“Better Than We Found It” is a “classic protest song”
Maren Morris has surprised fans by dropping “Better Than We Found It” overnight. The “classic protest song” supports DREAMers and the Black Lives Matter movement, and was inspired by the birth of her son.
The chorus reads, “When time turns this moment to dust, I just hope that I’m proud of the woman I was, When lines of tomorrow are drawn, Can I live with the side I chose to be on, Will we sit on our hands doing nothing about it, Or will we leave this world, Better than we found it.”
Its video highlights a Mexican-born DREAMer at risk of being deported, the family of a black man who was killed by police in 2018, and young Black Lives Matters supporters in Nashville.
“It’s not political. It’s not partisan to be like these people need justice. There needs to be reform,” she tells CBS News’ Anthony Mason. “It’s that time in history when you have to sorta draw a line in the sand. People need to know what side you’re on, and I want to be on the right side of history, not the wrong.”
A portion of proceeds from “Better Than We Found It” will be donated to the Black Women’s Health Imperative.