Getting Better All The Time  

KaraokeTom 72M
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2/25/2006 1:13 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Getting Better All The Time

\This was my transition song. You're still dealing with the emotions. But light is appearing at the end of the tunnel.

I wish I could sing it better. I can nail it on my iPod over the original Brooks & Dunn track. But the Karaoke versions I've encountered have too high a key. When I'm feeling gutsy I occasionally take a stab at it in public.

It's Getting Better All The Time - Brooks & Dunn

I don't stop breathing every time the phone rings
My heart don't race when someone's at my door
I've almost given up thinkin' your ever gonna call
I don't believe in magic anymore.

I just don't lie awake at night
Asking God to get you off my mind
It's getting better all the time
It's getting better all the time.

The telling phrase in this verse is 'I don't believe in magic anymore.' You go through a period where the magic is gone from your life. But there is also resignation here and some hope.

Yeah, I got to work on time again this morning
This old job is all that I've got left
And no one even noticed I'd been crying
At least I don't have whisky on my breath.

We're coming from a pretty bad place. At that point, any sign that life is returning to normal helps. Even if its getting to work on time in the morning sober.

Yeah, I think I'm gonna make it
'Cause God won't make a mountain I can't climb
It's getting better all the time
It's getting better all the time.

I couldn't describe myself as a very spiritual guy - until recently. But more and more, maybe because I'm looking for answers, I'm attracted to sentiments like that expressed in the last verse.

God, I hope your happy
Girl, I wish you well
I just might get over you
You can never tell.

Forgiveness is a big part of recovery. I'm not all the way there yet. Yet if we really loved someone, isn't part of getting over them hoping they are happy, even after they have moved on.

I always thought that I'd do something crazy
If ever saw you out with someone else
But when the moment came last night
I couldn't say a word, I stood there in the dark all by myself.

Yeah, I could of said a million things
All I did was keep it locked inside

Of course, a big part of hoping your ex-partner is happy is dealing with what will happen if you run across them and they are in another relationship.

It's getting better all the time
It's getting better all the time.

It's getting better all the time...

Yes, even though I don't sing this song often (except when I'm alone with my iPod) each time I sing it I feel a little better.

If you are where I am or have been you may want to pick up this song. And you might even try singing along. It is a lovely song performed by a pair of true artists. Even if you aren't a country fan, you will probably like this song.


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