Year Two, Week Six: “Broken Teeth”

Lyrics:

The car’s been stalled on the road
stalled on the road for days
Now it’s time to find a job
time to find a job that pays
But union dues are too high
dues are too high to meet
It’s gonna take a long time
to get on your feet

The Man won’t loan you any more
you need to pay what you owe
You shout a curse to the sky
for every man who told you No
God damn the bankers and the lawyers
and the cops walking on his beat
It’s gonna take a long time
to get on your feet

Broken legs just won’t do
If you were a horse we’d have already shot you
Broken bank, broken teeth
Got no money, only grief

The home’s been plowed to the ground
plowed to the ground and gone
But Summer’s here and bars don’t close
bars don’t close till dawn
Wine is too sour
and rum is far too sweet
It’s gonna take a long time
to get on your feet

One day you’ll travel back home
to where you lived the good life
AA meetings and trains and
working with your wife
We all know you burned down the kitchen
cause you couldn’t take the heat
It’s gonna take a long time
to get on your feet

Broken legs just won’t do
If you were a horse we’d have already shot you
Broken banks, broken teeth
Got no money, only grief
only grief

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