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The Shape That I Am In

Growing old is not for sissies! As I grow older, I think of this adage more and more often. The song, "The Shape That I Am In" is an attempt to find humor and laugh when, often, I feel like crying!

Lyrics
The Shape That I Am In

My body aches. My joints are sore, but I cannot complain,
For many folks have gone before, and yet I still remain.
My kidneys hurt. I'm getting deaf. My eyesight's growing dim,
But I am in terrific shape, for the shape that I am in.

Oh, the shape that I am in, the shape that I am in.
Oh, I am in terrific shape for the shape that I am in!

I've headaches of the migraine kind. My shoulder is a wreck.
My muscles are all tied in knots along my back and neck.
If I did not know better now, the outlook would seem grim,
But I am in terrific shape, for the shape that I am in.

Oh, the shape that I am in, the shape that I am in.
Oh, I am in terrific shape for the shape that I am in!

My body's cold. Can't sleep at night. My energy is gone.
I cannot think. I've stomach pain, and still I carry on.
And when I'm feeling very bad, I manage one more grin,
For I am in terrific shape, for the shape that I am in.

Oh, the shape that I am in, the shape that I am in.
Oh, I am in terrific shape for the shape that I am in!

I've shooting pains and nightly sweats, and often I'm depressed.
Although my gout is acting up, I know that I am blessed.
I've bumps and ridges in my nails. I have the driest skin,
But I am in terrific shape, for the shape that I am in.

Oh, the shape that I am in, the shape that I am in.
Oh, I am in terrific shape for the shape that I am in!

Although I'm not a tennis fan, my elbow is a mess.
I've ringing ears and ankle pain and pain within my chest.
At times I feel so dizzy that the world seems to spin,
But I am in terrific shape, for the shape that I am in.

Oh, the shape that I am in, the shape that I am in.
Oh, I am in terrific shape for the shape that I am in!

One day my life on earth will end. My spirit will move on.
I probably will miss the pain that suddenly is gone.
And if I get another chance to do it all again . . .
I'll never take this body back in the shape that it is in!

Oh, the shape that it is in, the shape that it is in.
I'll never take this body back in the shape that it is in!

Copyright © 2002 by Norma Boyd
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