Workin’

Verse:

Lookin’ for a job

Tryin’ to pay the rent

How to pay the bills

When the money’s all spent

 

Food is gettin’ low

dog treats are a must

meds are on hold

and there’s no one I can trust

 

Refrain:

Workin’

Oh, Lord I’m workin’

Got my paycheck

Bossman is jerkin’ me around

 

Prayin’

For some consolation

For my time and intellect

But my money’s all spent

 

Verse:

Lookin’ high and low

Wonderin’ where to go

Skill set is a mess

‘cause I don’t reflect progress

 

Dreamin’ of a job

that will take me to the test

show me what I’m made of

and throw away the rest

 

Refrain:

Workin’

Oh, Lord I’m workin’

Got my paycheck

Bossman is jerkin’ me around

 

Prayin’

For some consolation

For my time and intellect

But my money’s all spent

 

Verse:

Do you have a job

where I can write all day?

Dream up different worlds

and still collect my pay?

 

Copy and edit

all the words that I can find

Still bring home the bacon

before I lose my mind?

 

Refrain:

Workin’

Oh, Lord I’m workin’

Got my paycheck

Bossman is jerkin’ me around

 

Prayin’

For some consolation

For my time and intellect

But my money’s all spent

 

Verse:

Now you know my plight

Now you know the score

Will you help me now

or kick my ass out the door?

 

I wanna write a book

wanna be an authoress

But I’m stuck here at the mill

Doin’ what the Bossman says

 

Refrain:

Workin’

Oh, Lord I’m workin’

Got my paycheck

Bossman is jerkin’ me around

 

Prayin’

For some consolation

For my time and intellect

But my money’s all spent


Author Notes

This is a silly song I wrote awhile back when I was looking for a new job. Imagine a pickin' guitar and a beat box as accompaniment, and you can sing along! LOL

12 Comments for “Workin’”

Tim Hillebrant

says:

Workin’ is a job, hardly worth its pay.
Get up in the morning, just to work all damn day.
Boss is never happy, check’s already spent
Another 40 hours, I’ll make enough to pay my rent.
If I’m really lucky, maybe moonlight an hour or two
I’ll make enough money to buy some food up too.
Then comes the dawn, and I’m up again.
Workin’ all day, like my writer friends.

Nicely done, Becky!!

says:

Very easily a top-10 country song hit. Enjoyed, Becky. 🙂

says:

I don’t know what style or genre it would fall into. Blues, maybe. Country would work because of the story and guitar, but the beatbox makes it a little more eclectic. I could even imagine a Jews harp plucking along with or without the guitar. Leaning toward Rap, but I don’t really like Rap. Hillbilly? Glad you enjoyed it…lol

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