Michael's Doing Fine

by Lisa Gloria

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This song was inspired by my friend Jenny's "shirt of discontent." And then it just sort of went on from there. Please watch the video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhCSXKaAomE

lyrics

Michael's wearing his blue shirt that indicates
his despondent correspondent hasn't written in a week.
And he'll take his meds, for all the difference it'll make
cuz his eyelids won't quite close right and he can't get off to sleep.
And when he does, it's all the same:
elevator's up and up and up, but the doors are welded shut.

Michael cleans up and he goes out on a date
with a marketing assistant who is grateful for the meal.
And she's keenly into him and so he speculates
that he should really tell her something smart to neatly close the deal.
And when he does, it's all the same:
He's barely opened up his mouth and his whole life comes falling out.

And he just wants to say, that everything's ok,
cuz Michael's doing fine
Michael's doing fine
Michael's doing fine
Michael's doing fine.

Michael wakes up 27 minutes late
and he makes a mental list of all the deadlines he has missed.
He drinks his coffee cold and put away his plate
and he stubbornly resolves to get a few struck off his list.
And when he does, it's all the same:
he's got his ducks all rearranged and another day has slipped away.

And he just wants to say, that everything's ok,
cuz Michael's doing fine
Michael's doing fine
Michael's doing fine
Michael's doing fine
Michael's doing fine
Michael's doing fine
Michael's doing fine

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released October 11, 2011
Written, arranged by Lisa Gloria
Accordion by Emma Herrick

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Lisa Gloria Aurora, Illinois

Songwriter, painter, mother, firecracker, parallel parker.

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