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Danny Gokey

Daniel Jay "Danny" Gokey (born April 24, 1980) is an American country music singer and church music director from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was the third place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol. After his placing on the show, Gokey signed to 19 Recordings and RCA Records Nashville as the beginning of a career in country music, releasing the single "My Best Days Are Ahead of Me." His debut album, My Best Days, was released in March 2010. more »


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2010
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Joker Johnny was a lie teller
'Cause he thought somebody might like him better
So he built it up, built it up till it all fell down
But he never thought the bitter truth was gonna find him out
He did it all to impress someone else
But all he had to do was stop and be himself

Now everybody wants to be somebody
Yes, it's true
No tellin' what some people will do, oh
Nobody wants to be a nobody
'Cause it's a far more bitter fate
To go through this life
Carrying the weight

When they shoot somebody
For the clothes they wear
And they'll advertise it like it's ordinary
They got territories so they stand their ground
What they really know is what comes around
It comes right back around

What they really wanted
Is to be accepted
And find out in the end
That the streets are self-correcting

Everybody wants to be somebody
Yes, it's true
No tellin' what some people will do, oh
Nobody wants to be a nobody
'Cause it's a far more bitter fate
To go through this life
Carrying the weight

Far more worse than dying
Is living with a soul
That's laden with the consequence
Of all the happiness you stole
Sometimes a guilty conscience and carrying the weight
Is harder than a bullet to the brain
Yeah, yeah, yeah
C'mon oh, oh, oh, oh

Everybody wants to be somebody
Yes it's true
No tellin' what some people will do, oh
Nobody wants to be a nobody
'Cause it's a far more bitter fate
Yes, it is, yes, it is

Everybody wants to be somebody
Yes it's true
No tellin' what some people will do
Nobody wants to be a nobody
'Cause it's a far more bitter fate
To go through this life carrying

Never carrying the weight
Never carrying the weight
You gotta let it down, let it go
Listen to me as I say
Never carrying that weight
Never carrying that weight
You gotta let it go
Let it down

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Written by: GREG BARNHILL, JOANNA COTTEN, ADAM HOOD

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