Peaked Too Soon

from by Men With Day Jobs

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They sit down for a coffee, the parents have been fed…
He starts to talk about his work, his Dad just shakes his head

“You had a poem in the high school paper, won a race at age fifteen -
but too much more than that we haven’t seen…
“Because you peaked too soon, son, you peaked too soon -
there were signs of youthful promise, but no fame and less fortune

The seeds of high achievement were sown
but the final flower failed to bloom
- and son, you peaked too soon”
It’s been a heady night of romance, it’s the early hours of morn…
They lie back on his satin sheets, to greet the coming dawn

He turns to her, says “Wow” and “Great”, “Fantastic, don’t you say?”
A pause, she shrugs and slowly turns away…
And says “You peaked too soon, man, you peaked too soon -
we were heading for the heavens,
but the cow jumped under the moon
It was alright for a weeknight,
and I hate to burst your big Don Juan balloon -
but man, you just peaked too soon”
At the ending of his story, the mourners join in prayer…
They gaze down at the gravestone, and you know what’s written there...
It says “He peaked too soon, yes, he peaked too soon -
there were signs of youthful promise, but no fame and less fortune
He peaked too soon, yes, he peaked too soon -
there were early hints of greatness, but ol’ Elvis left the room

He was a rising star in April, but a big black hole by June -
he peaked, he peaked too soon”

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from Deep In Denial, released July 19, 2014

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