It Gets Better

This song is my contribution to the It Gets Better Project.

Demo from 17 October 2010

[audio:It%20Gets%20Better.mp3]

download It Gets Better demo

All my music is open sourced and CC-licensed. If you’d like to cover this song, remix it, share it, please do. The lyrics and chords are below.

Lyrics
It starts on the first day
with suggestions in the hallway
you’re stopped on the front steps
and delayed with vague threats

It gets better
when you’re older
you get tougher so
the slings and arrows won’t find their way home

Ignorance won’t go away but you can
and find a better place
when you’re young you’re trapped in
other people’s decisions

I know the pressure of it all
the parents, the teachers, the bullies starting over in the fall
I know you’re up against a wall
But you’ll live through it and you’ll show them all

Chords
The entire song makes use of open strings rattling beneath the chord shapes. I’ll notate those like this: E/A where A is the open string bass note beneath the E chord.

Verse:
E/A
C#/E

Chorus:
E, A, C#, B

Bridge:
B/E
C#/E
E
A