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Its later than you think

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My lyrics, music arranged by Elisabeth Roberts.
The lyrics won the UK Songwriting Contest 2020, lyrics category.

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

Guest said

Beautiful work. The melody and the voice bring out a feel of honesty and simplicity, like a father talking to his son or daughter.

Guest said

John, it was interesting to learn here on your blog that these lyrics are based largely on personal experience! ~ Elisabeth

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jip said

Aww - nice song.

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