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This might be an anthem for the Woodstock Generation of Baby Boomers out there who were hit hard by our great recession and "housing bubble-burst". It's part of my forthcoming album called "Woodstock Generation" but you can get it now!

And in a spirit of Economic Recovery, consider how much you pay for your morning coffee and recognize you only get to enjoy it ONCE, whereas, this delightful tune can be enjoyed over and over! (and it took a heck of a lot more work to make) Certainly, it's worth MORE than a coffee at MacDonalds! Heck, I'd say it's worth more than a Starbuck's price! But I'll leave that up to you.

lyrics

Die Workin' - Words & Music by Darrell Elmer Rodgers

Well I used to dream of liesure, just the wife and me
Gonna' travel round the country, in a big R.V.
Well I'm finally back to work now, but it's only minimum wage.
The only American dream I can afford at my age (is)

Die Workin', Die Workin'

It's just a rough thing, for any working man.
It’s the long-term, under-employed, retirement plan.

Die Workin', Die Workin', Die Workin', Die Workin'

Well I used to build those rockets, that carried man to outerspace.
Now I'm stocking shelves at night, In this big warehouse place.
Early morning hours, delivering papers door to door.
It was fun when I was twelve man, but I ain't a kid no more.

Die Workin', Die Workin'

It's just a rough thing, for any working man.
It’s the long-term, under-employed, retirement plan.

Die Workin', Die Workin', Die Workin', Die Workin'

I've seen them in the paper, and on the TV news.
Those rich investment bankers, who sang the poor me blues.
They think they're survivors, with those millions they received.
But I think they're just liars, that the Government believed

As I Die Workin', Die Workin'

It's just a rough thing, for any working man.
It’s the long-term, under-employed, retirement plan.

Die Workin', Die Workin', Die Workin', Die Workin'

Yes it is the dream destroyed, for any working man.
It’s the long-term, under-employed, retirement plan

Die Workin', Die Workin', Die Workin'
If I'm Lucky, I'll Die Workin'!

Copyright 2012 Darrell Elmer Rodgers

credits

released 09 July 2014
Thanks to Rick Heyman for the bass line (and for the hours of enjoyable performances together with drummer Michael Parker)

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