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Inspired by all the pep talks my parents gave me during times of stress and uncertainty, as well as everyone who’s ever answered “maybe” when I ask them for help.

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Another morning, another lazy sunrise
I’m thinking ‘bout the day ahead
Trying to remember all the words of wisdom
My mum and dad said

Get on up, look outside my window
Strangers walking slow and fast
One in a million, trying to find their way
Along a million different paths

Maybe I believe in what they say;
“If you don’t shape up, everything’s gonna fade away”
So I guess I’d better learn how to run
‘Cause time is fleeting and I’ve only just begun

CHORUS:
And I feel like a broken machine
Nobody knows what I’ve seen
But I’ll keep on chasing the rainbow
‘till I reach the gold
With my car, my guitar and my pain
Through the snow, the sun and the rain
Maybe, just maybe, I’ll find some shelter from the cold

Wanna meet a girl who likes me for my wisdom
Not because I play guitar
But girls like that are hard to find in a world
Where everybody wants to be a star

People tell me that they wanna stay single,
Others march in 3s or 4s
If only they’d make up their minds and pick a side
I could keep track of the score

“Son, don’t worry”, my mum and dad say;
“They’ll come around and see things right one day”
So, I guess I’d better learn what to do
On the rare occasion I end up with you

(CHORUS)

Maybe I could pack my bags and run away
I’ve got my tools, I can give up today
But if I make even one more mistake
Maybe they’ll think I’m just another fake

(CHORUS)

credits

from The City Within, released April 3, 2020
Joshua Batten - Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Sean O’Sullivan – String Arrangements
Sarah Busuttil – Violin

Written by Joshua Batten
Produced by Joshua Batten & Sean O'Sullivan
Recorded, Mixed & Engineered by Sean O'Sullivan at Highway 9 Productions
Mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal Mastering
Photography by Jason Rosewarne
Graphic Design & Artwork by Renee Garling

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Joshua Batten Melbourne, Australia

Joshua Batten is a modern-day troubadour, using music as his language to connect with the world. Equal parts folk, blues, country and rock, Joshua writes songs from the heart, with lyrics about modern living set against a retro musical backdrop.

Debut full-length album, "The City Within" Available now.
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