Things Don't Come Any Better

by The Gracious Deviants

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This is a song of pessimistic optimism (or optimistic pessimism) inspired by the ambiguity of the statement: "It doesn't get any better than this!"

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"Things Don't Come Any Better"

Never had a master plan
Always been a lucky man
It all comes naturally
You just can't take it any more

Sorrow's your best friend
The darkest moods that don't seem to end
Why not lose your jealousy?
Take a break and come with me
You'll find that things don't come any better

So you find yourself in denial again
Thinking things don't come any better
If I play the blues will you smile again?
Just shake it off and forget her
You know every day is perfection
And things don't come any better
And only you can change your mind

So another lover's come and gone
Put your Leonard Cohen albums on
Enjoy your misery
'Til you just can't take it any more

Why don't you sit back and reflect
The way your life is one big wreck
The trail of destruction meets the horizon
Take a break and come with me
You'll find that things don't come any better

So you find yourself in denial again
Thinking things don't come any better
If I play the blues will you smile again?
Just shake it off and forget her
You know every day is perfection
And things don't come any better
And only you can change your mind

All it takes to be happy
Is a choice that you make alone
No one else can make you feel better or worse
'Cos you're on your own

So you find yourself in denial again
Thinking things don't come any better
If I play the blues will you smile again?
Just shake it off and forget her
You know every day is perfection
And things don't come any better
And only you can change your mind

© The Gracious Deviants 2019

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released July 3, 2019
Music and lyrics by Pete Edge & Darrel Greaney
Darrel Greaney: lead vocal, guitars, percussion
Pete Edge: backing vocals, guitar, production

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The Gracious Deviants Wellington, New Zealand

The Gracious Deviants are an acoustic group from Wellington, NZ — a highly creative collaboration between two experienced musicians blending pop, rock, and folk sensibilities into an easily accessible sound.

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