I’m Just Out Here Trying To Survive

Back in 2021 I wrote a song parody to Travis Tritt’s “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” (Which you can find here if you’ve never heard it.) I thought it would be fun to share as a “fun post” Maybe I’ll even record it one day to share. 😉

I got food splattered in the microwave
And there’s last night’s supper I forgot to save
I know I’m probably crazy but I just gotta say
I hope I’m doing this right
The kids can make their own Campbell’s soup
I'm feeling pretty tired and that's the truth
Totally stress and kid induced
Man, I hope they’re doing alright!
And I’m out here just trying to survive
Although the sun’s still shining
Can I close my eyes
There's some wild kids in the neighborhood
Why can't they go to bed just like they should
It's been fifteen years since I was alone*
So I’m sitting on the toilet playing on my phone
Maybe the kids will forget that I’m home
I hope they're doing alright
Now I look in the mirror and what do I see
A few more wrinkles staring back at me
There’s lots of gray hair, how can this be
I don’t think I’m doin' alright
And I’m out here just trying to survive
Although the sun’s still shining
Can I close my eyes
There's some wild kids in the neighborhood
Why can't they go to bed just like they should
I’m never lonely, sometimes it's only the
Thought of bedtime that gets me through
In bed I am falling, but now they are stalling
Moma, I need you, ah-ooh, ah-ooh
I think my nerves need to defuse
Somebody please take me on a cruise
My brain is shorting out from overuse
And I’m out here just trying to survive
Although the sun’s still shining
Can I close my eyes
There's some wild kids in the neighborhood
Why can't they go to bed just like they should
And I’m out here just trying to survive
Although the sun’s still shining
Can I close my eyes
There's some wild kids in the neighborhood
Why can't they go to bed just like they should, ah-ooh, oh yeah

*and now it’s been 17 years since I was alone 🤪

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