Better Than Myself

When you see me run
From the simplest mess and junk.
Then it seems to you
That I'm a coward
But my words are less than blunt.
No, not trying
To be better than anyone else.
Just trying to be better
Than myself.

When you miss me at the joint
Where we use to smoke and drink
Remembering the good ole times.
When we both valued life
Not deep as a blink.
No, not trying
To be better than anyone else.
Just trying to be better
Than myself.

Yes, I've got an education
Why should it insult you?
Because what you don't know
Have you thought
Maybe I do.
No, not trying
To be better than anyone else.
Just trying to be better
Than myself.

So I want to keep my job
To pay for my car and new house.
I don't have time to argue
With my good friends
Or neither would be spouse.
No, not trying
To be better than anyone else.
Just trying to be better
Than myself.

You see me go to church
To study God's Holy Word.
But you think now I hate you
Because from me
You haven't heard.
No, not trying
To be better than anyone else.
Just trying to be better
Than myself.

Oh, I've proven over and over
Yes, time and time again.
That if I don't keep my focus
I'm not, even to myself,
A good devoted friend.
No, not trying
To be better than anyone else
Just trying to be better
Than myself.

Some people never understand
Why others pull away.
Somebody has to take
A another path.
For the difference to be made.
No, not trying
To be better than anyone else.
Just trying to be better
Than myself.

Things are strange in society
Its a miracle
I hadn't lost my cool.
It would be a shame loosing my life
Because you expect me to act a fool.
No, not trying
To be better than anyone else.
Just trying to be better
Than myself.

Folks say I'm right
Long as I am wrong their way.
But I'll let nothing separate me
From seeing the Almighty God
On that joyous Great Day!
No, not trying
To be better than anyone else.
Just trying to be better
Than myself.

People try to run my business
Because they refuse to concentrate
On matters of their own.
Then accuse me of meddling
When I say, Hey, leave me alone.
No, not trying
To be better than anyone else.
Just trying to be better
Than myself.

It really isn't any harm
To get all the good from yourself.
Because you'll never live in abundance
Sitting on a pedestal
Collecting dust on a shelf.
No, not trying
To be better than anyone else.
Just trying to be better
Than myself.

Now don't upset yourself
Because I don't want to be with you.
There's nothing wrong with your company
I just don't want to hang out
You know, hang out and do.
No, not trying
To be better than anyone else.
Just trying to be better
Than myself.

So you've awesomely matured
But you still call people names.
Yet your intelligence and integrity
Expresses another deep character
Now thats really whose to blame.
No, not trying
To be better than anyone else.
Just trying to be better
Than myself.

I don't mean to disrespect
Anything you'd like
To think, say or do.
But don't take my life so personal
Because it doesn't belong to you.
No, not trying
To be better than anyone else.
Just trying to be better
Than myself.

by Cecelia Weir

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