Some folks don't like workin' hard Some folks don't like rain Some folks love to tell you All about their aches and pains Me, I take the hand I'm dealt And I play it as it lays It's the cost of living And everyone pays
You can't live in memories Of all your golden yesterdays Or spend your whole life grieving For the one that got away Common sense says let her go But your heart disobeys It's the cost of living And everyone pays
Blue shadows falling all around me Still I don't regret a single day
I look in the mirror now I see that time can be unkind But I know every wrinkle And I earned every line So, wear it like a royal crown When you get old and gray It's the cost of living And everyone pays It's the cost of living And everyone pays
Writer/s: DON HENLEY, STANLEY LYNCH
Publisher: Wixen Music Publishing
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Carla Thomas became the first woman to achieve a Top 10 hit on the Hot 100 with a song she wrote herself when "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)" reached the chart's top tier in 1961. Thomas was just 16-years-old when she penned it.