Primary Care Giver

Written By: Mike Viola
Mike Viola Involvement: Writer, Producer, Performer
 
 

This Song Appears On:

2012StageIt Show #3 - 08-15-2012Live Audio, StageIt.com
2012Thing With A Hook (Live at WFMU - 07-06-2012)Live Audio
2012Acousto de PerfectoStudio Album
2012Daytrotter SessionLive Audio
2012Lonely BoyFan Compilation Album
2011Live at Joe's Pub - April 1, 2011Live Show Video
2010Live at Old Style Guitar Shop, LA - 10-29-2010Live Show Video

 

Lyrics


Try not to drink so much
Try to get a little more sleep
Try to get a little bit of exercise

Make yourself something healthy to eat
Try to drink a little more water
Take a walk around the lagoon
Pick up a phone and call your brothers
Pick up a rake, pick up a broom
How can I take care of myself
If I don't love myself
If I don't love myself

Draw my little girl a picture, no problem
Draw my little girl a bath, no problem
Sing a little girl to sleep, no problem
Bring my little girl to school on time, no problem
You dress like Bobby Brady
You eat like you're seventeen
Your life should be gravy
But you got no mamma to cut your meat
How can I take care of myself
If I don't love myself
If I don't love myself

I pay a couple of doctors to tell me
How to love myself
They prescribe the latest medicine
To help me to love myself
They always try to blame my parents
It's not fair to pick on the dead
Even if it was their fault
There's nothing I can do about them
How can I take care of myself
If I don't love myself
If I don't love myself

I know I'm a very good father
I know how to sing in turn
I know how to make love to women
I know how to tie my shoe
But how can I take care of you
If I can't take care of myself
If I don't love myself
I don't love myself
I don't love myself

Twenty-five days a week
You can teach a child to love themselves
Teach them how to brush their teeth
How can I take care of myself
If I don't love myself
If I don't love myself

 

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Live at the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO