"Waltz (Better Than Fine)" as written by and Shuggie Otis....
If you don't have a song
To sing you're okay
You know how to get along
Humming
Hmmm

If you don't have a date
Celebrate
Go out and sit on the lawn
And do nothing
'Cause it's just what you must do
Nobody does it anymore

No I don't believe in the wasting of time,
But I don't believe that I'm wasting mine

If you don't have a point to make
Don't sweat it
You'll make a sharp one being so kind
And I'd sure appreciate it
Everyone else's goal's to get big headed
Why should I follow that beat being that I'm
Better than fine


Lyrics submitted by maxivolt, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"Waltz (Better Than Fine)" as written by Fiona Apple Maggart

Lyrics © BMG SAPHIRE SONGS OBO KIDADA MUSIC , BMG SAPHIRE SONGS OBO SHUGITERIUS MUSIC

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  • +4
    General Comment3 words. Just Be Yourself.
    ilovefionaappleon January 17, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis, ladies and gentlemen, i self confidence! ;-)
    saturnsongson September 06, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIf you don't have a date
    Celebrate
    Go out and sit on the lawn
    And do nothing
    'Cause it's just what you must do
    And nobody does it anymore
    heKtaxkson December 06, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is such a beautiful, positive song...yes it's about being yourself, doing your thing, and not caring what others think. Just lovely.
    missmeon April 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Why should I follow that beat being that
    I'm better than fine"
    pamelachaeon April 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is beautiful, nothing can bring me down when i'm listening to this song... Whenever I feel like maybe things won't work out, I just think "I'm better than fine". Such an uplifting song...
    SpacePupon October 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMost uplifting, be happy with who you are and what you do and don't let other people's opinions affect you, kind of song.
    Best lines (corrected lyrics):
    No, I don't believe in the wasting of time
    But I don't believe that I'm wasting mine

    If you don't have a point to make
    Don't sweat it
    You'll make a sharp one being so kind
    And I'd sure appreciate it
    Everyone else's goal's to get big-headed
    Why should I follow that beat being that
    I'm better than fine

    ...encapsulates all I'm about in 9 lines.
    alovelyfadeouton December 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love Fiona! I love everything she does and this song is no exception! This was the first song that she laid down for Extraordinary Machine and set the standard of what was to follow.

    I feel like this song is all about individuality and just being content with yourself and not beating yourself up if your not producing the results that you expect whether it be in your job, your art or your relationships.
    jbs85on April 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentif you don't have a point to make don't sweat it
    you'll make a sharp one being so kind
    and i'd sure appreciate it

    one of my favorite lines by her, it really shows how much she's grown and how wise she can be
    elloelloon August 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsometimes I feel depressed and then I listen to this song and I feel amazingly proud of knowing fiona's songs and listening to them and liking them.
    Shoreofglasson April 13, 2009   Link

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