Heart of the Working Man - Tom Russell

    You know what a jackhammer does to you nerves
    If you hold on a little too tight?
    How 'bout a ten year marriage and a three year split
    You're sleepin' alone every night?
    Or wakin' up loaded in a back road ditch
    With your mouth fullof gravel and sand?
    We'll friend let me take you just alittle bit fdeeper
    Into the heart of the working man

    You know how long it takes to clean these hands
    From ten hours of dirt and grease?
    You know the looks you get from the barroom girls
    Like you'll dirty up their pretty white sheets?
    They used to preach a lot of love back in Sunday school
    But l'm angry at my fellow man
    So, friend let me take you just a little bit farther
    Into the heart of the working man

    I busted my back working late in the dark
    I busted two ribs and they busted my heart
    Love and hate are fighting hand in hand
    Deep in the heart of this workin' man
    Deep in the heart of this workin' man

    I gol a jacket from a friend of mine
    His name is Gary MacTell
    On the back it says - "I know I'm goin' to heaven 'Cause I spent my time in Hell."
    Well, that about says it all, old buddy
    Repeat that whenever you can
    Then carve it on my headstone
    That's everything that I know
    'Bout the heart of the workin' man

    1987 End of the Trail Music (ASCAP)
    Disk

    Marco Giunco
    Work Basket Music Words