The Pressure

from by Stefan Boublil

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Why do we have to succumb to other people's opinions of what we should do? Of who we should be?

lyrics

verse 1

Once upon a time, we were told what to think
What to drink, what to wear and that our life's a sprint.

Soon we learn that life is arranged for us,
Created for us, will in good time be introduced to us.

And I went along, why not? My parents love me,
My country loves me, don't understand why they would lie to me.

They meant well, wanted to educate,
Without telling us that our job was to investigate.


verse 2

Too many years later, I woke up
And I realized, that’s a tale I gotta neutralize.

Said “thank you” and went about my way
To find out if I might have anything to say.

Perspective's not a gift, not a donation,
It's exploration, on a path with no distraction.

With conviction find the time to answer
All the questions, on our own without the pressure…

(on our own without the pressure…)


chorus

It’s so much
It’s too much
To bear…

(don't have a choice,
quiet your voice)

It’s so hard
It’s too hard
I swear…

(do what I say,
don't disobey)

I don’t know
I can’t know
The truth…

(go have a drink,
here's what to think)

It's too late,
I've wasted
My youth.

(you're in my debt,
don't you forget)

It’s so much
It’s too much
To bear…
And i think I won’t make it.

It’s so hard
It’s too hard
I swear…
Should I refuse to fake it?

I don’t know
I can’t know
The truth…
But it does seem worth going after.

I'm going,
Not waiting
For proof…
Only wish I had left sooner.


verse 3

Don't know how to say this but I failed a lot,
Re-wrote a lot, step ahead, back in the same spot.

Defining and re-defining, that's the key,
If I plan to see the door opening and finding me.

Gotta work for us, not against others,
Be motivators, of our lives we are the authors.

It's up to us to be whatever,
And start whenever, on our own without the pressure.

(On our own without the pressure…)


chorus

It’s so much
It’s too much
To bear…

(don't have a choice,
quiet your voice)

It’s so hard
It’s too hard
I swear…

(do what I say,
don't disobey)

I don’t know
I can’t know
The truth…

(go have a drink,
here's what to think)

It's too late,
I've wasted
My youth.

(you're in my debt,
don't you forget)

It’s so much
It’s too much
To bear…
And i think I won’t make it.

It’s so hard
It’s too hard
I swear…
Should I refuse to fake it?

I don’t know
I can’t know
The truth…
But it does seem worth going after.

I'm going,
Not waiting
For proof…
Only wish I had left sooner.

credits

from The Pressure EP, track released July 1, 2014
(Music & lyrics by Stefan Boublil)
Lead Vocal: Stefan Boublil
Drums: Romain Joutard
Percussions: Adriano DD Ternorio
Bass: Jay Golden Jr.
Piano, Rhodes and B3 Organ: Stephane"Pit" Le Navelan
Guitar: Thomas Gromaire
Background Vocals: Geraldine Etingue and Felicia L'Hadji, Stephane "Pit" Le Navelan and Stefan Boublil

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Stefan Boublil New York, New York

First Name: Stefan (Né Stéphane)
Middle Name(s): Franck, Joseph
Last Name: Boublil
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185 Lbs
Hair: N/A
Eyes: Blue
Occupation: Designer, Author, Musician
D.O.B.: December 13th 1969
P.O.B.: Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France
Father: Alain Boublil, author (Musical Theater)
Mother: Françoise Pourcel, publisher (Classical Music)
Spouse: Gina Alvarez, Producer
Heirs: Zoel, Leeloo
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