Honest Work - Graham Parker

    As long as you give me my pay You'll get your moneys worth
    I'll be there 8 hours a day I won't hide and I won't shirk
    I got a way with a hammer and a nail A dovetail and a tongue and groove
    Put up a wall in half a day Guarantee it'll never move


    Shouda li li li dum dum a day Honest work

    I'm gonna build a strong foundation Marble walls like Grand Central Station
    Not gonna feel any more frustration Do enough work for an entire nation
    Gonna get a chisel and an awl and a saw Carve my name out on your door
    A block and tackle and a spirit level Take your heart of glass and put on a bevel

    [Repeat Chorus]

    Got to build a strong foundation Strong enough to hold up a nation
    Strong enough to put your faith in The roof won't leak and the floor won't cave in
    Gonna get a lathe and a capstan press Take an old claw hammer to this mess
    Gonna knock down the walls of denial Wear 'em down with a pick and a file

    Marco Giunco
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