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Better Than The Book - And I Fear

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Purchase the “Hopes and Dreams” album on Bandcamp: https://betterthanthebook.bandcamp.com/

Music written, performed and produced by Nick Standing

A huge thanks to my supporters on Patreon who help make this all possible, with special mention to the DEMOlition Pigeons & $10+ patrons: Michael White & Bob Roberts. Get more from Nick Standing and Better Than The Book on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/NickStanding

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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