Ross Mabey

Ross Mabey

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Country - Traditional | Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Total Song Plays: 5,806   
Member Since: 2007
   Last Login: 12/14/2018

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Story Behind the Song

A beautiful reflective song by a man who has looked back on his life and felt the need to tell others how he aspired to leave this world a better place.

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I needed to hear a tranquil prayer like this song this afternoon. It's so gentle from start to finish, so sincere. The heartfelt wish of a man to leave behind a better place. All you need for a song like this is a simply picked guitar and a sweet, clear vocal and this guy nails it. No need to overproduce a great song like this. It stands alone just fine. I really like the bridge - that statement about selfish motives really hits the mark.

    - Kate Carpenter

What a superb song! with the technology these days, it's so easy to over complicate arrangements but this was absolutely spot on. The vocal was as near to perfect as you could have got. I loved it!!

    - John Evans
Lyrics

Song - A Better Place.

Verse #1
In a world laced with beauty and with grace,
I've had my share of heartache through the years.
It took time for understanding to take shape,
Lessons learned helped to justify the tears.

(chorus)
When my time comes and it's my turn to go,
I want everyone, to realize and know.
My fellow man I strived so to embrace,
Hopin' to leave behind, a better place.

verse #2
I've walked the weaving paths of wasted time,
Blind with pride life became an endless maze.
The scales of indifference then from my eyes,
My new vision led me on to righteous ways.

(chorus)
When my time comes and it's my turn to go,
I want everyone, to realize and know.
My fellow man I strived so to embrace,
Hopin' to leave behind, a better place.

(bridge)
The well of life is deep,
And will always try to keep.
Its mysteries hidden from,
Those whom with selfish motives seek.

(instrumental)

(chorus)
When my time comes and it's my turn to go,
I want everyone, to realize and know.
My fellow man I strived so to embrace,
Hopin' to leave behind, a better place.
Just hopin' to leave behind a better place.


Copyright © 2007,2017 Ross Mabey / Jeffrey Ullsperger
All Rights Reserved.

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Song Length
3:27
Genres
Folk - Contemporary, Folk - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Relaxed, Composed

Subject Matter
Spirituality, General

Similar Artists
James Taylor, John Denver
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Copyright © 2007. Ross Mabey and Jeffrey Ullsperger.
Music Credits Steven Howell
Publisher Credits Not published
Performance Credits Steve Howell