Brilliant Beginner

Story Behind The Song

During the making of my album, I found myself without a job for the first time since I was about 16. I wanted to write about the odd life transition (in general) of mid life and how awkward it was to re-figure out life in my forties.

Song Description

A quirky, jangly song about mid life crisis that is upbeat in an awkward way with chimes, trumpet, and a catchy guitar riff

Song Length 3:57 Genre Pop - Alternative, Pop - Classic
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Mood Nonviolent, Endearing
Subject Life, Regret Similar Artists The Shins, The Cranberries
Language English Era 2000 and later


A curious thing I have to say
An awkward apprentice M.I.A.
He shows up again in different shoes

A little uptight--
that's nothing new
With a bio like his
you would be too
Pays for mistakes along the way

A brilliant beginner
with a story like yours and mine
Avoiding the mirror
and pouring a glass of wine

I know he's lamenting
once again
I'll never know how
I'm who I am
and not knowing how
to act my age

Call it a crisis--maybe true
Leaving no footprint
passing through
And wondering what in
the world to do


A story nobody knows
It's a story that everybody knows (2x)


Lyrics Kathryn Swezy Music Kathryn Swezy
Producer Randy Kerkman Publisher Kathryn Swezy Music
Performance Kathryn Swezy
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
The Spermatochords POP 12/19/2012
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