Nothing to Prove

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I've spent my whole life looking up towards the stars
It's so hard, but we must refuse to become jaded, bitter, cynical
And history favors the patient, so don't even try to persuade me
This is all I've ever wanted, working since that day so long ago
When I fell in love just trying to finish what was started
I know what I stand for, and what I fight against
This is authentic sincerity, fuck pretension, it's a disease

I've got nothing to prove to you
So why can't I shake this chip off my shoulder
I can't lose sight of why I started this all
Somewhere between the years and dreams
Passion gets traded for ego
and I find myself searching for a reason to carry on

It means the world to me to have your attention
I will never understand how they can take this for granted
It shouldn't be about the accolades or the recognition
Striving for those achievements, a hollow condition
It comes down to the music that makes those chills run my spine
And I'll sing, till the day that I die, just to feel those chills one more time

I've got nothing to prove to you
So why can't I shake this chip off my shoulder
I can't lose sight of why I started this all
Somewhere between the years and dreams
Passion gets traded for ego
and I find myself searching for a reason to carry on

So stop the comparisons please, and focus on the progression
And so we fight to convince, to share our pride and joy

I've got nothing to prove to you
So why can't I shake this chip off my shoulder
I can't lose sight of why I started this all
Somewhere between the years and dreams
Passion gets traded for ego
and I find myself searching for a reason to carry on

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from Diamonds, released January 1, 2015

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Nikhil Rao Detroit, Michigan

I'm a student at Michigan State University and a musician. Thanks for listening!

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