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lyrics

“Get In Line (Kachinsky’s Theme)”

Snail crossing the highway.
Robin flying by.
Snail looks at the robin
With one slow-moving eye.
Snail says, “If I had two wings like you
I’d be doing fine.”

“You think you’ve got troubles?”
Robin tells the snail –
“Get in line.

“You think it’s easy-peasy
Floating through the air
When the whole world’s watching
Up your underwear?
Now if I were a rainbow,
I’d be doing fine.”

“You think you’ve got troubles?”
Rainbow tells the robin –
“Get in line.

“Do you know how many photographs
They take of me each day?
Each time they snap my arches,
They strip some soul away.
But if I were a mountain
I’d be doing fine.”

“You think you got troubles?”
Mountain tells the rainbow –
“Get in line.”

Oh, get in line. Yeah, get in line.
We’re hauling rocks. They’re drinking wine.
Look around. It’s by design.
We’re working hard. They’re doing fine.

“Do you know how hard it is
To be the one it snows and damps on?
You think it’s fun to be the one
Who gets a hundred million crampons?
But if I were a cloud,
I’d be doing fine.”

“You think you got troubles?”
Cloud tells the mountain –
“Get in line.

“You think that I’m all fluffy,
But up here life’s a pain.
When I’m not hauling vapor,
I’ve got a bladder full of rain.
But if I could be a snail,
I’d be doing fine.”

“You guys are right,”
Snail tells them all.
“Compared to you,
I’m doing fine.

“So, get in line. Yeah, get in line.
You’re hauling rocks. I’m drinking wine.
Look around. It’s by design.
You’re working hard. I’m doing fine.
Here comes a truck. I’m doing –”

credits

from BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN: The Songs, released February 14, 2015

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Charming, smart stories and songs for a busy age. I've been called a Surreal Romantic. Adore Harold Arlen, Lou Reed, Kay Starr, Frank Sinatra & Peggy Lee. Can tell you a funny story about the first time I went electric on fiddle. More at sharonglassmanlive.com ... more

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