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Steve Goodman - Somebody Else's Troubles lyrics

Yesterday I went downtown and saw an old-time picture show
And the hero got a pie in the face
He didn't like that and he stormed around the screen,
But everybody else was laughin' in that place

That's cause it ain't hard to get along with somebody else's troubles
And they don't make you lose any sleep at night
Just as long as fate is out there bustin' somebody else's bubbles,
Everything's gonna be alright
And everything's gonna be alright

Tell me, did you ever have to pay for something that you didn't do?
And did you ever figure out the reason why?
And when the doctor says this is gonna hurt me a lot more than this hurts you,
Did you ever figure out that that's a lie?

He knows it ain't too hard to get along with somebody else's troubles
And they don't make you lose any sleep at night
Just as long as fate is out there bustin' somebody else's bubbles,
Everything is gonna be alright
And everything will be alright

And I saw the boss come a-walkin' down along that factory line,
He said, "We all have to tighten up our belts."
But he didn't look any thinner than he did a year ago
And I wonder just how hungry that man felt

But he knows it ain't too hard to get along with somebody else's troubles,
And they don't make you lose any sleep at night
Just as long as fate is out there bustin' somebody' else's bubbles,
Everything is gonna be alright
And everything is gonna be alright

And I asked that undertaker what it took to make him laugh
When all he ever saw is people cryin'
First he hands me a bunch of flowers that he'd received on my behalf
Said, "Steve, business just gets better all the time."

And it ain't too hard to get along with somebody else's troubles,
And they don't make you lose any sleep at night
Just as long as fate is out there bustin' somebody else's bubbles
Everything is gonna be alright
And everything is gonna be alright