Better Than The Book - Hopes and Dreams


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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:

Here we are again, another ten songs on by now
Think it’s time we ought to change
I’m sick of dwelling on the negativity that comes my way
That’ll lead me to an early grave

Feels like I’ve sung these words a thousand times
Just like the paper cranes I’ve folded
Wishing that I don’t forget the goals I’ve had since the start
“This is my life, and we’ll just keep on running”
It’s not a sprint; it’s a marathon
Just keep moving forward

Another day, another step, hold your head up, stay strong
All the stops, no regrets, you’ve waited so long
Biding your time to make a mark, push through, carry on
Full speed ahead, never give up, and don’t quit ‘til it’s done

These hopes and dreams that burn inside me let them define me

And it’s at our lowest point that we’re open to the greatest changes
But keep changing paths and they’ll all become overgrown
Follow your passion, and great things are bound to come your way
Or so they say, or so they say

There’s a million lies we tell ourselves
To hold us back from what we want
A mind snowed in with worries of
What the world will think, but you’ve gotta
Seek approval within yourself
Not from anyone else
And I know that it’s easier said than done
But if you don’t try, you’ll never know

When fate seems to have it out for you, make this simple promise
You only get one life to be yourself so just be honest
Live for who you are and live for what you want to be
And don’t throw that life away, when it feels like just one of those days

These hopes and dreams that burn inside me let them define me
Each day that makes the struggle longer just makes me want it more

Nobody said this would be easy

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Really enjoy this, and appreciate the work that went into this! The album is pretty solid too! 8)

Jabun responds:

Ah thanks so much! Yup, it was a tonne of work to put together, but I'm super pleased with the results (and judging by the feedback so far, so is everyone else :D). Thanks for listening :)

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4.93 / 5.00

Sep 4, 2019
5:08 AM EDT
File Info
24 MB
6 min 6 sec

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