PBR and Pressure's On (Narrow Victories)

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I’ve spent a lot of time fuckin up, seems that i can never do enough
I need a chance to show that i can cut it, and make something of myself.

My life is a series of narrow victories i didn’t earn.
Turns out when you struggle with something, you always win or you learn.

I’ve spent a lot of time losin track of what I need to do to make you proud
Maybe it’s time your pride is something that I decide I can do without

The pressure’s on! I’m gonna cave if I have to be led by hand
I’m flying solo from now on, I decide where I land.


I don’t wanna be alone, wonder where i’ll end up. Cuz right now all this help you’re giving me just hurts. I know everything you do is in good will. But it’s just too much.

I spend a lot of time inside my head, what used to be my shelter now i find i dread
I’m gonna try to find a way to show you that i can do this without help

Holy grails and fountains of youth I feel like I’m grasping at air
I’m gonna find a new direction, my current path heads nowhere
I’ll never be your version of perfect, I’m gonna stray
Scrutiny I feel from all directions, leads me the wrong way

I’m gonna break away!

I’ve spent a lot of time fuckin up, but honestly I feel I’ve done enough
I know that I will do something I’m proud of if I can just be myself!


from Something Worth Writing, released June 18, 2017



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