Styx - Too Much Time on my Hands





"Too Much Time on My Hands" is the second single released from Styx's 1981 triple-platinum album Paradise Theatre. It was written and sung by Tommy Shaw, who also plays the lead guitar solo during the break in the song. The inspiration for its lyrics came from Shaw's experiences in a bar in Niles, Michigan, U.S.








Lyrics


Yeah, here I am sitting on this bar stool,

Talking like a damn fool

Got the twelve o'clock news blues

And I've given up hope for the afternoon soaps

And a bottle of cold brew

Is it any wonder I'm not crazy

Is it any wonder I'm sane at all


Well I'm so tired of losing

I've got nothing to do and all day to do it

Well I'd go out cruising, but I've no place

To go and all night to get there

Is it any wonder I'm not a criminal

Is it any wonder I'm not in jail


Is it any wonder I've got too much time on my hands

It's ticking away with my sanity

I've got too much time on my hands

It's hard to believe such a calamity

I've got too much time on my hands

And it's ticking away, ticking away from me


(Too much time on my hands)

It's tick tick tick tick ticking away

(Too much time on my hands)

And I don't know what to do with myself

(Too much time on my hands)


(Too much time on my hands)

(Too much time on my hands)

(Too much time on my hands)


Now I'm a jet fuel genius

I can solve the world's problems

Without even trying

I've got dozens of friends, and the fun never ends

That is as long as I'm buying

Is it any wonder I'm not the President

Is it any wonder I'm null and void


Is it any wonder I've got too much

Time on my hands

It's ticking away with my sanity

I've got too much time on my hands

It's hard to believe such a calamity

I've got too much time on my hands

And it's ticking away, ticking away from me


(Too much time on my hands)

Ticky tick tick tick tick ticking away

(Too much time on my hands)

And I don't know what to do with myself

(Too much time on my hands)

Umm mmm

(Too much time on my hands)

Tick tick tick ticking away

(Too much time on my hands)

Umm mmm

(Too much time on my hands)

Too much time on my hands

Too much time on my hands