Joe Jencks

Days Like These 4:36

Seems like I spend most of my time wishing.
For something that I had or never will.
I guess it’s mostly just my mind going fishing.
Searching for some relief from these painful spells.


Days like these make me wonder why I try at all.
It seems every time I think that I’m on top I seem to take a fall.
I’m searching through the shattered remnants of my lonely dreams.
It’s hard to keep from losing my mind on days like these.

I tried to call an old friend up to remember the better times.
I knew her cheerful voice would soothe my aching heart and ease my mind.
But when I dial her number, a mechanical voice kicked in;
it said this number’s disconnected check your book and try again.


I’d like to take a nice long trip to the Gulf of Mexico,
sail around the islands, and bask in the tropical glow.
But the only ship I can afford to take is illegal, what a shame.
I guess I’ll have to settle for a cake and bottle of gin.



Lyrics & Music: Joe Jencks/Turtlebear Music
© ℗ 1995 Joe Jencks, Turtle Bear Music