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I CAN DO BETTER THAN THAT

Music and Lyrics by


JASON ROBERT BROWN
Lively
132

Cm11

A maj 9

Fm11

Cm11

My best friend

had

lit - tle

sit - u - a - tion at

A maj 9

the

end

of

her

sen - ior year,

Fm11

And like a shot,

she and

Mitch -ell got

mar -ried that

Fm7 /B

sum -mer.

Copyright 2002 by Jason Robert Brown


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Cm11

Car - ol - ann

get - tin

big - ger

ev - ry min -ute, think -in,

A maj 9

While Mitch -ells out

ev - ry

Cm11

lit - tle cute

night

be - in a hea - vy me - tal

E 2 /B

house

on

E 2 /G

Mitch -ell got

am

lit - tle cute

a job

at

6
9

rec - ord store

With a

E 2 /A

in

do - in

drum -mer.

street

They got

6
9

cru - ci - fix

on

the door,

Fm11 /B

the mall.

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Just

the

Cm11

E 2 /B

ty - pi - cal

facts

of

E 2 /G

ty - pi - cal life

in

a town

E 2 /A

thought a - bout

E 2 /B

what I

want

Cm11

Car - ol - ann

cute

It

6
9

ba - by sweat -er, think - in

Cm11

on

the East

- ern shore.

E 2 /G

- ed,

Fm11

6
9

was - nt like

Cm/A

that at all...

Made

A /B

can do

bet - ter than

A maj 9

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Fm11

In

Cm11

moved

to the

ci - ty,

think -in,

and got twen - ty pounds

have I

got

was tak - ing who, you

a room,

got

Met a guy

in

He would -nt leave

me

to

Got

Fm11 /B

thin -ner.

Cm11

class

so,

A maj 9

Fm11

cat,

a year or

might say, looked like

A maj 9

Tom

Cruise.

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a -

-lone less I went with him to

din -ner.

E 2 /B

guess he was

6
9

sweet,

and

E 2 /A

bet - ter part

of

And I

guess he was

6
9

guess he

was good

in bed:

work, and

So Im

the

and

gave up

my

life

for the

Cm11

a year.

cute,

E 2 /G

Fm11 /B

E 2 /B

- be might

Cm11

start -ing to think

6
9

sec - ond

that this may -

E 2 /G

it

en - tered my

head,

He

need -ed

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to take

some

time

E 2 /A

E 2 /G

off,

Fo - cus on

6
9

Fm11

heart - felt

let - ter,

his

He

can do

Cm11

blew me off

with a

bet - ter than

6
9

have

A /B

I thought,

E 2 /B

Cm/A

You dont

Fm11

to

get

hair

- cut,

You dont

have

to change

your shoes,

You dont

legato

6
9

have to like

A 9 /B

Du -ran

Du -ran,

just

sus

love

me.

You dont

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6
9

have to put

the seat

Fm11

down,

You dont

have

to watch

the news,

You dont

6
9

have

to learn

crisper

F7 /A

G7 /B

E 6 /B

- go,

You dont

Cm11

Cm

Just

stay

have

F7sus

to eat

pro -sciut

F7

cresc. poco a poco

Cm

- to,

You dont

have

F7sus

with me!

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to tan -

B /C

to change

a thing,

F7 E /F

want

6
9

Fm11

you

and you

and

6
9

Ill

noth - ing

but

you,

7 11

have some -thing worth - while

Mi

to think of each

- les

noth - ing

but

you!

of

you

No

Fi - nal - ly

and

pi - les

morn -ing:

and you

and

7sus

You

sub - sti - tu - tion will

do,

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No - thing

but

7 11

D /E

fresh, un - di - lu - ted and

pure,

Top

of

the

Fm9 /B
A

A /D

line,

A /B

B /A

6 /C

And

Fm11

E /G

to - tal - ly

Fm7 /B

mine!

Cm11

need to get

dont need an - y life

- time

com -mit -ments, I dont

A maj 9

hitched to -night,

I dont want you to throw up all your walls

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and

10

Fm11

de - fens

- es.

I dont mean

Cm11

know when

to put

on

an - y pres -sure, but

A maj 9

thing

is right,

And

spend ev - ry day

Cm11

sens -es.

When

we

Cm11 /A

look at how

get to my

Cm11 /B

house,

take a

E 2 /G

far

Ive

gone.

will

nev - er go

re - con - fig - u - ring my

look at that

town,

E 2 /A

back,

nev - er

look back

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Take a

E 2 /A

an

y -

11

sus

Cm11 /B

Cm11

more.

And it feels

Cm11 /A

from

now

E 2 /G

on.

E 2 /A

what could

be,

E 2 /G

youll move

life

led right

E 2 /G

keep me there

Think a - bout

like my

with

me.

what you

want

E 2 /G

- ed,

E 2 /A

love

you

and say

Cm11

E 2 /B

Think of whats

and will

E 2 /A

Think a - bout how

Cm/A

in

Think a - bout

to your side

great a - bout

me and

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you,

Think

12

E 2 /B

Cm11

of the bull

- shit weve

E 2 /B

both been through,

Think

Cm11

of whats past,

be -cause we

can

do

6
9

Bet - ter!

We

Fm7 /B

can

do

A /B

bet - ter!

We

E 2 /A

E /G

than

Fm9

that!

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can do

bet - ter

13

E /G

6
9

A /B

We

can do

bet - ter than

that!
(l.v.)

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