like the video quite a bit, too.

[Verse 1]
The sun is spilling in the window
And I’ve been getting pretty good at staying up
Yeah I’ve kinda been a mess
Got a California King, but i’m sleeping on the floor
Why don’t you say something?
You stab your ice with your straw
You never say nothin’
Unless we’re alone in the dark
Inside your bedroom with you head on my heart
And I was falling in love
While you were calling a car

[Chorus]
It’s hard enough just staring at the ceiling
While you’re getting drunk
At some party in the canyon
In some strangers arms
You say you’ve lost that feelin’
I need something to believe in
I need better love or better drugs
I need better love or better drugs

[Verse 2]
Yeah nothing really matters
It’s not a phase it’s just a pattern that i’m in
You’re putting on your makeup to go to work
And I’m just sleeping in again
I tell the bartender
“Just put it all on my card”
I see your eyes moving to the front of the bar
I’ve got my own issues
I know i’m coming apart
Yeah I was falling in love
While you were playing it smart

[Chorus]
It’s hard enough just staring at the ceiling
While you’re getting drunk
At some party in the canyon
In some strangers arms
You say you’ve lost that feeling
I need something to believe in
I need better love or better drugs
I need better love or better drugs
(Your bedroom with you head on my heart)
(Coming apart)
It’s hard enough just staring at the ceiling
While you’re getting drunk
At some party in the canyon
In some strangers arms
You say you’ve lost that feeling
I need something to believe in
I need better love or better drugs (Coming apart)
I need better love or better drugs (Coming apart)
I need better love or better drugs

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,402: ‘Better Drugs’ – Little Hurt

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Clever video, and the song is good as well

  2. Peg says:

    Very clever video!

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