I'VE BEEN DOING OK

Tucker Finn © 2010

I stole stuff from work
And I got myself fired
Where I once locked my bike
There was now just a tire
I had a flu shot
But I still got the flu
And at the opera
A pillar obstructed my view

My friends are all married
So they don’t come around
I need a lake full of beer
Where I can capsize and drown
My arm’s dislocated
From paddling upstream
And what now seems unlikely
Had once been a dream

And my get up and go
It just got up and went
and I know what I did
But it’s not what I meant
Now I’m frittering
God-given talents away
But other than that
I’ve been doing OK

I failed at a get rich quick
Scheme that I hatched
I lent my Hank Williams records
And they came back all scratched
My sister’s concerned
And she holds firm to her view
That it looks like I’ll never
Recover from you

My Asthma flared up
While just lying in bed
I reached for my puffer
But my puffer was dead
Gasping for breath
All my lungpower drained
I reached for a word
And that word was your name

And my get up and go
It just got up and went
And I know what I did
But it’s not what I meant
Now I’m frittering
God-given talents away
But other than that
I’ve been doing ...

Ok…I been doing ok...despite the fact
it might not seem that way…

And my get up and go
It just got up and went
And I know what I did
But it’s not what I meant
Now I’m frittering
God-given talents away
But other than that
I’ve been doing OK...
I’ve been doing OK