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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?

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

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

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

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

(Stop pushing all this pressure onto me)
That’ll be the end of me
(Hearing what you want’s got me feeling like I can’t breathe)
(Stop pushing all this pressure onto me)
That’ll be the end of me
(Can’t meet all these expectations)
(Stop pushing all this pressure onto me)
That’ll be the end of 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)

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from Hopes and Dreams, released July 19, 2019
Written, performed and produced by Nick Standing [Jabun]

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Better Than The Book Burgess Hill, UK

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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