Living Wage

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Grandpa was a laborer
Working with his hands
Supporting his wife and family
An honest working man
He rose before the sun
And he came home late at night
He worked until the day
That the whiskey took his life

25 years later
I'm working just like him
Except that I need two jobs now
Just to pay the rent
No wife, no kid, no student loan
Just everyday expense
When I get my hard-earned pay
It's already spent

I want my living wage
I want my living wage
I want my living wage
A hard days work for a hard days pay
I want my living wage

I went to the union hall
To get up on the list
They said we ain't got no work this week
And i'm starting to get pissed
I ain't been paid in three weeks
I can't buy no cigarettes
And I can't even drive to work
Because the car's been repossessed

I want my living wage
I want my living wage
A hard days work for a hard days pay
I want my living wage

I want my living wage
I want my living wage
A hard days work for a hard days pay
I want my living wage


I want my living wage (That I’m Owed)
I want my living wage (That You Stole)
A hard days work for a hard days pay
I want my living wage

I want my living wage (I’m sick of being broke)
I want my living wage (This jobs a fuckin joke)
A hard days work for a hard days pay
I want my living wage

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from Jonesy's War EP, released August 12, 2016

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