"Focus" as written by John Reuben Zappin and Solomon Olds....
It was different back then
Anything could happen
Ideas as big as your fantasies could imagine
Children practicing that's part of getting older
Impatiently waiting for time to move forward

Optimistic youngins running on adrenaline
At the center of the universe begging for your attention
Making a difference meant looking important
No heroes were made that day
How unfortunate
Came and went like adolescence
Took our wind and left us restless
Now we want the wind that kept us alive and feeling refreshed
They said it was of the essence
To us time wasn't precious
There it goes now try and catch it
Watch it go

Focus
Focus
Don't miss a thing
Wide-eyed open
Don't miss a thing
Can you afford your ambitions
When we arrive we'll start living

Wow, how awful the first time it felt impossible
And the world around me was no longer wonderful
I can't give back your influence
Perspective is hard to undo
Thank you for the experience...

Here's some anxiety to keep you company
As you waste your energy trying to build your legacy
Tell me what more can a man do than eat, drink, and enjoy his toil
I want to be casual but taking it easy is too stressful
Anticipation now a days looks a lot more like anxious
Time killed away our imaginations
We used to escape into fantasies and fairytales
Now we medicate

How do you feel?


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"Focus" as written by Solomon Olds John Reuben Zappin

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    My OpinionI think this song is about how society has changed throughout the years to something so unhealthy. This is him(Reuben) realizing how the world is tough place and how fast it has happened thats why the name f the song is Focus and goes on to say “don't miss a thing”. Probably my favorite part of the song is the last verse

    Here's some anxiety to keep you company
    As you waste your energy trying to build your legacy
    Tell me what more can a man do than eat, drink, and enjoy his toil
    I want to be casual but taking it easy is too stressful
    Anticipation now a days looks a lot more like anxious
    Time killed away our imaginations
    We used to escape into fantasies and fairytales
    Now we medicate

    How do you feel?

    This whole verse just seems directed to anyone in general who is living off all the mundane things the world generates, from here on is him criticizing society, what even more powerful it the fact that he includes himself in the problem... Saying that because time goes by too fast, we mistake our expectation with anxiety and we think everything can be fixed with a pill.
    hidaion April 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love how the song actually seems to criticize focusing too hard on little meaningless details of common life. Chill a bit, eh?
    hunter1000on February 25, 2015   Link

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