Who Sang Make You Better? The Decemberists

The Decemberists What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Colin Meloy
Release Date: 2015-1-19
length: 5:08
producer: The Decemberists and Tucker Martine
lead vocals: Colin Meloy
mixer: Tucker Martine
recording engineer: Tucker Martine
background vocals: Rachel Flotard and Kelly Hogan
Lyrics
I want you, thin fingers
I wanted you, thin fingernails
And when you bend backwards
I wanted you, I needed you
Oh-oh, to make me better

I'll love you in springtime
I lost you when summer came
And when you pulled backwards
I wanted you, I needed to
Oh-oh, to make me better
Oh-oh, to make me better

But we're not so starry-eyed anymore
Like the perfect paramour you were in your letters
And won't it all just come around to make you
Let it all unbreak you to the day you met her
But it'd make you better
It'd make you better

I sung you, your twinges
I suffered you, your tattletales
And when you broke sideways
I wanted you, I needed you
Oh-oh, to make me better
Oh-oh, to make me better

But we're not so starry-eyed anymore
Like the perfect paramour you were in your letters
And won't it all just come around and make you
Let it all unbreak you to the day that you met her
And it'd make you better
Did it make you better?
Make you better

And all I wanted was a sliver to call mine
And all I wanted was a shimmer in your shine
To make me bright

'Cause we're not so starry-eyed anymore
Like the perfect paramour you were in your letters
Won't it all just come around and make you
Let it all unbreak you to the days you met her
But it'd make you better
It'd make you better

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Singer Addresses His Audience
  • 2 Cavalry Captain
  • 3 Philomena
  • 4 Make You Better
  • 5 Lake Song
  • 6 Till the Water’s All Long Gone
  • 7 The Wrong Year
  • 8 Carolina Low
  • 9 Better Not Wake the Baby
  • 10 Anti‐Summersong
  • 11 Easy Come, Easy Go
  • 12 Mistral
  • 13 12/17/12
  • 14 A Beginning Song

  • Release information
    label: Rough Trade
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 883870075626
    script: Latin