(She's Looking) Better Every Beer

Words & Music by John Shine

 Drums: Kenny Buttrey (1945-2004); Piano: David Briggs; Violin: Brian Price; Bass: Bing Nathan;

Pedal Steel Guitar: Weldon Myrick (1939-2014); Dobro: Mac Gayden

 

 

 

I guess it's been at least an hour
though I didn't plan to stay
I only dropped in here to drown in beer
and float off alone on my way.
I spied a pale and sorta plain girl 
in the corner sipping wine
and when I did not sit down at her table
she sat with me at mine.

Now I was rather nervous
and perhaps a trifle shy.
But still I will be friendly
even if I have to try.
And so I called the waiter
and he brought another round
and somewhere near the end of it
I looked at her and found

She's looking better and better
and better every beer.
Her hair is soft and shiny now.
Her eyes are bright and clear
I could go home to snooze or watch the news
but something keeps me here.
She's looking better every beer.

Now that the bar lights and the candles
throw some color on her chin
and two by two the people leave 
who one by one came in.
The jukebox plays and the butt-filled ashtrays
mark the time that flies.
And every time I drain my mug
I can't believe my eyes.

She's looking better and better
and better every beer.
Her hair is soft and shiny now.
Her eyes are bright and clear
There was a part of me too blind to see
what beauty was so near
But she's looking better every beer.

I know that beauty is just a thing of taste
and love still needs a lie.
And first impressions often last
and sometimes never die.
And so I'm not so sure the cure
ain't worse than the disease.
But where's a man to put his faith
if not in what he sees? 

And she's looking better and better
and better every beer.
Her hair is soft and shiny now.
Her eyes are bright and clear
I don't believe I didn't notice that
when I first came in here.
She's looking better every beer.