Getting By

by Kai Cruz Wilson Youth (ages 13-17)

SONG LYRICS

Verse 1;
Cindy is more of a stay at home mom
But her husband went out and he loses the job
it really is a shame
but no one is to blame

Tries to get employed at the grocery store
but they’re packing their bags and they’re closing their doors
it really is insane
but nothing remains the same

Chorus;
I’m barely getting by, I work my fingers to the bone
If life keeps going this way, I might have to sell my home
when will this turn around, I can’t see it being soon
I’ll just push on through

Verse 2;
I’ve got children to feed back at home
he says “boy I know I’ve got three of my own
I wish that I could help
but I gotta be focused on living myself”

So he swallows his pride as he begs at the door
cause there’s nothing that he can do anymore
“You’re wasting your time
go find something to do to satisfy”

Chorus;
I’m barely getting by, I work my fingers to the bone
If life keeps going this way, I might have to sell my home
when will this turn around, I can’t see it being soon
I’ll just push on through

Verse 3;
Its turning around, changing the tides
but he can’t take back the tears that he’s cried
but it’s alright
it’s calmed down

Hired again he’s back on his feet
the family is good though they’ve suffered the heat
but it’s okay
but nothing, remains, the same.

DESCRIPTION
This song is about a family that has to come together to overcome the struggles of corona virus, like being laid off and having their community struggle to get by. This song was recorded in my basement with my computer and the midi keyboard that I bought. All of the instruments (bass, drums, piano) were recorded on the midi keyboard. This is the second song that I've recorded by myself and I'm really proud of the way it turned out! thanks for listening in, and all the best!
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