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John Butler Trio Better Than Lyrics

Last updated: 11/18/2014 03:09:14 AM

All you want is
What you can't have
And if you just look around man
You see you got magic
So just sit back relax
Enjoy it while you still have it
Don't look back on life man and only see tragic

Because you could be better than that
Don't let it get the better of you
What could be better than now
Life's not about what's better than
You can be better than that
Don't let it get the better of you
What could be better than now
Life's not about what's better

All the time while you're looking away
There are things you can do man
There's things you can say
To the the ones you're with
With whom you're spending your today
Get your gaze off tomorrow
And let come what may

Because you could be better than that
Don't let it get the better of you
What could be better than now
Life's not about what's better than
You can be better than that
Don't let it get the better of you
What could be better than now
Life's not about what's better

All I know is sometimes things can be hard
But you should know by now
They come and they go
So why, oh why
Do I look to the other side
'Cause I know the grass is greener but
Just as hard to mow

Life's not about what's better than.

All you want is
What you can't have
And if you just look around man
You see you got magic
So just sit back relax
Enjoy it while you still have it
Don't look back on life man and only see tragic

Because
You could be better than that
Don't let it get the better of you
What could be better than now
Life's not about what's better than
You can be better than that
Don't let it get the better of you
What could be better than now
Life's not about what's better than
[x2]


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Love is reflected in love | Reviewer: AudreyMehneHertel | 11/17/14

These words say it all. JBT is right on and they were back then and they are today. Loved this at years of yore and love it today a 82 in 2014. What the world needs now! It is what is real Thanks JBT for your lyrics. Beautiful! Thanks for awakening your fellow man.

In my dream | Reviewer: Jo | 9/3/10

several weeks ago the lyric and tune "you can do better than that" kept appearing in my dream but i didn't know the song. It has been important for me to track it down and see the rest of the lyrics as i believe my 19 year old son, who recently died was trying to give me a message through this song. Now i know what he has been trying to tell me.

The colour yellow... | Reviewer: leah | 1/8/09

This song reminds me of the colour yellow and alll of the wonderful things that are yellow and smell fresh.... it also reminds me of my days in the deep forest of Fangorn on my noble quest with frodo. Tho he raped my bottom, there was much yellow found on our journey. Overall, I give this song a stong spruce moose and a hazzzaaaa!

Peace out,
Leah

eye opener | Reviewer: Gracel | 2/22/08

i now listen to this song every night before i got to sleep. its helps me get by because i am the kind of person who just WANTS better things in life and rushes for things to happen. i will now try to just sit back and relax. thank you for this wonderful lyrics.

Beautiful | Reviewer: Jake | 12/7/07

The lyrics to this song are awesome. and the song itself is just beautiful. The song itself is just full of emotion as with all of the JB3 songs. I think its a little sad that not many people had heard of JB3 until this song came out. If we all lived by these lyrics the world would be a much better place. Peace Out, Jake <3

Looooooove | Reviewer: Ashleeeee.__ | 11/7/07

I wasn't a big fan of JBT.. until I heard this song, I love it! The words have meaning, it's one of my faves atm.

Loooooove it.

things change since thiss.... | Reviewer: Dc | 11/4/07

ow my god..things just that change quickly like a clap hand..thanks for making my mind so frash.. the lyrics was just touche..awesome..!!

BETTER THAN <3 | Reviewer: jm | 10/17/07

I was feeling very very low when I woke up this morning. I rarely put on the radio but my friend wanted to listen to it so she put in on. This song came on and although I had heard it before, I had never payed close attention to lyrics (I wasn't a huge fan of the John Butler trio). I actually REALLY listen to the words this time and within 3 minutes I was on the computer downloading the song and trying to find the lyrics.
The words are so simple. The song reminds me of "imagine" by John Lennon - simple words, powerful meaning.
Although my feelings are still at a low, hearing this song and having the words 'all you want is what you can't have,' helps me in knowing that i'm real, it's life, other people go through thisd sorta stuff too, choose what you wanna do about.
I'm guna listen to it again ;-)

JbT <3 | Reviewer: haylee | 10/13/07

i love this song and the lyrics are even better!!! jbt has the best outlook on life and how to live it . so many people need this song in their live to get through their day with a positive attitude , including me!!!

Good timing | Reviewer: Miss Vella | 10/10/07

I had the "now" epiphany only a few months before i heard this song. i love it when life runs along a theme like that. i think that this could be one of the only deep truths in our world. there's hope for us yet. one day enough people will see the world through these glasses, and then they'll have to stop fighting.

Priceless | Reviewer: bolamix | 10/7/07

This song brings tears to me... So much emotion, so much joy, love even, when he sings it, especially live. "The grass is greener but just as hard to mow"... priceless. Thanks John, Shannon and Michael.

A pleasant surprise | Reviewer: Scottish Rose | 10/4/07

This song is truly wonderful, a word that can rarely be used to describe today's music. I had seen videos of John Butler busking with his guitar - this song has shown that John has in no way watered down his style! The lyrics are simple, and true to the quote - simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. I love the fresh up look that this song shares, I love The John Butler Trio! Many thanks, take care
~x0x~

better than | Reviewer: lil mama | 9/19/07

I LOVE THIS SONG!!! this song changed my veiw on life i now live by these lyrics it rox!!! xxx

awesome lyrics | Reviewer: kym | 9/8/07

these lyrics are what i aspire to live by..
i do not all of the time but i would like to..
this is an excellent song
i luv it..
:)

I believe | Reviewer: Coolmom45 | 8/16/07

This is a very good song. I live my life this way. I'm usually very happy, joyful and content.