The Ordinary Show Lyrics

Spoken Announcement:
Come one, come all
The Ordinary Show has it all!
They're not so short and not so tall,
They're the most average of them all!
With a 9-5 and a perfect life
Even they don't know it's all a lie.

Verse:
Extraordinarily ordinary
An over average boring Mary
The lack of thrill is truly scary
But that's nothing to Tom, Dick, and Harry
They're all alike and it's said they're sane
With their basic job and lack of change
Like was that Jeff or was that Dave?
Well I don't know they look the same!
They say you have to live this way
Like, "Come on now, there's bills to pay!
Take this path we cleared the way,
But once you're here, you're here to stay!
We'll start you with the picket fence
And 2.5 perfect kids
And take your dreams, who needs them?!
When all we say is all there is!"
(Level 2)
Level 2 we'll keep it simple
From here on out it's not eventful
With 9-5's and soccer games
And dying all those early greys
And poking needles in your face
To hide the fact you've really aged
Losing track of what is sane
Then comes the day you're middle aged
And in your bed, but still awake
You question why you live this way
'Is there a better life for trade?
Who's the winner of this game?
Who wrote the rules that we obey?
What happens if I try to change?
What if I don't like another way?
Well in that case, I better stay!'

Hook:
Ordinary, Ordinary
Who knew it could be so scary
Ordinary, Ordinary
Come on now Tom, Dick, and Harry
Ordinary, Ordinary
Who knew it could be so scary
Ordinary, Ordinary
Don't become a boring Mary

Verse:
So why is it that you're all the same?
Even when it comes to names
That's three kids straight, they've had the same
It's time here now to make a change
There's other jobs and other ways
If you like it you can stay
I'm speaking to the ones who stray
To find the real life thrill they crave
And redefine what they call brave
So it's just a body in their grave
When it comes to be their day
And their last chance has washed away
They'll know what part they left to stay 
And by their life we're all amazed
Unless they live to prevent change
Then all that's left will be insane
If all you give is all the same
It's insulting to different days
You never get another chance
To change the way you do today
If you hold out for tomorrow
It's all too late it's now today
While yesterday fades away
Another chance has gone to waste
Your cash can't buy you longer days 
Once they're gone they're there to stay
It's your turn to win the game
But you can't win if you get played
You know that there's a better way
Don't listen to what they have to say
Take your shot, forget the pain
Count back from 3 and make the change!

Hook: 
Ordinary, Ordinary 
Who knew it could be so scary 
Ordinary, Ordinary 
Come on now Tom, Dick, and Harry 
Ordinary, Ordinary 
Who knew it could be so scary 
Ordinary, Ordinary 
Don't become a boring Mary

Verse:
The path you take can build your strength
But hold the ones who hate to change
At least one arm's length away
Cause they want so bad for you to stay
They'll wait for you to make mistakes
And hang on every word you say
And plant thoughts to sway your way
And tear you down from day to day
Cause once you're on a record
They'll play you on your fears, for years
'Til the whole things has gone and turned to tears
And backlash that you ultimately 
Unleash on all your peers
Cause all you knew was here
Now it's everything you feared!

 

Hook: 
Ordinary, Ordinary 
Who knew it could be so scary 
Ordinary, Ordinary 
Come on now Tom, Dick, and Harry 
Ordinary, Ordinary 
Who knew it could be so scary 
Ordinary, Ordinary 
Don't become a boring Mary

Lyrics Written and Performed by: StrangerMusic    
Composition by: Dansonn    
Recorded at: ProToad Audio    
Co-Produced by: Lou Kestella and Shane T. Wheeler    
Engineered by: Lou Kestella