Randy Travis performs “Better Class Of Losers” Live On Grand Ole Opry 1992.

It peaked at number 2 in both the United States and Canada. Travis co-wrote this song with Alan Jackson. Travis' performance earned him the Grammy nomination for Best Male Country Vocal Performance

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Better Class Of Losers:

Cover CD Randy Travis ( Warner 1991 )
Cover CD Randy Travis ( Warner 1991 )

Is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Randy Travis. It was released in December 1991 as the third single from his album High Lonesome. It peaked at number 2 in both the United States and Canada. Travis co-wrote this song with Alan Jackson. Travis’ performance earned him the Grammy nomination for Best Male Country Vocal Performance, his fifth nomination in that category.

The song is narrated from the point of view of a husband, who married a woman from “high society.” Over the course of their relationship, he has grown to dislike both her friends and the high-class lifestyle she leads, and has announced his intent to associate with people who live a much simpler lifestyle, referring that they “buy their coffee beans already ground” and not “pay their bills on home computers” (which, in 1991, was a rarity).

However, the song is ambiguous as to the meaning of “going back.” Though the narration is directed towards the wife, it is unclear whether he intends to seek a divorce, or simply stop attending high society functions with her.

Randy Travis – Better Class Of Losers Lyrics

I’m getting out of this high-rise penthouse suite
Where we pretend life’s rosy and sweet
I’m going back to the folks that I used to know
Where everyone is what they seems to be

And these high-class friends that you like to hang around
When they look my way they’re always looking down
I’m tired of spending every dime I make
To finance this way of life I’ve learned to hate

I’m going back to a better class of loser
This up-town living’s really got me down
I need friends who don’t pay their bills on home computers
And who buy their coffee beans already ground
You think it’s disgraceful that they drink three-dollar wine
But a better class of loser suits me fine

You say the grass is greener on the other side
From where I stand I can’t see grass at all
And the concrete and the steel won’t change the way you feel
It takes more than caviar to have a ball

I’m going back to a better class of loser
This up-town living’s really got me down
I need friends who don’t pay their bills on home computers
And who buy their coffee beans already ground
You think it’s disgraceful that they drink three-dollar wine
But a better class of loser suits me fine

You think it’s disgraceful that they drink three-dollar wine
But a better class of loser suits me fine

Single Randy Travis ( Warner 1991 )
Single Randy Travis ( Warner 1991 )