Morning Song – Surprise Surprise
Life is hard, and then you die.
That’s the message of Chris Smither’s disconcertingly cheery—and cheering—post-Great Recession folk-blues commentary, “Surprise Surprise”.
The art is finding the humor in it.
Well these things are not important, They ain’t what you think they are;
They’ll wear you down with worry, Then say “close, but no cigar”;
It’s a coil of common problems, Don’t bet the farm on getting them unwound;
By the time you get them straightened out, Surprise, surprise you’re underground.
Yes, you’re six feet down!