"Better Than Anything" as written by and Dave Wheat Bill Loughborough....
Better than cream cheese and bagels

Better than honey on bread

Better than champagne and pretzels

Better than breakfast in bed

Better than chili rellenos

Better than chocolate e'clairs

Better than hothouse tomatoes

Better than fresh Bartlett pears

Better than dining a la carte

Or simply gastronomic art

Better than anything except being in love

Better than making a million

Better than being a queen

Better than oil wells and gold mines

Better than pastures of green

Better than finding a horseshoe

Better than losing your head

Better than anything ever thought of

Better than anything ever said

Ah, ha, better than singing right out loud

Or being, ha, spotted in a crowd

Better than (better than anything) anything except being (except being) in love

(Musical Interlude)

Better than elephants, elephants are dancing

Better than clowns on parade

Better than peanuts and popcorn

Better than pink lemonade

Better than rides on the midway

Better than seals blowing horns

Better than men shot through cannons

Better than fresh ears of corn

Ah, better than balancing on a wire

Or watching tigers jump through fire

Better than anything except being in love

Better than driving 'round the park

Or watching fireflies after the dark

Better than anything except being in love

Hey, Diana?

Yeah?

Are you sure that love is even better than shopping?

Well, there's a little sale on late floor at Barneys but it's still better

Oh, come on, come on

What about that thirty percent sale at Jimmy's shoes

And Sachs Friends and Family Day? Ha?

Still better

Well, maybe close second

Very close second

Better, more better

Better, better, better



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"Better Than Anything" as written by Dave Wheat Bill Loughborough

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    General Commentsomething about these lyrics frustrate me, and i'll tell you what it is.

    i believe the intent is to express that there is nothing better than love, however, instead the song lists numerous pleasurable items and activities that "something" is better than. this 'something' is better than all of those things, the only thing it isn't better than is being in love.

    so what frustrates me is that this something is never identified, and i don't even think it exists in the songwriter's head, as mentioned above i think the point is that nothing is better than love. however due to the way it was written, there apparently is something just below love but still better than all of these other things. funny how that bugs me so.
    esotericsatiricon December 18, 2012   Link

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