Graham Parker Honest Work Lyrics

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As long as you give me my pay you'll get your moneys worth
I'll be there 8 hours a day I won't hide and I won't shirk
I got a way with a hammer and a nail a dovetail and a tongue and groove
Put up a wall in half a day guarantee it'll never move

Shouda li li li dumb dumb a day honest work

I'm gonna build a strong foundation marble walls like grand central station
Not gonna feel any more frustration do enough work for an entire nation
Gonna get a chisel and an awl and a saw carve my name out on your door
A block and tackle and a spirit level take your heart of glass and put on a bevel

Chorus repeat

Got to build a strong foundation strong enough to hold up a nation
Strong enough to put your faith in the roof won't leak and the floor won't cave in
Gonna get a lathe and a capstan press take an old claw hammer to this mess
Gonna knock down the walls of denial wear 'em down with a pick and a file

Chorus repeat

Written by: Graham Thomas Parker

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