Better Than The Book & Cyberdevil - Head Above Water (feat. Cyberdevil)

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Another goal and another lost year
Still unfulfilled and here’s my fear
That I could be gone tomorrow
But what would I have to show for it all

Another 6 string riff over drums and a bassline
Just killing time on some legacy I want to leave behind
Right from the start couldn’t help but make it from the heart
All just to play the part of the person that I wanted to be

Feels like I’m slowly sinking
Waking up from the far off dream that you’re living in
Clouded mind but I can’t stop thinking
That giving up on yourself and this path would be your greatest sin

Try to keep my head above water
But no one’s coming for me
What are you waiting for!
What are you waiting for!
I always figured that you
Make your own fate
But I’m not so sure
I’m not so sure anymore

Not so sure that they’ll give me a second glance
But I don’t care I’ll make my chance
Beat frustration with collaboration
Get hyped tonight and keep up the good fight

Strive to find the inspiration I had back then
Pep talk to myself before I give in again
Keep hearing you can go far if you work hard
But I’m pushing and pushing and seems like something’s gotta give

Feels like I’m slowly drowning
Trying to hold on, stay strong for the goals that you had from the start
Just wanna smile but I can’t stop frowning
Struggling everyday to make sure you stay true to your heart

Try to keep my head above water
But no one’s coming for me
What are you waiting for!
What are you waiting for!
I always figured that you
Make your own fate
But I’m not so sure
I’m not so sure anymore

Not so sure but I'm getting closer
Understanding expanding with every subsequent verse
I sit and listen, envision, enrichen
Cyberdevil shifting positions

Is it Better Than The Book? Bet it can be!
I've been reading reason never understanding
I can read books and books ‘til I seize to be
But if I don't start living there'll be no peace for me

Stop fleeing to dreams! Start preaching, teaching them!
Chase your demons ‘til you reach and beat them in! The world kept me waiting
Wading under the weight of my dreams
I'm just waking and breaking free

It's BTTB! Who said this would be a breeze
I've been chained, I've been shamed, I've been eager to leave
Stood at the eve on my dreams but didn't take the step
I looked down at my foot. Regret

But I'm not giving up! Life is a limited lapse of time so live it up!
Laugh and smile a while it’s a wild ride, so giddy up!
If every day’s insidious and fate feels hideous
Just make your own way; don’t wait mate, get serious!
Maybe you'll see this world is better than it seems
You just need to be yourself and believe in your dreams

Try to keep my head above water
But no one’s coming for me
What are you waiting for!
What are you waiting for!

Try to keep my head above water
But no one’s coming for me
What are you waiting for!
What are you waiting for!
I always figured that you
Make your own fate
But I’m not so sure
I’m not so sure anymore

Try to keep my head above water
But no one’s coming for me
What are you waiting for!
What are you waiting for!

[Ha! It’s shaping up
It’s going down
It’s getting right
Just a little more left]

credits

from Two Years On, released February 6, 2016
Written, performed and produced by Nick Standing [Jabun], with additional writing and vocals from Bob Axell [Cyberdevil]

Sample Credits:
“Hearts Racing” - Better Than The Book
Amen Break - “Amen Brother” - The Winstons
“One Small Step Speech” – Neil Armstrong

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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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