If only you went to college.
The scholarship you’d have been given
Those who have opinions on your music
Would have fell into a lifelong passion.
Wouldn’t you want the chance to compare your life to your failures?
Even on your best days, you were never that good.
Even if you really tried at it.
You’re spared yourself from the disappointment.
It hurts you to think of changing the conversation
to those who withhold you from your dreams.
Save the empathy for your children when they ask you
about that hit you were destined to make there.
You don’t want that accomplishment.
You’d have enjoyed the conversations you’re used to.
Knowing that any man would have
done far better than you ever could.
Can you sleep at night believing shit like that?
Pacing your cramped bedroom, harassed by your thoughts.
You know that in eight years, the ones who loves you
will feel compelled to have you in their lives.