BETTER MAN

Live 13 Oct 2004 version


[Eddie Vedder (spoken intro):] Hello, New Jersey, everybody. Bruce asked uh, me to do this song and since he's the Boss and I'm the employee so here it is.

Eddie Vedder:Waitin', watchin' the clock, it's four o'clock, it's got to stop
Tell him, take no more, she practices her speech
As he opens the door, she rolls over
Pretends to sleep as he looks her over
She lies and says she's in love with him, can't find a better man
She dreams in color, she dreams in red, can't find a better man
Can't find a better man
Can't find a better man
Ohh

Bruce Springsteen:Talkin' to herself, there's no one else who needs to know
She tells herself, oh
Memories back when she was bold and strong
And waiting for the world to come along
Swears she knew it, now she swears he's gone
Eddie Vedder:She lies and says she's in love with him, can't find a better man
Bruce Springsteen:She dreams in color, she dreams in red, can't find a better man
Eddie Vedder:She lies and says she still loves him, can't find a better man
Bruce Springsteen:She dreams in color, she dreams in red, can't find a better man
Veder and Springsteen:Can't find a better man
Veder and Springsteen:Can't find a better man

Eddie Vedder:She loved him, ah, she don't want to leave this way
Eddie Vedder:She feeds him, ah, that's why she'll be back again
Veder and Springsteen:Can't find a better man
Bruce Springsteen:Can't find a better man
Eddie Vedder:Can't find a better man
Bruce Springsteen:Can't find a better, man
Eddie Vedder:Can't find a better man
Bruce Springsteen:Can't find a better, man
Eddie Vedder:Hey yeahhh

Eddie Vedder:Oh woahhh uh huh
Oh woahhh uh huh
Woahhh, uh huh
Uh huh
Uh huh

[Clarence Clemons joins on saxophone]

[Verdder and Springsteen guitar solo]

Intro

BETTER MAN is a Pearl Jam's song for the group's 1994 album Vitalogy. See the original Pearl Jam version for more details.

Live History

On the final night of Springsteen's Vote For Change Tour on 13 Oct 2004 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, NJ, Eddie Vedder joined the E Street Band on stage for a few songs including BETTER MAN. The above lyrics refer to that live 13 Oct 2004 performance.

Available Versions

List of available versions of BETTER MAN on this website:

BETTER MAN [Live 13 Oct 2004 version]
BETTER MAN [Original Pearl Jam version]

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