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Struggling (album version)

from Going the Distance by Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus

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I think that most of my friends are struggling. Not as bad as it could be but they're still struggling.

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Struggling

I don’t know how this happened
I should be King of the World
I’m the guy with the guitar
I’m the guy who got the girl
But this ground where I’ve been standing
Keeps slipping beneath my feet
Too many worries, too little cash
And these ends won’t ever meet
So I’m struggling
I’m struggling

Can’t afford the doctor
Even when my daughter’s sick
Groceries have gone sky high
The car needs to be fixed
These dues that I’ve been paying
Have yet to pay me back
I’m playing the cards that I was dealt
But the deck is always stacked
So I’m struggling
Each day is another test
I’m struggling
I’m trying to do my best
But I’m struggling
I’m struggling

I’m not exactly drowning
Just a little over my head
A lot of people got it worse
I got a home, I got a bed
No sense being bitter
Or cursing how things are
After all, I still have the girl
And I still have this guitar
But I’m struggling
Each day is another test
I’m struggling
I’m trying to do my best
But I’m struggling
I’m struggling
I’m struggling
I’m not exactly drowning
But I am struggling
I’m struggling

© words and music by Jim Patton and Steve Brooks

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from Going the Distance, released May 1, 2022
Eric Hisaw: lead guitar

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Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus Austin, Texas

Austin folk rock songwriters Jim Patton & Sherry Brokus released “Collection 2008-2018” and it went to #12 on the Folk-DJ Charts in Feb. 2020. Songs which dive deep into characters whose lives haven't worked out as planned with Airplane/Everly Bros. Wall of Sound harmonies and fiddles, mandolins, and acoustic guitars passionately playing Byrds/Band style roots music. ... more

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