This song came about by, well, the experiences of life. We all have big plans early in life to be wealthy. But, whether I am just justifying my own, less than wealthy lifestyle, or considering reality that working extremely hard while molding your life around your job, will one obtain those riches. I wasn't prepared to define my life with my job. My job is a way to pay the bills and my hobbies are separate from anything dealing with work. Life's rewards are with raising children, in my humble, middle class mind.


That Ain't Life

Copyright Registered with the Library of Congress as: Delbridge Lyrics Volume 1, September, 2010
© 2010 J. Andy Delbridge

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As a kid I wanted to be a millionaire
Flyin’ in the air sittin’ in my pilot’s chair
Lookin’ down on all the little people below
I guess I thought ‘that is the life’

Impossible deadlines working 18 hour days
I hope I get wiser as I age
I don’t see the fun in that rat race
I realized I was wrong, no, no, that ain’t life

Chorus:
No keeping score - No win or lose
No country club fees, no pool I can’t use
No sending my kid to school at a faraway place
Only twice a year to see his face
Won’t become a servant to that way life - No, no, that ain’t life

I am one of those little people now
I make a living with the sweat of my brow
I put in my forty-hour week
Live my weekends without stress – yeah, this is life

I come home to a loving wife
My little boy runs up and hugs me tight
“Look what I made today, daddy”
It’s priceless - Ah, yeah, this is life

Chorus:
No keeping score - No win or lose
No country club fees, no pool I can’t use
No sending my kid to school at a faraway place
Only twice a year to see his face
Won’t become a servant to that way life - No, no, that ain’t life

Go to the furnace room with my box of tools
Junior follows me with his plastic ones too
A four-letter word slips from my mouth
He says, ‘I won’t tell, you won’t get time out’ -Yeah, yeah, this is life

When the truck breaks down, well that’s ok
I may wear a little grease for a day
But when the job’s done the truck she purrs
Feel gratified, Oh yeah – this is life, yes sir

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