Well mister let me hear your sad and pitiful song
About how this whole world picks on you
How nothin’ ever goes right everything goes all wrong
And when you’re finished cryin’ then I’ll tell you some news

It’s tough all over (tough all over)
It’s tough all over (tough all over)
You ain’t the only one that’s short on luck
(It’s tough all over)
So when you feel like there ain’t no one else as low as you can go
Just look down and you’ll see somebody lookin’ back up

It’s tough all over (tough all over)
Oh it’s tough all over (tough all over)
But there ain’t nobody’s life a little bed of clover
So the next time you feel down then take a little look around
And friend you’ll see that things are tough all over

[ guitar ]

Well to hear you talk you’d think that there ain’t nobody else
Who’s had your kinda bruises and bumps
Well next time instead of whinin’ take a look around yourself
And you’ll see lots of folks with your kinda scratches and lumps

Cause it’s tough all over (tough all over)…
It’s tough all over (tough all over)…
It’s tough all over (tough all over)…