Week 33: Ordinary guys

I love the way this one came out – the atmosphere of the recording is fantastic – great job Chris Tuck, the producer who records my weekly songs. A song about being real in a world where it’s too easy to go in for illusion, where we’re encouraged to see ourselves as a personal brand that needs to be carefully airbrushed and presented in a way that’s going to help us get what we want out of people – and how this mindset just makes the world a lonelier place somehow, where our real selves get obscured we all end up a little bit alienated as a result. Hope you like it.


33 Ordinary guys
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Lyrics:

To all the ordinary guys and girls who look like
People you might meet on any street on any day
Don’t let the stars distort your mind, don’t let the movies teach you
that you’re s’posed to look and feel a certain way

To all the ordinary girls and guys that you might
See about to buy a beer to drink themselves ok
We loved you just the way you were
Before you blew your wages on designer clothes you hope will get you laid

And every time somebody tries
To fool the world with their disguise
The world becomes a little bit lonelier
And every time somebody lets
Somebody in on who they are
Beneath their skin
The world becomes a little bit cozier

To all the ordinary guys and girls out there competing
To find someone to complete them
The best that you can do is make sure when you find someone
That you’ve got someone real inside to meet them

To all the ordinary girls and guys who try
to fill their empty insides by accumulating tokens
Maybe the answer isn’t seeing how to fix yourself
But rather understanding just how everyone is broken

And every time somebody tries
To fool the world with their disguise
The world becomes a little bit lonelier
And every time somebody lets
Somebody in on who they are
Beneath their skin
The world becomes a little bit cozier

So come on let us in
Underneath your skin
Come on let us in

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