I was told it is ill advised to write an ironic song. The point you’re criticizing might be taken as something you actually admire rather than something deserving ridicule.
Unless you have a blog to explain the deeper, hidden meaning!!
“Better than Ever” is a takeoff on my generation. You know the one where drugs, sex and rock and roll were going to change human nature. When disposing of a president, ending a war and bringing about social equality would result in peace on earth.
You get the drift. We were special, and we knew it.
At this point in history, if not our lives, the irony should be obvious to anyone, but I’m still surprised at the number of my generation who act as if the appellation, “the greatest generation” applies to us.
For those unexposed to the drugs, sex and all that was college of the late-1960s and mid-70s, let me just say that it wasn’t necessary to be stoned or tripping to have these delusions of grandeur, though it certainly helped.
The above demo is just me and my guitar.
Better than Ever
when things were good, we’d stay home
and pretend we were shut-ins waiting for the meals on wheels to roll
we were young, hell-bent for leather
and we knew, it’d never be better
and we knew better, better than our elders
we knew better, smoking (tripping) on beer and wine
we knew we’d never surrender or go under
we’d make history just a matter of time
when things were bad, we’d hit the road
watching for undercover narcs and hidden 5-0s
we were ramblers, almost always stoned
and we knew better than the folks back home
we made an art out of smoke and mirrors
we signed up all the poets and ghost writers
and they kept telling us we were so much better
better than ever, never been better
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