IT'S ALWAYS SOMETHING (live)
 (Words and Music by Rick Springfield)

I look around me
And I see what I wanted and what I settled for
I've got the heart of a Joan of Arc
But the soul of a gigolo
I've been good at snatching defeat
From the jaws of victory
Anytime I stopped to smell the roses
They drew blood from me

Do you know what I mean
You never ever get away clean
Ah but,  it's alright
Yeah, touchdown, turn around
Flag on the play

It's always something
You know it is
It's always something
It's always something, everyday
It's always something

When I was a kid
The teachers and the priests said
"Why you let him run around like that?"
You know my father said, "If the boy wants to play the guitar
I say we let him."
Through the hard years he was my rock
When I just could not win
So it goes you know my father died
Just before my leaky ship came in

You know what I mean
You never ever get away clean
Ah, but it's alright - yeah
Down one, homerun
Your dog steals the ball

It's always something
You know it is
It's always something
It's always something, everyday
It's always something....

I step up to the table in the middle of my life
And I, I take my cards and I check 'em twice
I've got a killer hand I'm ready to stake my claim
The cops raid the game

It's always something
you know it is
It's always something
It's always something, everyday
Ah, It's always something

It's always something
You know it is
It's always something
It's always something, everyday
It's always something

(total playing time 4:21)