Better Off Dead

Album: Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy (1975)
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  • According to Barry Toberman's biography of Elton John, this song was inspired by his and Bernie Taupin's experiences in the West End. After recording at the Dick James studio late into the night, they'd go to a burger bar where some of the clientele looked better off dead. >>
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    Alexander - London, England
  • Better Off Dead is also the name of a 1985 movie starring John Cusack.
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