Musician (Not An Easy Life)

Lyrics: Brent Mydland
Music: Brent Mydland

From the 1976 album "Silver", with whom Brent played keyboards.

The rent's due tomorrow
Haven't got a penny to my name
I'm trying to build me a lifetime
Think I'd beter start a new frame

Chorus
And I think I'm learning first hand
About what it's like to be
To be a musician
And I can see
It's not an easy life
It's not an easy life to live

Guess that I chose the hard road
No use wondering why
I had hopes I would make it
Must have had my hopes up too high

[chorus]

And I keep on smiling
Ooh, smiling
Smiling to hide the pain
Inside I'm crying
Ooh, crying
And it's hard to explain

[chorus]