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Template:Cover "Better By You, Better Than Me" is the seventh track from British rock band Spooky Tooth's Spooky Two, released in 1969. It was covered by British heavy metal band Judas Priest in 1977 for their album Stained Class.

In 1985, two young American adults became intoxicated listening to this song, which supposedly convinced them to attempt suicide with a 12-gauge shotgun, killing one and severely disfiguring the other. The other would die of an overdose three years later. Judas Priest was on trial in 1991 for the incident on charges of the song containing subliminal messages saying "do it". The case was eventually dismissed.


Better By You, Better Than Me
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Album: Spooky Two (1969) / Stained Class (1978)
Released: 1969 / 1978
By: Spooky Tooth / Judas Priest
Written by: Gary Wright

You could find a way to ease my passion
You listen to the blood flow in my veins
You hear the teaching of the wind
Tell her why I'm alive within
I can't find the words
My mind is dead
It's better by you better than me

Guess you'll have to tell her how I tried
To speak up thoughts I've held so inside
Tell her now I've got to go
Out in the streets and down the shore
Tell her the world's not much for living for
It's better by you better than me

Everybody
Everybody knows
Everybody
Everybody knows

Better by you better than me
You can tell what I want it to be
You can say what I only can see
It's better by you better than me

Guess I'll have to change my way of living
Don't wanna really know the way I feel
Guess I'll learn to fight and kill
Tell her not to wait until
They'll find my blood upon her windowsill
It's better by you better than me

Everybody
Everybody knows
Everybody
Everybody knows

Better by you better than me
You can say what I only can see
You can tell what I want it to be
Better by you better than me

It's better by you better than me
You can tell what I want it to be
Better by you better than me
You can say way all they can see

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