"Room 8," the invite says
Come and surprise your oldest friend
The door's ajar, what's behind
In room 8, room 8, room 8

Cards are found in boxes there
Welcome me in to the earthly air
A baby girl named Jennifer
Born here, born here, in room 8

Lock the car, tremble and shake
Baby, the call was just a fake
But there she is spotted through rain
Jennifer, she calls your name

On the bed, hip displaced
Broken nose and a toothless face
But she's alive, she's awake
In room 8, room 8, room 8

And she whispers
"We're still working full-time for love
Underpaid, overworked, uninsured
We'll work gladly with our hands, we'll take off our gloves
Until it's only love, until love remains
In room 8, room 8, room 8"

I've never felt this pain before
Doubled over the motel floor
The ambulance it pulls away
With only tears as my alibi

But I'm still working full-time for love
9 to 5, weekends, and holidays
Don't lay me off with severence pay
Work me until I'm enslaved
By your elusive ways, invisible of
In room 8, room 8, room 8


Lyrics submitted by myslumberingheart

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    General Commenther voice sounds so sweet in this song, like candy sweet. I wonder if it's autobiographical since she says "a baby girl named jennifer"
    Thats So 1982on June 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It makes me happy.
    teenagedirrtbag5on August 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjennifer>>>>jenny.
    teenagedirrtbag5on September 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti always thought it was
    "lock the car, tremble and shake
    maybe the call was just a fake"

    because then she goes on to say:
    "but there she is spotted through rain"

    as if they like, didnt believe it. but then she does appear to be there.
    patiencebabeon November 30, 2006   Link

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