Older studio version​,​The Better Man (song only)

by Eric Schwartz

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Confessional? Gospel? You decide.


There is one whom i have wronged
And he looks at me angrily
And this bothers me no matter what i do
i offer my apologies
But always he ignores my pleas
But I ask me What the better man would do
He would forgive me
So I'll forgive me too

There have been so many times that I
Have felt so low, I’d rather die
Than look at me from someone else’s view

Always there were those who would
Gladly tell me I’m no good
But I ask myself what the better man would do
He would love me
So I will love me too

I’ve been ashamed
Of the life that i’ve been livin'
Take my hand and tell me i’m forgiven

So if you’re walking down the street
And you see a soul who’s in defeat
Don’t pass him by, no matter what you do
'Cuz brother don’t you understand
That when you lend a helping hand
The person that you really help is you
Love your neighbor and he will love you too
If you do the things the better man would do.


released October 5, 2011
Written and performed by Eric Schwartz
Recorded and Mixed by Neale Eckstein, Fox Run Studio



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Eric Schwartz Los Angeles, California

Eric Schwartz might very well be the only artist in history to get raves from Gloria Steinem and Hustler magazine. Starting out in the folk music scene, Schwartz found that his favorite shows were the one where at least four people walked out. On the comedy scene, he's performed at the Improv, The Laugh Factory, the Comedy Store, on Howard Stern's 100, on All Things Considered. ... more


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