Better Way 2021

Story Behind The Song

I originally wrote & recorded this in 2009 (all me), finished it in 2011 when I was 25 years sober. I am now 34 years sober>>half my life. My life is good so I thought it was time this song sounded good. Hank

Song Description

A man trying to stay sober, takes solace in prayer, hoping to find a better way to live

Song Length 4:12 Genre Country - Rock, Country - Alternative
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Peaceful Subject Hope
Similar Artists Chris Stapleton Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Better Way
© 2011 Hank Thomas all rights reserved

There's a long road, lyin' in wait for me, time to move along, gotta get life up to speed.
Like small child, waitin' for a dream, I'll be lookin' for what's lookin' back at me.

CH 1
There's been many times I left here for no reason
Many times I had a reason but I stayed
But for all the times I ran back to that bottle now
I'll just keep prayin' till I find a better way

V2
I can't hide, inside his prison, I can't run around or jump out of the way
Wasted loves, so many women, too many nights forgotten, lost inside the haze

CH 2
There's been many times I left here for no reason
Many times I had a reason but I stayed
But for all the times I ran back to that bottle now
I'll just keep prayin' till I find a better way

Lead Break
Bridge 1

'Cause I've been hard-pressed for answers
I been out-guessed, by them all
As I look around at all of my disasters
I'll just keep prayin' 'cause it's out of my control

Bridge 2

When I think about the mem'ries of what used to be,
Still ridin' on the rivers of my soul,
It's the pain and it's the comfort of my yesterday,
I'll just keep prayin' 'cause it's out of my control

CH 3
There's been many times I've left here for no reason
Many times I had a reason but I stayed
But for all the times I ran back to that bottle now
I'll just keep prayin' till I find a better way
I'll keep prayin' till I find a better way

Tag
I'll keep prayin' till I find a better way

Overall, a cool song with a good performance. Love the tremolo guitar; tasty. Nicely done guitar solo; the bends with the whammy bar are a nice touch. Good job.

Very nice song with a throwback Southern Rock 70s 80s vibe. I thought the vocalist and harmonies were excellent, and I liked some of the unexpected chord changes. I think re-mixing this would do it a world of good.

Mix is a little fuzzy compared to the vocal...would like to hear the fill better....nice song...really nice...

Very cool intro...I was hooked right from the start. Great from start to finish!

Lyrics Hank Thomas Music Hank Thomas
Producer Hank Thomas Publisher Hank Thomas Music
Performance All music recorded by Jason Roller>>Vocals by Ron Wallace Label Thunderhead Records
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