Douglas Amell - Composer/Songwriter
Ahead Of You
I look back to see you closing in, the distance shrinking
You'd love to leave me in your dust, and get me thinking,
I'll never have what it takes, to be your equal,
But you couldn't be more wrong, you couldn't, you couldn't.

Make no mistake, I'll do what it takes,
To keep ahead of you.
You can try all you want, I'll stay nonchalant
As I keep ahead of you.

You get close to look me in the eye, to keep me wary,
I see behind the games you play, they don't scare me.
You underestimate the fire I have inside me.
So you shouldn't feel so sure, you shouldn't, you shouldn't.


The days when you'd berate me,
And humiliate me,
Are only distant memories,
And never coming back
Don't try to impede me,
I won't let you exceed me,
You're never gonna beat me,
Accept that as a fact

(I'm on fire, nothing's gonna slow me,
There ain't nothing you could ever show me,
To make me think I shouldn't be ahead of you.
You can't catch me, nothing's gonna stop me,
Just sit down, you might as well watch me,
I'm forever gonna be ahead of you.)
Lyric Credits: Doug Amell
Music Credits: Doug Amell
Producer Credits: Doug Amell, mixed by Protilius Productions
Publisher Credits: Independent
Performance Credits: Doug Amell
Label Credits: Independent
Short Song Description:
Dedicated to people who have to compete all the time (from younger brothers trying to compete with older brothers to athletes), and the killer instinct and sense of perseverance required to be successful.
Long Song Description:
Story Behind the Song:
Watching reality shows where people had to compete all the time, it got me to thinking about how a strong ego (while causing us problems in other areas)is so important as we constantly strive to be the best.
Song Length: 3:53
Primary Genre: Rock-New Wave
Secondary Genre: Pop-Rock
Tempo / Feel: Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: General
Subject Matter 2: Pride
Mood 1: Exultant
Mood 2: Stressed
Similar Artist 1: Killers, The
Similar Artist 2: New Pornographers, The
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later