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Better Days


"Better Days"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

From Detroit to Chicago, Memphis to New Orleans

In the Missippi delta, livin’ on green beans

Had the blues in all these places, never felt so low-down
I sing the devil’s music as I go from town to town

I can always find a gig, but the owners don’t always pay

Lord knows, I've seen better days

When the levees broke, and everywhere a flood

Saw the high water marks, the body counts and the blood

Must be some kinda magic, somebody castin’ a spell

Maybe it’s the devil collecting his due from hell

I'm no stranger to witches and their evil ways

Lord knows, I've seen better days

I've had hard knocks, and my share of misery

Been locked up a long time, with no one to set me free

The people with the power, they're keeping me down

Don't want me to rise and join them, afraid of what may be found

They even burned my guitar, they set it a blaze

Lord knows, I've seen better days

I’m guilty of lyin’, and cheatin’ some too

But all it ever did was make me feel more blue

Times are tough, it’s hard to find a job

And I’m too proud to beg, borrow, steal or rob

I've slept outside in the snow, with nowhere to stay

Lord knows, I've seen better days

Done my share of gambling, can’t say I've ever won

Had people try to kill me with a knife or a gun

Drunk so many nights, next day didn’t remember a thing

Had a lotta women, but never gave one a ring

They say that good things come to people who pray

Lord help me, I've seen better days

Copyright © ℗ 2004 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.
Better Days
Album cover photo by Trish Keisewetter
Song from the album Moon Dreams
Position Track # 10
Duration 4:37
Released June 21st, 2004
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre acoustic blues
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, drums, acoustic lap steel slide, harmonica solo
Track Chronology

"Better Days"

"Watchin' The World Go By"
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Brief Description

Better Days is one of my better blues songs.  It might be heavy on the slide guitar, but otherwise, I like the overall sound.  It's one of the few where I started with the title and built the song around a basic theme or idea.  I've written many blues songs, and they never seem to work out well for me for some unknown reason, so I never release them.  This one was worthy-enough in my own weeding out process.

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