|Single by Ben Harper|
|from the album Both Sides of the Gun|
|Genre||Raga rock, blues rock|
|Ben Harper singles chronology|
"Better Way" is a song by singer-songwriter Ben Harper. It is the first track on disc two of his 2006 album Both Sides of the Gun, and was released as the album's first single. A live version of the song appears on Songs for Tibet: The Art of Peace, a compilation album by various artists supporting Tibet. The song also served as a campaign song for Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign.
A few music journalists have compared the song to John Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance". Noting the songs are similar because they both express anger at current problems, but do not address how these problems were created or how they will be solved.
- "Ben Harper – Better Way – Video, listening & stats at". Last.fm. 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
- Lewis, Nick (2008-02-14). "Campaign songs can be powerful – or perturbing – political tools". National Post. Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2010-12-16.
- Name: * (2006-05-03). "Ben Harper: expressing the anger from the US | Green Left Weekly". Greenleft.org.au. Retrieved 2012-01-16.