Cost of Livin'

Album: Ronnie (2011)
Charted: 86
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  • Everythin' to know about me
    Is written on this page
    A number you can reach me
    My social and my age

    Yes, I served in the army
    It's where I learned to shoot
    Eighteen months in the desert
    Pourin' sand out of my boots

    No, I've never been convicted of a crime
    I could start this job at any time

    I got a strong back, steel toes
    I rarely call in sick, a good truck
    What I don't know I catch on real quick
    I work weekends, if I have to, nights and holidays

    Give you forty and then some
    Whatever it takes
    Three dollars and change at the pump
    The cost of livin's high and goin' up

    I put Robert down as a reference
    He's known me all my life
    We attend the same church
    He introduced me to my wife

    I gave my last job everythin'
    Before it headed south
    Took the shoes off of my children's feet
    Food out of their mouths
    Yesterday my folks offered to help
    But they're barely gettin' by themselves

    I got a strong back, steel toes
    I rarely call in sick, a good truck
    What I don't know I catch on real quick
    I work weekends, if I have to, nights and holidays

    Give you forty and then some
    Whatever it takes
    Four dollars and change at the pump
    The cost of livin's high and goin' up

    I'm sure a hundred others have applied
    Rumor has it you're only takin' five

    I got a strong back, steel toes
    I'm handy with a wrench
    There's nothin' I can't drive
    Nothin' I can't fix

    I work sunup to sundown
    Ain't too proud to sweep the floors
    The bank has started callin'
    And the wolves are at my door

    Four dollars and change at the pump
    The cost of livin's high and goin' up Writer/s: RONNIE DUNN, PHILLIP COLEMAN
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Sarah Hope from Victoria BcBeing new to a province. In a world of chaos ( covid-19) this song hit home. Thank God I got to hear it.
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