It's a Hard-Knock Life
When you're shivering under three blankets in front of the TV, dreading the moment when you have to pull your hand out from under the covers to fast-forward the commercials:
Don't it feel like the wind is always howl'n?
Don't it seem like there's never any light?
Once a day, don't you wanna throw the towel in?
It's easier than puttin' up a fight.
When you're feeling wistful about the life you once led before the house took it over:
Betcha they're young
Betcha they're smart
Bet they collect things
ashtrayscatalogs, and artpaint samples!
Betcha they're good --
(Why shouldn't they be?)
Their one mistake
Was giving up me!Was foregoing a home inspection!
Or when you're away on vacation:
I know I'm gonna like it here
Used to room in a tomb
Where i'd sit and freeze
Get me now, holy cow
Could someone pinch me please.
And when you're feeling that surge of affection for your house that reminds you why you're doing this:
You've wrapped me around
That cute little finger.
You've made life a song ...
You've made me the singer!
When you're at the hardware store mid-project, covered with paint, dust and debris and may or may not have forgotten your deodorant:
Who cares what they're wearing
On Main Street,
Or Saville Row,
It's what you wear from ear to ear
And not from head to toe
If only there were a tool that could clean this easily:
Just thinkin' about
Clears away the cobwebs,
And the sorrow
Till there's none!
When you're hoping it will stop raining, so you can finish a project:
When I'm stuck with a day
I just stick out my chin
Oh, the sun'll come out
So ya gotta hang on
Come what may
I love ya Tomorrow!
And last but not least:
Where you sleep till noon
Oh wait ... that one doesn't apply at all.
P.S. Guess what musical I'm seeing this weekend at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta?