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Someone Else's Problem

by pedestrian zero



Directly inspired by a misheard lyric from 3dbsdown.bandcamp.com/track/sadako-blow-up-the-world. This song is about people who seem to think the world owes them something.

Read more here: evertheoptimist.com/releases/pedestrian-zero/someone-elses-problem/



Without wishing to get too heavy-handed
I’d like to suggest that the boat in which we’ve all just been landed
Is listing quite badly to port or to starboard
I never really took the time to learn to tell them apart
Oh, but that’s not the point I digress
Probably be a good idea to lend a hand with this mess
If that’s not too inconvenient
Let’s hope when we get to the root of it the problem is easy to mend.
Without starting again

"Hold up - do you mind?
You’re demanding this of me
When I know my rights
And I won’t be left behind"
We’ll all stand in line
To get all that we deserve
Why not change your mind?
Why not take the other side?

So here’s what I’m wanting to say
It’s been said so many times that I think it might just be a cliché
If there’s one thing you should try
You could try being somebody else, and if you do in reply
They might have a quick go at being you
Perhaps when you’re back cutting slack might not be so hard to do
Can I say it again?
Not that it’s likely to help it’s always someone else’s problem
And maybe I’m spent

If you can sit there in the trappings of your comfortable life
And still surround yourself with hatred and bitterness
If you can't muster just the smallest spark of empathy
And still think only about what you can get for yourself
Then it's not someone else's problem


released September 9, 2016
Written by Toby Hawkins
with additional music and arrangement by Paul West, Ant Martin, Scott Mallard & Adam Jarvis

Paul West - Drums, backing vocals
Anthony Martin (soundcloud.com/anthonymartin-2) - Bass
Scott Mallard (sirensandshelter.bandcamp.com) - Electric guitar
Adam Jarvis (seekermusic.bandcamp.com) - Keys
Toby Hawkins - Acoustic guitar, lead vocals

Engineered, produced & mixed by
Paul West at Awesome Source (www.awesomesourcemusic.com)
Mastered by Pete Maher at Pete Maher Mastering (petemaher.com)
Artwork by Eleanor Hawkins




pedestrian zero England, UK

pedestrian zero is the recording/performing name for Toby Hawkins. For more information check out evertheoptimist.com

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