Listening to the ‘old’ oldies on our local radio this morning, I again heard this song from Carson Robison. I’m not sure what year this was released, but I love this one (especially his pronunciation of tedious as ‘tejus’). Can’t we all relate to this at least sometimes – when the simple mundane tasks seem too overwhelming? A pity party ensues for a bit, then the realization soaks in of just how silly this all is. We’re truly blessed, but there are times when life does seem ‘tejus’… that’s for sure.
Life Gets Tedious , Don't It?
The sun comes up and the sun goes down,
The hands on the clock keep going round,
I just get up and it's time to lay down,
Life gets tedious, don't it?
My shoe’s untied but I don't care,
I wasn't figuring on goin’ nowhere,
I'd have to wash and comb my hair,
And that's just wasted effort.
Water in the well gettin' lower and lower,
Can't take a bath for a month or more,
But I've heard it told and it's true I'm sure,
That too much bathing weakens yer.
Open the door and the flies come in,
Shut the door and yer sweating again,
And in the process, I cracked my shin,
Just one durn thing after another.
Ole brown mule, he must be sick,
I jabbed him in the rump with a pin on a stick,
He humped his back but he didn't kick,
There's something cockeyed somewhere.
Ole mouse chawing on the pantry door,
Been chawing there for a month or more,
When he gets through he's gonna be sore,
There ain’t a durn thing in there.
Hound dog howling so forlorn,
Laziest dog that ever was born,
He's howling cause he's sittin' on a thorn,
And he's just too tired to move over.
Tin roof leaks and the chimney leans,
There's a hole in the seat of my old blue jeans,
I et the last of my pork and beans,
Just can't depend on nothin'.
Cows gone dry and the hens won't lay,
Fish stopped biting last Saturday,
Troubles piling up day by day,
And now I'm gettin' dandruff.
Grief and misery pain and woes,
Bills and taxes and so it goes,
And now I'm gettin' a cold in the nose,
Life gets tasteless - Don't it?