We're not scared to lose it all
Security throw through the wall
Future dreams we have to realize
A thousand skeptic hands
Won't keep us from the things we plan
Unless we're clinging to the things we prize.
And do you feel scared? -- I do
But I won't stop and falter
And if we threw it all away
Things can only get better.
Whoa, whoa whoa whoa oh oh ...
Of course, we know in our hearts that things can also get worse. But by deploying Jones's reflective, uplifting anthem in our protests, we can bring his idealistic vision a little closer to reality.
Here's the original album version:
Better is the kick-ass seven-minute extended mix:
Song available on Howard Jones, Dream Into Action (1985).
Full lyrics here.
Wikipedia page for "Things Can Only Get Better."
The original video is tons of fun. Maybe our progressive throngs could wear Howard wigs to go with their Anonymous masks.
Howard performs the song live in Las Vegas in 2011!