Second Place

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I don't recommend this level of perfectionism #DontTryThisAtHomeKids
No but seriously this viewpoint is dangerous irl


(Gotta go hard for the spotlight, gotta gotta go hard for the spotlight)

Second place is never number one
When you're standing on the podium you know you better run
'Cause your magic ran out, your fans know that you're done
and second place is never number one, HEY

It seems obvious to be the best one
break no promises and get the rest done
It seems obvious, be a rockstar
When you can't get there, you'll never go far

Second place is non-negotiable
Don't you ever try and stop me while I crash into a wall, baby
You think I'm stupid, you think I do this for fun
But second place is never number one

It seems obvious but easier said
You keep on running till your legs are both dead
it seems obvious, pound the bass drum
don't go to sleep till all your work's done

Second place is where I'm standing now
but you won't be clapping for me till I take my final bow, baby
Gotta get the lead, gotta get the spotlight and the sun
Cause second place is never number one

I'm too ready to stumble
I'm to perfect to crumble
Take my pencil out of my hand I'll be first

You gotta go hard for the spotlight
Gotta go hot like a prom night
Gotta go sick like a viral infection
I won't accept anything less than perfection, correction I will
but I won't stand up 'till I'm ten -feet-two
Successfully better than you or deader than you
Rather die than be less a go-getter than you

This monstrosity of perfectionism
Things not what they seem through your spectacles
I'm not afraid of being me
But I'm afraid of seeing me
Freak out all night long, it's foreverism


from Crushed Creations, released October 3, 2016
Vocals/instrumentals by Awkward Marina



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