Mr. Larkin

Album: Us Against the Crown (2006)
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  • I work in the kitchen
    At an old folk's home
    I do my best, but I too am gettin' old
    I do the dishes but lately I been droppin' plates
    See as I get older, my hands are startin' to shake

    So Mr. Larkin
    See I got to hold this job
    Did you misspeak when you told me
    She's all but gone
    So Mr. Larkin
    Dock me my one week's pay
    But don't ask me to leave
    We can't afford that today

    Ten years ago, my wife took sick
    So I brought her here, my job I quit
    Started working for the home
    So I could be by her everyday
    We couldn't afford the cost in any other way

    So Mr. Larkin
    See I know she know who I am
    Everynow and then, she'll squeeze my hand
    It's what I live for and it's why she don't die
    So Mr. Larkin won't you
    Won't you give me this try

    I walk to work on Route 27
    I see the same cars everyday
    And through all this New England weather
    You know never once have I been late

    So Mr. Larkin
    See I know she know who I am
    Everynow and then, she'll squeeze my hand
    It's what I live for and it's why she don't die
    So Mr. Larkin won't you
    Won't you give me this try

    I see the arguement you are making
    And I understand you got to do your job
    And believe me I know she's turning angel
    But you see this woman is all I got

    So Mr. Larkin
    See I know she know who I am
    Everynow and then, she'll squeeze my hand
    It's what I live for and it's why she don't die
    So Mr. Larkin won't you
    Won't you give me this try Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Maria from Saratoga Springs,nyMy sons went to Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor Ct.
    Dispatch played there In 1999(?)!! Also, 2 of my boys went to Tufts and One to Trinity College, so your music lived through them and their mates!
    My youngest of 3 sons sent me the song “Mr. Larkin” just a few minutes ago...I had chills listening to it & had to research it a bit.
    What a beautiful song...Fabulous songwriting!
    Wishing You All Continued Success!
    Best,
    A Mom
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