Better Than Perfect

from Sham Romantic by The Jilters

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He always treats you well, he’s such a nice guy
He already fell for you, you’re his life
He has got a lot of money, and a nice car
He thinks that you’re funnier than you are

He seems to be the perfect man
You’ll stay with him while you can
But it won’t be long before you'll see
That even though it’s clearly true, he’d do anything for you
What he can’t do for you is be me

He has travelled many places and he’s well read
He has got a pretty face, just like you said
He listens well and writes love letters
But he can go to hell, you know I’m better


Make a list of characteristics that you desire
And I'm sure if you keep score, he would rate higher
You can try to tell yourself that he is the right man
But you know that’s not the case, ‘cause only I am

He always treats you well, he’s such a swell guy
But we both know when you tell him you love him, you lie



from Sham Romantic, released December 19, 2017
Christian Dubois: Lead Vocals, Keys
Chuck Kapelke: Drums
Michael Chong: Guitar
Ethan Levitt: Saxophone
Jeff Worrall: Trumpet
Travis Hanna: Bass, Backing Vocals


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The Jilters Alameda, California

The Jilters originate from a college pit band. 20 years ago, drummer, Chuck Kapelke, and pianist, Chris Dubois, played for a Harvard theater company called The Hasty Pudding. Reunited years later in California, the two started developing new material in basements and spare rooms, eventually adding Travis Hanna on bass, Jeff Worrall on trumpet, Ethan Levitt on sax, and Matt McLean on guitar. ... more

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