Shit’s Fucked Up

Anton Kovalyov
Programming Is a Nightmare
1 min readMay 23, 2014


This is a follow-up to my earlier post, Programming is a Nightmare. This time I adapted one of my favorite songs: Shit’s Fucked Up by Warren Zevon. A reader familiar with said song will notice that I changed only the first sentence. And even then, I changed it only slightly.

Well, I came to the tech lead
I said, “It’s looking kind of rough.”
He said, “I’ll break it to you, son
Your shit’s fucked up.”
I said, “My shit’s fucked up?
Well, I don’t see how—”
He said, “The shit that used to work—
It won’t work now.”

I had a dream
Ah, shucks, oh, well
Now it’s all fucked up
It’s shot to hell

Yeah, yeah, my shit’s fucked up
It has to happen to the best of us
The rich folks suffer like the rest of us
It’ll happen to you

That amazing grace
Sort of passed you by
You wake up every day
And you start to cry
Yeah, you want to die
But you just can’t quit
Let me break it on down:
It’s the fucked up shit.