Better as a Memory Lyrics

Kenny Chesney


album: Track 7 in album Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates
release date: 2007-9-11
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length: 4:13

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I move on like a sinner's prayer
Letting go like a levee breaks
Walk away as if I don't care
Learn to shoulder my mistakes
I'm built to fade like your favorite song
I get reckless when there's no need
Laugh as your stories ramble on
Break my heart but it won't bleed
My only friends are pirates, it's just who I am
I'm better as a memory than as your man

I'm never sure when the truth won't do
I'm pretty good on a lonely night
I move on the way a storm blows through
I never stay, but then again, I might
I struggle sometimes to find the words
Always sure until I doubt
Walk a line until it blurs
Build the walls too high to climb out
I'm honest to a fault, it's just who I am
I'm better as a memory than as your man

I see you lean in, you're bound to fall
I don't wanna be that mistake
I'm just a dreamer, nothing more
You should know it before it gets too late

'Cause good-bye's are like a roulette wheel
You never know where they're gonna land
First you're spinning, then you're standing still
Left holding a losing hand
One day you're gonna find someone
Right away, you'll know it's true
That all of your seeking's done
Was just a part of the passing through
Right there in that moment
You'll finally understand
That I was better as a memory than as your man
Better as a memory than as your man


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Never Wanted Nothing More
  • 2 Don’t Blink
  • 3 Shiftwork
  • 4 Just Not Today
  • 5 Wife and Kids
  • 6 Got a Little Crazy
  • 7 Better as a Memory
  • 8 Dancin’ for the Groceries
  • 9 Wild Ride
  • 10 Scare Me
  • 11 Demons