Better Days


Well my soul checked out missing as I sat listening
To the hours and minutes tickiní away
Yeah just sittiní around waitiní for my life to begin
While it was all just slippiní away
Iím tired of waitiní for tomorrow to come
Or that train to come roariní íround the bend
I got a new suit of clothes a pretty red rose
And a woman I can call my friend

These are better days baby
Yeah thereís better days shining through
These are better days baby
Better days with a girl like you

Well I took a piss at fortuneís sweet kiss
Itís like eatiní caviar and dirt
Itís sad funny ending to find yourself pretending
A rich man in a poor manís shirt
Now my ass was dragginí when from a passiní gypsy wagon
Your heart like a diamond shone
Tonight Iím layiní in your arms carviní lucky charms
Out of these hard luck bones

These are better days baby
These are better days itís true
These are better days
Thereís better days shining through

Now a life of leisure and a pirateís treasure
Donít make much for tragedy
But itís a sad man my friend whoís liviní in his own skin
And canít stand the company
Every foolís got a reason for feeliní sorry for himself
And turning his heart to stone
Tonight this foolís halfway to heaven and just a mile outta hell
And I feel like Iím cominí home

These are better days baby
Thereís better days shining through
These are better days
Better days with a girl like you

These are better days baby
These are better days itís true
These are better days
Better days are shining through