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Silver gray hair
Neatly combed in place
There were four generations
Of love on her face
She was so wise
No surprise passed her eyes
She's seen it all

I was a child, oh
About three or four
All day I'd ask questions
At night I'd ask more
But whenever, she never
Would ever turn me away
No, no oh woah
I'd say how can I be sure
What is right or wrong
And why does
What I want
Always take so long
Please tell me
Where does God live
And why won't
He talk to me
I'd say Grandma
What is love
Will I ever find out
Why are we so poor
What is life about
I wanna know the answers
Before I fall off to sleep
Woah ho woah ho

She saw the smile
As she tucked me in
Then she pulled up that
Old rockin' chair once again
But tonight she was
Slightly, remarkably
Different somehow
Slowly she rocked
Lookin' half asleep
Grandma yawned
As she stretched
Then she started to speak
What she told me
Would mould me and holds me
Together inside
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

She said all the things you ask
You will know someday
But you have got to live
In a patient way
God put us here by fate
And by fate that means
Better days

She said, child we are all
Moons in the dark of night
Ain't no mornings gonna come
Till the time is right
Can't get no better days lest
You make it through the night
You gotta make it
Through the night
Yes you do
You can't get to no
Better days
Unless you make it
Through the night (baby)
Oh ho, you will see
Those better days
But you gotta be patient
Be patient, oh baby
Be patient

Later that year at
The turn of spring
Heaven sent angels down
And gave Grandma her wings
Now, she's flyin'
And slidin', and glidin'
In better days
And although
I'm all grown up
I still get confused
I stumble through the dark
Getting bumped and bruised
When night gets in my way
I could still hear
My Grandma say
I can hear her say
I can hear her sayin'

You can't get to no
Better days
Unless you make it
Through the night (baby)
Oh ho, you will see
Those better days
But you gotta be patient
Child, do you hear me, yeah
Well, well, well, well
You can't get to no, no
Better days
Unless you make it
You got to make it
You got to make it
Through the night
Oh Grandma, oh Grandma
Do you see me now, lady
Oh oh oh oh oh
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    UnregisteredApr 18, 2012 at 2:57 am
    I think that the better days grandma was talking about are the better days that we make for ourselves. Grandma never gave a straight answer to the questions brought her was because she knows that we will never be able to answer those questions unless we realize them in our own way. We had to experience life, in order for us to understand what it was all about.
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    UnregisteredFeb 12, 2012 at 6:14 am
    This song is a very meaningful one, the meaning depends on the person listening to this.

    For me, this is a simple yet very sweet conversation between two people - one who is just beginning to live a life and one who experienced the thrill of it.

    This is about exploring life, knowing what its purpose is and why patience is a virtue. Yeah, good things do come to those who wait. :)
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    UnregisteredJan 19, 2012 at 2:43 am
    Always seek the wisdom of older generation because you'll always get a lot of lessons from their experiences, even without going through it yourself. They can help you save precious times by keeping yourself away from those mistakes. And lastly patience, that's what life is entirely all about, I think.
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    UnregisteredNov 24, 2011 at 9:40 am
    Wow, that's amazing! You got that talent to tie things that are completely unconnected.

    Better days is a place (or more accurately, a state of being), that is in the context of this song. "you can't get to no better days unless you make it through the night. " it's like jesus saying, "narrow is the road that leads to life," or "carry your cross... " it only means you have to go through many hardships in life before you can enter the kingdom.

    Satan does not know the phrase, "be patient," because he always tempts us to demand everything from god "here and now". The grandmother is truly a wise person, and so she died peacefully because of her awareness of the mysteries of life.
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    UnregisteredSep 20, 2011 at 1:14 pm
    You know what. You dig very deep to the point that you misunderstood the meaning of the song.
    The singer is just relating how her grandmother taught her to be a good person when she is still alive.! In this line.
    {Later that year at the turn of spring heaven sent angels down and gave grandma her wings. Now she's flyin', glidin' and slidin' to better days. }
    I just think that the grandma died and that she went to God! So I think it is not satanic. I hope your God will give you wisdom to analyze things in a positive way.

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