The Bigger Picture

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Looking back seems I’ve come a long way
I guess it started in my teenage school days
Was just the kid with the cello at my side
Wish I could sing out loud, but I was too shy

Quite soon I found a guitar in my hand
Made some great friends and we started our first band
Played every week until they let us on the stage
That was the day I finally broke from my cage

And I thought to myself
“Are we ever gonna make it”
But what does that mean?
Having videos on MTV?

Maybe success isn’t where you get to
It’s how you go about getting there
And it’s best to just
Enjoy each single moment while it lasts

I owe a lot to older twin brother
Working each day to outdo each other
And with our Dad we built our own guitars
Precious memories held in my heart

Education made us go our separate ways
For a few years and I came back with a bass
To great old friends and a few new faces
But with my bro nothing ever changes

And I thought to myself
“Are we ever gonna make it”
But what does that mean?
Making cover of a magazine?

Maybe success isn’t where you get to
It’s how you go about getting there
And it’s best to just
Enjoy each single moment while it lasts

I knew that it would take more than One Small Step
Right back to basics, running through the Alphabet
Wanted to find all of those Mountains of Gold
While I was growing up, but not yet growing old

Stayed in my room and I kept the door slammed shut
And took the time to build myself From The Ground Up
Rise from the ashes and make it on my own
To go the Distance and find my way Home

What about the Bigger Picture

And I thought to myself
“Does it matter if we make it?”
But what does that mean?
Recognition following your dreams?

Maybe success isn’t where you get to
It’s how you go about getting there
And it’s best to just
Enjoy each single moment while it lasts

Enjoy each single moment while it lasts
Enjoy each single moment while it lasts

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from Two Years On, released February 6, 2016
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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