Better Than Anything

By D. Wheat & B. Loughborough

Better than sailing at midnight
Better than diving for pearls
Better than skiing in Aspen
Better than feeding the squirrels

Better than finding a horseshoe
Better than losing your head
Better than anything thought of
Better than anything said

Better than shouting right out loud
Or being spotted in a crowd
Better than anything ‘cept being in love

Better than four sets of Dizzy
Better than Count Basie’s band
Better than Rollins and Coltrane
Better than being on the stand

Better than Ella Fitzgerald
Better than Miles’ latest news
Better than Bill Evans’ ballads
Better than Joe Williams’ blues

Better than hearing Lady Day
Or checking in at Monterey
Better than anything ‘cept being in love

Better than elephants dancing
Better than clowns on parade
Better than peanuts and popcorn
Better than fresh lemonade

Better than rides on the midway
Better than seals blowing horns
Better than men shot from cannons
Better than fresh ears of corn

Better than balancing a wire
Or watching tigers leap through fire
Better than hearing Lady Day
Or checking in at Monterey
Better than shouting right out loud
Or being spotted in a crowd
Better than anything ‘cept being in love