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Turtle Race

written by: Ben Park

@benparksounds

 

I saw a friend onstage
Playing a song we wrote on that day
A few years ago
We were both new in town back then
I was in school, they were paying rent
Ticking at our own metronomes

One hand's rocking faster than the other
I could feel like I'm still in the gutter
As they climb higher to the top
There's no envy on my part because
I chose to stop

And breathe for a while
Sometimes, life gets in the way
But I'm doing okay
See my end goal from many miles away
But I'm content in my own turtle race

Met a few new neighbors in town
Hoping they would stick around
Despite Nashville traffic
Who'da thought they'd be on live T.V.
They haven't been here as long as me
But why the heck does time even matter

One hand's rocking faster than the other
I could feel like I'm still in the gutter
As they climb higher to the top
There's no envy on my part because
I chose to stop

And breathe for a while
Sometimes, life gets in the way
But I'm doing okay
See my end goal from many miles away
But I'm content in my own turtle race

Let's breathe for a while
Sometimes, life gets in the way
But I'm doing okay
See my end goal from many miles away
But I'm content in my own turtle race
Yeah, I'm content in my own turtle race
But I'm content in my own turtle race.

Ben Park

Ben Park

From writing songs on middle-school bus rides to collaborating with other artists in Nashville, TN, the twenty-something has written songs in a variety of genres. These styles include but are not limited to blues, folk, emo, acoustic pop, soul, classical, pop-punk, and indie rock, utilizing the best of those genres while respecting their roots. This variety is reflected in four previously released EPs.
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