Who Sang Better Things? The Magnetic Fields

The Magnetic Fields Realism cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2010-1-25
Genre: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Alternative Rock/Art Rock
length: 2:34
lead vocals: Stephin Merritt
mastering: Jeff Lipton
On winter nights the mermaid sings,
"I was made for better things
Better things, dearie,
Better things"

In early spring the ghost princess
Goes haunting in her pretty dress
Pretty dress, your majesty
Pretty dress

And I have heard
The singing of real birds
Not those absurd birds
That simply everybody's heard
Real birds

In summer when the moon is full
The wolfboy is adorable
Adorable, you're

I have observed
The winging of real birds
Not those reserved birds
That simply everyone's observed
Real birds

CD 1
  • 1 You Must Be out of Your Mind
  • 2 Interlude
  • 3 We Are Having a Hootenanny
  • 4 I Don’t Know What to Say
  • 5 The Dolls’ Tea Party
  • 6 Everything Is One Big Christmas Tree
  • 7 Walk a Lonely Road
  • 8 Always Already Gone
  • 9 Seduced and Abandoned
  • 10 Better Things
  • 11 Painted Flower
  • 12 The Dada Polka
  • 13 From a Sinking Boat

  • Release information
    label: Nonesuch
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 075597982190
    script: Latin