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Styx – Too Much Time On My Hands lyrics

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    Written by tommy shaw, and released on styx's 1981 'paradise theatre' lp. If I remember correctly.
    This song was released when I was attending collage the first time. My living expenses covered by 'dad' I did not need a day job, thought I had the world in the palm of my hand. At the time, I had too much time on my own hands. I began drinking, and getting into trouble, ultimately dropped out of school to become the "looser" as described in the first section of the song.
    This song uses a sarcastic tone, and in the style of the early 80's, is a warning against allowing the young to have idle hands. The cause of the troubles (before the bridge) is explained after the bridge, in a youngsters know-it-all attitude.
    "i can solve the world's problems without even trying. " and "is it any wonder i'm not the president" exemplify the nave arrogance of youth. The natural result follows, "is it any wonder i'm null and void. " my own life took that turn.
    Thanks tommy, you got my attention and 30 years ago, probably saved my life.
    Charlie ford.
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