Lessons In Life

Lessons In Life

wobbie wobbit's picture




there are lessons in life that are hard to learn
some knowledge takes you decades to discern
you can't pick wisdom off the shelf
you have to learn it for yourself

other people seem to have it nailed
but you've tried and tried and repeatedly failed
some things you only learn by facing your fears
i literally wrestled with this one for years

why on earth didn't my mother
teach me to change the duvet cover
(honestly i was rubbish at that for ages... )

she didn't have them in her youth so shouldn't have the guilt
when i w as a kid it was new and called a continental quilt
so i spose that she shouldnt take all of the blame
but really - all the same....

why didn't anybody warn us
you have to turn it inside out and grab it by the corners
(from inside... the outside on the inside... then shake it the right way out...)

i can't believe that it took me so long
and even now it sometimes goes wrong
all the corners get into a muddle
and i'm huddled and befuddled in the middle a duvet puddle
(what have i done here? what's going on? ugh)

another top tip i've learned has gotta be
cheap bin bags are a false economy

and never buy cheap toilet paper
it's a wholly inferior bottom scraper
(ooh no....you don't want that eww too much information, moving on)

when you do your washing don't mix darks and lights
separate your colours from your whites
your shirts and your socks and your lingerie
will all turn out to be launderette grey

when you do the washing up
first do the glasses then the cups
(then the plates then the pans knives and forks)

don't be frugal when you buy hoover
invest in the suckiest pet hair remover
(Dyson changed my life really)

it takes a while to find your own system
it takes a lifetime to find your own wisdom

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


katpiercemusic's picture

Ha! I love your songs. So fun and lighthearted. I love the bit about the toilet paper especially and all the aside comments you make. I'm still working out my system. I'm rubbish at cleaning especially.

billwhite51's picture

i aways look forward to the tlift your masterful receipe of melody, lyric and humorous attitude your songs deliver i am never dissapointed. and this song offers some vital shopping information as well, and never buy cheap toilet paper it's a wholly inferior bottom scraper (it also falls apart while using it which requires a more thorough washing of the hands than usual)

Klaus's picture

A wonderful collection of random everyday life observations and some very good advice. I like your easy delivery, the spoken bits, and the guitar melody is also nice. It's all so laidback and convivial. This song is peng and bonza at the same time! Smile

Fuzzy's picture

Haha I didn't expect this to go in that direction lyrically.
Yeah, duvet cover changing is definitely an elite skill; there should be weekend-long courses on it.
Wonderful tip for doing the dishes - I have gritted my teeth while watching others do it ("Glasses first, not the plates!! FOR GOD'S SAKE NOT THE PLATES!!!")

Great tune here.
I always appreciate your humour and vocal delivery.
(Your tags.... Humour ALWAYS has a "U" in it. The Americans don't like it?!? Tell 'em to go and get their own language, then. Smile )
Nicely done!

Dragondreams's picture

Wonderful! It helps that I can "see" your facial expressions throughout this one! Biggrin

coolparadiso's picture

My fav so far. Love that pretty little melody behind the clever words. I watch and occasionally assist with duvet! I think they could have a world championship in this. Excellent observational humour! My first laugh of the day and its only 7!

Acousticmaddie's picture

Great, funny and very well performed. Love your voice. Great steumming. Nicely put together instrumental and Great quirky lyrics

lowhum's picture

life hack indie folk, is it? It cries for a video.

3tdoan's picture

Actual LOL right now. "i'm huddled and befuddled in the middle of a duvet puddle" is oh so bloody relatable Biggrin So many witty lines - suckiest hair remover, bottom scraper, laundrette grey. +1 for a video - animation!

kahlo2013's picture

So many important life lessons all in one place! Love your delivery and was laughing at the duvet cover! I am so glad you have finally taught me how to do this! I feel like rushing right home to try! And nice shout out to Dyson! Wonderfully quirky yet important philosophical musings expertly delivered!

sam sorrow's picture

I love the energy of this song. and the hook is really catchy with a driving rhythm.

Wolf Kier's picture

Ha! Wobbs + Philosophy + humour = a sure winner. Grinning from ear to ear. All life's troubles compacted into a domestic nightmare. Mr Hulot for the 21stC! Brilliant as always, my friend. Glad to hear your dulcet tones and lazer sharp musings again! Hugs.