Look Around

Previously recorded and singled by The Akins.

Written by Nick Akin

Verse 1:
I work my fingers to the bone from eight to five
Make just enough to barely make it by
Gas is at an all time high
I lose my temper and complain
And curse it all right down the drain
But then I settle down and look around

Chorus:
I just look around at this great country that I’m living in
Drive out to town and feel the breeze of freedom on my skin
I’ve got a job where I can work and earn my pay
A home where I can hang my hat up every day
I just look around, and I’ve got family at my side
My cousin made it back from Iraq alive
God knows I’ve never had to do without
There’s things I could complain about
But when they get me down
I just look around

Verse 2:
Shipped a brand new batch of soldiers off to war
Some don’t agree with what we’re fighting for
It’s a tender spot that’s gettin’ really sore
But whatever side you’re on
Pray our troops’ll make it home
In the meantime settle down and look around

Chorus:
Just look around at this great country that you’re living in
Drive out to town and feel the breeze of freedom on your skin
Do you have a job where you can work and earn your pay
A home where you can hang your hat up every day
Just look around, do you have family at your side
Moments when it’s just so good to be alive
Have you really ever had to do without
There’s things you could complain about
But when they get you down
Just look around

Ending:
Just look around, do you have family at your side
Moments when it’s just so good to be alive
Have you really ever had to do without
There’s things you could complain about
But when they get you down,
Just look around
Just look around
Just look around

 

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