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Song title: Better days


Better days

Well my soul checked out missing as I sat listening
To the hours and minutes tickin’ away
Yeah, just sittin’ around waitin’ for my life to begin
While it was all just slippin’ away.
I’m tired of waitin’ for tomorrow to come
Or that train to come roarin’ ‘round the bend.
I got a new suit of clothes a pretty red rose
And a woman I can call my friend

These are better days baby
Yeah there’s better days shining through
These are better days baby
Better days with a girl like you

Well I took a piss at fortune’s sweet kiss
It’s like eatin’ caviar and dirt
It’s a sad funny ending to find yourself pretending
A rich man in a poor man’s shirt
Now my ass was draggin’ when from a passin’ gypsy wagon
Your heart like a diamond shone
Tonight I’m layin’ in your arms carvin’ lucky charms
Out of these heard luck bones

These are better days baby
These are better days it’s true
These are better days
There’s better days shining through

Now a life of leisure and a pirate’s treasure
Don’t make much for tragedy
But it’s a sad man my friend who’s livin’ in his own skin
And can’t stand the company
Every fool’s got a reason to feelin’ sorry for himself
And turn his heart to stone
Tonight this fool’s halfway to heaven and just a mile outta hell
And I feel like I’m comin’ home

These are better days baby
There’s better days shining through
These are better days
Better days with a girl like you

These are better days baby
These are better days it’s true
These are better days
Better days are shining through


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 06/05/1992 Bottom Line, New York,NY ,USA
Last known live performance: 14/02/2017 Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane ,Australia

Song 'history':


Published on LUCKY TOWN, in 1992.
During the Human Touch tour, the song was regularly included in every show
Included in the (UN)PLUGGED official release, in mid 1993
The song was then included in the GREATEST HITS compilation, released in 1995.
Played once in the whole Reunion tour (18/04/2000 Compaq Arena, Houston,TX ,USA)
Bruce gave this song only two shots through the Rising tour (04/03/2003 Memorial Coliseum, Jacksonville,FL ,USA and 19/05/2003 La Peineta, Madrid ,Spain)
One only performance during the Devils and Dust tour (20/06/2005 Bercy, Paris ,France)
During the Wrecking Ball tour, the song was played 5 times
Bruce gave this song only two shots through the High Hopes tour (12/02/2014 Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide ,Australia and 13/05/2014 Times Union Center, Albany,NY ,USA)
One only performance during the 2016 The River tour (01/09/2016 Nationals Park, Washington,DC ,USA)
Performed 1 times during the 2017 Summer tour

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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