"Weekend Song" as written by and Billy Joel....
This back-breakin', bone-shakin', belly-achin', hard-workin'
Two more hours to go
Yes, it's keeping me alive doin' nine to five
And I ain't got nothin to show
Pretty soon I'll be leavin'
With the wages I'm receivin'
But I know it's gonna be all right
Come on, babe, and take me away
We got some money to spend tonight

Pick me up at the station
Meet me at the train
Have a meal and a shower and a change of clothes
I can't afford a vacation
But I can take the strain
Long as I can be with you
Find a way to burn it as quickly as I earn it

Yes, it's back-breakin', bone-shakin', belly-achin', hard-workin'
Two more hours to go
Seven long years for the same corporation
And I ain't got nothin' to show
And tonight when I'm leavin' I'll be just breakin' even
But I know it's gonna be all right

I shake off my blues when you put on your shoes
We got some money to spend tonight

Oh, I don't wanna stand here and sound accusin'
Everybody does their share of losin'
If I'm gonna lose it I might as well be doin' it right

Pick me up at the station
Meet me at the train
Have a meal and a shower and a change of clothes
I can't afford a vacation
But I can take the strain
Long as I can be with you
Find a way to burn it as quickly as I earn it

Yes, it's back-breakin', bone-shakin', belly-achin', hard-workin'
Two more hours to go
Yes, it's keepin' me alive doin' nine to five
And I ain't got nothin' to show
And tonight when I'm leavin' I'll be just breakin' even
But I know it's gonna be all right
Come on, babe, and take me away
We got some money to spend tonight
Come on, babe, take me away
We got some money to spend tonight



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"Weekend Song" as written by Billy Joel

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    General CommentI can't put into words what this song means EXACTLY to me cause it's a bit pornographic.
    It's Heartbreakin, Heartshakin', Heartachin'. I can't hide in between other's comments, cause my review is the only at the moment. But Billy's voice in this track is particularly exciting to me, has been meaningful all over my life.
    The recording of Streetlife Serenader, the whole object, the picture on the cover sitting barefoot with his (strategically broken) pale blue jeans, and that hard voice, offering his money to share and spend the night.... some NYLON CURTAIN'S leit motives are to appear here first.
    O dear.... when we'll be leavin we'll just be breaking even, but I would have given something to have such a partner to spend -drunk and happy- the night.
    le fer et le feuon March 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis entire album is my favorite of Billy's. I always find myself listening to these songs over and over.
    uglytunaon February 18, 2015   Link

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