hey my friend
it seems your eyes are troubled
care to share your time with me
would you say you're feeling low and so
a good idea would be to get it off your mind
see you and me
have a better time than most can dream
have it better than the best
so can pull on through
whatever tears at us
whatever holds us down
and if nothing can be done
we'll make the best of what's around
turns out not where but who you're with
that really matters
and hurts not much when you're around
and if you hold on tight
to what you think is your thing
you may find you're missing all the rest
well she run up into the light surprised
her arms are open
her mind's eye is
seeing things from a
better side than most can dream
on a clearer road i feel
oh you could say she's safe
whatever tears at her
whatever holds her down
and if nothing can be done
she'll make the best of what's around


Lyrics submitted by danielsyddall, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General Commentalthough i pause before i say this, i'd say this is my favorite dave song, just for the fact that it always puts me in a good mood. its such an upbeat song with a great message. it also gives some of the greatest advice i've ever heard, "and if you hold on tight to what you think is your thing you may find you're missing all the rest", awesome
    proudest monkeyon January 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentabsolutely love the line, "turns out not where, but who you're with that really matters." if everyone realized this, how beautiful this world would be
    tms6879on April 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree. this is a really good song, and it always lifts my spirits everytime i hear it!
    sungoddesson May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthank God dave is a little upbeat and happy sometimes...sure we all like listening to sad and angry music at times, but it feels like thats all there is now. Dave has the best outlook on life and his music is inspiring....can't wait till i see him in july!!! even if my seats are like 2 miles away :(
    rockerchica02on May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthave fun seeing dave rockerchica.... i just saw him last month up in san antonio. my seats were far away too, but it was totally worth it!! the concert rocked!!
    sungoddesson May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis has got to be one of the best Dave songs ever! you get such a good feeling inside when you listen to it. when i hear it i think how as long as you have someone you love or a friend or someone, and you make the most out of your life, then it's so much better. if you don't worry about trivial matters, and just live life to love one another. it's such a beautiful song.
    daverockson May 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song exerts such a posotive outlook on everything, he has a way of doin that in almost ever message he sends out, brilliant song sung by a brilliant guy. good start to under the table and dreaming also-=0---PEACE!
    ---#1 dave fan
    daveandjackruleon May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love that line to; its something i would put in a letter to someone; and i really love the whole "hey love" part; that just makes the whole song for me
    traceyanneon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song kicks my ass sideways
    HalfLifeSuicideon June 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOK, best of whats around is my FAVORITE dave song. the lyrics are awesome and so positive; i just love it! ive been to many shows but ive only seen him sing this song once; the very first one i went to. i couldve died when he sang it live.
    "see you & me have a better time than most can dream of..."
    c Mackon June 06, 2002   Link

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