Met her at the party stayed the night
everything was pure delight
Later my dark moods destroyed a common life

Tried to write a story of success
struggled to be better than the rest
came back home my life was just a mess, all in a mess

Sometimes when you’re at the top
The worst is yet to come
You thought you were safe enough
But then you are falling down
I took for granted what was only on loan
But the real job still needed to be done

I finally finished writing down a song
I had spent a row of weeks to get it done
But then I wanted it all torn and all gone

Sometimes when you’re at the top
The worst is yet to come
You thought you were safe enough
But then you are falling down
I took for granted what was only on loan
But the real job still needed to be done

Takes you just a second to become a dad
takes you 30 years to escape your past
takes you but a lifetime to reflect on how things act

There are ghosts straight behind me in disguise
I turn around and look into their eyes
I see the face of a little child crying in the night

Sometimes when you’re at the top
The worst is yet to come
You thought you were safe enough
But then you are falling down
I took for granted what was only on loan
But the real job still needed to be done

You gotta take it as a guide who leads you home
that the real job still needs to be done