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Career Choice - Lyrics by Ben Lee


Lyrics

When i was a kid i was best at whatever i did
When i was a kid i was smart, at the top of the class
When i was a lad i was sure i had the world in my hands
I was my own teacher i had my own plan

I could have been an athlete could have trained all the time
Been just like the others could have left them behind
But i was too lazy i could not see ahead
All i thought of was music that was filling my head

I could have been a painter painting life in a rush
All i saw in a day on canvas with my brush
But i was just painting my life in a song
Getting all the chords right getting all the words wrong

I could have been a writer with a back catalogue
Full of stories of crimes, sex and beer, girls and drugs
But instead i was writing my first song so bad
On the cheapest guitar that the music store had

'cos instead i strummed on guitars
Instead i wasted my time
And i strummed on guitars

I could have been a lawyer defending some guy
With a paycheck so big for my heart paid to lie
But instead i was keeping the truth to myself
In the records i placed one by one on my shelf

I could have been a champion, man of the year
Wave to the crowd as they scream and cheer
But here i am playing to people sat down
Nursing their beers while i play the clown

And instead i strummed on guitars
Instead i wasted my time
And i strummed on guitars

I could have been a racing car driver speed mad
Seeking the thrills that my youth never had
But instead i was busy enjoying my age
With teen punk rock anthems and hearts paid to rage

I could have been a scientist, doctor or man
With a stethoscope diagnosing ladies' old hands
But instead i built fret-callous fingertip scars
On my ten year old hands meant for toy ships and cars

And instead i strummed on guitars
Instead i wasted my time
Strummed on guitars

I could have been so much
But i wasted my time on useless guitars
I could have been so much
But i'm not
And i'm glad
And i'm glad
'cos when i was a kid i was best at whatever i did