I'll be impressed if anyone remembers this. Was Rick Springfield's last chart hit. "The Rock Of Life" album was awesome but it came when Rick's cool days were pretty much over and I believe the song topped at #22 or so. The songs on the album were more mature and generally serious than his previous stuff. This is still one of my favorite songs... of all time really. Love the whole "waking up blind with the house on fire" line.
Well I pick up my guitar
(I tune up)
I look in the mirror
it's like a stranger in my hand
(the baby is cryin)
There comes a time when the boy must leave
and the man has to enter
for the soul to understand
(all of the changes)
As if it ain't hard enough
this life I'm livin in
I was caught with my guard down
when the world came knockin
I feel a big beat... the rock of life...
courtesy of BoneKrusher
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