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It's Later Than You Think (feat. Paul Henry)

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An alternative interpretation of my lyrics by Paul Henry, who wrote the music and performs here. Semi-finalist in 2021 UK Song Contest.

Original lyrics:

It’s Later Than You Think
2020© John Schofield

Verse 1
On a restroom wall in Baltimore
Above a broken sink
Someone scratched this message:
It’s later than you think

Verse 2
I took this simple line to heart
I knew that it was true
I built myself a little boat
And sailed the ocean blue

Chorus:
You are the captain of your fate, your only master’s you
Don’t ever let yourself regret the things you didn’t do

Verse 3
Go and see the Northern Lights
Or visit Timbuktu
But better do it now, my friend,
Time catches up with you.

Chorus:
You are the captain of your fate, your only master’s you
Don’t ever let yourself regret the things you didn’t do

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Colleen Dillon said

What a fantastic song and lovely arrangement. I am drawn in by the beautiful imagery and poignant singing style. An instant fav! A message to live by indeed.

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