Livin' in the City

My eyes are poppin’ from the pressure, pulse poundin’ in my brain
From another day another damn dollar down the drain
Stuck here on the freeway, goin’ nowhere fast
Except maybe the poorhouse the way I’m burnin’ gas

It’s a hard life
Yeah it’s a hard life
Yeah it’s a hard life livin’ in the city

Well I can’t get the work with these broke down tools
But I can’t afford to fix ‘em if I play it by the rules
It’s a vicious cycle it’s a chicken or the egg
I’d like one of each with gravy but I’d probably have to beg

It’s a hard life
Yeah it’s a hard life
Yeah it’s a hard life livin’ in the city

Well I got a scrawny cat that’s been hangin’ ‘round some
He scratches like a devil and he steals like a bum
But I don’t really mind it ‘cause I know how it feels
Tryin’ to catch a rat and not get crushed by the wheels

It’s a hard life
Yeah it’s a hard life
Yeah it’s a hard life livin’ in the city

Well I’ve got a good heart, hell I ain’t a bad kid
But the city made me do some things I wish I never did
I oughta pack it up, head on back to the holler
A couple more weeks here and I’ll probably need a lawyer

It’s a hard life
Yeah it’s a hard life
Yeah it’s a hard life livin’ in the city
Yeah it’s a hard life livin’ in the city
Yeah it’s a hard life livin’ in the city