Tired of Doing Nothing All Day

I was inspired to create this song and video by my 98 year old friend and Music Therapy client, Marie! The video depicts the process of composing, arranging and performing this entertaining song. With the help of some very talented Philadelphia area musicians, I was able to accomplish my goal: to make everyone smile :) - so my advice to you is: "GET YOUR DANCING SHOES ON!!"...

Thanks to: Jay Davidson, Allan Slutsky, Rob Hyman, John O. Senior, Susan Lake, Connie Rainis, Lynn & Eric Miller, Matt Spitko, Juan Kamuca, Rich Kelly, Bob Pecharo, David Uosikkinen, Heather Lee, Chico Huff, Nezih Antakli, Michael Ronstadt, Chris Zurzolo, Nathan James, Jeff "Blondy" Von Stenz, and my dear brother - Jimmy Falco.

Enjoy! Love, Angela


Tired of Doing Nothing All Day
(A. Falco, L. Miller, E. Miller, J. Davidson) © 2011

I'm tired of doing nothing... all day
So tired... of doing nothing... all day
I'm so tired... of doing nothing... all day
  (oh, whatcha so tired about?)

I called the doctor
And he gave me... a recipe
  (oh what was in that recipe?)
I called the doctor
And he gave me a recipe
  (now what was in that recipe?)
But that medicine he gave me
Just made me wanna go to sleep
  (oh... no)

Well I... woke up this mornin'
Got myself outta bed
Went over to the sink
And put my teeth back in my head

Had me some breakfast
A hot dog and an egg
Started doin' a jig
While I'z standin' on one leg

All this activity
It's only 8:34
I sit down to catch my breath
I guessed I dozed off some more

Somebody tuggin' at my shoulder
It's that nurse from down the way
She says
  ("C'mon Mr. D., don't wanna miss your lunch today")
Cuz I'm tired...
  (so tired)
Tired of doing nothing all day
  (all day... all day)
So tired... of doing nothing all day...

instrumental solos and cues for movement activity
(clap your hands, etc.)

When I was younger
I worked all night and all day
  (I worked all night and day)
I said when I was younger...
I worked all night and all day
  (I worked all night and day)
Now I'm so tired
  (I'm so tired)
It's the American Way
  (it's the American Way)

I'm so tired... of doing nothing all day
    (all day, all day, all day)

So tired... of doing nothing all day
  (all day, all day, all day)

I'm so tired... of doing nothing all day


Credits

Piano: Angela Falco
Vocals: Susan Lake, Jay Davidson, Connie Rainis, Matt Spitko, Lynn Miller, Eric Miller
Baritone & Alto Sax: Jay Davidson
Tenor & Soprano Sax: Jim Falco
Trumpet & Trombone: Jeff "Blondy" Von Stenz
Guitar: Juan Kamuca, Matt Spitko
Bass: Rich Kelly
Drums: David Uosikkinen
Written by Angela Falco (ASCAP), Matt Spitko (BMI), Jay Davidson (BMI) © 2011
Produced by Jay Davidson
Recorded at Elm Street Studios, Conshohocken, PA
Engineered by John O. Senior
Mixed by Chris Zurzolo at Medicine Man Studios, Bala Cynwyd, PA, with Jay Davidson, Angela Falco
Mastered by Nathan James, The Vault Mastering Studios, NYC & Phoenix, AZ

Deep in My Heart cover

Tired of Doing Nothing All Day

A swinging big band blues from Angela's soon to be published music therapy book.

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Marie (on the right) with Sharon, her nurse - an amazing and very dedicated caretaker.

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Photo Credits

Cover & candid images:
© 2013 Sharon Barry

Lyric background image:
© 2013 John O. Senior