It Gets Better

by Jeffrey Altergott

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I wrote this song in response to the recent epidemic of gay teen suicide. My hope is that parents will find and use this as a tool to promote dialogue with their children about bullying. It's also a message of hope for anyone who is or has been bullied.

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It don't seem right
All the dirt they kick
In your direction
Just for being different
What good is freedom if we can't live a life that's different
Um-hmm

It gets better, I swear
It gets better, but you have to stick around to make it there
It's hard to stand on your own, but you're stronger than you know
It gets better, it gets better, I swear

I know you're lonely
But please know that you're not
The only kid out there who's been in that spot
My friends and I made it through and we're doing fine

It gets better, I swear
It gets better, but you have to stick around to make it there
It's hard to stand on your own, but you're stronger than you know
It gets better, it gets better, I swear

If you have friends and family that are true
And stand by you through the pain
Let them be your shelter from the rain
But if you feel you need to hide
To come out the other side
Well, that's ok too
Whatever gets you through

Because It gets better, I swear
It gets better, but you have to stick around to make it there
It's hard to stand on your own, but you're stronger than you know
It gets better, it gets better, I swear
It gets better
I swear

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released October 2, 2010
Words and music by Jeffrey Altergott. All rights reserved.

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Jeffrey Altergott Chicago, Illinois

Jeffrey Altergott isn’t afraid of the uncomfortable and uncertain that lurks in the dark places. He has become adept at traversing the darkness; learning its lessons; and returning safely to the light with a sense of hope and wonder. It is this sort of shamanic sensibility that Altergott brings to his music and his listeners. ... more

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