"I Would Really Hate That, I Really Would" - Charley Seagraves






"I Would Really Hate That, I Really Would" - Charley Seagraves

I would hate to have to live in a cardboard box,
have to dumpster dive for bagels and lox,
every new day to put on a pair of yesterday's socks,
I would really hate that, I really would.

I would hate to have to drive a chicken truck,
have to deal daily with all that chicken muck,
have that truck break down and then get stuck,
I would really hate that, I really would.

I would hate to have to live in Afghanistan,
have to try to survive in that godforsaken land,
have to duck and dodge the Taliban,
I would really hate that, I really would.

I would hate to be a thief on the run,
afraid to go anywhere without a loaded gun,
a life of paranoia, that would be no fun,
I would really hate that, I really would.

I would hate to be trapped in a room with Rush,
have to listen to that prick posture and gush,
at some point I'd have to tell  Rush to hush,
I would really hate that, I really would.

I would hate to be adrift in the Atlantic Ocean,
without any rations or any suntan lotion,
my only compensation being the ocean's motion,
I would really hate that, I really would.

I would hate to be confined in solitary confinement,
without a chiropractor to adjust my alignment,
with only my thoughts for comfort and refinement,
I would really hate that, I really would.

So, whenever I complain about the universe,
whenever I start to spit and sputter and curse,
I stop and realize that things could always be worse,
and I would really hate that, I really would.

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