Well my soul checked out missing as I sat listening
To the hours and minutes tickin' away
Yeah just sittin' around waitin' for my life to begin
While it was all just slippin' away
I'm tired of waitin' for tomorrow to come
Or that train to come roarin' round 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 there's better days shining through
These are better days baby
Better days with a girl like you

Well I took a piss at fortune's sweet kiss
It's like eatin' caviar and dirt
It's a sad funny ending to find yourself pretending
A rich man in a poor man's shirt
Now my ass was draggin' when from a passin' gypsy wagon
Your heart like a diamond shone
Tonight I'm layin' in your arms carvin' lucky charms
Out of these hard luck bones

These are better days baby
These are better days it true
These are better days
There's better days shining through

Now a life of leisure and pirate's treasure
Don't make much for tragedy
But it's a sad man my friend who's livin' in his own skin
And can't stand the company
Every fool's got a reason for feelin' sorry for himself
And turning his heart to stone
Tonight this fool's halfway to heaven and just a mile outta hell
And I feel like I'm comin' home

These are better days baby
There's better days shining through
These are better days
Better days with a girl like you

These are better days baby
These are better days it's true
These are better days
Better days are shining through


Lyrics submitted by Bobo192, edited by valiummom

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    General CommentIt's about how Patti saved him from himself. He felt like a worthless phony because of the enormous gap between his image as a ordinary working class guy and the reality that he was filthy rich and free of many of the cares he sang about.
    Patti rescued him from the hell of his self loathing and he realises he is on his way to happiness which it turns out is not so far away, in fact it's just a mile or two out of hell.
    Lyrically its one his best. The honesty about himself utterly charming and anyone who has ever disliked themselves for any reason will understand the emotions behind it.
    bobsto12on June 22, 2015   Link

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