Better Things

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music Ltd.

Chord file

Lyrics:

Here's wishing you the bluest sky,
And hoping something better comes tomorrow.
Hoping all the verses rhyme,
And the very best of choruses to
Follow all the doubt and sadness.
I know that better things are on the way.

Here's hoping all the days ahead
Won't be as bitter as the ones behind you.
Be an optimist instead,
And somehow happiness will find you.
Forget what happened yesterday,
I know that better things are on the way.

It's really good to see you rocking out
And having fun,
Living like you just begun.
Accept your life and what it brings.
I hope tomorrow you'll find better things.
I know tomorrow you'll find better things.

Here's wishing you the bluest sky,
And hoping something better comes tomorrow.
Hoping all the verses rhyme,
And the very best of choruses to
Follow all the doubt and sadness.
I know that better things are on the way.

I know you've got a lot of good things happening up ahead.
The past is gone it's all been said.
So here's to what the future brings,
I know tomorrow you'll find better things.
I know tomorrow you'll find better things.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix, longer edit (2:59), recorded Apr 1981 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Better Things 19 Jun, 1981 UK Arista ARIST 415/KINKS 1 7" vinyl 2-single set (double single), 45 RPM
Better Things/Massive Reductions Jul 1981 UK Arista ARIST 415 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Better Things/Yo-Yo Nov 1981 USA Arista AS 0649 7" vinyl single, 45 RPM
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 Jun 1986 USA Arista A2CD-8428 CD
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 1986 Brazil Arista/BMG (unknown) 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 2 Jun, 1986 USA Arista AL11-8428 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 Oct 1986 UK Arista 302 778 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Give The People What They Want 27 Apr, 1999 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79730-2 CD
The Ultimate Collection 27 May, 2002 UK Sanctuary Records Group RTV0023 2 CD set
Give The People What They Want 24 Aug, 2004 USA Konk/Koch Records VEL-SC-79804 SACD (hybrid)
The Essential Kinks 14 Oct 2014 USA RCA/Arista/Legacy (Sony Music) 88843066622 2 CD set

stereo mix (2:44), recorded Apr 1981 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Give The People What They Want 26 Aug, 1981 USA Arista AL 9567 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Give The People What They Want 15 Jan, 1982 UK Arista SPART 1171 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
Backtrackin' (The Definitive Double Album Collection) 6 Dec, 1985 UK Starblend TRACK 1 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Backtrackin' - Volume Two Jun 1986 UK Starblend CD TRACK 1/2 CD
Give The People What They Want 12 Jul, 1988 USA Arista ARCD-8224 CD
The Best Of The Ballads May 1993 Germany BMG/Arista 74321 13687 2 CD
Come Dancing With The Kinks/The Best Of The Kinks 1977-1986 24 Oct, 2000 USA Konk/Velvel/Koch VEL-79733 CD
Greatest Hits 1970-1986 30 Oct, 2007 USA Konk/Velvel/Koch Records VEL-79822 3 CD set
Picture Book 8 Dec, 2008 UK Universal/Sanctuary 5313049 Multi CD box set
Waterloo Sunset - The Very Best Of The Kinks & Ray Davies 13 Aug 2012 UK Sanctuary Records/Universal Music 371 248-9 2 CD set

stereo mix, recorded Apr 1994 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
To The Bone 3 Oct, 1994 UK Konk/Grapevine KNKLP 1 12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM
To The Bone 3 Oct, 1994 UK Konk/Grapevine KNKCD 1 CD
To The Bone 15 Oct, 1996 USA Guardian 7243 8 37303 2 2 2 CD set
To The Bone 3 Mar, 1997 UK Guardian 7243 8 37303 2 1 2 CD set

stereo mix, by Fountains Of Wayne, recorded 2002
This Is Where I Belong - The Songs Of Ray Davies & The Kinks 2 Apr, 2002 USA Ryko/Praxis RCD 10621 CD
The Modern Genius Of Ray Davies - MOJO Tribute Feb 2006 UK MOJO - CD


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