The Better I Was

from by Ted Lehman - Songwriter

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This song is for all the Baby Boomers out there. We all got a bit of this don't we?
"the older I get
the better I was"
As we get older our stories get bigger, the tales get taller, and unless you were there back in the day no one can prove that your stories aren't true. This track had a lot of energy, and a great sing along hook that makes it a lot of fun. The tune has a country flavor but could be performed as a folk or rock song, by either gender. If you like playing songs that get an audience to smile and can relate to, this is the one.


The Better I Was

Words by Ted Lehman and Nancy Lehman, Music by Ted Lehman
Copyright © 2011
Verse: (G) C-G-D-G-D-G-D(C)G
Bridge: Dm-Am-G-Am-Dm-Am-C-D-G
Chorus: C-G-D-G-C-G-D-G

I’ve been around
Done lots of stuff,
some of it easy,
Most of it tough.
I tell lot's of stories
folks can’t get enough,
the older I get
the better I was.

I was the leader
of a rock ‘n roll band
I got people dancin'
with a wave of my hand,
I was king of the world,
universally loved.
the older I get,
the better I was

If I got your ear
then you got my love
the older I get,
the better I was

I was better than most
you can't prove me wrong
I do my thing
like singin' my song
I don't do it for kisses
don't do it for hugs
the older I get,
the better I was

the older I get,
the better I was
Don't got any proof
what I say is the truth
it's all up to you
to call my bluff
the older I get,
the better I was


from The Best of Ted, released August 15, 2012
Written, recorded performed and produced by Ted Lehman (ASCAP)


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Ted Lehman was born on Long Island, a child of the 60's & 70's when he began writing songs and performing them. Ted's music has been covered by many other independent artists over the years. Ted is interested in more artists covering his songs, licensing his compositions and recordings for TV, Film, and video games.
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