Pissing Contest

from L by Darren Lock

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A song about those men who try too hard

lyrics

Was it your breeding
Or the boarding school
That set you on this path
That turned you into a fool

You put aside reason
You put aside logic
Bending every fact
To fit the story as you want it

Was it a way to survive
Was it something you learnt
Was it hardwired in your brain
Or are you just that absurd

No self-awareness
With a blind spot you can see
You find yourself adrift
On a self-made ocean of misery


Why can’t you stop
Just give it a rest
You don’t have to be always right
You don’t have to turn everything
into a pissing contest
You live just to breath
And you breath just to win
Because life makes no sense
Without a self-satisfied grin

Living to score the point
Every conversation shows
Your expensive schooling
To put them in their place

Now was it your genes
Were you always this way
They beat you at school
Just to put you in your place

But you couldn’t understand
What it means to be a man
So you put on this show
Just to prove your own self worth

A mistake, a mistake
And what did you become?

Then you wake to find
You’re alone in your mind
With no emotions left to feel
An emptiness of the unreal

So you put your money down
To pay for therapy
But no matter how much you spend
You can never buy back your humanity

Now what did you become
Can you unpick the knots
Of self-believe that lead you here
Or are you doomed
to repeat yourself
again and again and again?

You have your education
And everything nepotism brings
But you’ll never sip from the cup of humility
Or be comfortable in your own skin

Why can’t you stop
Just give it a rest
You don’t have to be always right
You don’t have to turn everything
into a pissing contest
You live just to breath
And you breath just to win
Because life makes no sense
Without a self-satisfied grin

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from L, released February 21, 2021

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My name is Darren Lock and I like to make music...

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