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Before Paris
Tom Misch Lyrics

If you're starting to try to be a musician or artist
Something like that, because you wanna make money,
Because you wanna do a job, that's- that's the wrong way
You have to do this because you love it
And it doesn't matter if you broke, you still gon' do it
I mean, I go out to jam sessions, and I play
Regardless of whether I'm getting a check or not
It's, it's about whether I, uh, you have to love this thing, man!
You have to love it, and breathe it and
It's, it's your morning coffee, it's your- it's your food
That's why you become an artist
Art is a mirror of society, you know

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Jamie Houghton, Thomas Abraham Misch

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Louis Lawson

Really powerful message at the beginning, I wish I knew who said that. Tom Misch is such an amazing artist !

Samir Tawalare

Roy Hargrove!

Just Notes Music

Miles Davis I think.

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wow the beautifully artistic opening and the drum and bass in this is making me move. I still find it crazy how you can make a song that has so much hype and chill at the same time.

Gabe Green

“If you start trying to be a musician or artist because you want to make money, because you want to do a job. That’s the wrong way. You have to do this because you love it. It doesn’t matter if you’re broke, you’re still going to do it. I mean, I go out to jam sessions and I play regardless of whether I’m getting a check or not. You have to love this thing man. You have to breath it. It’s your morning coffee, it’s your food. That’s why you become an artist. Art is a mirror of society.”

Jerome Johnson

This is the message that I needed to uplift myself in times when I feel low of my craft. Love the album Tom!

Andrew Haynes

The new album is amazing, Tom!! I've been waiting patiently for months for it to drop!

Gil Wanders

Underrated track of the album. Don't get me wrong, all of his songs on this album were juicy but this one literally has the message that some musicians nowadays need to hear. Even though it is from Mr. Hargrove (RIP), what comes after is just love, groove, feel, and true musicianship. This song makes me cry sometimes lmao. I was just listening to this before bed and it always gets me in the mood to continue to make music. UNDERRATED TRACK, STAMP.


This track is insane! had me from when that beat kicks in! Album is sick!


The first concert I went to was his, in Paris. I can relate to this album on sooooome level that no one could even understand, from the few things that I've heard so far.
In a nutshell, damn son, you did it again, making my soul twerk

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