Life Is A Struggle

(Words & Music: Hermann Stampfel / John Amos)

©2012 Stamp of Approval Music All rights reserved


Learn and save and use your body

Know, then have and be somebody

Knowledge, thrift, endure a little

Don’t you play at second fiddle


Learn and save then you will grow

Into more than you might know

Study hard to pass your test

Work with fever til you rest


Learn and save and be somebody

Then you won’t have to owe nobody


See a problem work it out

You should never have a doubt

Think and do and reach your goal

You’ll never wind up in a hole


Learn and save and be somebody

Then you’ll have to owe nobody

Think and do and never rest

Not until you are the best


Don’t you moan and sit and cry

Get in don’t let it pass you by

Take your dollar with a hold

Then you’ll find your pot of gold


Buy a house, boat and more

Anything you can afford

Take a wife with love and laughter

You’ll be happy ever after


What you have and what you know

Will determine how far you go

You can do it if you try

Grow your wings before you fly


Life is a struggle

I tell you no lie

Its often got trouble

But you’re gonna survive


Suffering is a part of life

So is stress so is strife

So many things can happen

To break you down

are you patient are you strong?

are you right or are you wrong?

And is it good for everyone concerned?


It’s not always such a pain

With each knowledge that you gain

But you know you gotta have a good attitude

And you try to do your best

Then you get it off your chest

And then you try to move on to something new


Ife’s just not fun and games

It is freedom with restraints

And there’s no are no guarantees you’ll win


Healthy body healthy mind

To be able to unwind

And the good sense

that you’ll someday reach your goal