Lyric: Better Every Time

BETTER EVERY TIME
lyrics: L.McIlmoyle
music: D.Downie, L.Mc. (after I get done with it, anyway)

INTRO

VERSE:
At the start
We were wild
We had drive
We were children
Clutching music
Like a mother

Music moved us
Dreams were keeping
Our souls alive
Took the high road
Because we couldn’t
See another

But in time we learned that hardship had to come
Feeding off a dream until it came undone
We each believed we could hold it together
Reaching out for help and finding no one

Had to learn the truth
That dreams rarely get through
The song keeps changing keys
The song keeps changing you

BRIDGE:
Time moves slowly
When you’re dreaming
Daylight never seems to
Come a bit closer
To find the answer
As the question changes

We were children
We are children

CHORUS:
Moving through the shadows
Feeling more than seeing
Stumbling up a path
That’s too steep to climb
Choose another way
That takes us even higher
Where we realize
It gets better every time

BRIDGE:
Time moves quickly
When you’re dreaming

VERSE:
The day comes
We are moving
Something’s changing
We still reach
For one another
As we drift apart

Change of seasons
Realizing
Different dreams
Cynicism
Gets the door and
Breaks our hearts

Change comes every time you take for granted
Tomorrow’s gonna bring finer weather
The hardest lesson is to carry on
Find the pieces that still fit together

Open our eyes
To see what’s true
The song keeps changing shape
The song keeps changing you

BRIDGE:
Scene keeps shifting
As you’re moving
Landscape passing you
By the expression
On your face
Think it’s time for a change

We were growing
We are growing

CHORUS:
Moving through the shadows
Feeling more than seeing
Stumbling up a path
That’s too steep to climb
Choose another way
That takes us even higher
Where we realize
It gets better every time

BRIDGE:
Scene keeps changing
As you stand still

INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE:
Night time passes
We’re still here
Nothing happened
Start a new song
Play it louder
Thoughts we can defend

Looking backward
Moving forward
Trip and find yourself
Sit and wonder
About the others
Raise a glass to their health

The strangest thing is how it all fits together
Old ideas melt into new
Everything you once thought was far from perfect
In time takes on a golden hue

And all at once
You hear that old song
The song is taking shape
The song is taking you

Words keep changing
As you sing them
Notes keep coming to
You keep playing
Song grows louder
Waiting for the change

We were children
We’re still children

CHORUS:
Moving through the shadows
Feeling more than seeing
Stumbling up a path
That’s too steep to climb
Choose another way
That takes us even higher
Where we realize
It gets better every time

OUTRO:
It gets better every time
It gets better every time

Better every time
Better every time
Better every time
Better every time…

FADE

© 1994, 2010 Theodora Eliza Downie, Lee Edward McIlmoyle
Etcetera Thesis Music
for perhaps the next ETC album

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