The Old Philosopher – Eddie Lawrence

With Lyrics

LYRICS:

Hiya folks.
Ya say ya lost your job today?
Ya say its 4 A.M. and your kids aintt home from school yet?
Ya say your wife went out for a corned
Beef sandwich last weekend – the corned beef sandwich came back but she didn’t?
Ya say your furniture is out all over the sidewalk cause ya can’t pay the rent and ya got chapped lips and paper cuts and your feets all
Swollen up and blistered from pounding the pavement looking for work?
Is that what’s troubling ya fellow?

Well lift your head up high and take a walk in the sun with dignity and stick-to-it-ness and ya show the world, ya show the world where to get off.
You’ll never give up, never give up, never give up… that ship!

Hey there friend.
Ya say your radiators never worked all winter and now that its summer they started up again and ya can’t turn them off?
Ya say your wife sent your light weight suits to the cleaners and that means you’ll have to wear your itchy tweeds this morning when they say it’ll hit 106 and ya gotta meet an important business man in an hour and your bridge just broke and ya pasted it together with bubble gum and ya hope it don’t
Fall apart while you’re doing some fast talking to this man?
And – and your shoelace just busted and ya opened a big cut on your cheek trying to
Even out your sideburns and your daughters going out with a convict and your wife just confessed she gave your last sixty dollars as a deposit on an air plane hanger?
Is that what’s troubling ya, friend?

Well lift your head up high and take a walk in the sun with dignity and stick-to-it-ness and ya show the world, ya show the world where to get off.
You’ll never give up, never give up, never give up… that ship!

Hey there, cousin. Ya say ya can’t pull your car out of the mud and you’re in the middle of nowhere and its pouring rain and ya can’t get the top back up and your paychecks all blurred and your foot went right through the gas and your girls screaming bloody murder she’s scared of the dark and a stroke of lightning splits your motor in half and your suits shrinking up fast and ya start up the windy road on foot and sixty yards barbed wire hits ya right smack in the puss and ya both fall down in the mud and then a wild animal comes over and runs away with your shoes and your car blows up suddenly and your windshield-wiper ends up in your mouth and ya can’t move and the muds rising up to your nostrils and you’re sinking fast and ya don’t hear your girl screaming anymore?
Is that what’s on your mind, cousin?

Well lift your head up high and take a walk in the sun with dignity and stick-to-it-ness and ya show the world, ya show the world where to get off.
You’ll never give up, never give up, never give up… that ship!

And now, this is the old philosopher saying, so long, folks.

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