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That’s Life

That’s Life

I can’t say I’ve always been a huge Frank Sinatra fan, as he was a few years ahead of my time, but I have always loved his song “That’s Life.” Of course, when he released his version in 1966, he was the third person to have produced it, and truth be told, it was probably the David Lee Roth version that got me hooked on it. Nevertheless, I added it to my repertoire and it inspired the following poem…

If anyone ever told you that life is somehow fair
They deserve a real good face smack or a kick in the derrière
While its true that life provides and she’s got plenty good at it
Fairness aint no part of it, no matter which way you spin it
While Jefferson was poetic, he’s also full of shit
We ain’t created equal, now let’s get over it
Life, it has it’s ups and downs, and you just gotta ride it
Life, it may not be that fair, but it’s a hell of a lot better than dyin’

Here’s my Cowboy Cabaret version of the song, along with the poem…

If you like the poem, you can get it and a bunch of other poems inspired by popular songs and original tunes in The Poetry of The Cowboy Cabaret, Volume 1.

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