Matt Meighan

photo by Scott Docherty, redhare

Keep on Working

Matt Meighan

You might like to look at mountains or waterfalls or fountains
Or watch the wild birds wheeling through the air
You’ll see it all much better once you climb that ladder
There’s a great view of the parking lot up there

Well I’m no complainer – my job is a no-brainer
And on this team that’s how I’ve got to play
If I give ‘em good production and survive the force reduction
I might get a window seat some day

      That’s why I’m working, I got to keep on working
      I keep on working night and day
      There’s bound to be a payoff if I survive the layoff
      That's why I'm working night and day

Me and my lover, we have lots of time together
During my vacation every May
But I’ve got debts to work off so for now I guess I’ll
Keep on working night and day


      Yeah I'm still working, I got to keep on working
      I keep on working night and day
      If my love life’s uninspired, well at night I’m pretty tired
      But I keep working night and day

It’s real hard to take a day off with student loans to payoff
And the kids might need a doctor one of these days
No doctor wants to cure you if the bosses don’t insure you
So I keep working night and day

      That's why I'm working, I got to keep on working
      Keep on working night and day
      I might like to see my kid and hear about stuff she did
      But I'm too busy working night and day

It ain't personal – it’s business. Like when Judas gave Christ a kiss
There’s things you’ve got to do to earn your pay
If you want to get stuff that’s nice it’s going to take a little bit of sacrifice
So keep on working night and day

Well I was sunk in sorrow, I didn’t want to face tomorrow
I knew I had to find a better way
So the doc put me on prozak I got my get up and go back
To go back to working night and day

      And now I'm back to working, I'm really happy working
      I keep on working night and day
      If you need someone to hug you, no problem, they’ll just drug you
      To keep you working night and day

Well, the bosses shut the plant down; they yanked it out of our town
They took it where the workers get less pay
They got a great big bonus for making workers homeless
Now we’re not working anyway

      So keep on working, everybody keep on working,
      Keep on working night and day
      Just push that big wheel 'round till they lay you in the ground
      Keep on working night and day

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