“All I really gotta do is live and die, but I’m in a hurry and don’t know why”

A song from 1992, so so actual even today.

Adelina Vasile
4 min readJul 27, 2023

This morning, I was in a hurry, running from a neverending list of to-dos.

Scrolling Facebook while hoping that by the time I put down my phone, my tasks will miraculously evaporate, and I won’t have to deal with them anymore.

Not really, just running from reality. When I saw this reel with this song, that stopped me in my tracks:

A dad who hits play Alabama’s song I’m In A Hurry (And Don’t Know Why) to slow down his threenager girl and fournado boy.

So, I had to look up the song.

And now, I’m feeling kinda blue, and I don’t know why, because really all I’ve got to do is work and then play…



Adelina Vasile

Mother, educator, journalist, copywriter. I write about the things I need to learn myself.