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Carlos Cortez

[No Tune]


Well, it’s a long time on the street
And the rockin’ chair money’s all gone.
It’s a long time on the street
And the rockin’ chair money’s all gone.
I’m down to rollin’ my own
And pickin’ butts off the lawn.

Went to the employment office
To see what I could find.
I went to the employment office
To see what I could find.
Six hundred other people there
Same thing on their mind.

Told the interviewer
I’d do anything but shovel crap.
I told the interviewer
I’d do anything but shovel crap.
He told me he was sorry.
There was only one opening for that.

When I was drawing compensation,
They’d hang any job on my neck.
Yes, when I was drawing compensation,
They’d hang any job on my neck.
But now that old rockin’ chair’s busted,
They won’t let me past the first deck.

President said on television
That things was mighty fine.
The president said on television
That things was mighty fine.
Man at the supermarket tells me
No groceries sold on time.

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