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Dianne Reeves - Better Days Lyrics

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TitleBetter Days
ArtistDianne Reeves
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GenreJazz, Soul
Duration00:05:32
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BETTER DAYS

Silver gray hair neatly combed in place.
There were four generations of love on her face.
She was so wise, no surprise passed her eyes,
She'd seen it all.

I was a child, oh, about three or four.
All day I'd ask questions.
At night I'd ask more.
But whenever; she never, would ever, turn me away.

I'd say how can I be sure what is right or wrong ?
And why does what I want always take so long ?
Please tell me where does God live
And why won't He talk to me ?

I'd say, Grandma what is love ?
Will I ever find out ? and
Why are we so poor, what is life about ?
I wanna know the answers before I fall off to sleep.
ohwoohwohwoh.......

She sort of smiled as she tucked me in.
Then she pulled up that old rocking chair once again.
But tonight she was slightly, remarkably, different somehow.

Slowly she rocked, lookin' half asleep.
Grandma yawned as she stretched.
Then she started to speak.
What she told me, would mold me, and hold me
Together inside ahahahahah yeah yeah.

She said all the things you ask
You will know someday.
But you have got to live in a patient way.
God put us here by fate
And by fate that means better days.

She said, child we are all moons in the dark of night.
Ain't no morning gonna come 'til the time is right.
Can't get to better days lest you make it through the night.
You gotta make it through the night, yes you do.

You can't get to no better days
Unless you make it through the night.
Oh, you will see those better days
But you gotta be patient.
(Be patient) oh baby, be patient.

Later that year, at the turn of spring,
Heaven sent angels down and gave Grandma her wings.
Now, she's flying, and sliding, and gliding
In better days

And although I'm all grown up
I still get confused.
I stumble through the dark
Getting bumped and bruised.
When night gets in my way
I could still hear my Grandma say
I can hear her say,
I can hear her say.

(Be patient) You can't get to no better days
Unless you make it through the night baby.
(Be patient) Oh, you will see those better days
But you gotta be patient.
Child, do you hear me, yeah.

(Be patient) You can't get to no better days
Unless you make it, you got to make it
you got to make it
You got to make it through the night

(Be patient) Oh Grandma, oh Grandma
Do you see me now, lady
Oh oh oh oh oh...

(Be patient) She used to sit me on her knee
She used to comb my hair
She used to tell me stories..
My Grandma took me everywhere
submitted by hiro
corrected on December 12th, 2011
written by Lorrich, Tony Donn / Reeves, Dianne E.
copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Conexion Media Group, Inc.




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0 likes - like | 16 days ago 1GirlieGirl 
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I can't listen to this song without crying. It reminds me so much of my dear sweet Grandmom Ruth that it hurts my heart. It was so late in her life when I realized what a treasure she was and now she's gone. But we had a great relationship toward the end, and I have her voice and her wisdom and her love in my soul forever. I just miss her so much. To just spend one more moment with her, to tell her what a strong and lasting influence she was in my life, to listen to just one of her funny stories that always held a lesson, I'd pay any price. I love you dear sweet Grandmom.
0 likes - like | 30-01-2011 04:20 ZIMZIMZIM 
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Dianne Reeves is my favorite female jazz vocalist ~ bar none. She has an amazing set of chops and can do anything! She has many CD's (and a few DVD's) out (I have ALL OF THEM) but I can't help wondering how she manages to sell any when YOU NEVER SEE HER ON ANY TV/CABLE SHOW!

Why can't jazz artists get the exposure and recognition they so richly deserve??? I will never understand how someone of Dianne's caliber and musicality is so "little known" to the masses. Thank God that George Clooney (related to Rosemary Clooney) is musically savvy enough to have included Dianne in Good Night and Good Luck singing live during the making of that fabulous movie. I love EVERYTHING Dianne does and was fortunate enough to have caught (and recorded) a live radio broadcast of her at a New Years Eve gig. She can scat with the best of 'em and I love you Dianne. I love to sing along with your cd's and I have so many favorites especially your version of Midnight Sun. Keep singing Dianne!
0 likes - like | 01-09-2006 22:55 leabadu 
leabadu
 
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thank's! been lookin'for this lyrics!