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This song has seen some changes over the years! I initially wrote it in 1995 under the working title "Catch 22", which was my band name at the time. We brought it out during the Broke On Payday writing sessions in 2005 and gave it a bit of a facelift, then once again undergoing further transformation when Myke got wailing away during the early recording sessions for this album in 2010.

Lyrically it's a song about the struggle we humans face everyday between who we are and who we are led to believe we are supposed to be. How much of the real you can you show? How exhausting is it to constantly be watching over your shoulder covering up who you really are. As time rolls on, I think people start to see what a complete waste of time and energy it is to live your life like that. Those who realize it early seem to walk a little taller, are easier to be around, and in general get more fulfillment out of life by being straight up about who they are and what they want. There is no honor in being a facade. Pride is a weapon used by mainstream media to keep you in line to keep you predictable so they can take your world and sell it back to you.

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Inside
(R. Johnson/M. Smith)

Every new day
Brings a new place
A castle of sand melts to the sea
Emotion earthquake
A tired old face
Be what they wanted him to be

Yeah!
Oh Yeah!

Never a man he fights alone
No one to stop this tragedy
On the outside, looking inside
He sees his problem but he can't see
What's been going on inside of me

What you gonna do
(Inside Out)
When you've got your hands tied
(Inside Out)
How you gonna feel
On the inside

He feels the anger
Buried deeply
He slowly fades into the grey
He knows the burden
Placed upon him
Can he stand to lose another day

What you gonna do
(Inside Out)
When you've got your hands tied
(Inside Out)
How you gonna feel
On the inside

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What you gonna do
(Inside Out)
When you've got your hands tied
(Inside Out)
How you gonna feel
On the inside
What you gonna do
(Inside Out)
When you've got your hands tied
(Inside Out)
How you gonna feel
On the inside

(c) 2005 Broke On Payday Music.

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from Switching Colors, released November 10, 2012
Written by: Rock Johnson & Myke Smith
Produced by: Broke On Payday
Mixed & Mastered by: Rock Johnson

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Broke On Payday Truro, Nova Scotia

Broke On Payday plain and simply rock out! Their high energy rock show keeps audiences engaged and coming back show after show!

On their debut album, Switching Colors, they mix it up well gliding from full on rockers like lead single "Perfect" to the dramatic album closer "Lines In Sand" they capture a different mood within each song, yet sound cohesive.
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