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  • Standing Up Face Down - Ben Willmott

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    Having struggled with this song for months, having finally done so I couldn't resist a quick video...

    Be kind about my guitar playing, I'm a bass and keys man remember ;)


    STANDING UP FACE DOWN

    I must be blind 'cus I can't see,
    What in the world it is I'm supposed to be.
    All your life they try to pigeonhole you,
    And it doesn't seem to stop when you get old.

    And I tried and I tried and I tried and I tried what you told me,
    But I must have got it wrong somehow.
    And I searched and I searched and I searched and I searched for what they sold me,
    But it seems there'd been a mix-up at the store...

    "It looks like we don't make those any more,
    You must have read the news and know the score,
    You'll never get beyond revolving doors.

    You won't fit in.
    You'll go round and round and round and never up or down.
    You may be free, but you're in a cage.
    You're nothing but the meat that feeds the modern age."

    Well I tried and I tried and I tried and I tried what you told me,
    And I won't waste my time with regrets.
    I've burned the book of rules that life has taught me.
    Now you hear me breaking down the door.

    You won't find me so easy to ignore.
    You can bang your riot shields and change the law,
    But there's nothing wrong with wanting something more.

    When black and white becomes a thousand shades of grey,
    It's no surprise when people lose their way.
    When black and white becomes a thousand shades of grey,
    It's no surprise when people lose their way.

    Are you like me?
    Do you dream of something better than climbing up this tree?
    And can you see,
    That everybody loses when you buy one get one free?

    Are you standing up face down? Hearing footsteps all around?
    Did they empty all your pockets when they knocked you down?
    Are you standing up face down? Hearing footsteps all around?
    Are you standing up face down?


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