One Small Step [EP]

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"That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind"
2.
When I left home, mum said “we’ll miss you, “remember to phone us, “you know we’ll be around.” Stepped out the door, and dad said “you’re a man now “go fight the world son, “I’m sure you’ll do me proud.” Slip in the car, and brother says “you’re growing up, “seems just like yesterday, “you had the top bunk.” And as the only home I’ve ever known, Fades around the final corner I’ve no idea where I’m going And all my dreams flew out Like lies on paper planes A thousand paper cranes that we folded for luck. Oh well. I’m just staring into headlights Of what we can never understand And we’ll never understand ‘til it’s too late Another year gone, no memories faded The countless good times It seems like another life Some friends have moved on, but a lot are still with me The best I could wish for I love them so much Talk with my dad, and his words hit me real deep At my age he met my mum And started this family But what of me, I haven’t grown up at all, No girl, dead job I just can’t help but feel that My ship set sail from its bottle, so long ago I’ve forgotten where it came from Or where it’s even heading I’m just standing in this spotlight A place I’ll never understand And we’ll never understand ‘til it’s too late But this is my life This is my life And we’ll just keep on running (I’m just overwhelmed) (why can’t I be what I wanna be) And all my dreams flew out Like lies on paper planes A thousand paper cranes that we folded for luck. Oh well. I’m just staring into headlights Of what we’ll never understand And we’ll never understand ‘til it’s too late But this is my life This is my life And we’ll just keep on running. This is my life This is my life And we’ll just keep on running.
3.
As I stand here staring Off the tallest building in town I look out at the beauty While my life flashes before me And on the streets below i hear People screaming don’t jump But it’s ok, I don’t want to I just came here for the view People said i was a troubled child, But wasn’t everyone at one time? There were nights i swear i screamed so loud, Even the man on the moon could hear me Now I don’t whether this worlds against me Or maybe I’ve just lost my way I’ll take each day a step at a time That’s what it means to be me. As I sit here watching Airships sailing through the clouds It’s like the world is spinning past me Trying to keep up’s getting to me
4.
When i first met you everything seemed so great I’d count the days from now ‘til our next date And even after our very first special kiss I never realised that I’d signed up for this For a while I tried to just put up with it But then I realised that you didn’t give a shit And now being with you is like a constant test Just for once could you please give it a rest Sure i’ll put down the toilet seat, But this relationship isn’t a one way street You keep saying i’m the one who’s lazy But your backseat everything is driving me crazy I can’t stand this any more How ‘bout we break up Avoid another tragedy Before we’re shaken up And i scratch my head For where i’ve heard your voice before That’s when it comes to me You sound just like the dog barking next door That’s the last time that you’ll tell me what to do I’m sick of having my life run by you All those times that you acted like a bitch That’s just another thing i’m not gonna miss And all the things you do to keep on breaking my heart It’s all the proof i need that we’ve drifted apart. So perhaps i should say that i’ll end it all here And it hurts me to see that you won’t even shed a tear Maybe i’ve just misunderstood It’s been a while since we even had something good You want me to be somebody else Then you can just get out and go and find him yourself Woof!... Ahwoof!
5.
HEART BEATS like a military drum, As i step outside of these 4 safe walls, OUTSIDE is the scariest place , It’s like the whole world’s out to get me, IN A CROWD and my pulse is rising Deep breath, DEEP BREATH, stay on your feet kid I’VE LOST, my mind is racing, When did this even happen, I don’t understand it! When did I lose my head, Heart’s racing at a hundred miles an hour Didn’t think that it could get much faster. When did I give in? And let Fear be the gunner in my back seat Fear be the gunner in my back seat TRAPPED IN, I hate the feeling My home is my prison and I’ve lost my confidence JUST GET OUT I know it’s hard But it’s for my own good, I can’t stay like this TAKE A PILL and they say it’ll be ok I don’t know but might as well try anyway WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT CAN HAPPEN Don’t even ask that question, I hate to think about it!
6.
"That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind" When I left home, mum said “we’ll miss you, “remember to phone us, “you know we’ll be around.” Stepped out the door, and dad said “you’re a man now “go fight the world son, “I’m sure you’ll do me proud.” Slip in the car, and brother says “you’re growing up, “seems just like yesterday, “you had the top bunk.” And as the only home I’ve ever known, Fades around the final corner I’ve no idea where I’m going And all my dreams flew out Like lies on paper planes A thousand paper cranes that we folded for luck. Oh well. I’m just staring into headlights Of what we can never understand And we’ll never understand ‘til it’s too late Another year gone, no memories faded The countless good times It seems like another life Some friends have moved on, but a lot are still with me The best I could wish for I love them so much Talk with my dad, and his words hit me real deep At my age he met my mum And started this family But what of me, I haven’t grown up at all, No girl, dead job I just can’t help but feel that My ship set sail from its bottle, so long ago I’ve forgotten where it came from Or where it’s even heading I’m just standing in this spotlight A place I’ll never understand And we’ll never understand ‘til it’s too late But this is my life This is my life And we’ll just keep on running (I’m just overwhelmed) (why can’t I be what I wanna be) And all my dreams flew out Like lies on paper planes A thousand paper cranes that we folded for luck. Oh well. I’m just staring into headlights Of what we’ll never understand And we’ll never understand ‘til it’s too late But this is my life This is my life And we’ll just keep on running. This is my life This is my life And we’ll just keep on running.

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released December 23, 2012

Written, performed, produced, and drawn by Nick Standing [Jabun]
Guitars and Backing Vocals in “Woof Woof, Nag Nag” - Andy Forman
Gang Vocals provided with help of Andy Forman
Additional Gang Vocals in “Leaving Home” provided by Eamon, Jasmine and Alix
Special Thanks to Martin for help in the mastering process

This is for everyone who believed in me

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Better Than The Book! A musical project by Nick Standing AKA Jabun. Heartfelt and high energy Ska / Pop Punk slices of life from a guy born in the 90s.

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