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HAPPY-GO-LUCKY

Copyright 2008 Robert E. Shandor

 

An atomic blast couldn't match the force

Of her withering glance at me

When I fold a towel wrong or double-dip my bag

To make a second cup of tea

The shower curtain has to hang just so

I can't leave a door ajar

Heaven forbid I leave the toilet seat up

Or miss a spot when I polish her car

 

She gets mad at me when I come home late

By only a minute or three

And she gets upset when I fail to do

Something never asked of me

I never know what I'm doing wrong

Her rules change day by day

And when I ask how to play this game

She has nothing to say

 

I've been tryin' to understand

Just what it is she's lookin' for

But no matter what I do

It always seems to me

She just wants me to do more

She wants me to do more

She's making me question my best intentions

And I can't figure out why

'Cause all I really want to be

Is a happy-go-lucky guy

Just a happy-go-lucky guy

A happy-go-lucky guy

 

Maybe she thinks I should read her mind or

Prognosticate her needs with voodoo

Or maybe I should buy a ouija board

And let it tell me what to do

This isn't what I thought it would be

When I chose to live with her

To tell the truth, my life feels like I'm

Chokin' on a ball of fur

 

I don't think that she's seein' things

Quite the way that I do

Now I'm findin' it hard to keep a smile on my face

'Cause I know that we are through

I really don't want to walk out that door

And leave her far behind

But if I don't you know I might go

Totally out of my mind

 

I've been tryin' to understand

Just what it is she's lookin' for

But no matter what I do

It always seems to me

She just wants me to do more

She wants me to do more

She's making me question my best intentions

And I can't figure out why

'Cause all I really want to be

Is a happy-go-lucky guy

Just a happy-go-lucky guy

A happy-go-lucky guy