MOTU

Category: Songwriter Stories

Fans of MOTU recognize that many of MOTU’s songs have a political or social message. An example of this is “A Better Day” from the “MOTU – Time Runs Faster” CD. Seeing the hardships that have come out of the housing collapse, and subsequent job losses that resulted from this recession, reminded me that we live now in a much harder time then the world I remember in my youth. The erosion of the middle class in America is a sad truth. However, America has seen tough times before and I do believe that better times are ahead. So this hope for tomorrow was the inspiration for this song:

In the bright morning light you can see fog rising

While the streets fill with  lost refugees

I can’t understand how we came to be here

I don’t understand how this came to be

Take my hand  Melinda we got some walkin to keep

A long way to go before we can sleep

Then you can close your eyes and dream of a better tomorrow

Close your eyes and dream of a better day

 

And I know it’s so hard, so hard for you baby

Your childhood games have been taken away

I never wanted you to see these things so fast

I never wanted you to grow up so fast

So take my hand  Melinda we got some walkin to keep

A long way to go before we can sleep

And you can close your eyes and dream of a better tomorrow

Close your eyes and dream of a better day

 

A better day, better day. Dream of a better day.

A better day, better day. Dream of a better day.

 

I once had a job, employed with steady pay.

I never thought it could be taken away

I always thought we’d have a roof above our heads

I never thought we would need a shelter for our beds   

So take my hand  Melinda we got some walkin to keep

A long way to go before we can sleep

You can close your eyes and dream of a better tomorrow

Close your eyes and dream of a better day

 And you can close your eyes and dream of a better tomorrow

You can close your eyes and dream of a better day

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