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Before you begin.
Before you try it.
You know you’re not going to win, so don’t deny it.
You don’t even want to and you know you don’t care.
So don’t be the one to put your hand in the air.
It’s okay if you just want to sit there.
Everything just got easier.

Before you try.
Before you combat it.
First you got to tell everyone around you that you suck at it.
Everything should get better from there.
So, don’t be the first to put your hand in the air.
It’s okay if you only want to sit there.
Everything keeps getting easier

Birthday parties are another mistake.
Don’t waste your breath on a birthday cake, like a child
Making wishes and blowing out candles.
Just tell them that it’s something you can’t handle right now.
You don’t need that kind of attention. It’s your birthday anyway. Just sit there.
Everything keeps getting easier

Stop making those big decision.
Start saving yourself the trouble.
You’ve got no reason
So, sit back down.

A lot of people have a lot of nerve.
Trying to get things that they don’t deserve.
I became happy the moment I learned that it’s never gonna be my turn.
Why should it be?
What’s so special about me?
It’s probably not your turn either
See? Everything just got easier.


from Small Star Seminar, released April 11, 2015
Words and music written, performed and recorded by Cory McAbee.
Mixed by Karl Derfler at The Shack.
© Copyright Cory McAbee 2015
℗ Published by Cory McAbee BMI



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Cory McAbee Queens, New York

McAbee is best known as writer, director, songwriter, composer for the feature films, The American Astronaut, Stingray Sam and as singer/songwriter for the group The Billy Nayer Show (1989–2011). In 2012 he began the collaborative, Captain Ahab’s Motorcycle Club. From 2012-2014 McAbee performed CAMC concerts throughout the US, Europe and Australia. In 2015 he created The Small Star Seminar. ... more

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