Better Way

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"Better Way"
Single by Ben Harper
from the album Both Sides of the Gun
Released 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Raga rock, blues rock
Length 3:59
Label Virgin Records
Songwriter(s) Ben Harper
Ben Harper singles chronology
"There Will Be a Light"
(2004)
"Better Way"
(2006)
"Both Sides of the Gun"
(2006)
"There Will Be a Light"
(2004)
"Better Way"
(2006)
"Both Sides of the Gun"
(2006)

"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.[1] The song also served as a campaign song for Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign.[2]

Themes[edit]

A few music journalists have compared the song to John Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance".[3] 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ben Harper – Better Way – Video, listening & stats at". Last.fm. 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Name: * (2006-05-03). "Ben Harper: expressing the anger from the US | Green Left Weekly". Greenleft.org.au. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 

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