Susan McKeown

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Rock - General | New York, United States
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Member Since: 2009
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Song Description

a jovial cajoling of a lover to her lazy partner, that he needs to put more work into their relationship.

Story Behind the Song

Amy was driving through Alabama on a tour a while ago, listening to nothing but pop-country radio. She joked to her drummer, "I want to write a song for Shania Twain to sing" and wrote the chorus while humming along to the radio. She'd tried to record this for the last record "Songs For Bright Street" but wasn't happy with the version. She didn't think they'd actually find a way to arrange or record this, until they were in the studio at Mitch Easter's, listening to The Faces, when James Mastro (the producer) said, THAT"S IT! And the band just went in and tried to emulate the sloppy rock feel of "Ooh La La"

Lyrics

BETTER
(SPEACE/BRUCE/VEZNER)

Someone better's gonna treat me better baby
Someone better's gonna scratch this itch
Can't wait forever, I could go crazy
There's got to be something better than this

Our love read like a Hallmark Greeting
Pretty paper and poetry
The color's faded and the ink is bleeding
Have you forgotten how it used to be?

Cause every night you put your feet on the table
You put the TV on and tune me out
I'm not looking for no storybook fable
But a little romance would go a long way now

CHORUS

I tried so hard to make this right
It's not my job to fight this fight
All by myself when you can't see
That you're losing me

CHORUS

Song Length
2:52
Genres
Country - Rock, Pop - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Jovial, Annoyed

Subject Matter
Relationship, General

Similar Artists
Lucinda Williams, Shania Twain
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Amy Speace / Jenny Bruce / Jon Vezner
Music Credits Amy Speace / Jenny Bruce / Jon Vezner
Producer Credits James Mastro
Publisher Credits Speace Monster Music (BMI) / Jenny Bruce Music (BMI) / Mini Apples Music (BMI)
Performance Credits Amy Speace
Label Credits Wildflower Records