From the album It's A Rough World, Baby

Lyrics

It's A Rough World Baby

Joseph said to Mary “Honey tell me what’s wrong
“Why you so downhearted, why is your face so long?
Mary said “Joseph, this is why I’m so blue
“If He’s the son of God how come He looks just like you?”

It’s a rough world baby
It’s a tough world baby
But it’s our world baby and we just got to try to get along

Angels and archangels gathered from on high
Singing to that baby from way up in the sky
“This world you were dropped into ain’t ready for you
“Gonna see a lot of trouble, boy, before you get through”

It’s a rough world baby
It’s a tough world baby
But it’s your world baby and you’re gonna have to try to get along

(B) Now you might be like me and I might be like you
Don’t lock us in a room with all those other fools
I would never tell you that you can’t have any fun
I’m only suggesting that your work is never done

Poor Noah he was thinking as the rain began to fall
“I don’t know how I will ever have room for them all
“And Lord you take a look down below the main deck
“Just tell me who’s gonna help me clean up that mess”

It’s a rough world baby
It’s a tough world baby
And it’s gonna be a wet world baby grab a shovel and we’ll try to get along (solo, etc….)

(B) You might want a halo - you might desire wings
You might want to throw them all away for other worldly things
The only thing that matters when you calculate your worth
Is how you treat your brothers and sisters here on earth

St. Peter at the pearly gates was readin’ from his list
The line was long, the penitents were getting kinda angry
Patience is a virtue when you come before the throne
You don’t want to mess up now and get tossed back down on your own

It’s a rough world baby
It’s a tough world baby
But it’s our world baby and we all got to try to get along
It’s a rough world baby
It’s a tough world baby
Grab your ankles and smile, we’re gonna be here a while
It’s a rough world baby
It’s our world baby and we all got to try to get along
Yeah it’s our world baby and we all got to try to get along