Workin' for a Livin'

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I got a 5 to 9 before my 9 to 5
I'm doing what I can with two jobs to survive
But that 50 hour workweek don't mean you got a full-time job
I've been busting my tail, working early and late
I've been doing this gig for 19 days straight
But all I've got to show's a couple hundred dollars to my name
Get it girl, that minimum wage
Don't you know you've got bills to pay

You're workin' for a livin' just so you can keep on livin'
Workin' for a livin' but you ain't really livin'
You're workin' for a livin' just so you can keep on livin'
You're workin' for a livin' but you ain't really livin'

Gave a quarter of my life to a corporation
Had a company car, four weeks vacation
They treated me good, but boy it was at a price
The boss says to me, "I know you needed a break
And you worked real hard, but we got margins to make
So long, here's your severance and right there's the door"
They laid off a few thousand of my friends
We're hoping it'll be okay in the end

We were workin' for a livin' just so we can keep on livin'
Just workin' for a livin' but we ain't really livin'
Workin' for a livin' so we can keep on livin'
Workin' for a livin' but we ain't' really livin'

So bust your ass, you gotta get that cash, but don't work too hard, life goes by so fast
Bust your ass, you gotta get that cash, but don't work too hard, life goes by so fast
Bust your ass, you gotta get that cash, but don't work too hard, life goes by so fast
Bust your ass, you gotta get that cash, but don't work too hard, life goes by so fast

Ohh, yeah

You're workin' for a livin' just so you can keep on livin'
Workin' for a livin' but you ain't really livin'
You're workin' for a livin' so you can keep on livin'
Workin' for a livin' but you ain't really livin'

You're workin' for a livin' so you can keep on livin'
Workin' for a livin' but you ain't really livin'

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from Live from the Left Coast, released May 16, 2016

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