Going Back

by @pauloramos

Liner Notes

I've been off work for two months with my depression, but eventually there'll come a time when I will have to go back to my incredibly unsatisfying job with questionable management. This song details my anxieties and dread at that thought.

#acoustic #acoustic_one_take #singer_songwriter #piano #guy_with_piano

Lyrics

Got to think about going back
Got to think about what I had
Before I shut the window
That opened when the door closed
Got to think about living up
To whatever they all thought
About me at my finest
I know I’ve got to try this

“Where have you been?”
That’s what they’ll ask me
Over and over again
I can’t wait

I’m a piece of art
Canvas stretched too far
Come stare at my heart
As long as you like
I’m a jukebox, babe
Tell me what to play
For my dime a day
I’ll do what you like
There’ll be no going back

Got to think about dressing up
Got to think about making up
The bullshit that I used to
Here’s what we’re gonna go through
Got to think about making sense
Not that that was ever one of my strengths
I say it as I see it
When no one wants to hear it

Back to routine
Being set chasing
A thread that will be cut off short
Just wait and see

I’m a piece of art
Canvas stretched too far
Come stare at my heart
As long as you like
I’m a jukebox, babe
Tell me what to play
For my dime a day
I’ll do what you like
There’ll be no going back

From here
Expectations reappear
But I can do
Only what I can do
No one ever plans to
Be like this

I’m a piece of art
Canvas stretched too far
Come stare at my heart
As long as you like
I’m a jukebox, babe
Tell me what to play
For my dime a day
I’ll do what you like
There’ll be no going back



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@esc4p3

I really like this, I can hear it as part of a musical being sung on stage. Very brave of you to write a song about something so personal, the words are very powerful.
Sometimes just piano and voice is the most beautiful sound. Bravo!