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  • Overwhelm (The Clutter Song)

    Overwhelm (The Clutter Song)   February 2018

    VERSE

    Spent the last 20 minutes

    Staring down a pile of papers

    Not sure who won that contest

    But it’s giving me the vapors

    I’d like to outside and play

    And join the world of people

    But right now I feel stuck

    Watching the monster piles creep all

    Over the house

    CHORUS

    I’m Oh-Ver-Whelmed with clutter

    Can’t get it outta my head

    I’m Oh-Ver-Whelmed with clutter

    It’s gonna over run my bed

    Can’t see my way clear

    Don’t know what to do

    There’s a riptide of stuff sweeping me away

    Could you help, help pull me through?

    VERSE

    A rising tide lifts all boats

    But this is smothering my life

    Was gonna write a book, but I lost my notes

    Guess I’ll just sit here and hide

    What do people do

    When they feel this way

    How do they keep the darkness out

    And the clutter at bay?

    I’ll wait…(I have to, the door’s stuck shut)

    CHORUS

    I’m Oh-Ver-Whelmed with clutter

    Can’t get it outta my head

    I’m Oh-Ver-Whelmed with clutter

    It’s gonna over run my bed

    Can’t see my way clear

    Don’t know what to do

    There’s a riptide of stuff sweeping me awayy

    Could you help, help pull me through?

    VERSE

    Just sittin’ here now

    Singin’ this song

    In a tiny voice

    If I do it any louder,

    The house’ll come down

    In a crash of thunder

    I put out a note

    Out the window 

    For the postman to see (oh, please see)

    Now I wait…

    And now I wait….

    (beat)

    CHORUS

    I’m Oh-Ver-Whelmed with clutter

    Can’t get it outta my head

    I’m Oh-Ver-Whelmed with clutter

    It’s gonna over run my bed

    Can’t see my way clear

    Don’t know what to do

    There’s a riptide of stuff sweeping me awayy

    Could you help, help pull me through?

    Oh look there’s a light

    Someone’s comin’ through

    Could be George or Bonnie or Danny or Sue

    I need help, I bet you do too

    Together we can pull, we can pull on through

    Outta this mess!

    Liz Huff Copyright 2018