A Better Place

A Better Place

Roel van Veldt's picture

Demo: 

Collaborators: 

Liner Notes: 

Thanks Doug for the great lyrics! Smile

Lyrics: 

Lyrics by Doug Crisp (c) 2018

A Better Place

Daddy always in the hustle
Mama strung out from her cares
Brother hired out as muscle
Me, I’m fighting off despair

Murky streets push up against me
Dead ends and blind alleyways
Feeling trapped here so intensely
Like a rat caught in a maze

(Chorus)
When I’m burning up in silent rage
At the fate that’s locked me in this cage
I dream of my escape
With every law ground into dust
’Cept the gravity that’s gripping us
I dream of a better place
I dream of a better place

Making it is pure delusion
In this realm of rack and squeeze
I’m not nursing false illusions
One day soon I will run free

(Chorus)
When I’m burning up in silent rage
At the fate that’s locked me in this cage
I dream of my escape
With every law ground into dust
’Cept the gravity that’s gripping us
I dream of a better place
I dream of a better place

(Bridge)
Somewhere where the skies aren’t closing in on me
Where the dark horizon doesn’t rise to turn away my plans
Somewhere with no fear or anxiety
Somewhere where I’ll finally have a chance

(Instrumental)

(Chorus)
When I’m burning up in silent rage
At the fate that’s locked me in this cage
I dream of my escape
With every law ground into dust
’Cept the gravity that’s gripping us
I dream of a better place
I dream of a better place
(Repeat)

(First Outro)
A better place
(6X)

(Final outro)
One day soon I will run free



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Comments

crisp1's picture

Well, that's a cool surprise, Roel. I hope Brandon doesn't mind! Just listened to it and your bridge sent chills down my spine.