"Workin' At The Car Wash Blues" as written by and James Croce....
Well, I had just got out from the county prison
Doin' ninety days for non-support
Tried to find me an executive position
But no matter how smooth I talked
They wouldn't listen to the fact that I was a genius
The man say, "We got all that we can use."
Now I got them steadily depressin', low down mind messin'
Working at the car wash blues

Well, I should be sittin' in an air conditioned office in a swivel chair
Talkin' some trash to the secretaries
Sayin', "Here, now mama, come on over here."
Instead, I'm stuck here rubbin' these fenders with a rag
And walkin' home in soggy old shoes
With them steadily depressin', low down mind messin'
Workin' at the car wash blues

You know a man of my ability
He should be smokin' on a big cigar
But till I get myself straight I guess I'll just have to wait
In my rubber suit a-rubbin' these cars

Well, all I can do is a shake my head
You might not believe that it's true
For workin' at this end of Niagara Falls
Is an undiscovered Howard Hughes
So baby, don't expect to see me
With no double martini in any high-brow society news
Cause I got them steadily depressin', low down mind messin'
Workin' at the car wash blues
So baby, don't expect to see me
With no double martini in any high-brow society news
Cause I got them steadily depressin', low down mind messin'
Workin' at the car wash blues
Yeah I got them steadily depressin', low down mind messin'
Workin' at the car wash blues


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    General CommentThis song is hilarious. Jim Croce is my favorite songwriter of all time.
    nbordneron December 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhat a fun song. Only Jim can make a song that is about some guy riding the blues, yet make it sound so good and cheerful.
    Unforg1venon April 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts rather cynical, really. Here is this guy who is obviously better than what he is doing, but who is undercut by society "They wouldn't listen to the fact that I was a genius / The man say, "We got all that we can use."" This is especially true in the UK at the moment.
    ChristoTraceyon April 16, 2010   Link

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