You're Never Gonna Be Good Enough

from by Joey Alpha

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lyrics

One to ya two to ya three to ya fourah a fourah a one two, a one two three four
One to ya two to ya three to ya fourah a fourah a one two, a one two three four

Recruited by the best, top of my class I passed the test with flying colors. A nuclear tech is the target, where do I sign to begin cuz Im all out of options.
Stacking the deck I got lost in the shuffle, juggling days, starting to stumble.
If I can withstand the demands from the struggle then maybe I can overcome all my troubles. Getting it out of your system before your exposed, cutting it close.
But once I arrive I won’t have a choice but to march a straight line, I know I’ll be fine.
The day finally came to jump on that plane please take me away. Committed at last with my eggs in one basket so do nothing drastic if you plan to stretch it out Mr. Fantastic.

Giving it all I had, willing to take the flag and take a stand for where we stand,
Committed to nautical over land, true diligence under command. Dispensed in desperation to defend our nation from whatever they say we’re facing placing despair in myself only for the promise of wealth.

I wanted to live the life of a soldier, to show ya, I want to, I want to be more.
I wanted to live the life of a soldier, to show ya, I want to, I want to be more.
Be more, be all I want to, I want to be more.
Be more, be all I want to, I want to be more.

Fell into place, martial law, awake for it all, the days were blurred together
walking and talking the same, nauseous from boxing with Rikki to hide all this rage.
They want me to change a paradox different ways, conflicting inside of me, staying the same, its not an option, I’m beginning to break, its almost over. Retaining my character causing myself to absorb all their words. They start to make sense, I invest my beliefs that this is the way I’ve been brought here to be; you wanna believe. But just as you feel you’re accepted to something its taken away. So what else is new? I came to improve, so I guess I did do what I enlisted to come here to actually do.
(I wanted to live the life of a soldier)

Long walk to separation quarters under supervisor’s orders wouldn’t look me in the eye the day he had to say goodbye. Thought he had me on the roster turned out I was an imposter so the uniform was torn right off my body. I tried to plea my case, told them I had made mistakes but now I’m ready for a change, I’ve grown so much these last few days. It didn’t matter they had heard it all before but I think it would be different if this was during war.

Giving it all I had, willing to take the flag and take a stand for where we stand,
Committed to nautical over land, true diligence under command. Dispensed in desperation to defend our nation from whatever they say we’re facing placing despair in myself only for the promise of wealth.
(Givin it all I had willing to take the flag and take a stand)

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from Tales From A Drifter, released November 8, 2016

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