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Better Days

from Homegrown (Album) by The McMakens

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Heaven seems so far away.
We’re living down here in the basement;
We can’t tell if it’s night or if it’s day.
And all the angels that we know
Have long since climbed up Jacob’s ladder
'Cause they can’t answer, “What’s the matter?”

We were born with knives for hands.
All I want is for you to hold me,
But it hurts too much—I’ve got let you go.
And I’ll be climbing up the stairs.
My tears will fall like april showers;
You’ll find me in the wildflowers.

We were made for better days.
We were made for better days.
We were made for better days.
Just hold on.

Jesus will you hold her in your arms?
Until I make it up there to her,
I guess that you’ll have to be her father.
We could use a father too.
We’re orphans and we feel the sting;
Adoption's more than we can swing.

I’m not ready to let you go, love.
I’m not ready to let you go.
I’m not ready to let you go
Because I know...


from Homegrown (Album), released December 14, 2012
Words and music by Bonnie and Trevor McMaken 2008

Bonnie McMaken (Vocals)
Trevor McMaken (Guitar, Piano)
Kevin Emmert (Drums, Aux Percussion)
Adam Babarik (Bass)
Dan Fager (Guitar)
Robb Robins (Cello)
Group Vocals (Ryn Manby, Sarah Scherf, Caleb Lindgren, Dan Fager, Trevor McMaken, Bonnie McMaken)


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The McMakens Aurora, Illinois

The McMakens is husband and wife duo Bonnie and Trevor McMaken. Their unique style of timeless American songwriting, lush instrumentation, and evocative vocals can be heard on their full-length albums "Homegrown" and "Sleep Easy," as well as their worship EP "In Wilderness and Glory." ... more

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