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Greg Johnson: Illusion
© 2023 Greg Johnson/Starburst Music Publishing, LLC
A little further
A little faster, you might
Find that thing you been chasin' after
Or you might find the life or life might just find you
You see a bright star on a distant horizon
A dream that you can keep your eyes on
But it somehow slips away
Ain't nothin' you can do
You might as well sit back
Enjoy the ride
Open up your mind and ease up on your pride
Whoever told you the world would bend to your will
There are so many lessons to be learned
Hearts will be broken bridges burned
And sometimes you'll just run out of steam in the middle of the hill
The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
Don't seem to come no closer the faster you go
I guess we're 'sposed to see it was never there at all
You could search for your dream love
Scour the world
And end up settling down with a home town girl
Maybe you don't need to climb so high, it'll hurt less when you fall
Maybe there's no need to envy those who have the gall
Maybe you can see how heavy, how hard it is to haul
But lord knows it ain't easy to fight that yearning in your soul
Many lives are wasted in pursuit of what ain't real
I guess it's only human
Everybody wants to feel
They'll catch what they been chasin'
The illusion of control
Short Song Description:
The songwriter's perspective in this song is that maybe we don't need to try so hard, convincing ourselves that we are in control of our own destiny. Perhaps its just an illusion.
Lyric Credits: Greg Johnson
Music Credits: Greg Johnson
Producer Credits: Greg Johnson
Publisher Credits: Starburst Music Publishing, LLC
Performance Credits: Greg Johnson
Label Credits: Starburst Records
Song Length: 4:13
Primary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Secondary Genre: Pop-Easy Listening
Tempo / Feel: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Existence
Mood 1: Peaceful
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later