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Better Than The Book - And I Fear


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Music written, performed and produced by Nick Standing

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I’m worried again, about what people think of me

Feels like I might be, just one of your disappointments

I’m getting anxious, about stepping out these walls

When did it get this way again? Seems like I’m going backwards

I’m trembling at all the probing questions people ask me:

How’s life and business?

Brush over that; let’s change the subject

I’m buckling under all these great ambitions

That the world seems to have for me

Which I’ve no idea how I’m meant to achieve

Stop pushing all this pressure onto me

Hearing what you want’s got me feeling like I can’t breathe

Stop pushing all this pressure onto me

Can’t meet all these expectations

Stop pushing all this pressure onto me

Hearing what you want’s got me feeling like I can’t breathe

Stop pushing all this pressure onto me

Pressure onto me, pressure onto me

And I fear that I’ll never live up

To what you wanted me to be

And I swear that if I just keep trying to please you

Then that’ll be the end of me

I’m freaking out seeing all the faces I used to know

Going places, making something of themselves

While I’m just left behind

I’m questioning how am I supposed to beat this so-called

“Adult Game” without selling my soul

Or spending all the days ‘til I’m old in a job I hate?

And even though this life is mine

Feels like I’ve got to fall in line

But that all sounds like a waste of time to me

Don’t want to dress in a suit and tie

Stay at the office from nine ‘til five

Just sit at home with my guitar and bleed

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excellent razor sharp, loved the guitar tones, catchy tune 5 stars all round!

Jabun responds:

Cheers :D Super happy you enjoyed it!

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4.70 / 5.00

Jul 31, 2019
5:02 AM EDT
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21.5 MB
5 min 0 sec

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