Well, I worked all summer, couldn’t save a cent.
I gave all of my money to the government.
I don’t know quite how it got spent, but the bank’s coming for my deed,
Man at the mill can’t see, let me get my feed for free
Ain’t that the way it is.

Well I cut out down a gravel road,
I traded my stock for a V8 Ford.
My Dad’s .410 down on the floorboards and the Title rolled down to me;
Gasoline ain’t free, oh, and this clutch is wearin’ out my knee,
Ain’t that the way it is.

Well, I met me a woman down in St. Paul,
I even met her mother & I met her pa.
Brother told me he’d bust my jaw if I talked to his sister again,
Told me I couldn’t win, now there's blood’s runnin’ down my chin,
Ain’t that way it is.

Well I spent all night on a bar-room floor,
When I woke up this mornin' my head was sore.
Pockets are empty but I want some more, now that bartender’s got my car,
The tab’s worth more by far, oh, I’ll leave her down at the bar and say,
Ain’t that the way it is.

I hitched me a ride on the way back home,
Got me a job on a family farm.
Times are hard here and I can’t roam and I ain’t got nothing more,
I owe that company store, man, that road’s lookin’ good for sure,
Ain’t that the way it is.

Well, I worked all summer, couldn’t save a cent.
I gave all of my money to the government.
I don’t know quite how it got spent, but the bank’s coming for my deed,
The man at the mill can’t see, oh, let me get a feed for free
Ain’t that the way it is.


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