Leon Bridges - Better Man Lyrics




I don't want much
I just wanna be a better man
To my baby
Meet me off good luck
I was singing with them Jezebels
Under perfume sheets
Got a golden smile, heart overflow
But got us in love, but it wasn't enough

What can I do? What can I do?
To get back to your heart
I'd swim the Mississippi river
If you would give me another start, girl

All night long I was out
Out till the morning
But baby you're tender
Love's what I'm longing
Baby please, I'm down on my knees begging
I thirst for you girl
Baby I'm running to your well

What can I do? What can I do?
To get back to your heart
I'd swim the Mississippi river
If you would give me another start, girl





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Leon Bridges Better Man Comments
  1. Stuff

    Yes Sir!!! 😍

  2. Juju Mimosa

    Love your style, sound and stories. Blessings to you and yours!❤️🙏🏻

  3. Beyone Enterprises LLC

    Stumbled acroos this DIAMOND... Keep climbing King. Meet you at the top..

  4. Lili Pop

    La mejor música!!! Por dios no se hablar inglés pero la canto a los gritos...🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷 besitos

  5. I'm Happy So Why Aren't you?.

    What genre would this song be considered as?.. I just love everything about it!.

  6. John Rubenau

    How can 1200 ppl not like this lmao ppl dont understand how hard to sound like your from a different time period and still be relevant

  7. loreen cherish

    December 2019

  8. Ann Bertoli

    Damn he sounds like Sam Cooke

  9. Haisong Mao

    does anyone else wonder what guitar is this one used in the MV? it really triggers my imagination and i would love to know its origin

  10. Mia Fryer

    absolutley love his music ,and voice. Makes my soul dance .. no music is not like this anymore . anyway you go man.

  11. Manda Spain

    So glad Luna Montana mentioned younin her latest vid!

  12. Lena Horn

    Where have you beennnnnnn.... I love an old school vibe, voice and man... wow.....

  13. Knifeguy

    I’m 42,,, been listening to this guy for a few months after finding him through a music app. I truly thought he was from the 60’s or 70’s and I had somehow missed him all my life. My guy is brilliant! 🔥⚔️ There’s hope for music.

  14. DYKERITZ: Music Page

    such a great imitation of the older songs. what a blast from the past. one of the best entertainers of the 60's

  15. marissa mendoza

    Ahhhh Nordstrom plays this song during Christmas hehe🥰😂 love it

  16. Mark Dablueshark

    I don't want much
    I just wanna be a better man
    To my baby
    Give me your good luck
    I was singing with them Jezebels
    Under perfume sheets
    Got a golden smile, heart overflow
    But got us in love, but it wasn't enough
    What can I do? What can I do?
    To get back to your heart
    I'd swim the Mississippi river
    If you would give me another start, girl
    All night long I was out
    Out till the morning
    But baby you're tender
    Lust when I'm longing
    Baby please, I'm down on my knees begging
    I thirst for you girl
    Baby I'm running to your well
    What can I do? What can I do?
    To get back to your heart
    I'd swim the Mississippi river
    If you would give me another start, girl
    What can I do? What can I do?
    To get back to your heart
    I'd swim the Mississippi river
    What can I do? What can I do?
    To get back to your heart
    I'd swim the Mississippi river
    If you would give me another start, girl

  17. Jazmine

    When I tell you I thought this song was an oldies song from the 60s....I was beyond baffled to know that its actually not...freaking awesome man!

  18. Blenoch The kiddos

    Calming my body and soul...
    Good job leon!

  19. Sarah Smith

    Ooph, can't get over this man's beauty...celebrity crushinnn

  20. Laura Hodge

    My favorite! Listen to you all the time! I love the oldies and Sam Cooke is one of my favorites! Your bringing that sound back that everyone is in love with! Your views shows exactly what this world is yearning for. Your kind of music! Please keep these coming! Your songs are just so uplifting and they put everyone in a great mood:) Leon would love to see you live!

  21. Classified

    This Dude can`t sing. He`s lousy

  22. Stephanie Lopes

    Listening in Oct of 2019

  23. Santana 805

    Timeless talent

  24. Ekaterina S

    Even this music video is art:
    Please notice the contrast so perfectly displayed at 01:13!!!

  25. Ariana RC

    I love this man's voice

  26. ParaCHUTE

    Charlie Crockett in the background playing guitar. Awesome!

  27. RisSaJ FloReS

    C'mon leon its been 11 months give us a fresh tune i love you man!!😭💕

  28. Lyle Miller

    Oh I thirst for that girl I'm running to her well, what can I do what can I do,to get back to her heart I'd %$#%%^#& if she would give me another start

  29. American girl

    Keeping the 60's alive but so original Leon...I love it✌❤🌎🌙🌠🎸

  30. Emily Federer

    I love this song.

  31. Elivia Thomas

    Thank you my friend, Destiney Maise, good music!

  32. Fawb82

    my only complaint about this song is that i wish it was longer....i love this guy!

  33. Heatd Jones

    He looks waaaay toooo young to have such a(n) old/soulful soul..... Yet, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT

  34. tasnim omar

    This is the good music we live for

  35. B Ambi Tious

    Somehow it makes me sad ... these days all you hear is ''Bitches and hoes '' and women are proud to be someones Bitch smdh ... this Young one singing about Being a Better man ... how lovely ...

  36. mothafuckathomaselliot

    As much as I love the music I wouldn't want to live in the era lol. But good shit. I just noticed the song is about him cheating and getting a second chance, funny how most like beyond and want a guy like him but even he sings he might've made a mistake. Mother fuckers just dont work it out these days man.

  37. Hails J

    Track ✌🏽

  38. SDZ NL

    Because of the mainstream music industry i havent heared this before. This band would have pots of money by now if people in the music industry knew good from bad. They only understand 16 year old girls + alot of crap = $$

  39. Bee Mo

    you gonna take over my playlist... So in love.

  40. Timoya Melbourne

    how am i just finding his music

    Omar Dailey

    Timoya Melbourne Same here 🤷🏾‍♂️

  41. Steven Padilla

    Loving how they close up on the instruments. LOVE THIS VIDEO

  42. Steven Padilla

    Man I got this song on repeat! Wish it was 10 min long. I get sad when it ends. But happy to rehear it. LOVE IT!

  43. Frankie Ponce

    Sticks from live pd brought me here 🎶🎶🎶💯🔥

  44. Early REED

    .....and fck every last one of those dislikes.

  45. purple kyng3121

    He is so cute I wanna play with his balls

  46. Hugh Livingston Barclay

    Bringing back the Doo Wap! 😎✌🏼 beautiful

  47. Pyro Maximus

    Greatest artist around

  48. grace barajas

    People need to stop spending money on their PSYCHIATRIST!!! One listen to your music and were fixed.. GOD BLESS U.

  49. TheFilmfan1978

    I absolutely love this song! It has that epic 60’s doowop/Motown sound and it’s new! Thank god there’s new music actually worth listening to again!

  50. Mimi Robinson

    Wow. Just learned about this guy today

    Mimi Robinson

    I think he been here before

  51. Aaron Moura

    He has to do more songs like this and coming home

  52. Rinjamin Button

    Swimming the Mississippi River for love is profound bc the Mississippi is diiiiirtay

  53. jovin webb

    Look me up on Facebook I’m about to help him bring real music back! Jovin Webb

  54. Maisa Sanches

    Omg how beautiful you are little boy with your song. touch my soul.

  55. Little Miss Twiggy

    What a gem. Thank you for some soul music with great meaningful lyrics.

  56. Dylan Rafala

    if marcus rashford was a singer

  57. James Garner

    Saw Leon open for The Rolling Stones, absolutely amazing

  58. Abidul GMHS

    Back in the 50s . I love this guy !

  59. Gene Davis

    Takes you back to the 60's and early 70's style Really refreshing Just keep on singing Hope i get a chance to see him live

  60. Tim Williams

    Man, his music is amazing! A little Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Donny Hathaway, Raphael Saddiq, and Mali combined all in one! Great job, Leon!!!!

  61. Cindy Sellers

    Love this! who else is listening in February 2019?

  62. ronnie bass

    Can someone tell me where can I find a beat like this

  63. Gabriela

    Te amo, Leon

  64. Belen Calvillo

    💗💗💗💗😍😍😍i love you!!

  65. keishi_000 *

    Steve Cropper on Telecaster?

  66. BeaBea Mar

    Is that how you feel?

  67. FoxxiObliqueBabyboo

    If Amy Winehouse was still alive I could so see her doing a duet with Leon!

  68. Dedric There

    That’s Rhythm & Blues right there. A far cry from the garbage on the radio.

  69. Camilla Deodato

    I love his style ❤ From Brazil ❤

  70. danielivory17

    I feel like shit for just now discovering this...this is music!!!

  71. Yupina oo

    UUUUUUUUUUU QUE TOP DO CACETE MANOOOOOOO

  72. Ileen Randle

    Coming in 2019 and up Real Music P.S I love ❤️

  73. Sara Beverage

    SWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!

  74. Préscillia Bébi

    2019 ??

  75. Summer Crew

    Texas love❤❤❤❤

  76. Stephanie Lopes

    Love this

  77. Joyce Love

    Joyce love Leon you got I love Your music woooow. Woohoo woooooow it going down great song 🤣🤣🤣🤣💜💜💜💜💙💙💙💙🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙆‍♂️🙆‍♂️🙆‍♂️🙆‍♂️🙆‍♂️

  78. Philip Selwood

    I got here via Otis Redding, Al Green and The Alabama Shakes. If it wasn't for YouTube I would not have heard Leon Bridges. I can see me downloading everything he has recorded. A breath of fresh air! I hope Leon comes to perform in the UK.

  79. luisa garcia

    😍😍

  80. Robert Edward Powers

    This takes me back in time...... to 2006, when James Hunter put out People Gonna Talk. Can't get enough of that r&b soul sound!

  81. Sarah

    When i worked in retail this song always played in the store. i would always reply to Leon question by say , Go ahead and Swim the Mississippi then i will let you know. Not knowing it was a classic by Leon Bridges love it.

  82. JMJ -K

    fire!!!

  83. Rebecca Lima

    Man, you're amazing, oh my God, I'm in love

  84. noleftturnunstoned

    PLEASE come back Leon! then new stuff.

  85. KeinK0mmentar

    so much soul.

  86. putu juniawan

    Coloured people have the most beautiful voice ever !

  87. 닥터버드

    좋아요💕

  88. Chris Grubisa

    brilliant song .

  89. earth_aom

    From “the mysteries of laura season 2” ♥️♥️♥️

  90. Mojojojojo White Queen

    Chillin and throwback much appreciation young man 😎😎😎😎

  91. Mary Jane

    🙋😍

  92. Canal Drica Drummond

    HOW TALENTED !

  93. supermetalrockmetal

    Rock. ON.

  94. Eduardo Valdez-Modonese

    Man is this guy talented!!
    In 30 years people’ll be posting to this “back when music was great”.

  95. Ya Ada

    I work at Shake Shack, and this song always plays in the store on Fridays, fell in love with the song and decided to check it out, and discovered a amazing artist. New favorite💖 💕.

  96. CenLAStormSpotters

    So glad I found your music today. Awesome. Thanks