(Rick Springfield)

Born in the southern land
where a man is a man
don’t remember too much, warm mama, cold touch
post war baby boom, 50 kids in one room
all white future bright but living in a wound
got a TV receiver, Jerry Mathers as The Beaver
No blacks, no queers, no sex, mouseketeers
daddy kept moving round, I can’t settle down
always the lost new kid in town
Manlicher, lock and loaded, JFK’s head exploded
dark figure at the fence, end of my innocence
hormones hit me, chew up spit me
get stoned get plastered
always was a moody bastard
guitar fool, kicked out of high school
joined a band/Vietnam/mama-san/killed a man
daddy gets real sick, it’s too intense I can’t stick it
bought myself a ticket to the USA

Oh My God, it’s my life
what am I doing kickin at the foundation
that’s right, my life
better start thinking ’bout my destination

Hollywood sex rat, been there done that
jaded, afraid I’d never get a turn at bat
last in a long line, finally hit the big time
goldmine, feedin time, money/fame I get mine
use it, abuse it, daddy dies I lose it
get a wife, get a son, beget another one
head said God’s dead
motor-cycle-body-shred
Big life crisis rears it’s ugly head

Oh My God, it’s my life
what am I doing kickin up the foundation
that’s right, my life
better start lookin at my destination

Well, Prosaic, Lithium
could never get enough of them
Last Wills/shrink bills
sleeping pills/sex kills
edge of sanity, my infidelity
looking in the mirror
thinking how it use to be
I don’t like the skin I’m in
caught in a tail spin
Honest-to-God vision, spiritual transmission
climb aboard the life raft
looking back I have to laugh
take a breath, don’t know
if I’m ready for the second half

Oh My God, it’s my life
what am I doing kickin at the foundation
that’s right, my life
better start lookin at my destination

My life, my depression
My sin, my confession
my curse, my obsession
my school, my lesson
that’s right, my life
my depression
that’s right, my life
my depression

This song is on the album shock/denial/anger/acceptance | Purchase this album on iTunes!