Neil Diamond — Talking Optimist Blues lyrics

Words and Music by Neil Diamond and Gretchen Peters
I got worries by the ton; gettin' cancer's only one.
Overtaxed and alimonied, tired of eatin' fried baloney.
I got burdens on my shoulders, dying young or growin' older.
There's some brain cells I'm missin',
but despite it all, I'd like to say--

I'm gonna have a good day today.
Gonna have a good time anyway.
Put it all behind me, lay it all away.
Gonna be a good day today.

Bills and pills and former wives,
Past mistakes and former lives.
Bank account is overdrawn,
out of Prozac, hairline's gone.
Hearing voices in my head;
say I should've stayed in bed.
Dog just died, but what the heck;
nothing worse can happen anyway.

So, I'm gonna have a good day today.
Me, I'm gonna have a good time anyway.
Put it all behind me, lay it all away.
Gonna be a good day today.

Pulled my back and wrecked my car.
Girl-friend stole my V. C. Are.
Letter came from Sixty Minutes;
say they wanna put me in it.
Tell me my career just died.
Years ago I might've cried.
Now I'm just too old to do it.
May be true, but screw it anyway.

Me, I'm gonna have a good day today.
And I'm gonna have a good time anyway.
Put it all behind me, lay it all away.
Gonna be a good day today.

Hey, I'm gonna have a good day today.
Me, I'm gonna have a good time anyway.
Put it all behind me, lay it all away.
Gonna be a good day today.
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Songwriters: DIAMOND, NEIL / PETERS, GRETCHEN
Talking Optimist Blues lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group