Grand Pop

Darien Martus

The Guy You Never Heard Of

04:23
Darien Martus
2010-03-17
Music and Lyrics by Darien Martus, ASCAP

Lyrics

He grew up on the fringes

Of a history that hinges on those

Standing in the spotlight

At the time he thought he hadn’t got it right

In the shadow of the best

He measured his success against

Impossible dimensions

And it isn’t fair for me to fail to mention:

He didn’t always know what to do

But once he made a choice

He always followed through

He hardly ever finished in first place

Still he never dropped out

Of the race

He says he never fit

Hand in a glove

He’s the guy

You never heard of

Someone else’s hero

As someone else’s years go by

In a thousand different sizes

Fragments no one recognizes

He followed circumstances

Danced someone else’s dances

In the shadow of the sounds

Where a thousand songs are falling all around

He didn’t always know what to do

But once he made a choice

He always followed through

He hardly ever finished in first place

Still he never dropped out

Of the race

He says he never fit

Hand in a glove

He’s the guy

You never heard of

He hardly ever finished in first place

Still he never dropped out

Of the race

He says he never fit

Hand in a glove

He’s the guy

You never heard of

Must want to be the guy

You never heard of