You want to play music in modern times?

Well here's some hints to help you make up your mind

It’s gonna take your money, it'll take all of your pride

And if you're lucky, you'll play out enough to barely get by


You'll be away from your home, your life becomes the road

Gotta pay your dues, playing to empty rooms

With people's backs to you, getting paid in booze

Oh you better love it to


You finally start selling a ticket or two

And for the first time you've got money and pride you can afford to loose

One night you're killing, playing for an attentive crowd

And the next, the venue owners tell you to turn the fuck down


You get used to being alone, yeah well something starts to grow

You're playing to better rooms, feel it pulse and bloom

Hey have you heard the news? You might make it through!

Oh you better love that too


They say "Boy, when you gonna make it?"

"When can I tell my friends that we shared a beer?"

We'll we're not quite sure how to take it

We're already here, we're already here


So now you made it, yeah you kissed the sky

And your idols turned out to be your friends in disguise


All the time spent on the road, was the fuel that helped you grow

To push on through, find a solid groove

Ditch what wasn't you, leaving only truth

Yeah you better love that too.

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