Riley Green is using his time in self-quarantine to do more of what he does best – write country songs about life, love, faith and everything in between.
The rising star recently took to Instagram to share “Better Than Me,” a brand new song inspired by “everything going on in the world today.” The faith-filled tune finds the Alabama native taking a good, hard look at life and realizing that while the current situation is less than ideal, it’s had some positive effects on his life. From taking care of projects around the house to catching up with family and friends, Green admits that there is some “right in all this wrong.”
“Is the world on fire / Feels like a bad dream / Did the hammer come down / Feels like a kick in the teeth / This down on my luck/ Has been getting me down on my knees / Might have been something I need,” he croons on the first verse.
The chorus goes on to recognize some of the positive things that have come out of the situation.
“Because I’ve been chasing, rat-racing / Doing anything to win / My grass looks like Augusta / And I got around to painting that fence / Been calling up my mama / Doing some old friend checking in / It seems like where I’m going might be better than where I’ve been / With all this going on / Found the right in all this wrong and I finally see / The good Lord knows better than me,” he sings.
Green’s honest and raw storytelling rings true to many of us right now. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life put on the backburner due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are spending more time with family and reconnecting with the things that matter most.
Click above to watch his acoustic performance of “Better Than Me.”
Riley Green’s debut album, Different ‘Round Here, is available now.