Welcome To The Working Week Lyrics - Elvis Costello

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Now that your picture's in the paper being rhythmically admired
and you can have anyone that you have ever desired,
all you gotta tell me now is why, why, why, why.
Welcome to the workin' week.
Oh I know it don't thrill you, I hope it don't kill you.
Welcome to the workin' week.
You gotta do it till you're through it so you better get to it.

All of your family had to kill to survive,
and they're still waitin' for their big day to arrive.
But if they knew how I felt they'd bury me alive.

Welcome to the workin' week.
Oh I know it don't thrill you, I hope it don't kill you.
Welcome to the workin' week.
You gotta do it till you're through it so you better get to it.

I hear you sayin', "Hey, the city's all right
when you only read about it in books.
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Spend all your money gettin' so convinced
that you never even bother to look.
Sometimes I wonder if we're livin' in the same land,
Why d'you wanna be my friend when I feel like a juggler
running out of hands?

Welcome to the workin' week, oh, welcome to the working week.







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Perfect for Monday morning radio? | Reviewer: Patrick | 6/21/2005

I know Elvis will never be a radio darling as he is too sophisticated for mass market tastes. However, I always imagined doing a Monday morning wake up radio show using his Welcome to the Working Week, David Byrne's - Not gonna work here any more off of Uh-Oh (sorry if I butchered the title), They Might Be Giants' - Minimum Wage and others. Just seemed to be a perfect tongue-in-cheek way to start off the week.

I consider this and the other referenced songs to be unrecognized classics.

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