Uncle Tupelo Graveyard Shift Lyrics

No Depression Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Graveyard Shift
  • 2 That Year
  • 3 Before I Break
  • 4 No Depression
  • 5 Factory Belt
  • 6 Whiskey Bottle
  • 7 Outdone
  • 8 Train
  • 9 Life Worth Living
  • 10 Flatness
  • 11 So Called Friend
  • 12 Screen Door
  • 13 John Hardy
  • Hometown, same town blues
    Same old walls closing in
    Oh what a life a mess can be
    I'm sitting here thinking of you once again
    Won't you talk to me

    Well, time won't wait, better open the gate
    Get up and start what needs to be done
    It's winding down, there's much you missed
    Working on that graveyard shift

    Well, I'm not saying there's nothing wrong as the day comes along
    If what I see is true I could learn to believe
    Can't look away
    The powers that be might take it all away
    Together we burn, together we burn away

    Some say a land of paradise
    Some say a land of pain
    Well, which side are you looking from
    Some people have it all
    Some all to gain

    Well a man in a tie gonna break his twenty dollar bill
    There's plenty of reasons in this world
    We're no longer standing still

    But I'm not saying there's nothing wrong as the day comes along
    If what I see is true I could learn to believe
    Can't look away
    The powers that be might take it all away
    Together we burn, together we burn away

    There's too much time spent looking for a reason
    It's the simple ones that beat the most truth
    Oh, what a life a mess can be
    I'm sitting here thinking of you once again
    Give a thought to me

    Well, time won't wait, better open the gate
    Get up and start what needs to be done
    It's running down, there's much you missed
    Working on that graveyard shift

    But I'm not saying there's nothing wrong as the day comes along
    If what I see is true I could learn to believe
    Can't look away
    The powers that be might take it all away
    Together we burn, together we burn away

    Written by: Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, Mike Heidorn
    Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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