Scott Michael Brown

Scott Michael Brown

 Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

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Lyrics

Good World

Written By: Scott Brown


Verse 1

I open my eyes to the hate and crimes

And depravity that engulfs sometimes

It’s a part of life, I can’t be naïve

But can’t close my eyes to benevolence

To the tender heart of this great expanse

I need parity, only then I’ll see

Chorus

That it’s a good, good world
It’s a good, good world

Verse 2

The establishment, and the ticking clock

I need honesty, not the double talk

I am racing, against myself it seems

So I take a breath, and I look around

A thought comes to me it is not profound

It’s a simple truth, and it calms me down

Chorus

That it’s a good, good world
It’s a good, good world

Bridge

And I’ve felt it
The negativity, creeping in on me
And I’ve knelt down
Beat up from the day, there’s got to be a better way
There’s got to be a better way

Chorus

In this good, good world
It’s a good, good world

Instrumental Break

Verse 3

When I was young I felt indestructible

As I grow armor seems more breakable

It’s just a state of mind, I need to take control

So, I sit back, relax, become defined

By decisions made, life’s not by design

I need to take some risk

If I want to shine, if I want to shine, if I want to shine…

Chorus

In this good, good world
It’s a good, good world

Jimmy's New Hat

Written By: Scott Brown

Verse 1

Jimmy puts on his old hat

And walks down Broadway with a smile

And winks as girls walk by

A light blue dress on 41st catches his eye

And it’s all downtown from here

Jumps on the N train

Reads the ads upon the wall

Gets off at Borough Hall

Visits a bodega at the side of a building

And has himself a smoke

Chorus
(Saying)
Every time I walk away

I end up at another place

But if this is where I want to stay

Can I come home

Can I come home

Verse 2

A light from behind is casting lines upon the street

And they scatter as he walks

And echoes over Broadway

And sirens tango with the rain

And the night pretends to talk

It speaks of empty journeys

Of how he’s found himself alone

But I guess it’s time for that

‘Cause he’s spent years dependent on the world

And it’s time for a new hat

Chorus

Every time I walk away

I end up at another place

But if this is where I want to stay

Can I come home

Can I come home

Instrumental Break

Bridge

And he sees life’s picture show

Reflecting off the street

And he knows there’s much to do

Before this one’s complete

Chorus

Don't Worry

Written By: Scott Brown

Verse 1

She tells me that she worries ‘bout these radical things

Like the end of the world and the start of disease

I said baby, you’ve got to slow it down

But she's never really listened to the words that I've said

They go in through her ears but never stay in her head

I said, well something's gotta give

Verse 2

But a talented girl, she can obsess with the best

She has a mind of her own of which she’ll never possess

She is a, well a crazy little thing

Cause her brain goes round in circles and it never lets go

She’s holding onto her thoughts until they finally explode

And opens her mind

Chorus

And I say, don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t worry

If it doesn’t feel just right

And I say, don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t worry

It’ll be alright

Verse 3

She tells me that she’s nervous expectations are high

She’s afraid to let down, of what that will imply

I said baby, you’ve got to take a breath

You know the pendulum swings and then the decades collide

But the fortunate ones take some time for the ride

So open your eyes

Chorus

And I say, don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t worry

If it doesn’t feel just right

And I say, don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t worry

It’ll be alright

Bridge

The stress turns to depression and it snowballs into something that you’ve never been prepared or taught to defeat

But the way that I am looking now should tell you how I think that you should never change the person who you’ve turned out to be

Chorus

Tattoo

Written By: Scott Brown

I would get a tattoo
But my opinions change quickly
And I would stick to convictions
But the thorns are too prickly

And I would take in the moment
If it wasn’t so slanted
But of all the lessons I’ve learned
Sometimes its better to take things for granted

Chorus

Oh, then you don’t know what you miss
Hey, its simpler like this
Ooh, I’ll meet life halfway
Then, I got to walk away

Verse 2

I’d drop a coin in the fountain
But my pockets are empty
I tried to stand on my own two feet
And then I slipped on a penny

And I want to make the right moves
But you know I’m left handed
And of all the lessons I’ve learned
Sometimes its better to take things for granted

Chorus

Oh, then you don’t know what you miss
Hey, its simpler like this
Ooh, I’ll meet life halfway
Then, I got to walk away

Bridge

And there were years I tried to soak up every second
But trying to live for the minute I would lose track of the day
Cause I had fears that I would miss out on the moment
And then the mental pictures in my head would overexpose in the frame

Chorus

Oh, then you don’t know what you miss
Hey, its simpler like this
Ooh, I’ll meet life halfway
Then, I got to walk away
I got to walk away