Makes Me Feel Better

Words and music by Bill Price

I fell into a diner off North Dakota 49
Ordered up some sausage when the waitress spoke in rhyme
She said à la carte with some heart always makes her feel better

A man cursing taxes wearing a green coat and tie
He said, "They must think I'm made of it or they'll take it from my hide"
But he always pays them a little bit extra 'cause it makes him feel better

Circus rolled and rumbled right into my town
The elephant killed the tiger when the tiger killed the clown
That made me laugh - that made me cry
They were the only ones who were trying to make me feel better

Oh, I remember the stories on her face
The characters came to life every time that we'd embrace
Oh, I remember how the ending did arise
She didn't have to tell me so - it was written in her eyes
Those beautiful sky blue eyes

A senator on stilts, drinking coffee, dressed in drag
Sidestepped down a side street and reached into a bag
Bestowed a balloon on a beggar and he said "You know, I think it makes him feel better"

A Russian girl in Tulsa studies laws of mean divorce
Some days she says she's lonely, but she's steady on her course
She knows the pros - she knows the cons
Someday she can write her Dear John and it will make her feel better

Oh, I remember the stories on her face
The characters came to life every time that we'd embrace
Oh, I remember how the ending did arise
She didn't have to tell me so - it was written in her eyes
Those sky beautiful blue eyes

Huxley won the contest - least likely to recede
He said his name was Andrew but we all called him Weed
I know when he goes, if he ever goes, it's gonna makes us feel better

History has forgotten Pope Gary the 24th
His legacy, it languished when his mistresses stepped forth
You may be found - you may be lost
But you better know the cost if you think it's gonna make you feel better

Oh, I remember the stories on her face
The characters came to life every time that we'd embrace
Oh, I remember when the ending did arise
She didn't have to tell me so because the sun was in her eyes
Those sky blue sky beautiful eyes

© 2015 Mr. Quill Music (BMI)