Upgrade Your Account!

Hey! To start this decade right, we believe Newgrounds should be ad-free for EVERYONE. For this to work, we need people who have the means to become paying supporters. For just $3 per month or $25 for the year, you can help this happen and get some nice perks!

For the month of February we have disabled ads on all E-M content. We need 214 people to reach our goal of 3,100 active supporters. If we hit that, we'll continue with a new goal in March!

Please check out our Supporter Upgrade and consider coming aboard!

Better Than The Book - Meteor Shower Lyric Video

Share Collapse

Author Comments

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

Music written, performed and produced by Nick Standing
Lyric video visuals by Vladimir Kuznetsov of World Beyond

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:

Nobody said this would be easy
But that’s the biggest understatement of the century
And even after Two Years On
None of these fears are gone at all, if anything, they’re multiplying

Can’t get rid of this shake, lying awake every night
I’m in a constant fight between my head and my heart
And I know this music is my gift
But the compulsion for making it is tearing me apart

And it’s quickly getting dark

And before I knew it
Reality came crushing down like a meteor shower
Seems I’m facing my extinction
No use to run and hide
No choice left but to fight
So grab a bat and start swinging for your life

All the lights are fading out
And I’m banging on walls in the dark hoping to find a door
Anxiety’s closing in, the sky is falling again
And I’m screaming PLEASE NO MORE

I’m sick of wearing these fake smiles
Just want to sing against bathroom tiles trying to conjure up the next sound
But self-esteem is sinking down
Gotta to keep my head above water again before I surely drown

And I’m sure to drown

Be the change, beat the flames, break the chain it’s overrated

Follow Better Than The Book:

Log in / sign up to vote & review!

Newgrounds accounts are free and registered users see fewer ads!

Wasn't expecting to see this here too! :D So awesome you managed to bridge the divide with regard to animated content here too. Hope it gets a ton of views, and like I said on YT already it's a pretty powerful piece. When the run slows down and the text flares heavy in the background... pretty METAL. Heavy moments. A showcase of conviction as the world keeps falling down in the backdrop. Again great work on this, and great to see it here too! Much appreciated Vlad!


Jabun responds:

Cheers again Cyber :D I wasn't originally going to upload here, but the animator convinced me to and I thought it can't hurt XD He really did a GREAT job on the visuals, so I hope lots of people get to see it if not just for that. Powerful images :) Thanks again!

I don't like the song but the video is great. You definitely earned your stars, great work m8

Jabun responds:

Awww but the song was the bit I did! No worries though, I know it's not for everyone :) Happy you enjoyed the visuals :D