Life is hard
Day to day
Living on a basic wage,
No not for me,
Pay my bills
And hope I have enough to eat.
Between to the monotony
Of paying bills and working
Even when life is really hurting,
As a family we try to have fun
And between us all we all share love.
We walk round supermarkets
Seeing many of the things we can’t afford
And my son he’s always asking
But I explain things and for six years old
He shows a wisdom and understanding,
Well beyond his years
He should not have to
But one thing he knows
More than anything else,
He knows he is loved and that we do our best
But sometimes it does not feel good enough for me.
We sit and we share fun
And we base life on appreciation,
Knowing there are others enduring worse plights out there
And we understand and care,
Gratitude is something we are happy to share.
But life can be hard when you are struggling each day
And see others doing so well
And you have get by
On your pittance of pay,
That barely covers all the bills
And the stress gets so bad it makes you ill
But you can’t give up,
So base your life on sharing love
And you hope to God that, that’s enough.
But we will get there in the end
As long as we keep the faith in ourselves
And if we maintain our strong belief
That life will improve eventually.