This Old World

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Written by Doug Harvey

Swamp Yankee

This old world keeps on turnin’ ’round
The sun comes up, the sun goes down
I just try to keep my feet on the ground
This old world keeps on turnin’ ’round

I watch the news on cable TV
I can’t believe the things I see
Corporations stealing with impunity
Never-ending war in the Middle East

I go to bed and I hold my wife
Lying in the dark I think about my life
You try to feed your kids and do what’s right
But what about the things that keep you up at night?

I buy insurance to conserve my wealth
Exercise to protect my health
Watch my diet, tighten my belt
You got to take real good care of yourself

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Oh, you know there’s nothin’ new in this world
We’ve all got something
We’ve just got to struggle through
Death and taxes, war and peace,
Marriage and divorce
It seems to me you do the best you can
Just to stay the course

They say that there’s a state of grace
Everybody there wears a smile on their face
There’s no need to run in no rat race
Someday I’m gonna get to that place

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