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Better Than We Found It

Maren Morris
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I wanted to write something to address exactly how I feel right now, and this came together pretty quickly. It’s a protest song. It’s the most American thing to protest, and protest songs have been so embedded in American culture: Bob Dylan, Nina Simone. I think the world right now is sort of in a perpetual mourning period, and I wanted to have a song that had weight but also had hope.

Maren Morris Releases Pro-BLM, Pro-Dreamer Video for New ‘Protest Song,’ ‘Better Than We Found It’
If you don't like it, then get the hell out
That's what they yell when I open my mouth
A stick is a stick, a stone is a stone
But who's gonna care if I don't?
Who's gonna change if I won't?

When time turns this moment to dust
I just hope that I'm proud of the woman I was
When lines of tomorrow are drawn
Can I live with the side that I chose to be on?
Will we sit on our hands, do nothin' about it?
Or will we leave this world better than we found it?

Over and under and above the law
My neighbor's in danger, who does he call?
When thе wolf's at the door all covered in bluе
Shouldn't we try somethin' new?
We're over a barrel, and at the end of one too

When time turns this moment to dust
I just hope that I'm proud of the woman I was
When lines of tomorrow are drawn
Can I live with the side that I chose to be on?
Will we sit on our hands, do nothin' about it?
Or will we leave this world better than we found it?

America, America
Divided we fall
America, America
God save us all
From ourselves and the hell that we've built for our kids
America, America
We're better than this

When time turns this moment to dust
I just hope my son's proud of the woman I was
When lines of tomorrow are drawn
Can I live with the side that I chose to be on?
Will we sit on our hands, do nothin' about it?
Can we leave this world better than we found it?

America, America

13/5/2022 - 22:30



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