Chris Chickering

Chris Chickering

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Rock - Alternative | Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
Total Song Plays: 549   
Member Since: 2014
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison

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Story Behind the Song

This is an upbeat rootsy rock song that delivers a mantra they'll be singing for a while: "Give me this or something better"

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Lyrics

This or Something Better
© Words and Music by Chris Chickering and Greg Barnhill
2013. All rights reserved

The other day I was talkin' with a good friend of mine
Oh, and things weren't going so well in my life at the time
He said let me tell you a little something that might help you along your way, yea...
He said take a pencil and paper and write down exactly what you want
And put it on your refrigerator when you get home
Well I thought it sounded foolish
But I did it anyway

And then thirty days later when the bills came due
I said hey man you know there ain't nothin' comin' through
And when I told him what I wrote
He just smiled and shook his head
And then he laughed out loud at the words that I read
I said

Give me everything I want
Give me everything I need
Give me everything in this life
That's comin' to me

He said you forgot to add one thing
Write this down in big red letters:
"Give me this or something better"

I was working in Minneapolis sellin' someone else's dreams
But I always knew there was somethin' so much bigger meant for me
Had a house in Santa Fe and I was fine
Till the renters all moved out
And it started goin' south
So I left Minnesota on a cold January night
Bettin' on myself that I was doing somethin' right
And when I got back to New Mexico I must admit I had my doubts, Mmmm

But I'll be damned if everything he told me wasn't comin' true
That if you write it down, your dreams will find a way to get to you
And now here I am, I'm makin' it and things are going right
I guess it goes to show you all you gotta do is write

Give me everything I want
Give me everything I need
Give me everything in this life
That's comin' to me
Cause it'll all come true
If you write down in big red letters:
"Give me this or something better"

Give me everything I want (breakdown)
Give me everything I need
Give me everything in this life
That's comin' to me
Cause it'll all come true
If you write it down in big red letters:
"Give me this or something better"

Oh, give me everything I want
Give me everything I need
Give me everything in this life
That's comin' to me
Cause it'll all come true
If you write it down in big red letters:
"Give me this or something better"
"Give me this or something better"
Yea

Song Length
4:15
Genres
Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll, Rock - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Content, In High Spirits

Subject Matter
Change, Happiness

Similar Artists
Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen
Language
English
Era
1970 - 1979

Lyric Credits Chris Chickering and Greg Barnhill
Music Credits Chris Chickering and Greg Barnhill
Producer Credits Chris Chickering and Greg Barnhill
Publisher Credits Chris Chickering Music and Gatorized Music
Performance Credits Chris Chickering
Label Credits Chris Chickering Music