The dollar went down and the President said "Who's in charge, now?" I don't know, take your pick. A new disease every day and the old ones are coming back Things are looking kind of gray, like they're going to black
Don't turn on the TV, don't show me the paper (I) don't want to know he got kidnapped or why they all raped her I want to go on vacation till the pressure lets up But they keep hijacking airplanes and blowing them up
[Chorus] It's been a hard day on the planet How much is it all worth? It's getting harder to understand it Things are tough all over on earth.
It's hot in December and cold in July When it rains it pours out of a poisonous sky In California the body counts keep getting higher It's evil out there, man that state is always on fire.
Everyone has a system, but they can't seem to win Even Bob Geldof looks alarmingly thin I got to get on that shuttle get me out of this place But there's gonna be warfare up there in outer space
I've got clothes on my back and shoes on my feet A roof over my head and something to eat My kids are all healthy and my folks are alive You know, it's amazing but sometimes I think I'll survive
I've got all of my fingers and all of my toes I'm pretty well off I guess, I suppose So how come I feel bad so much of the time? A man ain't an island John Dunn wasn't lying
It's business as usual; some things never change It's unfair, it's tough, unkind and it's strange We don't seem to learn; we can't seem to stop Maybe some explosions would close up the shop
You know, maybe that would be fine: we would be off the hook We resolved all our problems, never mind what it took And it all would be over, finito, the end Until the survivors started up all over again