Marching Home

Chasing Someone Else's Dreams

by Balsam Range

on Five (2014), Marching Home (2007)

[Verse 1]
At least five days a week - sometimes more
I'm up with the sun - and headed out the door
Most nights I don't get home 'til eight or nine
I make a living - anyway I can
Everywhere I turn - I answer to a man
Who only cares about the bottom line

[Chorus]
I've heard the old folks say - you'll never work a day
If you like what you do - and I'd say it's probably true
That the only way to find - the path to peace of mind
Is to follow your heart - right from the start
But it's never been as easy as it seems
Cause it's hard to get ahead when you're chasing someone else's dreams

[Verse 2]
I know that there's a lot of folks like me
Who aren't looking for a handout or an ounce of sympathy
Just a way to get a piece of the pie
Cause the game has changed for the common man
It takes credit cards, I.O.U.s and more installment plans
Spending every minute just trying to get by

[Chorus]
I've heard the old folks say - you'll never work a day
If you like what you do - and I'd say it's probably true
That the only way to find - the path to peace of mind
Is to follow your heart - right from the start
But it's never been as easy as it seems
Cause it's hard to get ahead when you're chasing someone else's dreams

[Bridge]
It's not because I'm lazy, out of touch or going crazy
I'm barely breaking even and I need a thing or two I can believe in

[Chorus]
I've heard the old folks say - you'll never work a day
If you like what you do - and I'd say it's probably true
That the only way to find - the path to peace of mind
Is to follow your heart - right from the start
But it's never been as easy as it seems
Cause it's hard to get ahead when you're chasing someone else's dreams
It's so hard to get ahead when you're chasing someone else's dreams