For over half her life she's worked from nine to five
crossing T's and dotting I's
the neon lights can't hide that she's lost her shine

She said the mornings always taste like turpentine
She said she understands the point of sacrifice and so should I.

"Pay cut but it's a paycheck,
surviving is my best revenge
what hurt you once won't hurt you again"
She meant what she said.

Weathered lines across her face were and even trade
Finger prints worn down from overwork and under pay at minimum wage.

She said the overtime is worth these aches and pains
But is it worth the precious time that ticks away every second every day

"Pay cut but it's a paycheck,
surviving is my best revenge
what hurt you once won't hurt you again"
She meant what she said.

For over half her life she's walked the straightest line
She only wanted to provide
a future for my brother and I.

"Pay cut but it's a paycheck,
surviving is my best revenge
what hurt you once won't hurt you again"
She meant what she said.




Lyrics submitted by IanIsSuperRad

Handshake Meet Pokerface song meanings
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    General CommentSomehow I'm figuring this is about his mom, and her struggles to provide for him.

    Great tune, should have been the last track on GNV FLA
    PhDofPWNon October 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyes, i agree with PhDofPWN. 'nough said.
    up on this hill on December 27, 2008   Link

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