Clint Black performs ” A Better Man” Ofiicial Video Clip.

Reached number # 1 of the charts of US Hot Country Songs, for a week, and remained 24 weeks in the charts He also reached number # 1 on the Canada Country Tracks charts. It was the first number one of Clint's career.

YouTube Clint Black Channel
YouTube Clint Black Channel

A Better Man:

A better man, a song written by Clint Black & Hayden Nicholas, was recorded by Clint Black for the RCA label, it was recorded in November 1988, at Digital Services, Houston, TX. With the production of Mark Wright and James Stroud, was released on February 18, 1989, on June 10, 1989, reached number # 1 of the charts of US Hot Country Songs, for a week, and remained 24 weeks in the charts He also reached number # 1 on the Canada Country Tracks charts. It was the first number one of Clint’s career.

Cd cover Clint Black ( RCA 1989 )
Cd cover Clint Black ( RCA 1989 )

The song was included in Clint’s debut album, Killin ‘Time (RCA 1989), the album was released on May 2, 1989, on September 23, 1989, it reached number # 1 on the charts of US Top Country Albums, and in the lists of Canadian RPM Country Albums, it reached number # 6. This album established Black as one of the biggest new stars in country music. Black won the Horizon Award from the Country Music Association in 1989. The album is currently certified triple platinum by the RIAA.

The song is a reflection on a relationship co-writer Black had recently ended with a girlfriend of seven years. He shared his story with friend Hayden Nicholas, who – after sharing an idea for the melody – came up with the hook line (“I’m leaving here to better man / For knowing you this way.”).

Clint Black – A Better Man Lyrics

What do you say when it’s over?
I don’t know if I should say anything at all
One day we’re rollin’ in the clover
Next thing, you know, we take the fall

Still, I think about the years since I first met you
And the way it might have been without you here
I don’t know if words from me can still upset you
But I’ve just gotta make this memory stand clear

I know I’m leavin’ here a better man
For knowin’ you this way
Things I couldn’t do before now I think I can
And I’m leavin’ here a better man

I guess, I always knew I couldn’t hold you
But I’d never be the one to set you free
Just like some old nursery rhyme your Mama told you
You still believe in some old, ‘Meant to be’

Still, I’m leavin’ here a better man
For knowin’ you this way
Things I couldn’t do before now I think I can
And I’m leavin’ here a better man

Yes, I’m leavin’ here a better man
For knowin’ you this way
Things I couldn’t do before now I know I can
And I’m leavin’ here a better man
(Ooo ooo ooo)
Yes, I’m leavin’ here a better man

Single Clint Black ( RCA 1989 )
Single Clint Black ( RCA 1989 )

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