(Teri Wilder © 2006)

THERE’S THIS THING I’VE BEEN DRAGGING BEHIND ME
SEEMS TO WEIGH ABOUT A HUNDRED POUNDS
YOU COULD CALL IT EXTRA BAGGAGE – ALL I KNOW IS THAT IT SLOWS ME DOWN
I FEEL LIKE I’M IN ARREARS – SO I MUST BE…. BUT FOR WHAT?
BUT WHY… BUT HOW… BUT WHEN … BUT WHAT IF… AND BUT, BUT, BUT, BUT, BUT

CHORUS
I WANNA GET RID OF MY ‘BUT’ – IT’S BIGGER THAN IT WOULD APPEAR
IT HINDERS MY FORWARD MOVEMENT WHEN I KEEP BRINGING UP THE REAR
ALL THE EXCESS GARBAGE I’VE HEAPED ONTO MY PLATE
IS JUST ADDING TO MY WEIGHT … AND WAIT …. AND WAIT….
IF I’M WONDERING WHY I JUST CAN’T SEEM TO CATCH UP
I’M MOVING SLOW CAUSE I’M DRAGGING MY ‘BUT’

IT SURE CAN BE A BUM, BUM, BUMMER – WHEN YOUR ‘BUT’ GETS IN THE WAY
WHAT I NEED TO DO IS LISTEN TO WHAT MY GUT IS TRYING TO SAY
THE LIST OF REASONS WHY I’M NOT PROCEEDING
MUST BE FEEDING ME — BUT WHAT?
BUT WHY… BUT HOW… BUT WHEN … BUT WHAT IF… BUT, BUT, BUT, BUT, BUT…..

CHORUS
THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING LACKING – IF YOU’RE BACKING INTO LIFE
IT’S NOT A DIET —- IT’S A “DO IT” – AND IT’S TIME I GOT DOWN TO IT
I’M DETERMINED TO GO THROUGH IT …… ALL THE WAY (WEIGH)

SO IF YOU THINK YOU’RE TAILING BEHIND – IN SOMEONE’S REARVIEW MIRROR
GIVE YOURSELF A GENTLE NUDGE IN YOUR VERY OWN POSTERIOR
YOU’LL JUST BE PUSHIN’ OUT A USELESS CUSHION
AND IN HINDSIGHT… WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT…
THAT WHY, AND HOW, AND WHEN, AND WHAT IF… AND BUT, BUT, BUT, BUT, BUT… MEANS

CHORUS
YOU GOTTA GET RID OF YOUR ‘BUT’ – IT’S BIGGER THAN IT WOULD APPEAR
IT HINDERS YOUR FORWARD MOVEMENT WHEN YOU KEEP BRINGING UP THE REAR
ALL THE EXCESS GARBAGE YOU’VE HEAPED ONTO YOUR PLATE
IS JUST ADDING TO YOUR WEIGHT … AND WAIT …. AND WAIT….
IF YOU’RE WONDERING WHY YOU JUST CAN’T SEEM TO CATCH UP
YOU’RE MOVING SLOW CAUSE YOU’RE DRAGGING YOUR ‘BUT’
IT’S BOTTOMS UP, NOW! MOVE ON! QUIT DRAGGIN’ YOUR ‘BUT’

Spoken:
I GOT THE ‘BUT’ THING BEHIND ME….. NOW I’M WORKING ON MY ‘CAN’!!