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Icarus Burning
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I got fired. 20 years ago but it still hurts
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Alternative - Nu Metal
Charts #14 in subgenre today (peak #1)
Previous peak charts position #6
Steve Smith
Steve Smith
January 05, 2018
MP3 5.7 MB
160 kbps bitrate
4:56 minutes
Story behind the song
This is the first of 2 songs reacting to getting fired 20 years ago. I was still pretty angry about it but writing this, and the follow up "Happier", helped me finally get over it. Bastards.
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At first it felt good Taking the risks, showing I could At first it was OK Winning the prizes, king for a day Proving them all wrong One of the winners, one of the strong Why didn't I feel The circling jackals close for the kill? Now I'm backed in a corner And there's nowhere to go Outmanoeuvred, old and slow It's what you get for punching way above your weight Now I'm facing the inevitable fall from grace I started something going and it left me behind Humiliation seared into my mind You start the fire and it burns you down Nice work, Icarus, see you around. Once they've had their free ride Your greedy followers push you aside There's no sentiment In heartless betrayal with malice intent See how the monster Turns so gleefully on its creator You've outlived your use They take your name, salt in the wound Now I'm backed in a corner And there's nowhere to go Outmanoeuvred, old and slow It's what you get for punching way above your weight Now I'm facing the inevitable fall from grace I started something going and it left me behind Humiliation seared into my mind You start the fire and it burns you down Nice work, Icarus, see you around.
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