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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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    UnregisteredSep 6, 2012 at 2:29 am
    I miss my big mama so much... This song signifies her so much... All day i'd ask questions... She always had the answer...
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    UnregisteredAug 21, 2012 at 3:16 am
    I love this song... This song is so difficult for me to sing which i like very much.. When the time i knew how to get techniques in singing.. I often sing this song... This song is so dedicated to my grandma... And this is so meaningful for me..
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    UnregisteredAug 14, 2012 at 5:39 am
    Better days of youth.. How an old experienced woman shares her life to the younger ones so they can experience life to its fullest like she did...
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    UnregisteredAug 3, 2012 at 9:46 am
    Better days is a story of the invaluable lessons and heirloom that one grandma left to a child. Which the child holds dear and made her guide as she journeyed through her life.

    The lessons on being patient, believing ingod fate and a safe journey in life. The journey will not be smooth but one who is patient and puts trust in god is assured of a safe arrival.

    One can never know what is a good life until she goes through the bad times and survives it through faith.
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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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