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"Better Days" is a song by singer Victoria Monét featuring Ariana Grande.

Background Edit

On July 5, 2016, an African American man named Alton Sterling was shot by two white police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The following day, Philando Castile was shot by a police officer in St. Paul, Minnesota. These shootings sparked outrage across the United States and support for the Black Lives Matter movement. On July 7, a protest was held in Dallas, Texas and five police officers were killed.

Release and promotion Edit

After Castile and Sterling were killed, Ariana tweeted condolences and a call to fix the problem.[1] On July 9, 2016, Ariana and Victoria released the song onto Soundcloud. [2][3][4]

On September 9, 2016, Victoria and Ariana performed the song for Victoria's opening acts for Fifth Harmony's 7/27 tour, in support of their second studio album, 7/27.

Lyrics Edit

Victoria Monet:
Baby, there's a war right outside our window
Don't you hear the people fighting for their lives?
Baby, there's a war right outside our window
But it's gon' be alright 'long as I got you with me

In your arms, I find my shelter
Deep in your love, I will hide
Baby, you and me stop the world when we're together
You find a way to take my mind

Victoria Monet and Ariana Grande:
Hoping for better days, better days
Days when things were better
Hoping for better days, better days
Need some better days
Hoping for better days, better days
Days when things were better
Hoping for better days, better days
Need some better days

Victoria Monet:
I can hear the sirens right outside our window
And I can hear the children crying while their mothers cry
I'm praying for the people right outside our window
Hoping they find peace at night, just like you and me

In your arms, I find my shelter
Deep in your love, I will hide
Baby, you and me stop the world when we're together
You find a way to take my mind

Victoria Monet and Ariana Grande:
Hoping for better days, better days
Days when things were better
Hoping for better days, better days
Need some better days
Hoping for better days, better days
Days when things were better
Hoping for better days, better days
Need some better days

Ariana Grande:
So how we gonna stop the violence, stop the hurting?
Stop the hatred, stop the murder
We're all human, that's for certain
Come together, we deserve it
What kind of life will our babies have if we don't change up and make it last?
It starts right here, starts right now
We'll love and hope for...

Victoria Monet and Ariana Grande:
Hoping for better days, better days
Days where things were better
Hoping for better days, better days
Good ole better days
Hoping for better days, better days
Days when things were better
Hoping for better days, better days
Good ole better days

Victoria Monet:
Better days, oh, yeah, better

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