It Hurts To Be Alive

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Written by Doug Harvey

Mostly Blue

Well, there ain’t no doubt about it, I just ain’t livin’ right
I got fever in the daytime, I got chills in the night
My temperature’s risin’, my body’s takin’ a dive
Some days it just hurts to be alive

You know workin’ for a livin’ gonna be the death of me
All the pressure and the tension gonna choke my arteries
Run myself ragged but I just barely survive
Sometimes it just hurts to be alive

This vicious circle is spinnin’ me ’round and ’round
It’s gonna put me six feet under ground
I got to take it easy, I got to take it slow
Please tell St. Peter it’s not my time to go

Well, I tried meditation and I tried EST
I tried megavitamins – washed ’em down with LSD
I tried all the solutions but the cure just did not arrive
Sometimes it just hurts to be alive

I tried to buy insurance but the agent just shook his head
He said in my condition I’d save a fortune if I were dead
But if you give me all your money
And you don’t smoke, don’t drink and don’t drive
It might hurt a bit but we’ll try to keep you alive

Repeat Bridge

My serotonin re-uptake is totally out of control
I got to take a trip to fill this scrip for drugs to soothe my soul
I got too many crazy thoughts just buzzin’ round this hive
Sometimes it just hurts to be alive

I got ulcers in my stomach and migraines in my head
Always coughin’, always wheezin’ I really should be in bed
But if I’m in bed how can I go to work to survive?
Sometimes it just hurts to be alive

I got aches; I got pains, arthritis when it rains
I get cramps, I get colds, I’m scared of growing old
It makes me crazy ‘cause there’s nothing I can do
Sometimes it just hurts to be alive
Sometimes it just hurts to be alive

 

Copyright words & music © 1990 by Doug Harvey and Bird Ash Music