Living For Better Days

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"Living For Better Days"
Words and Music by Michael B. Hicks
Michael B. Hicks Music, BMI © 2012

People passing over the bridge he sleeps under
A night time symphony is heard of steady rain, gentle thunder

He looks up to the sky and he begins to cry
Another lonely night...he's asking God, "why?"

But then his crying turns into laughing
He realizes that life--it happens to the best of us
And surely the rest of us
Embracing his ups, facing the downs
A hopeful frown replacing his frown
He's living for better days, when it will no longer be this way
He's living for better days

Slowly time passes along...he works for the lowest wage
He can't afford to keep his lights on...so the moon lights up his place

He looks up to the sky and he begins to cry
Another lonely night...he's asking God, "why?"

But then his crying turns into laughing
He realizes that life--it happens to the best of us
And surely the rest of us
Embracing his ups, facing the downs
A hopeful frown replacing his frown
He's living for better days, when it will no longer be this way
He's living for better days

Several years have now gone by...he's made it through his rough times
He is now enjoying life with his wife and children by his side

He looks up to the sky and with joy, he begins to cry
No more lonely nights...he closes his eyes

And then his crying turns into laughing
He realizes that life--it happens to the best of us
And even the rest of us
Embracing his ups, facing the downs
A hopeful frown replacing his frown
He's living in better days, and it wasn't always this way
He's living in better days

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from This Is Life, released December 25, 2012
"Living For Better Days"
Words and Music by Michael B. Hicks
Michael B. Hicks Music, BMI © 2012

Vocals: Mike Hicks
Acoustic Guitar: Mike Hicks
Rhodes: Melvin "Maestro" Lightford
Bass: Eric Ramey
Electric Guitar: Phil Hughley
Drums: Johnathon Lucas
Percussion: Brandon Newsome

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