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Washed-Up Rock Star Factory Blues - Lyrics

Well I done a lot a singing about stick it to the man
Today's the day he's gonna stick it right back if he can
Having trouble with authority works better in a song
They're gonna take that job and shove it right back at me all day long

Well my last couple head a records they wasn't hits
And the turnout at my shows well it's been down a little bit
I never thought the party'd ever stop
I never thought I'd punch another clock

Well the foreman said "Hey rock star! Welcome back!"
"Fill out these forms now, we're gonna need your autograph"
Well I remember what I told him when I quit
I remembered, and I cringed a little bit

Well I done a lot a singing about stick it to the man
Today's the day he's gonna stick it right back if he can
Having trouble with authority works better in a song
They're gonna take that job and shove it right back at me all day long

"Well here's your backstage pass to the warehouse boiler room"
That's what he said as he handed me my broom
"Now don't be sittin' down now son it ain't your break time yet"
"I guess you're used to them 75 minute sets"

Well I picked up the pen with the purchase order slips
The boss said "Watch him boys! He's gonna write a hit!"
"You an artist man, ain't no bout a doubt it!"
"So when you paint the back fence be kind of sensitive about it"

Well I done a lot a singing about stick it to the man
Today's the day he's gonna stick it right back if he can
Having trouble with authority works better in a song
They're gonna take that job and shove it right back at me all day long

Well I woke up on the tour bus in a sweat
From about as bad a nightmare as you can get
Well after all maybe these bad guys ain't so bad
Considering the kind of dreams that I just had
And after all maybe this drive don't seem too long
I think I'm gonna work a little harder on these songs

Well I done a lot a singing about stick it to the man
Today's the day he's gonna stick it right back if he can
Having trouble with authority works better in a song
They're gonna take that job and shove it right back on me all day long

Yeah they're gonna take that job and shove it right back at me all day long!

Writer(s): corb lund, evan felker

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