Stage Fright

"All the world's a stage
And all the men and women merely players
They have their exits and their entrances
And one man in his time plays many parts"

William Shakespeare


If life is just a play, then you'll need to fight hard to gain a leading role. But having to face an audience and constantly put on a  stirring performance is exhausting. You'll experience fear and anxiety. Palms sweating. Heart racing. You may turn to certain remedies to help you through. If you're lucky, you'll have a long successful run. If not, you'll bear the criticism of a hostile crowd and close on the first night with others waiting in the wings to eagerly take your place. Eventually, you'll face the final curtain and take your last bow, but the show will still go on without you.



Nothing’s ever what it seems 

Cherished hopes, shattered dreams 

Never knowing what it means 

Till it falls apart 


All the yearning, all your plans 

Feel them slipping through your hands 

And you don’t get a second chance 

To fix a broken heart 


Don’t tell me I’m a fool, I know 

Stood aside and watched you go 

Should’ve tried to hold on, but oh 

I was looking at the stars 

Where you only see what you wanna see 

And you believe what will never be 

I let you walk away from me 

And now I wonder where you are 


Like stage fright 

Getting caught in the spotlight 

Never thought I’d be on my own 

In the danger zone 

Not knowing where to start 


Like stage fright 

Lost for words on the first night 

Hold your nerve gotta face the pack 

Cos you can’t go back 

Gotta learn to play the part


Stage Fright Copyright (c) Steve Nielson All Rights Reserved