Stress

Album: The Best Of Phil Stubbs (2002)
  • A pretty lady down the street one day
    Here's what she had to see
    Life's been unkind in so many ways
    I've been evicted with 5 children
    Yes, hardly a cent to pay the rent
    Here's what she said
    Oh, how I wish I could fly
    I'd fly away to high
    Up with the birdies
    Way up in the sky
    Thinks kinda getting to me
    I need an escape
    I'm sure many of you can relate

    She said:
    Monday - stress, Tuesday - stress, Wednesday - stress
    Thursday - stress, Friday - stress, Saturday - stress
    Even Sunday, my only rest day - stress

    A shark and a grouper going steady
    In the deep blue sea
    Living as one big happy family
    Till one day the shark got hungry
    The grouper cried, "No shark, don't eat me"
    Shark shook his head
    He said, "Once you're dead, you're free"

    The grouper escaped and cried:
    Monday - stress, Tuesday - stress, Wednesday - stress
    Thursday - stress, Friday - stress, Saturday - stress
    Even Sunday, my only rest day - stress

    Two snails early one morning
    Set out to cross the street
    All day long crawling
    In the burning heat
    As they neared the other side late that evening
    A truck went speeding past
    One snail looked at the other and said
    "You know, if we wasn't fast, what a laugh."

    He said:
    Monday - stress, Tuesday - stress, Wednesday - stress
    Thursday - stress, Friday - stress, Saturday - stress
    Even Sunday, my only rest day - stress

    The hungry buzzard said to the monkey
    "Let's go for a ride"
    Once in the air he said "monkey, you're about to die"
    The monkey curled his tail around the buzzard's neck
    There was a cry, "Your grip is too tight"
    The monkey said, "Then straighten up and fly right"

    The buzzard choked and cried:
    Monday - stress, Tuesday - stress, Wednesday - stress
    Thursday - stress, Friday - stress, Saturday - stress
    Even Sunday, my only rest day - stress


    Vincent Poag version:

    Well we wake up in the morning
    And we go to work each day
    Putting out the fires is how we earn our pay
    Saving for security time for us to play
    Something come and take it all away

    Monday is stress, Tuesday is stress, Wednesday is stress
    Thursday is stress, Friday is stress, Saturday is stress
    Then sunday my one day of rest stress

    Everybody's rushing trying to win the human race
    Problems they don’t go away only get replaced
    All these years experience one thing that i know
    Maybe here today and then you go

    Well the children they don’t listen and the women they can cry
    And they’re recording everything a man don’t get a buy
    I look in the mirror and i slap around my face
    They’re aint enough prozac in this place

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