The Songs : Never Better


*Finished* 2/06
Music (2/06) Words (11-12/04, 2/06)

I look like hell
but I feel divine
and Iíll tell you why
itís because youíre mine

You are the one
this is a fact
and I got your back
you can count on that

And Iíll live, to be, the man of your dreams
if you will, help me, as hard as that seems
I would give, blindly, with all that it means
and I still, believe, in everything
you are to me

I try to be
more than who I am
at least thatís my plan
Ďcause I give a damn

We have the chance
to prove them wrong
so baby, bring it on
love will be strong

And Iíll live, to be, the man of your dreams
If you will, help me, as hard as that seems
I would give, blindly, with all that it means
and I still, believe, in everything
you are to me

I hope you understand
when you ask me how I am
and I say to the letter
that I am never better
itís a phrase Iíve said before
but Iíve never meant it more

And Iíll die, to be, the man of your dreams
if you will, help me, as hard as that seems
I would give, blindly, with all that it means
if you still, believe, in everything
you are to me

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Background:
Music: The tempo actually came first. A real jaunty, finger snapper. I think from listening to Stook's CD. Then the verse chords; quick, abbreviated 4-beat strums. Kinda simple and short, under 3 min.
Lyrics: The "never better" bridge (and title) was written well over a year before the verses and chorus. Had that with no music, then came the music and the verses (first one came while cleaning cages at work), then the merge. That's why the title is only in the bridge and not the chorus. And because I like it like that. Inspired by phone conversations while dating my future wife.


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