Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Good by Better Than Ezra

This is quite possibly my favorite song in the whole world. The first time I ever heard it was one morning during my junior year of high school, at my friend Rachel's house. We regularly watched videos before I drove us the few blocks to school each morning. The sound caught my attention and I noticed the lead singer was wearing an FFA jacket and I was like What is this crazy wonderful thing??!! and I've been a fan ever since! Years later when I met the band, I told them about watching that video for the first time and had them sign the dust jacket from the CD I'd had since that year. They were pretty impressed at how old it was! It's an amazing feeling to be able to connect with someone who created the music that has been special to me. I've been fortunate enough to experience it several times and I'm always blown away by the gratitude I'm shown by musicians who probably hear a story similar to mine thousands of times.

Me with Better Than Ezra 2004

The older I've gotten, the more I connect with this song. I think it's about looking back on the time spent with someone after it's over. I like the repetition of the word good, I'm not sure why but I always have. It reminds me of how, sometimes when a relationship is over, it's easy to dwell on the good parts and forget that there were bad parts and a reason it ended. And sometimes you think that you'll see that person again or stay in touch with them, "Well maybe I'll call or write you a letter. Now maybe we'll see, on the 4th of July". I get where this song is coming from! It's fairly short, fast and loud and with Kevin's voice it sums up BTE's classic sound that I've come to love so much.

Good - Better Than Ezra by jezcle


  1. JulieJordanScott2April 8, 2014 at 7:24 AM

    This is so cool - I love how much you were inspired for so long by this song and video!! You are making me smile even now... like an inspirational ripple effect.

    Good, Good, GOOD!

    This is my first visit to your blog! Great to "meet" you, thanks to the Facebook group!

    Julie Jordan Scott

    The Bold Writer from A to Z

  2. Thanks Julie, that's awesome! I'm so happy to see people enjoying these posts and the songs.

  3. Finally, a song that I recognize! But anyway, this is an awesome story. Your connection with music is something really special.

  4. ahh.. back when MTV showed music videos.. love it!