Not Dead And Not In Jail

© Copyright Greg Champion

I bumped into an old friend I knew as a kid
reminded me of all the damage we did
I wanted to know had he had a good life
two point five kids a house and as wife
he said I don’t wanna bore you with the fine detail
I’m ahead ‘cos I’m not dead and not in jail

2.
he said “I cannot go as hard as we did before
I do not do a lotta that stuff any more
but every day when I jump out of bed
I congratulate myself on not bein’ dead
he said ‘yes I’ve tried it and I might’ve inhaled
But I’m ahead because I’m I’m not dead and not in jail”

CH.
Not dead and not in jail
I’ve lived to tell the tale
Though I may look like I’m out on bail
I’m still ahead because I’m not dead and not in jail

3.
so now and then I thank my lucky stars
that somehow I’ve managed to stumble this far
and if I survey this life that I’ve lived, well
you’ve got to accentuate the positive
and I’ll defy anyone to tell me I’ve failed
when I’m ahead ‘cos I’m not dead and not in jail