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#545: wasting time

Written for MotorPlanet to their music:


I used to have a passion
I aimed to having fun
avoiding all commitment
I'd rather bolt and run

living faster
living louder
to just live ordinary
to me would
feel like wasting time


a never-ending party
uppers, downers, booze
the more time I'm filling
the more I seem to lose

a thought appears
out of nowhere
whatever I've done so far
begins to feel
like I'm wasting time

[I expect a guitar solo here]

the more I think about it
the more the fog clears up
the life that I've been leading
I think I have to stop

I look around
I test the ground
before I venture a step
into a life
without wasting time

mind the gap

I wrote the lyrics to match my latest backing track, 2019-03. When I tried to sing them I found I couldn't squeeze in all the lines, but needed an additional syllable in others. After rewriting and adapting it the resulting text it looks like this:


come on, don't wait too long
come on, get a move on

try to get out of the mess
see if you can stand the test

grit your teeth and get to it
it is stand or fall

hurry up
get off now
don't stay put
don't hang around
run away
watch your step
take the tube
mind the gap
watch your step
mind the gap

you have got no second chance
do not make a song and dance

you have got to go for broke
or you'd just go up in smoke

grit your teeth and get to it
it is stand or fall

hurry up
get off now
don't stay put
don't hang around
run away
watch your step
take the tube
mind the gap
watch your step
mind the gap

you have got no second chance
do not make a song and dance

you have got to go for broke
or you'd just go up in smoke

maybe take the tube
but do mind the gap



And here is the link to my first song after the album "rock-hard & soul":
mind the gap