Better Than You Want

I USED TO BE THE MAN
IN A HURRY TO STAND MY GROUND
ALWAYS PUSHED BACK
HARDER THAN I GOT KNOCKED DOWN

OVER MY SHOULDER
I’D SEE THE WORLD PASSING ME BY

I WAS NEVER ONE TO WORRY
ABOUT WHAT I’D DO OR WHAT IT DID TO YOU
I WAS JUST FINE ON MY OWN
I WAS ALL I’D NEED TO SEE ME THROUGH

OVER MY SHOULDER
I’D SEE THE WORLD PASSING ME BY

I THROW MY CARDS ON THE TABLE
LAY THEM OUT FOR YOU TO SEE
I DON’T KNOW IF I’M ABLE
BUT I’M GONNA TRY
TO BE BETTER THAN YOU WANT ME TO BE

SITTING ALL ALONE
THE NIGHTS THEY ALWAYS FELT SO LONG
I SHOULD HAVE SEEN
THE WAY THAT I WAS HEADED WAS ALL WRONG

LOOKING ALL AROUND ME
I’D SEE THE WORLD PASSING ME BY

I THROW MY CARDS ON THE TABLE
LAY THEM OUT FOR YOU TO SEE
I DON’T KNOW IF I’M ABLE
BUT I’M GONNA TRY
TO BE BETTER THAN YOU WANT ME TO BE

GONNA BE BETTER THAN YOU WANT
BETTER THAN YOU WANT ME TO BE
YEAH I’LL BE BETTER THAN YOU WANT
BETTER THAN YOU WANT ME TO BE

ALL THESE YEARS LATER
AND I FINALLY BEGIN TO REALIZE
I’VE GOT TO TURN MYSELF AROUND
LEAVE WHO I USED TO BE BEHIND

MY EYES WIDE OPEN
I WON’T LET THE WORLD PASS ME BY

I THROW MY CARDS ON THE TABLE
I’LL LAY THEM OUT FOR YOU TO SEE
I DON’T KNOW IF I’M ABLE
BUT I’M GONNA TRY
TO BE BETTER THAN YOU WANT ME TO BE


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