Better Days - Behind The Song
When I wrote "Better Days" it was literally a pep-talk to myself and others around me who had been having a tough time in life and needed "permission" to smile and have some hope it was going to get better.
I have been performing this song live for a while now and I have to admit it is one of my favorites. It is so fun to play it for an engaged crowd because you can feel the energy and the smiles it brings.
Life is all about seasons and nothing lasts forever. The good, the bad, and the ugly will all pass and something new will take its place.
If we can learn to let go, enjoy the ride and know there is peace on the other side of all of this pain we will feel a whole lot better and find the gold along the journey.
Sometimes the truth hurts -
"Change won't seem so far away, when you start watering the grass you're standing on."
That is a line in the first verse and to me, it can sting a little.
Sometimes we blame our circumstances for our trouble when really a perspective shift is what we need. Cliche as it may sound, the grass is not always greener on the other side and if we would tend to the grass we are standing on we might enjoy what we find.
Finding gratitude for what is right in front of us is hard to do sometimes, but it is worth it.
I love to hear the stories of people who have claimed this as their favorite song and have asked and asked waiting impatiently for the official release.
Better Days is finally coming!!
Raise your hands Raise your glass Come on smile You can laugh Better Days are coming for you soon Just let go enjoy the ride There is peace on the other side Stronger than the hell that you've been through Better Days are coming for you
I hope this is a pep talk for everyone right now. I hope in the midst of whatever you are feeling you can take a moment to enjoy the bright sunshine or the glow of the moon. Notice the little good things even though I know times are uncertain.
Better Days are coming for you!
Written by: Casey Kearney, Jon Poole, Doug Kahan
Produced by: Doug Kahan
Recorded at County Q Nashville, Tennessee
Musicians: Jeff King - electric guitar / Billy Nobel - piano / Brian Pruitt - drums / Tim Galloway - acoustic guitar / Doug Kahan -bass
Engineered by: Ace Lutz
Mixed and Mastered by: Jim Lightman
Photography and Graphics: Brittney Sanchez www.sidehustlegraphicdesign.com
This song officially releases this Friday - Pre-Save on your favorite streaming platform https://linktr.ee/Caseyk
My text group got to hear "Better Days" before anyone even knew it was coming... Text CASEY to 31996 to join.