• Artist: Ryan States
  • Title: Better (When You're Older)
  • Genre: Pop - Adult Contemporary
  • Mood: Sentimental/Ballad
  • Speed: Medium Slow (63-78)
  • Instruments: Textures/pads, Loops/Samples, Keyboards/Organs
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 1/9/2013
  • Lyric themes: Giving Advice, Denial, Soul Searching, Growing Pains, Courage, Loneliness
  • Lyrics: Paul is a boy very younggrown-ups told him he was luckythey said life is best when you’re a childbut it gets harder after a whileClinging to the many “I love you’s”conditional love’s in abundancewould they still want me if they knewor will they stop saying “I love you”Childhood is easy for somebut I don’t envy the youngand trust me child,it gets better when you’re olderYOU CAN CHOOSE HOW YOU WANT TO BEWHERE YOU LIVE AND WHO YOU SEEWHERE YOU WORK AND WHERE YOU PLAYLIFE’S NOT SO BAD AFTER YOU GROW UP… His sisters never went through it…the struggles he faced everydayit’s those kids on the playgroundtheir parents taught them how to hateFeeling like a lonerwrongly blaming himselfbig brother’s saying, “family’s forever” but he’d take it back if he knew me betterChildhood is easy for somebut I don’t envy the youngand trust me child,it gets better when you’re olderYOU CAN CHOOSE HOW YOU WANT TO BEWHERE YOU LIVE AND WHO YOU SEEWHERE YOU WORK AND WHERE YOU PLAYLIFE’S NOT SO BAD AFTER YOU GROW UP GAY[Piano Solo]LIFE’S NOT SO BAD AFTER YOU GROW UP GAYDO YOU STILL LOVE ME
  • Keywords: Ballad

About Ryan States

Ryan States was born in Chicago. He has since lived in Dallas, Montana and New York City. Ryan has toured seven years with Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus. He is on the road eleven months per year.

He has now performed over 3000 shows with the Ringling band, for millions of fans in sold out arenas from LA’s Staples Center, to Chicago's United Center and Houston's Reliant Stadium. Recordings of his playing ...

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