Pressure - (Feat. Ben Daughtry of Empire)

by Optimist



New single "Pressure" by Optimist from the upcoming full length "Odyssey," coming June 2013, featuring Ben Daughtry of Empire (NC).



We've walked along this path that has given us our names, a picture painted perfectly, the brush upon our dreams. "Higher than the mountains we will soar," a promise embedded and never left behind.

It's getting so hard to follow through; it takes everything out of me. And as time passes by we're all flooded by the thoughts inside our heads that scream, "You better get out if you can't take the pressure!"

We gave this our everything, dragged down by responsibility. It's getting harder to believe. No, I won't heed.

It always gets the best of me. This doubt is crushing me.
(Is this even where I want to be?)
Through all the things that held me down and the wrinkles on my brow, I thought I would be somewhere else by now.

I know it's just part of it, I'm just scared of fading away. Does anyone have faith in me? That's all I really need...

We are here for so much more than withering and growing old.
We will overcome the world and take to the skies. Tonight we come alive.

We come alive and together we will take to the skies.
We will thrive.

I refuse to let this hold me down.
I'm never going back.
So I will face myself and bring this all to an end.
I will see this through.


released May 19, 2013



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