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Better Than the Last

by Adam Bruce

Genre: Holiday: Folk
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On December 10, 2016, I was feeling anything but festive. Although we had just finished decorating our home with trees, garland and lights, the usual holiday trappings were adorning an unfamiliar world. The shared truths and values in which I believed no longer seemed to apply. Everything was upside-down and I was having a hard time making sense of it all. This confusion resulted in “Better Than The Last,” a song that spilled out in about as much time as it took to sing it.

Although the song is a snapshot of where I was at that point in time, much of what it decries unfortunately still applies. However, this is not a song about despair. It’s about finding solace in the familiarity of the traditions and trappings of the season. And always working toward the promise of the inevitable future:

“Next year will be better than the last.
Next year will be better, I swear that this won’t last.
The future must be better than the past.
Next year will be better than the last.”

Written by Adam Bruce Bartelt. Copyright 2017, all rights reserved. Adam Bruce (vocals, guitar, percussion) / April Lynn (vocals) / Dustin Smith (drums) / H. D. Harmsen (bass) / Neil Stoffregen (keyboards). Recorded with Logan Christian at Midday Studios (Des Moines, IA). Mastered by Doug Van Sloun at Focus Mastering (Omaha, NE).



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