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What If My Best Isn't Good Enough?

from Pale White Branches by Andrew Howie

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lyrics

I've filled in these forms a hundred times
And waited in countless Monday morning lines
But I don't know how long I can last
When you can't get past my past

And darling, I'm trying the hardest that I can
To be some semblance of an ordinary man
But what if my best isn't good enough for you

What if my best isn't good enough?
What if I never come good?
What if my best isn't good enough for you?

If I could teach you how to live
Or at least not to make the same mistakes I did
Then that would be enough for me I swear
Yeah, that could be a medal that I wear

But you slam the door and lock me out
And God knows what you get up to
And what if my best isn't good enough for you

What if my best isn't good enough?
What if I never ring true?
What if my best intentions are just trampled underfoot?

Better sit still than rise up and fall
Better sit still than rise up and fall
Better sit still than rise up and fall
Or better to fail than not to try at all (Can anybody?)
Better sit still than rise up and fall (Can anybody?)
Or better to fail than not to try at all (Can anybody help me?)
Better sit still than rise up and fall (Can anybody help me?)
Or better to fail than not to try at all (Can anybody help me?)...

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from Pale White Branches, released June 22, 2021
By Andrew Howie

Original commission for Vox Liminis / Distant Voices
Special thanks to Joe Bowden

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Andrew Howie Scotland, UK

Andrew Howie is a Scottish singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & community music tutor who has been writing, recording and releasing his own music for over two decades.

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