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The Bitch Of Living

This song is by John Gallagher, Jr. and appears on the musical soundtrack Spring Awakening (2006) by Steven Sater & Duncan Sheik.

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God, I dreamed there was an angel who could hear me through the wall
As I cried out, like in Latin, "This is so not life at all!
Help me out, out of this nightmare," then I heard her silver call—
She said: "Just give it time, kid, I come to one and all"

She said, "Give me that hand, please, and the itch you can't control
Let me teach you how to handle all the sadness in your soul
Oh, we'll work that silver magic, then we'll aim it at the wall"
She said, "Love may make you blind, kid—but I wouldn't mind at all"

It's the bitch of living (Bitch, just the bitch)
Nothing but your hand (Just the bitch, yeah)
Just the bitch of living
As someone you can't stand

See, each night, it's like, fantastic—tossing, turning, without rest
'Cause my day's at the piano with my teacher and her breasts
And the music's, like, the one thing I can even get at all
And those breasts! I mean God, please, just let those apples fall

It's the bitch of living (Bitch, ah ah ah)
With nothing going on (Nothing going on)
Just the bitch of living
Asking, "What went wrong?"
Do they think we want this?
Oh, who knows?

See, there's showering at gym class
Bobby Maler, he's the best—
Looks so nasty in those khakis
God, my whole life's, like, some test

Then there's Marianna Wheelan
As if she'd return my call
It's like, just kiss some ass, man
Then you can screw 'em all (All...)

It's the bitch of living (It's the bitch of living)
And living in your head (In your head)
It's the bitch of living
And sensing God is dead

It's the bitch of living (You watch me, just watch me)
And trying to get ahead (I'm calling, and one day)
It's the bitch of living
Just gettin' out of bed
It's the bitch of living, living, living (All will know)
Getting what you get (All will know)
Just the bitch of living (And knowing this is it)

God, is this it?
This can't be it
Oh God, what a bitch!


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Steven Sater

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