That's Not How It Works

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That's Not How It Works

That's not how it works, following the game plan
Put in all the time, yet you're still the same man
It looked so good on paper, now it's torn and frayed
With all the "can't fail" ideas worthlessly displayed

That's not how it works, bought the methods they'd sell
Followed to a T, but still got the big L
When I was in the running, I wasn't in the race
Once I took that first step, all I did was chase

Observing all the instructions
Just led to my own destruction now
Will I remain so resilient
Without an ounce of fulfillment now
Don't know how

That's not how it works, so many others knew this
All that I have learned, is that i'm still clueless
That's not how it works


from Easy To Explain, released December 30, 2016
Written, performed and produced by John Dunbar



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