40 hours, what do I live for?
A trailer and a weekend somewhere
Just to be happy and free from doubt
Situations that we can share
I know you know what we all want
A life of leisure, it's not too much
It's a big job just gettin' by with nine kids and a wife
But I've been workin' man, dang near all my life but I'll keep workin'
Long as my two hands are fit to use
Now I long for the morning that they realize
Brutality and unjust laws cannot defeat us
But who'll defend the workers who cannot organise
When the bosses send their lackeys out to cheat us?
Lord, I'm so tired
How long can this go on?