Loving you is driving me crazy
People say that you were born lazy
'Cause you say that
Work Is A Four-Letter Word

So change your life
There is so much I know
That you can do
Come and see ...

Wide-awake
And take all of this love
That is waiting for you

If you stay
I'll stay right beside you
And my love
May help to remind you
To forget that
Work Is A Four-Letter Word

I don't need
A house that's a showplace
I just feel
That we're going no place
While you say that
Work Is A Four-Letter Word


So change your life
There is so much I know
You can do
Come and see ...

Wide-awake
And take all of this love
That is waiting for you

If you stay
I'll stay right beside you
And my love
Might help to remind you
To forget that
Work Is A Four-Letter Word
Oh ...

I don't need
A house that's a showplace
I just feel
That we're going no place
While you say that
Work Is A Four-Letter Word


So change your life
There is so much I know
That you can do
Please come and see ...

Wide-awake
And take all of this love
That is waiting for you


Lyrics submitted by cactusdave


Work Is a Four Letter Word (Cilla Black cover) song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentwork and love are both four letter words.

    great way to put it.
    LeonDoon March 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe only thing of Cilla Black's that's worth covering is her mouth!
    Boss Manon July 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI actually love this song, despite the fact that Johnny Marr hated it.
    Cilla Black cover, although it's missing the opening verse.
    dalaraon December 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, it's quite lovely on its own context.
    it's about a girl that sticks to the lazy guy she loves and encourages him to go out and get a job :o)
    jonasminduimon September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWithout any doubt in my mind, the worst Smiths song; I'm just glad that Morrissey didn't actually write those lyrics.

    I do quite like Golden Lights though.
    JJKelsallon April 27, 2013   Link

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