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A Working Man Can’t Get Nowhere Today

Merle Haggard
Language: English


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[1975-76]
Il brano che dà il titolo all'album del 1977, con The Strangers
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A Working Man Can’t Get Nowhere Today
For years, I've been busting my rear to make a living
But it ain't made
For years, I've been trying to pay off my bills
But they ain't paid

I owe every dime I make, every soul I know
The higher up I reach, the farther down I go
And this old broken back of mine is all I've got to show
And anyway, a working man can't get nowhere today

Lord, a working man can't get nowhere today
A working man ain't got no time to play
Today I work my fanny off and leave it lay
A working man can't get nowhere today

I pay my income tax and the government gives back
What I got coming, Lord, but it ain't much
I pay my child support 'cause I'm a law-abiding sort
And an easy touch

Yet I starve myself to death trying to keep my family fed
I keep my budget tight trying to get myself ahead
But I'd still be deep in debt the day that I fall dead
That's why I say, Lord, a working man can't get nowhere today

A working man can't get nowhere today
A working man ain't got no time to play
Today I work my fanny off and leave it lay
A working man can't get nowhere today

A working man can't get nowhere today...

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2020/11/3 - 18:22



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