Better Than I Used to Be

Album: Emotional Traffic (2011)
Charted: 52
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  • I know how to hold a grudge
    I can send a bridge up in smoke
    And I can't count the people I've let down, the hearts I've broke
    You ain't gotta dig too deep
    If you wanna find some dirt on me
    But I'm learning who you've been
    Ain't who you've got to be
    It's gonna be an uphill climb
    Aw honey, I won't lie

    I ain't no angel
    I still got a few more dances with the devil
    I'm cleanin' up my act, little by little
    I'm getting there
    I can finally stand the man in the mirror I see
    I ain't as good as I'm gonna get
    But I'm better than I used to be

    I've pinned a lot of demons to the ground
    Got a few old habits left
    But there's still one or two I might need you to help me get
    Standin' in the rain so long has left me with a little rust
    But put some faith in me
    And someday you'll see
    There's a diamond under all this dust

    I ain't no angel
    I still got a few more dances with the devil
    I'm cleanin' up my act, little by little
    I'm getting there
    I can finally stand the man in the mirror I see
    I ain't as good as I'm gonna get
    But I'm better than I used to be

    I ain't no angel
    I still got a few more dances with the devil
    But I'm cleanin' up my act, little by little
    I'm getting there
    I can finally stand the man in the mirror I see
    I ain't as good as I'm gonna get
    But I'm better than I used to be Writer/s: Ashley Gorley, Bryan Simpson
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, O/B/O CAPASSO, Spirit Music Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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  • Kimberly from Osceola Mo My son loved this song because this was him fighting with drugs and trying to be the best lawyer that he could be, he past away in 2013 and this is the song that was played at his funeral,I cry every time I hear it, thank you so much. Kimberly Hills
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