Three and a Half Letters

Album: Chickenfoot III (2011)
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  • I'm thirty-seven years old
    Married to my childhood sweetheart
    Two beautiful girls,
    Two and a half and four
    Worked nine years at the plant
    Where my father worked
    And his father before him
    I have a B.A. but laid off seven months ago
    It's been hard tough like so many others
    But I still believe, can you help, brother?
    Can you help?

    I need a job, I need a job
    I'm willing to work
    But I need a job
    I stand in the street
    With a sign in my hand
    But I need the work
    Yeah, I need a job, yeah

    I just returned from Afghanistan
    Spent four years in the military service
    I'm twenty-four, strong and
    I can't find work in my hometown
    I'm married with one beautiful son
    Seven months old today
    Never had a chance to buy a home
    Can't afford the apartment we've been living in
    Moving in with Debbie's parents,
    Whose home is now in foreclosure
    Can you help?

    I need a job
    I need a job
    I'm willing to work
    But I need a job
    I stand in the street
    With a sign in my hand
    I'm willing to work
    But I need a job

    I'm sorry this letter is hand-written
    But I don't have a computer
    I don't have access to one,
    I'm fifty-one years old
    I lost my wife to breast cancer three years ago
    Lost my job of twenty-six years one year later
    I'm homeless with no one to turn to
    I've been through a lot
    Bother I heard you like to help people
    Well, I need help

    I need a job
    I need a job
    I'm willing to work
    But I need a job
    I stand in the street
    With a sign in my hand
    I'm willing to work
    But I need a job

    Got nothin' left
    Lost it all
    Can I get back to zero
    Zero, zero, zero, zero, zero
    I need a job

    Yeah, I need a job
    I need a job

    And the last letter said
    I'm nine years old and homeless
    FuckWriter/s: JOE SATRIANI, SAMMY HAGAR
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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