Better Than This

by Chris Richards

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Originally released September 2008.

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BETTER THAN THIS

I've hung around this place for awhile, now
Feeling my way through it all
I'm no smarter than anyone else
More mistakes than I care to recall

Just when it looks like we're getting somewhere
And that we could sit back and relax
That's when the first of the troubling signs
Come bubbling up from the past

And now, there's fighting
There's dying
People are starving to death
Nature's revolting
Nobody's voting
Unless it's a TV contest

I've seen everything come around
And go around
Here it comes again
You'da thought we'dve figured it out by now
But we're still blowing it
It won't ever be perfect
Nothing good ever is
But we've got to do better than this
We've got to do better than this

I believe in the goodness of people
But I get frustrated like you
I worry that it's too broke to be fixed
And what's one single hand gonna do

How much longer is it gonna be
Till the white dove, she sleeps in the sand
Wicked winds keep her circling 'round
I know someday she's gonna land

But now, there's fighting
There's dying
With medicine just out of reach
Nature's revolting
Nobody's voting
There's people who still have to have a dream

(Repeat chorus x 2)

©2008 White Mare Music (BMI)

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released September 30, 2008

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Chris Richards Nashville, Tennessee

Chris Richards is a critically acclaimed songwriter and recording artist from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. He lives in East Nashville, Tennessee.

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