Earn Enough for Us

I've been praying all the week through

At home, at work and on the bus

I've been praying I can keep you

And to earn enough for us

 

I can take humiliation

And hurtful comments from the boss

I'm just praying by the weekend

I can earn enough for us

 

Found a house that won't repair itself

With it's windows cracking

And a roof held together with holes

Just because we're at the bottom of the ladder

We shouldn't be sadder

Than others like us

Who have goals for the betterment of life

Glad that you want to be my wife, but honest

I've been praying all the week through

At home at work and on the bus

I've been praying I can keep you

And to earn enough for us

 

So you're saying that we're going to be three

Now, a father's what I'll be

Don't get me wrong, I'm so proud

But the belt's already tight I'll get another job at night, but honest

 

I can take humiliation

And hurtful comments from the boss

I'm just praying by the weekend

I can earn enough for us

Just because we're at the bottom of the ladder

We shouldn't be sadder

Than others like us

Who have goals for the betterment of life

Glad that you want to be my wife, but honest

 

I can take humiliation

And hurtful comments from the Boss

I'm just praying by the weekend

I can earn enough for us

I can earn enough for us


lyrics and music by Andy Partridge from the XTC album "Skylarking". please see the article XTC: A De/A-ppreciation by Jack Chang

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