I remember I sang the chorus of this song by the Animals very badly and very loudly driving home late one working night… “we gotta get out of this place, if it’s the last thing I ever do, ’cause girl, there’s a better life for me and you”. I rang my Lieutenant and said sing this song with me, but he just wasn’t into it.

These lyrics may talk to you…

Watch my daddy in bed a-dyin’
Watched his hair been turnin’ grey
He’s been workin’ and slavin’ his life away
Oh yes I know it
(Yeah!) He’s been workin’ so hard
(Yeah!) I’ve been workin’ too, baby
(Yeah!) Every night and day
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah!)
We gotta get out of this place
If it’s the last thing we ever do
We gotta get out of this place
’cause girl, there’s a better life for me and you

Give me a break I cried out of the car window!

How long will it be before you sing this or another song to escape?

Now that the year has started to roll, remember to plan in some serious self-nourishment. Retreats can give you the space to relax your nervous system, and have you firing on all cylinders by the time you return.

Plan your year with regular breaks now.

Hit the button now and sing with me to release your pent up frustrations.

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