I Will Get By

Last night the screams got louder.At one point I thought her head was going to pop off.

My wife sent me to Walgreen's to get some Gripe Water. I wanted to go somewhere else to get some Gripe Water of my own.

Anyway, when I walked in the door at Walgreen's, everything changed.

I got a gift from the Lord that I truly needed. This is what I heard:


Must be getting early Clocks are running late Paint by number morning sky Looks so phony

Dawn is breaking everywhere Light a candle, curse the glare Draw the curtains I don't care, cause It's all right

I will get by, I will survive

I see you've got your list out Say your piece and get out Yes I get the gist of it, but It's all right

Sorry that you feel that way The only thing there is to say Every silver lining's got a Touch of grey

I will get by, I will survive

It's a lesson to me The ables and the beggars and the theives. The ABC's we all must face To try to keep a little grace

It's a lesson to me The Deltas and the East and the Freeze The ABC's we all think of To try to win a little love

I know the rent is in arrears The dog has not been fed in years It's even worse than it appears But it's all right

Cow is giving kerosene Kid can't read at seventeen The words he knows are all obscene, but It's all right

I will get by, I will survive

The shoe is on the hand it fits There's really nothing much to it Whistle through your teeth and spit, 'cause It's all right

Oh well a touch of grey Kinda suits you anyway, That was all I had to say, and It's all right

We will get by,

We will survive.


Damn right.