Working Joe

Composed by Stan Rogers | © Fogarty’s Cove Music

I used to love these lazy winter afternoons
Starting out too late giving up too soon
Coming home to coffee and a trashy book
Never paying any mind if things were never done on

Time was when a fella could just let time slip away
No worries car or telephone just rent and food to pay
And every night with single buddies boozing at the bar
Living for the minute, taking every hour in it!

But now there’s just too much to do in any given day
The car phone the kiddies shoes too many bills to pay
Running from the crack of dawn ’til Knowlton reads the news
And falling into bed too wiped to even kiss the wife good night
Oh, oh, oh…just another working Joe

The baby’s in the Swingomatic, singing Rock & Roll
My Sweetie’s in the kitchen, whipping up my favourite casserole
I knocked off work at ten o’clock, the kids are still at school
The coffee pot is perking…to hell with bloody working

Oh, it sure is sweet to sit at home and let time slip away
Through tomorrow I’ll be scratching through another working day
But when I start to come apart from all the things to do
I know that I’ll be taking soon another lazy winter afternoon
Oh, oh, oh…just another working Joe!