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"Long way to go" Jee Juh contest entry

by Mackie

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(Chorus)
Oh we got a long way to go
And there's no going back to the life we lived
The life we used to know
Oh we got a long way to go
I've given everything, there's nothing left
There's nothing left to lose

If it's not profitable, it's probable
That it won't be possible
That's the simple fact
& if you don't believe me
You can talk to them
& when they tell you that
Not gonna tell you
That I told you so
So break the chains
& find your way
Unless the cage
Is where you want to stay
Potential, we're all born with it
But parasites can paralyze
Paranoid predators
That want to come and terrorize
Plotting out your demise
Poisoned by the prey
They probe and pry
Punished unless you choose to obey
Oh hey, I guess they're getting paid
Probably because they pray
On the pain of the weak
In the palm of their hands you stay
Primal instincts isn't needed
To paint the picture
Your pride is in jeopardy
But they play on your brain
Common sense isn't common today
So they take your breath away
Like an empty oxygen tank

(Chorus)
Oh we got a long way to go
And there's no going back to the life we lived
The life we used to know
Oh we got a long way to go
I've given everything, there's nothing left
There's nothing left to lose

It don't always make sense
But I'm relentless
To get to where I want to be
Instead of being where I have been
I've crossed that road
& I already know where it heads
So I'm headed to my fantasies
Instead of being awake with regrets
That I can't ease
I'm not the person that I thought I'd be
Unfortunately, I can be my own worst enemy
Regrettably, but I'm done with settling
With anything less than I have my eyes set on
Making my destiny, this legacy
Is in the making
Writing the script like a director
Section by section I'm editing my life
Headed in the right direction
Took a few wrong turns
Ended up at dead ends
But whipped it right around
And built a future worth settling in
Finally getting it
Had to stop focusing on
What I didn't want to see
& start heading to where I'm meant to be

(Chorus)
Oh we got a long way to go
(got a long way to go)
And there's no going back to the life we lived
The life we used to know
(& I know, & I know)
Oh we got a long way to go
(Yeah still got a long way to go)
I've given everything, there's nothing left
There's nothing left to lose
(Nothing left to lose, nothing more to prove)

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released March 31, 2015
Recording, mixing, mastering and video shot by Official Night Owls, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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