BETTER THAN I EVER WAS

©2018 CHRIS BUTLER/FUTURE FOSSIL MUSIC (BMI)

VERSE1
all of the dumb things that iíve ever done.
now just add up to who iíve become

(and) all of the bad breaks that iíve ever had
now count as wisdom...and didnít screw me up that bad

itís kind of amazing, I could get so much wrong
but still land on my feet...and right where I belong

everything worked out...maybe it usually does...?
Ďcause damn, here I am...
and better than I ever was...

VERSE2
all of the dead ends that iíve stumbled down
turns out I just had the map upside-down

and all of the bullshit that I took on faith
is all pretty funny, and didnít get in my way

itís kind of amazing, the messes iíve made
when my best intentions, back-fired in my face

(but) it all worked out...guess it usually does...?
Ďcause damn, here I am...
and better than I ever was...

SOLO/MIDDLE 8

itís a victory
to get up each day
surprised Iím alive....

everyone wrote me off
sure iíd never survive

VERSE
all of the hard knocks I took on the chin
all of the races that I didnít win

donít seem to matter, Ďcause nothing was lost
nobody was counting, and I didnít kill myself off

something sustained me when I lost my nerve
the friends who forgave me, when I was such a jerk

got a body thatís banged up
and a head full of fuzz
but damn, here I am...
and better than I ever was...